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Winter Base Layer

€95.00

Winter Base Layer is rated NaN out of 5 by 150.
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A 100% merino roll neck for optimum winter insulation. Essential layering for extremely cold conditions.

Winter Base Layer€95.00

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Versatile merino layer for winter cycling

The latest addition to the Rapha base layer system has been created for extended rides in cold conditions. The Winter Base Layer is made from 100% New Zealand merino and uses an 18.9 micron yarn for exceptional softness against the skin. The natural fibre is also itch-free, high-wicking and odour resistant. Made from a heavier weight yarn than Rapha’s regular base layers, the roll neck can be worn as normal for standard insulation, or with the neck pulled up over the face to work in the same way as the Rapha Winter Collar. The Winter Base Layer has raglan sleeves so bag straps won’t rub, while flatlock seams ensure it won’t chafe.

Reviews:

"Deserving a full review of its own, Rapha's Winter Base Layer is a must-have companion to pair with your Rapha jacket. By sealing in warmth, rapidly wicking moisture and fostering exceptional comfort without donning the look of nerdy cycling apparel, Rapha's Winter Base Layer is without a doubt a flawless garment to add to your cycling wardrobe."
– Subjective Cyclist
"Due to the quality merino and the roll top neck, I found the Winter Base Layer to be ideal for the very coldest days. At temperatures of around 5C, I felt comfortable wearing just the base layer with a mid-weight windproof jacket over the top. For anything colder, the additional of a mid-layer and proper winter jacket has me pedalling comfortably down to -3C, or about the coldest it's gotten this winter down south."
Road.cc ****½
"Cyclists, take note. Rapha’s merino base layers are designed with flatlock seams to prevent chafing when riding. They come in a range of sleeve lengths as well as styles. This particular super soft roll-neck can be pulled up over the face to keep icy winds out."
10 Best Base Layers, The Independent

FEATURES

  • Itch free and naturally antibacterial
  • High wicking and odour resistant
  • Raglan sleeves
  • Dropped tail for improved insulation
  • Flatlock seams
  • Fabric weight: 195g/m2

FABRIC

  • 100% merino wool

CARE INSTRUCTIONS

  • Hand or machine wash cool: 40°
  • Wash dark colours separately
  • Use Rapha Merino Wash or mild detergent
  • Cold rinse well
  • Do not leave wet
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Hang to dry naturally
  • Do not bleach
  • Do not dry clean
  • Cool iron: 1 dot

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 Quality clothing. I bought this for my husband for Christmas. I have one myself and I love it. Beautiful quality, washes well and always looks and feels great.
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great piece of kit I bought this about 12 months ago, last Christmas in fact and really like it. The long turtle neck is a great feature in the cold and the breathability means it doesn't ever seem to get wet with perspiration. I wear it running and trail biking too so it is a versatile bit of kit.
Date published: 2017-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Satisfied My son Got the products for Christmas. He has tried Them on in the cold wintherweather. And he was really satisfied.
Date published: 2016-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It keeps an old cyclist warm An older cyclist needs to keep warm. Not only the core, but the peripheral parts of the body. In Chinese medicine, the neck is important to protect, this base layer does just that.
Date published: 2016-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extremely Warm and Very Comfortable My bike is stored at another house so I have to get in the car to get to my bike and when I wear this in the car I don't need the heater on! and it's winter here in the UK.. it really is that warm It feels like you've got your own central heating I wear this under the Classic Long Sleeve Jersey and the Classic Wind over the top and I've been quite toasty riding in the winter so far
Date published: 2016-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent for winter rides. does not itch. I must admit I had my doubts but I'm quite amazed that it doesn't itch at all, despite it being wool. I combine this with the wind jacket and it's enough to be comfortable down to 5/10ºC. Colder than that I'd probably add a sleeveless t-shirt or switch to the winter jacket. Top stuff.
Date published: 2016-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Keeps you warm As a base layer merino is best and this is as good as any I've tried. Only problem is you might be to warm. The high neck is great an not itchy. Saves wearing a buff. Added bonus of merino having the amazing ability of self cleaning and not smelling - you will need to wash occasionally or else people will talk!!
Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Warm Great winter base layer. Very warm, enabling you to layer up without feeling restricted.
Date published: 2016-12-05
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Can the rollneck be pulled up to the chin and stay stere while riding ? or is it just long enough to cover neck only ?

Asked by: mmSpecilaized
Hi, this base layer can be pulled up slightly but is intended principally to cover the neck.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-11-21

Hi,can you tell me the fabric weight (gsm) used to produce this product. Thanks.

Asked by: Lostraveller
Hi, the fabric weight is 195gsm.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-11-09

Hello, the other base layers are recommended that you size down from your normal size jerseys/jackets. Is this winter base layer the same?

Asked by: vincenz
Hi, we recommend you also size down for this base layer. It has a high degree of stretch and comes up slightly large.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-11-09

How do you wash this? is it woll delicate so you have to wash to maschines after every session?

Asked by: chrillo
Hi, please follow the care instructions for information on how to wash the Winter Base Layer.
Answered by: Rapha_AW
Date published: 2016-10-10

Hi, which size would you recommend. Chest 99 cm, back length 62, arm 68

Asked by: John n
Hi, please refer to the size guide as far as possible. With the information you have provided, we would recommend a Medium. Should you need to exchange, we have a 90 days return period.
Answered by: Rapha_AW
Date published: 2016-06-01

How is this differentiate to the regular long sleeve merino base layer besides a turtle neck? Is this base layer's merino wool material thicker than the long sleeve merino base layer?

Asked by: Gergely
Hi, The winter base is made from a heavier weight yarn than Rapha’s regular base layers, the roll neck can be worn as normal for standard insulation, or with the neck pulled up over the face to work in the same way as the Rapha Winter Collar.
Answered by: Rapha_MJ
Date published: 2016-10-16
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