Relaxed Fit, Active Fit, Body Fit. What does it all mean?
We know the bottom line when choosing a base layer is that it fits well, keeps you warm and dry, and, most importantly, looks good. But what if your base layer can provide you with all of that good stuff plus more? Now that we have your attention, let us tell you how you can get the maximum benefits from your base layers.
Typically, the performance base layer comes in a variety of weights and different types of fit. You want to be knowledgeable about three kinds of fit before you add to cart: Relaxed fit, Active fit, and Body fit. Deciding which fit and weight are right for you can be confusing, so we try to make it easy to make the best decision for you and your family. A relaxed fit will fit loose on the body. This is mostly just a personal preference on how you want your base layer to fit, but if you are wearing tight-fitting garments over your base layer, you may want to consider a Body Fit. We designed our Relaxed fit tops to be fashionable enough for streetwear or as a lightweight performance layer.
Active fit is a little bit looser than Relaxed fit and is designed to follow the contours of your body, but still allow you to move freely.
Body Fit is snug on the body, but contains spandex so it will move with you. Given the tight fit, the performance fabric is always in contact with your skin. This makes them more efficient at moving moisture away from the body and helps retain heat. For high-performance activities, we recommend a Body fit. Note that a lot of Body Fit bottoms for men will not have a fly, like the Men's Micro-Elite Chamois Tight. So, for men and women, our Body fit base layer bottoms can also be used as a running tight, cycling tight, and just working out in colder temperatures.
Now that you are more informed about the different fits you can now add to cart with confidence!