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.
I LOVE this shirt! The sleeves are a little longer than normal, but I found that I really liked it under my body armor. I wore it a few days in a row to see if it would start to stink (as everything does) and it really wasn't too bad. Plus, it's quick dry so you can wash it after a day of riding and it will be dry for the next day. It's comfortable, fit's well, and looks great! I'll be adding a few more to my closet to wear on and off the bike!
Out of the box it fits snug on me which I like in a riding shirt. The sleeves are a bit longer than a customary tee shirt. That being said I like the longer sleeves. I live in San Diego, but purchased the shirt for a road trip from San Diego to Minnesota. I wore it once to ride my bike. It breathed really well on a hot, humid day. It didn't feel heavy or bulky by any means. My plan is to wear it while riding through UT, WY, and ND daily. Until I get into the high desert of UT I'll likely wear a lighter base layer.
It moves really well. I do not constricted or hindered in any way. Once I wear under my GS jacket, I'll update the review with a more performance oriented opinion. My intention is to wear it as my base layer daily.
Received my first shipment of Mosko apparel. Even better than advertised. The quality is exceptional and after a few rounds of wearing, I'm thoroughly impressed with both comfort and functionality. I'll be back for more!