V-Neck Base Layer

$80.00

V-Neck Base Layer is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 15.
  • 2016-02-10T09:40CST
  • bvseo_cps, prod_bvrr, vn_cps_3.1.6
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_15
  • loc_en_US, sid_VNK01, PRD, sort_relevancy
  • clientName_rapha
See all reviews »

Keeping you cool in summer and warm in winter, Rapha’s V-neck base layer wicks moisture superbly and is odour resistant. Ideal for wearing under a shirt, it is perfect for city riders.

zoom

Super fine merino cycling base layer

The latest edition to the Rapha base layer range is made from an even lighter, finer merino than Rapha’s regular base layers. Ideal for spring and summer riding, the yarn of the V-neck is beautiful to the touch and transfers moisture away from the skin superbly. The base layer’s V-cut neck makes it ideal to be worn with buttoned shirts for a smarter appearance, perfect for the city bike rider.

Merino wool is naturally anti-bacterial, odour resistant and itch free. The V-Neck Base Layer has flatlock stitching so the seams won’t chafe and the seams are positioned behind the shoulders to avoid bag straps rubbing while cycling. The base layer is close fitting and cut longer at the back for a better fit on the bike.

NB: Unfortunately, due to its fine merino construction, the V-Neck Base Layer is unable to be repaired by our Repair Service.

Reviews:

"if the v-neck is worn as prescribed, it will be under the polo or long-sleeve shirt in more formal scenarios than that of a sprinting peloton. this likely has a pile to do with sartorial elegance when worn with the forthcoming tweed jacket, or perhaps under a john herety tank-top. the quality of rapha's merino baselayers has, so far as i'm aware, never been called into question; i've worn them for many a long year and you won't hear any complaints from me. this version seems just a shade thinner than their regular crew-neck baselayers, and definitely a lot thinner than their merino crew-neck (which is winter specific anyway), but i'm afraid i was unable to detect any reduction in warmth throughout my various modes d'emploi."
thewashingmachinepost.net
"While I love cycling specific clothes that look good on or off the bike, things that facilitate movement and comfort while being active throughout the day, I hate to have something so precious that you are afraid to do anything in it. Despite my fears, after about 6 months of heavy use, they are holding up just fine."
Bespoke & Wheel

To maintain and protect your merino products we recommend using Rapha Merino Wash »

Rapha Merino Wash has been specially formulated for Rapha merino products, with a gentle action that cleans without stripping out the natural oils that are the key to merino’s performance. Used regularly, the wash will remove dirt and refresh merino garments thanks to ingredients that include Rapha’s Ventoux fragrance. Inspired by the plants and herbs that grow on the slopes of the ‘Giant of Provence’, the wash also has natural Cedar extract to help repel moths.

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
  • Washes beautifully
  • Fabric weight is 150g/m2

FABRIC

  • Super fine New Zealand merino wool.

CARE INSTRUCTIONS

  • Hand or machine wash
  • Wash dark colours separately
  • Cold rinse well
  • Use mild wool detergent
  • Normal spin
  • Do not leave wet
  • Tumble dry cool: 1 dot
  • 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.

    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 product This product futs so perfect under a shirt and the quality is super
Date published: 2016-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good fit very pleased with the quality. wore it during the early winter as an undershirt. managed to keep the warm through out the entire day.
Date published: 2015-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Indispensable. The v-neck baselayer is among my favorite pieces of clothing, which is odd to say for an undershirt. I have nearly every color (and buy more when my size is available) and I wear them under my dress shirts to work from October through April to survive the chilly northeast winters. The fit, the fabric, the warmth and overall comfort make it the best undershirt I've ever had, on the bike or otherwise. The only thing I would improve upon is Rapha's ability to have more in stock so I could get the rest of the colors in a size Medium. Give me more!
Date published: 2015-12-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The only choice Bought these vnecks after a long search for white tanks or vnecks. Was hoping for the same quality of the merino Ts and merino sleeveless base layers. Quality did suffer significantly in comparison to the Ts and sleeveless. Have some cheaper merino products and the vnecks are more comparable to these than the previous merino base layers from Rapha. I can only suggest the purchase since you cannot find these anywhere else.
Date published: 2015-12-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fist of Gray - V Neck Base Layer I bought this as my wardrobe. Pretty much great Base Layer. I love this. I definitely will buy another one later. I have used this for 2 month and lately found a tiny hole on chest area which would have taken recently which I is not good. But I like this as one of my wardrobe and keep using it until it has been broken or that hole getting larger and I will buy another one then.
Date published: 2016-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect I bought this mostly as an undershirt, so I could wear it all week and reduce my laundry load. I love merino for stink reduction and performance, and needed a short sleeve for when my henley's too warm. I'll try it on the bike soon enough, but so far it serves the purpose of eliminating a week's worth of undershirts.
Date published: 2015-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Fit I have to admit I own more than one of these. The combination of merino wool and Rapha's great fit make a baselayer that I can use almost daily. This V-neck fits smoothly under a jersey and - as I am wearing one now as I write this review at work - is awesome under a dress shirt at the office.
Date published: 2015-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Neccesity The Rapha v-neck base layer is a necessity on and off the bike. Great for moderate temperature rides and as an everyday undershirt. It's rare that I'm not wearing one.
Date published: 2015-12-20
  • 2016-02-10T09:40CST
  • bvseo_cps, prod_bvrr, vn_cps_3.1.6
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_15
  • loc_en_US, sid_VNK01, PRD, sort_relevancy
  • clientName_rapha

Rapha Service

If you have purchased a jersey this year and lost weight through riding, Rapha would like to offer you a 50% discount on your new size jersey.
Learn more

Take advantage of our 30-day guarantee on any of the Rapha Classic products below. If you aren't 100% satisfied within 30 days of riding in these products, you can send them back to us for a full refund/ credit.
Learn more

Rapha offers a free repair service where a crash or accident has damaged a garment or a failure has occurred even after significant usage.
Learn more

Similar Items