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Merino Base Layer - Short Sleeve

A$60.00 was A$100.00

Merino Base Layer - Short Sleeve is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 8.
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Elite cyclists know base layers are as flexible as they are necessary. Keeping you cool in summer and warm in winter, Rapha’s Merino under vests wick moisture superbly and are extremely odour resistant.

Merino Base Layer - Short SleeveA$60.00

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Fine merino for all-day cycling comfort

Any experienced cyclist knows the value of a good base layer. It will keep you cool on scorching hot cols in July and warm on freezing descents in January. A good base layer helps regulate body temperature whatever the weather, transfering moisture from the skin and proving a vital aid to performance.

Rapha base layers are made from 100% merino wool and are naturally anti-bacterial and odour resistant. Wicking moisture vapour extremely quickly, they are soft on the skin and itch free.

Rapha's merino base layers come in three styles; sleeveless, short and long sleeve. All the seams have flatlock stitching so they won't chafe and are positioned behind the shoulders to avoid bag or bib straps rubbing while cycling. The base layers are close fitting and cut long at the back for a better fit on the bike.

"Base layers are incredibly important in winter to help regulate the body's temperature, but they also keep the body dry without it getting too hot. Rapha's base layer does this superbly, something that the mention of wool might normally have you doubting."
- Cycling Weekly

"There's a soft pliability to Rapha's wool that makes it a joy to wear as a layer against the skin. The wicking is outstanding. It's the best base layer I've ever worn [and] was equally pleasurable at both ends of the temperature spectrum."
- Competitive Cyclist

"Despite having so much cool Rapha clothing to choose from, my absolute favourite is the merino wool undervest. I practically live in those things. Whether it's training, sleeping or just chilling out around the house."
- Kristian House, 2009 British National Road Race Champion.

FEATURES

  • Beautifully soft and itch-free
  • Naturally anti-bacterial and odour resistant
  • Close fit with flat-locked stitching for comfort, seams positioned behind shoulders to avoid rub from bags or bib-shorts
  • Short sleeves and sleeveless versions
  • Washes beautifully
  • Fabric weight is 150g/m2

FABRIC

  • Super fine New Zealand merino wool

CARE INSTRUCTIONS

  • Warm wash 40º
  • Use wool detergent
  • Machine or hand wash
  • Cold rinse well
  • Do Not Tumble dry
  • Normal spin
  • Do not leave wet
  • Low iron 120º
  • Wash dark colors separately

Body sizing

Chest: measure underneath the armpits with the tape measure straight around.
Back Length: measure from the bottom of where your collar sits/base of the neck to the bottom of your spine.
Arm length: measure from where the seam would start at shoulder to bottom of the wrist.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Wicking Very well made, perfect fit, and very comfortable.
Date published: 2017-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfy base layer Just picked up my first Merino base - very happy with it. Winter conditions in Cali start cold, and gradually pick up temps. This was perfect keeping me warm and not overheating.
Date published: 2017-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product I won a few of these in short and long sleeve. Great for shoulder season rides but I think underrated as a casual top to wear.
Date published: 2017-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great base layer Ideal for cold winter mornings for the commute, good quality perfect fit.
Date published: 2017-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good quality and design product I am happy with the features of the product. Not yet tested in real conditions.
Date published: 2017-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality, fit and comfort It's a great cut, incredibly comfortable and perfect for southern California "winters" when paired with a light shell (typical temps high 50s/low 60s). I'm 5'10" about 150 lbs and the Medium is ideal. (I've tried a small but found the length in the Medium is better both on and off the bike).
Date published: 2017-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than I thought it'd be! I was in two minds about getting this base layer and was a bit uncertain as to its reported heat regulating properties. After my first ride with it though I can safely say that it is excellent and really does regulate temperature. I'll be interested to see what it's like in summer. Get one!
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great wicking warm and light As part of a layering system the top is great. I was sceptical about how well it would wick sweat away but it seems to perform very well. A very light efficient and comfortable base layer. In addition I will no doubt be doing some lounging in this top. The colour range makes a nice change from others brands. I shall be purchasing more of these.
Date published: 2017-01-08
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If worn under a classic II jersey will the sleeves of the base layer show? They seem longer than the jersey in photos.

Asked by: jasonachiuglobe
Hi, when worn under a Classic Jersey II the sleeves will not show.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2017-01-06
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