We review the Falke First Layer Long Sleeve baselayer.



Falke’s gear always impresses and this circular-knitted running base layer is no exception. Part of the German brand’s Ergonomic Sport System, this thin, lightweight long-sleeved top is soft and incredibly comfortable.

The fit is close but not compressive. The hem didn’t ride up while running or cycling, nor was there any annoying chafing to report – even when the top got wet.

Temperature regulation is great – even with a short-sleeve on top while running or a fleecy bike jacket, things didn’t get so toasty or sweaty for things to become uncomfortable. There’s is a premium to be paid for this kind of quality though.


  • Overall: 4 out of 5

Pros: The fit is close but not compressive

Cons: Not the cheapest

  • Price: £40
  • Contact: falke.com/gb
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