I can not say enough good things about the Thermalayer Trainer from Insport. This midweight polartec trainer was everything I could have expected it to be. On the first day that I tried it, the weather was brisk yet very humid from the early morning dew. A tough forecast to be comfortable in just sitting around, none the less biking 30 miles. Am I hot, or am I cold? I couldn't figure it out.
I put on the trainer figuring I would be ripping it off my body 10 minutes into the ride, and then be annoyed that I had to stop to secure it someplace. To my surprise, 10 minutes into my ride I was more comfortable than I was prior to wearing the trainer. I was no longer cold from the combination of the humidity and the cool air temperature, and I was actually dryer than before. The most amazing thing to me was, just that, how dry I remained throughout my entire ride wearing the trainer. As I began to sweat, and as the air was already moist, the thermalayer trainer pulled the moisture off of my body and dried me very quickly while I was riding. It kept me warm the entire time and I never suffered from the cold chills associated with brisk, damp weather, and biking.
As the morning forged ahead and the sun began to burn through the morning clouds I did however, have to take the trainer off. With the sun finally coming through, and the air finally drying, I found that I began to get a little warmer than I was comfortable being. Warm yes, wet no!!! Like I said before, the entire time I wore the trainer I remained dry. I have a feeling that the color of the trainer I tried, had a lot to do with the fact that once the sun came out I was feeling a little too hot. I was wearing the Tapestry/Victory blue trainer and it is a darker blue with a lighter blue trim. Had I been wearing a lighter color I don't think I would have gotten so warm so quickly with the presence of the sun.
Overall I loved the Thermalayer Trainer by Insport and I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a lightweight to midweight trainer that keeps you dry and warm, and is stylish at the same time. I have worn the trainer as part of my everyday clothing on similar days as my test day, and I have felt and looked quite good.