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Pro Team Base Layer - Sleeveless

£45.00

Pro Team Base Layer - Sleeveless is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 210.
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Technical, sleeveless base layer designed for training and racing in warm to hot weather, with an open mesh body for superior heat control.

Pro Team Base Layer - Sleeveless£45.00

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High-wicking base layer for hard summer riding

A base layer for riding in warm to hot conditions informed by elite-level racing, with an open mesh body offering exceptional breathability and moisture transfer and stretch side panels to create a perfect, contoured fit.

New for this season is a chartreuse sleeveless version embellished with ‘ALLUMER LA MÈCHE’ or ‘light the fuse’, a French cycling expression referring to an explosive attack. The black sleeveless version reads 'LA TÊTE ET LES JAMBES', the title of a book written by Henri Desgrange, the founding father of the Tour de France, and the white version has ‘UNA SCALATA SUPERBA’ or ‘a superb climber’ on the chest - from the front page Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper after Fausto Coppi’s heroic ascent of the Passo dello Stelvio in the 1953 Giro.

The pink sleeveless version features the slogan: ‘N’ONT-ILS PAS DES AILES?’, the words of Tour founder Henri Desgrange upon seeing three riders conquer the Galibier for the first time in 1911: “Do they have wings, these men who have risen to heights that even eagles wouldn’t dare go?”

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.” Cycleboredom.com

FEATURES

  • Breathable mesh body with stretch side panels to create superior on-bike fit
  • Pro Team fit offers streamlined fit in an aggressive bike position
  • Flatlock seams to prevent chaffing and rubbing
  • Rider’s ID/ laundry label
  • Forçats de la Route styling
  • Anti-bacterial treatment - fabric stays fresher for longer

FABRIC

Body:

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

CARE INSTRUCTIONS

  • Machine wash cool 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 Great base layer Bought this on recommendation by cycle friend so glad I did best summer base layer I've had
Date published: 2017-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Second set of skin Love rapha baselayers. 6 5" 194 got the XL. Great color and fits like a second set of skin.
Date published: 2017-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lightweight! Super light base layer and great color. Everyone loves the yellow - tho I remind them it's chartreuse:)
Date published: 2017-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Lightweight Layer Bought the bundle and very happy with them. Went with a medium which matches my jersey size. These fit snug but are comfortable and honestly I forget about them once I get going. Excellent base layer.
Date published: 2017-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A special piece of cycling gear! The Pro Team Base Layer is one of those items of your cycling kit that just feels special. You may not ride like a pro but you can certainly feel the connection to some of cycling's glorious past champions and most revered locations like the Galibier.
Date published: 2017-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best These are the best cycling base layers money can buy. They look amazing, particularly love the blue colourway. Fit really well, nice length in the body and tight wnough not to ruffle under jerseys. The sleveless one is what you want if you are wearing it with the aero jersey. The breathability is really good, I find it weird riding without one now, perfect for the scottish 'summer'. These wash extremely well and don't seem to show any signs of ageing. I use a gentle cycle and a wash bag just to be sure of no snagging.
Date published: 2017-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A lot for a string vest My wife wasn't overally happy on the price of A "string vest". However, what does she know and have used in the heat and is great. Having only had merino base layers, this was a change but is really good when the temperature climbs. Does a great job of getting the sweat off and helping you feel cool.
Date published: 2017-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Base Layer love it - only wish is that it had back pockets so it could be worn solo.
Date published: 2017-06-07
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Hi! I wear XS in all ranges except the Pro Team Jersey (in which I wear a small). I own an XS Merino Mesh Short Sleeve base layer that fits perfectly snug.How does the fit of the Pro Team Base layer compare to the merino mesh base layer in terms of size? 

Asked by: CliftonClubOJ
The Pro Team Base Layer has a race fit and will not be as relaxed as the Merino Base Layer. If the Pro Team size small suits your requirements you should adopt the same sizing if your order the base layer.
Answered by: Rapha_MC
Date published: 2017-06-14

I wore size Large on Rapha jerseys. What size do I need to get on this?

Asked by: RobMa
The Large size would be suitable. The Pro Team range are however tight fitting and you may prefer to go a size up, but this is personal preference, the large size though should be fine.
Answered by: Rapha_MC
Date published: 2017-04-25

Can this be worn by both women and men?

Asked by: Azebra
Hi, this base layer is designed to be a men's garment but some women do find it fits them well.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2017-03-08
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