Sleeveless Merino Mesh Base Layer

£50.00

Sleeveless Merino Mesh Base Layer is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 34.
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A lightweight, merino-blend base layer, suitable for riding and racing year round. Designed to be worn under a jersey on hot days, or under several layers in cooler conditions. Extremely lightweight, offers exceptional levels of breathability and moisture transfer.

Sleeveless Merino Mesh Base Layer£50.00

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Lightweight merino-blend cycling base layer for year-round riding

Designed for all conditions, including high summer, the Merino Mesh Base Layer offers high performance and exceptional comfort. It is made from a proprietary, merino-blend Rapha fabric which combines the natural qualities of merino with a lightweight mesh structure for additional ventilation and improved moisture management. The Merino Mesh Base Layer has a dropped tail for a great fit on the bike, while flatlock seams and raglan sleeves ensure comfort. Finished with a Rapha logo tab on the chest.

Reviews:

“There is no better base layer than this mesh wool piece which is light enough for the heat of autumn days but, thanks to the merino, adds lots of warmth after the sun sets.”
Outside Magazine

“It’s odd to find an item of clothing that performs well across the seasons, yet that’s just what we have here with the Merino Mesh.”

“I’ve found that with the right windproof jackets it works well on cold winter days, and with thinner long-sleeve jerseys it manages to work into double-figure temperatures as well. I can’t think of another base layer that does this and works across such a wide temperature range.”
Cycling Weekly 9/10

“Amongst my initial thoughts when opening the packet were about the fragility of the mesh, but it seems it holds up to the rigours of Team Sky who use it – so thats good enough for me! In use it’s holding up to daily wear nicely, no loose seams, stretching or tears – I’m pretty rough with my kit in general so I was worried about longevity with it.”
TheMartinCox.co.uk 8/10

FEATURES

  • Proprietary merino-blend fabric
  • Lightweight open mesh structure
  • Flatlock seams
  • Dropped tail
  • Rapha tab on neck
  • Naturally anti-bacterial, itch free and odour resistant

FABRIC

  • 70% polyester
  • 30% merino (19.5 micron)

CARE INSTRUCTIONS

  • Machine wash in garment bag or handwash – 30C
  • Use Rapha Merino Wash, wool or non-bio detergent
  • Lay flat to dry in shade
  • Do not bleach

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.

    CM IN

  • XS S M L XL XXL
    Chest < 84 84-91 91-99 99-107 107-115 115+
    Back
    length
    50-56 56-62 62-68 68-74 74-80 80+
    Arm
    length
    < 60 60-62 62-64 64-66 66-68 68+
  • XS S M L XL XXL
    Chest < 33 33-36 36-39 39-42 42-45 45+
    Back
    length
    20-22 22-24 24-27 27-29 29-31 31+
    Arm
    length
    < 24 24-24.5 24.5-25 25-26 26-26.5 26.5+
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great base layer for cool mornings. I have this base layer for a couple of weeks, and it has been really great for cool mornings. It's spring now, so the weather has transitioned in the Bay Area from windbreaker weather to arm warmer weather, and this base layer has proven to be a good addition under a jersey for mornings where a windbreaker or vest isn't quite needed. I have another Rapha mesh base layer that seems like it will be great for when the weather really heats up, but this one seems to provide a bit more insulation.
Date published: 2016-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from sleevless merino mesh at long last the penny has finally dropped, this is pretty much perfect ! the short sleeved was awesome ...this is just perfect, warm, comfortable, practicle and yet so versatile.
Date published: 2016-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent base layer for all but winter I bought this as a replacement for another brand's base layer (velcro and cycling kits in the washing machine don't play well ;) and I'm really glad i did - great snug fit, wicks extremely well and yes, it can be worn a couple of times between washes as it doesn't smell like many other base layers. Highly recommended!
Date published: 2016-04-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Product Great product. I'm surprised how well it insulates. Fits well. It does shrink a little after the 1st wash, but nothing drastic. Have washed it 4 times and it seems to be holding up well considering how fragile it appears at first glance.
Date published: 2016-04-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Merino Mesh - works well, but delicate The Merino Mesh baselayer works well. It's light. It's airy. Amazing to look at up close. But it's also very delicate. I take care of my things, yet quickly found pulls in the fabric that threaten to unravel a large, center section.
Date published: 2016-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Black looks great the wool feels nice and the black looks great, thanks!
Date published: 2016-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GAME CHANGER!! GAME CHANGER!! In the summer it cools, in the winter it insulates. I also have the solid merino base layers, and this is 100x better than those, which are already awesome. I wore it under a Classic jersey on a cool, rainy spring day, and didn't even miss having a rain jacket. Unbelievable. I plan on wearing the mesh under the solid merino long-sleeve in the winter to get the wicking and air layer benefits of the mesh. Get it!
Date published: 2016-08-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Sleeveless merino mesh base layer I have heard many great reviews, so I took the plunge. Like most base layers, the merino mesh is thin & flexible. My first complaint is that I did not like the way it fit - the tail is way too long - it covers most of my bum (I need to keep my core warm, not my bum). Second, the arm openings are too high in the armpit which feels like a thong for the arms. Third, it is cut higher than my Pro Team jersey at the neck and peeks out around the collar. Regarding the feel of wool; I have never had a problem with wool sweaters, pants or socks, but I felt a little itchy when I tried this on. This surprised me because other reviews did not mention this. Perhaps it's just the newness of the garment and the itchiness will fade after washing. In fairness to Rapha, I only wore this to try on. I decided, due to the above, to return it and have not worn it on a ride.
Date published: 2016-06-13
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Do any base layers offer SPF protection?

Asked by: Alh9a5
Hi, none of the base layers come with a specific SPF rating. However, they will all offer a degree of sun protection.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-10-04

When it comes to sizing, does it make sense to down size from the standard Rapha jersey size for the base layer, or purchase the same size base layer and jersey?

Asked by: sjor
Hi, due to the high stretch nature of the fabric, we suggest sizing down from your regular Rapha Jersey size for the Merino Base Layer.
Answered by: Rapha_AW
Date published: 2016-07-27
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