What can I say that Mosko’s gear is sharp, we’ll fit, very high quality and looks good to! I have the Basilisk Jacket, Pant, Jersey and Imbricate baee layer and love gear, great venting, waterproof, a fit great my BMW GS Pro Boots!
Not a bad base layer if you're riding in cooler temps, but it's a little on the hot side in warmer temps. Its thicker than I thought it was going to be and def retains water/sweat. If the shirt is supposed to whick away moisture I def didnt experience it. I prefer thinner shirts so I might be a little biased. Regardless, it's a tough shirt and will stand up to the harshest riding. Little pricey.
The Imbricate Base Layer is perfect for wearing under armor. It wicks well, super comfortable, and looks great. Another great product from Mosko Moto!
After riding the Oregon Back Country Discovery Route Central Loop for 962 miles with this shirt, I now have an opinion. I will summarize my review of this base layer in three sections; Fit, Temperature Control and Smell.
1) Fit - At 6’1 and 178lbs I originally ordered a large, however it was loose in the mid-section. I exchanged it for a medium. The picture below is me in a large. You might be able to tell it was tighter up top but loose in the mid-section. The medium fit was a lot better. Ashely said that it was designed to fit as a “2nd Skin”. The material was very comfortable on my body.
2) Temperature Control - During the Oregon BDR the mornings started at 59 degrees and topped out at 93. I wore this as a base layer with my Leatt 3DF AirFit Body Protector on top, covered my a Klim Mojave Jersey as the outer layer. I did use the Mosko Moto Jacket twice during the mornings. I was worried that it would be too warm. My Leatt 3DR is a shirt with that non-odor material, but it is not easy to clean as you have to take the armor out. Over 5.5 days of riding I wanted something that could be washed easy if needed. So that is the main reason I got the Mosko Moto Base Layer. From a temperature perspective it did its job. When I was moving, I was never feeling overheated when temps reached the 90’s.
3) Smell - I wore it for 5 days of off-road riding. I would wash my jersey each night, however after the first day of riding the shirt did not smell. The second and third day of riding, I was surprised that the shirt did not stink. So I decided not to wash it for the entire trip and see how it smelled.
The real test was when I got home and I asked my Wife to smell it. They say, “A Skunk Can’t Smell Itself”. She said under the arm pits it was ready for a wash. The rest of the body did not smell. So I would say, you can go 3 days of riding and then you should give it a wash to stay fresh.
Wore this for the first time last week. My ride started with temps in the 50’s and this layer under my mid layer t shirt and jacket liner kept me warm. When the temps rose into the 80’s and with the liner removed I could feel the cool air moving through the vented jacket.
Other layers I’ve tried also do this, but I prefer how this shirt feels more substantial, while being close enough to move and stretch with me.
I plan to expand my selection of Mosko Moto clothing based on the performance of this, and the other bike gear I currently own and use.