Whatever the weather, a base layer is a versatile piece of clothing to keep you comfortable in and out of the saddle. Here’s our pick of six that are currently on the market.

Gray Equestrian Base Layer

RRP £35

Colours: Black, berry, grey, pink, navy blue, steel blue, khaki, two-tone grey, white, burgundy

Sizes: XS-XL+


This smart long sleeve top is the perfect choice not just for riding, but for yard work, sporting activities and at the gym. This top is made from a technical fabric that keeps you warm in the winter but cool in the summer. It’s super stretchy for comfort, and side panels give it a flattering look.

Coldstream Lennel Base Layer

RRP £39.99

Colours: White/ light grey, black, Windsor wine/ black, grey/ black, blue/ grey, navy

Sizes: XS-XL


This technical base layer is designed for ultimate performance, durability and comfort. Not only great for riding, but also for walking the dog, going to the gym or just wearing casually. Keeping you at a regular temperature while training outdoors, the Lennel base layer has a luxuriously soft feel against the skin and flat locks seams to ensure the best comfort.

Dublin Kylee Long Sleeve Shirt II

RRP £34.99

Colours Navy, black, Arctic blue, deep crimson red

Sizes: XS-XXL


A practical, breathable long-sleeved top made from bi-stretch jersey fabric with sun protection factor 50+ and a peached outer.

Comfort Dry Technology provides moisture control for all day comfort, while mesh side panels, under sleeves and back yoke improve ventilation. The peached outer means that dirt, hay and horse hair doesn’t stick, so you stay looking smart.

Mochara Limited Edition Leopard Base Layer

RRP £55

Colour: Black

Sizes: XXS-XXL


The Limited Edition base layer top has been designed for practicality and comfort. An essential item for any sport, it provides warmth, breathability and protection against muscle damage. It is styled from a SPF 40+ fabric treated with a unique finish to prevent UV rays from penetrating the skin. The highly technical fabric helps to keep you at a comfortable temperature for any activity. Panels of plain and subtle black leopard print fabric make this base layer uniquely different.

Ariat Facet Base Layer

RRP £60

Colours: Windsor wine, banyan bark brown, black

Sizes: XS-XL


A cosy underlayer for cooler days, this base layer uses Ariat’s Cold Series technology to help you maintain your core temperature. Ariat’s Moisture Movement Technology draws moisture to the outside of the top so it evaporates quickly, and the cold-weather weight-brushed fleece keeps you snug. It has thumbholes and a cross-over mock neck to protect your hands and neck.

Grubs Discover Long Sleeve T

RRP £37.95

Colours: Asphalt, Hawaiian blue, boysenberry

Sizes: S-L


This is a great base layer for any activity. High-performance, lightweight and breathable, it will keep you warm and comfortable. The zonal design has excellent stretch and wicking properties: the main body is supportive and wind-resistant; panels in the abdomen, back and inner arms allow ventilation; and the ribbed lower back and elbow provide increased stretch. It has thumbholes, a longer back to prevent riding up, and minimal seams to reduce chafing.

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