Football Base Layers

Base Layers

Football base layers are perfect to wear under your football shirt or shorts during cold-weather football matches and training sessions. These fitted thermals help to regulate your body temperature while wicking away sweat to keep you dry and comfortable.

Football base layers are here to stay, and they’re ideal for keeping the cold air out during winter matches and training sessions. Just a glance around the Premier League and EFL leagues and you’ll see plenty of colour matching football underlayers on your favourite players. These performance layers help to keep players warm without the need for wearing something thicker (and restrictive).

There’s no worse feeling than showing up for training during cold, damp winter months. But our football thermals will help keep your upper body or lower body feeling warmer — just simply throw one on under your football shirt or shorts and reap the benefits.


Base layers, also known as underlayers, are tight-fitting layers of clothing worn under your football shirt or football shorts. They are made of a moisture-wicking material which absorbs perspiration, keeping players dry and comfortable during the game. Whether you’re looking for a men’s or women’s football base layer, or junior football base layers, we have something for everyone. And from our in-house brand, a Kipsta base layer offers exceptional warmth and great value for money.


Football skins are a type of compression sportswear that acts as a second skin. But unlike thermal base layers, they are not worn to keep players warm. They are worn to help improve performance and speed up recovery by improving blood flow. They also support muscles and reduce swelling. Though they do help to regulate your body temperature, which is an added bonus. If you’re looking for underlayers to keep you warm, then you need thermal football skins or base layers.

At Decathlon, we have women’s and mens’s football skins, and football skins for juniors. Our boys football skins and girls football skins are lightweight and durable, and we have a range of styles and colours to choose from. Plus, we also have skins and base layers for rugby, running, hiking, and more.


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