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Merino Base Layer - Short Sleeve

CAD$47.50 was CAD$95.00 (incl. import duty)

Merino Base Layer - Short Sleeve is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 345.
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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 SleeveCAD$47.50

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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.

Read about Rapha products and how we source merino wool »

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 Comfortable and warm I bought this just before winter and glad I did as the mornings have been very cold. It fits well, is comfortable and warm
Date published: 2017-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect fit! The best thing about this piece is the unwavering Rapha quality. I purchased a size up from what I normally wear (I weight train so I usually shop in the Men's section to fit my shoulders) so I could layer it over a smaller long-sleeved Rapha shirt...and it is perfect. Love the color, by the way!
Date published: 2017-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great base layer! I bought this before a cycling trip to Iceland and its been a fantastic base layer. It fits great, and is long enough to stay tucked in, but doesn't look over-long when worn with a pair of jeans out around town or with some shorts at the gym. Great build quality so far and the fabric is soft and has some great stretch to it. Also, big props on the quality of packaging and delivery. You definitely feel that you're buying a quality product when you unbox it, more so than other similarly priced items.
Date published: 2017-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Alwas great from Rapha! This will be my best base layer for my biking and running.
Date published: 2017-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic layer for all training I have a few other merino tops from the likes of icebreaker etc but this is a step up in terms of quality, fit, and most importantly, comfort. The main problem though is that it is now my go-to top for training so I'm going to have to buy a bunch more!
Date published: 2017-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Don't leave home without it! Best piec of cycling kit I've got ,summer or winter.just works ,wicks sweat,and keeps you warm .doesnt stink ,even after a couple of days ,I have one on just about all the time
Date published: 2017-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from True Rapha fit Long and slim fit (6' / 164lb and size L good) vs the 2016/7 merino T which is shorter and loose. Great as a base or wear for everyday use.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality, fit, comfort! Most impressed. The overall quality, and fit of these shirts is fantastic and they are very comfortable. I've now worn them on cold and warm days and can say that overall comfort on rides is vastly improved!
Date published: 2017-06-05
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I am 42 inch chest - should I go for a large or a medium?

Asked by: chris1969
This would depend on your individual requirements. The Medium would be a tighter fit, but i you would prefer a slightly relaxed fit you could go for the Large. We do have a 90 day returns policy if the garment does not meet with your specifications.
Answered by: Rapha_MC
Date published: 2017-05-05

Hello, I would like to find out what the merino weight difference is between the regular short sleeve and the V neck as both are described as having 150gr fabric weight. Also, could you please tell me the micron thickness of the merino used.  Thank you

Asked by: Noamarkou
Hi, the merino weight for each will depend on the size but both use 17.5 micron merino.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-11-17

Do I need to buy my usual size or should I buy one size down? A lot of reviews seem to suggest it runs large for size

Asked by: Skywalker
Hi, due to the stretchy nature of the merino it can be recommend to size down for the Merino Base Layer.
Answered by: Rapha_AW
Date published: 2016-07-17

Hi, what are the washing instructions for this item?>

Asked by: McUser
Hi, the washing instructions for this garment can be found under "Care Instructions" on the product page.
Answered by: Rapha_AW
Date published: 2016-06-01

Hi, I bought one of these merino s/s base layers, size M, about 4 years ago. Time for a couple of new ones. Is the sizing, cut and shape/style the same?

Asked by: jbattle2
Hi, the sizing/cut of the Merino Base Layer has remained the same.
Answered by: Rapha_AW
Date published: 2016-05-17

Hi, what length is the sleeve from shoulder to cuff for a small? I wonder if it will poke out of the end of some jerseys. Thanks.

Asked by: Amychan
Hi, the base layers are designed not to extend beyond our jersey sleeves.
Answered by: Rapha_MJ
Date published: 2017-03-22

Where are the shirts made?

Asked by: Roypert
Hi, The Merino Base layers are made in China
Answered by: Rapha_MJ
Date published: 2017-05-11
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