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Pro Team Base Layer - Short Sleeve

A$90.00

Pro Team Base Layer - Short Sleeve is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 231.
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A short sleeve cycling base layer designed to be worn under a jersey or jacket when training and racing in warm to hot conditions.

Pro Team Base Layer - Short SleeveA$90.00

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High-wicking base layer for summer riding

This is a cycling base layer created for riding and racing in warm to hot conditions. Developed in conjunction with professional cyclists, the main body is made from an open mesh fabric that offers exceptional breathability and moisture transfer, while the stretch side panels offer a close, Pro Team fit. A new version of the base layer has the phrase ‘SOLDATS DU CYCLISME’ across the chest. This French expression, meaning ‘soldiers of cycling’ was used by journalists to describe riders of the fearsomely difficult early editions of the Tour de France. The white short sleeve version reads ‘TANT QUE JE RESPIRE, J’ATTAQUE’ meaning ‘As long as I breathe, I attack’. A famous phrase said by French great Bernard Hinault, it reflects the Badger’s aggressive style of racing. The black short sleeve version has the slogan 'NOUS MARCHONS À LA DYNAMITE' (‘we run on dynamite’), the words of Henri Pelissier, the 1923 winner of the Tour, who was describing how racers of his era were fuelled by an explosive concoction of stimulants. The hi-vis pink short sleeve version of the base layer reads, ‘SE FRENI, NON VINCI’, a phrase uttered by Mario Cipollini that illustrates the great sprinter’s simple desire to win at all costs: “If you brake, you won’t win.”

NB: The Pro Team Base Layer sizing is race-tight. Please select your regular jersey size or, if you want a more relaxed fit, move up one size.

Reviews:

“Some people don’t see the point of wearing base layers in the summer but I almost always do, feeling more comfortable with one on. It’s up to you, naturally. Rapha’s Pro Team Base Layer really is one of the best I’ve used for hot rides and, believe me, I’ve used a hell of a lot over the years.” Road.cc

“From the moment it arrived, Rapha’s Pro Team Base Layer’s been on heavy rotation. And by heavy rotation I mean every ride. Extremely lightweight with a tailored fit and a highly effective wicking performance, this base layer should be on your radar if you’re looking for the best with a healthy dose of aesthetic seasoning.”

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FEATURES

  • Highly breathable and sweat-wicking mesh fabric
  • Anti-bacterial treatment - fabric stays fresher for longer
  • Stretch side panels ensure a close, Pro Team fit
  • Bound neckline and arm holes for comfort
  • Flatlock seams to prevent chafing

FABRIC

    Body:
  • 94% polyester
  • 6% elastane
    Side panels:
  • 86% polyester
  • 14% elastane

CARE INSTRUCTIONS

  • Machine wash 40C
  • Drip dry in shade
  • Wash dark colours separately
  • Do not bleach
  • Do not dry-clean
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Do not iron

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 Comfortable A very comfortable base layer. I've bought the sleeveless baselayer previously and wasn't sure about buying a short sleeve version. Having worn it a few times Im more than happy. It's tight fitting but performs very well especially in a humid British summer
Date published: 2017-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Why I did not have it before?? Bit expensive but very practical, you do not wear jersey without these base layers after trying them once.
Date published: 2017-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb base layer I just love this - it looked great online and even better in the flesh. I think this is my favourite bit of Rapha kit - although the Pro Team Socks come a close second. The material is excellent, very light and thin but still strong and does not lost it's shape after washing. The colour options are all great - I have the pink and green/blue versions and the motavational slogans are a nice touch.
Date published: 2017-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from color stands out and the construction excellent. pro team version of the base layer is right on. the stitching is well done. the length is short enough where the tucked in portion does not irritate the skin underneath the bib shorts. the sizing is slightly more tighter than the regular version.
Date published: 2017-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Have used these for three months and they are excellent. Do pay attention to laundry instructions.
Date published: 2017-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It is my second skin I got one on sale - that was enough to get a few more to replace base layers that I thought were great but in reality were only just enough. These are comfortable, I forget that I wear them, keeps me cool and dry when pushing hard and add a layer to keep me warm when I stop for refuelling. It is an essential part of your kit - You need this -
Date published: 2017-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Is this for hot or for cold? Apparently I wear it for both. Ok for cold, I meant in the theatre. Worn it to the theatre with strong air conditioning. Kept me comfy. With it for bike in early dawn as well as in the sun. Kept me comfy. Will get a white one soon.
Date published: 2017-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Ride in hot weather but works amazingly. Thought will be too uncomfortable but it's not and wicks away sweat !
Date published: 2017-07-03
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I'm a XL in the Pro Team short sleeve jerseys and a XL in the Bevret lightweight jersey, should I downsize for this baselayer or stick to the same size?

Asked by: admac58
You should stay the same size in the base layers.
Answered by: Rapha_MC
Date published: 2017-05-29

Hi, i picked up an x-small merino mesh base layer and sizing is just perfect, nice and tight.Would you recommend going for the same size with the pro team base layer?

Asked by: Polalex
You should fit into the XS Pro Team Base Layer as the sizing guide is accurate to the garments dimensions.
Answered by: Rapha_MC
Date published: 2017-03-21

I am 182 cm and weighting 85kg, what size would you recommend?

Asked by: avaugeois
Hi, please do refer to the sizing guide for fit measurements.
Answered by: Rapha_MJ
Date published: 2016-06-30

How often do is it recommended to wash this garment on very light rides (commuting) I have noticed no oder even after several days. I don't want to ruin it in the wash every night or permanent body mold                                

Asked by: Rick rick
Hi, this is very much a personal preference and as such we do not have any specific recommendation as long as the care label is followed when washing.
Answered by: Rapha_MJ
Date published: 2016-10-16
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