Review: Mission Vaporactive Men’s Base Layers

Mar 16, 2017 View Comments by

Mission, which designs gear to meet the needs of athletes, also caters to individuals with a whole lot of perseverance—an apt description for anyone on two wheels.

Mission base layer 2 copyThe brand’s Vaporactive technology is infused with naturally derived active particles embedded at the fiber level. These particles use the body’s energy to rapidly attract, grasp, and evaporate moisture, leaving you cool and dry on the road or in the dirt.

Comfortable and odor resistant, Mission’s Vaporactive men’s base layer options are diverse. Long-sleeve tops help you take on the cold, with compression fabric and breathable mesh panels for increased ventilation when you need it most. During a tour in Croatia, the top kept me warm down to the low 40s, with no other layers aside from a Klim GORE-TEX jacket. With a brushed interior for comfort and insulation, the shirts are designed for men but work just as fine for female riders.

The short-sleeve compression top comes in six eye-popping colors, from blue to orange, boasts UPF 50 protection, with the same chemical-free technology that never washes out. It serves as a sturdy base layer, keeping you dry and sweat-free in the heat or in the cold.

Whether off-roading when it’s cold or touring cross-country in the summer, maintaining an ideal core temperature of around 98.6 degrees is a serious matter. Mission’s technology helps keep you in that safe zone so you can use your energy to concentrate on the ride, not on discomfort. Throw on a compression shirt under your mesh jacket in hotter weather, or a long-sleeve base layer under your heated winter gear. Versatile, comfortable, and protective, these layers are an investment in comfort and safety.

Vaporactive Base Layer Top
Price: $49.99
Size: S – 3XL
Colors: red, gray, charcoal

Vaporactive Compression Shirt
Price: $39.99
Size: S – 3XL
Colors: white, black, charcoal, blue, lime green, orange


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