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Merino Base Layer - Sleeveless

$80.00

Merino Base Layer - Sleeveless is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 42.
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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 - Sleeveless$80.00

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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.

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 Essential piece The cut, the fabric, the performance - all on point with this base layer. Don't leave home without it - riding in Sydney autumn temperatures this layer is exactly what I need
Date published: 2017-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice, but get a size smaller than normal Happy with this baselayer. The only regret, is that I used it once without considering the fit properly. I have another base layer from Rapha that fits me well, while this one is slightly loose. Other than that, it is great :)
Date published: 2017-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best base layer This is my second vest merino base layer. They are so comfortable. You can also wear it for days on end without it smelling. I am a usually a medium (72kg 5ft10) and the medium in this product fits great.
Date published: 2017-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super product - highly recommended Normal story - great fit, great style, great performance But expensive - wish I could afford more.
Date published: 2017-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Warm for winter rides This merino base layer is warmer than synthetic fabrics and wicks sweat away fairly well too.
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect weight and comfort Bought for specific long distance event. Will be perfect
Date published: 2016-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow I bought this as a base layer for cooler weather, which is just now starting to arrive, so my review will be based on fit and finish. The fabric is unreal, it's so soft. I've only worn it around the house for a few minutes underneath my long sleeve Core jersey, but I could tell my core area was getting warmer. As with all Rapha products, the fit, material selection, and construction are all top notch.
Date published: 2016-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect base layer I bought this for the upcoming fall/winter season and it's been a great addition to my cycling wardrobe. I especially like that is is sleeveless and the fit is exactly how it should be.
Date published: 2016-10-19
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Do the base layers have a UPF?

Asked by: jolly
Hi, the base layers do not have a specific UPF rating.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-11-28

Is this unisex?

Asked by: zak_neutron
Hi, The Sleeveless Merino Base layer is a unisex product but we do offer a range of female specific base layers as well.
Answered by: Rapha_MJ
Date published: 2015-12-01
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