Winter Base Layer

$110.00

Winter Base Layer is rated 4.7753 out of 5 by 89.
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A 100% merino roll neck for optimum winter insulation. Essential layering for extremely cold conditions.

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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
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

  • Itch free and naturally antibacterial
  • High wicking and odour resistant
  • Raglan sleeves
  • Dropped tail for improved insulation
  • Flatlock seams
  • Fabric weight: 150g/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.

    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 Good base layer for semi-cold weather I live in Norway, and I bike to work every day. Recently, it was very cold here, as cold as -18 Celsius. Biking to work proved to be difficult. Hence, I needed something that could keep me warm. Wearing this base layer in combination with the Rapha Hardshell jacket worked fine in conditions from -4C to +6C. I really can not recommend this product if it gets any colder than this. This comes from a Norwegian guy, who is really used to cold weather conditions. If it gets colder than that, I recommend the deep winter base layer. If it gets warmer than the mentioned temperates it gets too warm.
Date published: 2016-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb fit and feeling. I have used this several times now. It has å superb fit. I have been looking for at varm baselayer for cyckling and skiing. I have finally found what I was looking for. Superhappy with the Rapha baselayer.
Date published: 2015-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great comfortable Winter base layer Great comfortable Winter base layer. Great service and fast delivery tops it up :-)
Date published: 2016-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for winter cycling Excellent! I am 1.86m tall and size M is a perfect race fit. It doesn't smell, even after extended use and is surprisingly warm when combined with a windproof jersey.
Date published: 2016-02-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good design and nice during cold rides Very good design, however a little to much friction to get the baselayer smoth under a bit tight pro jacket. I'm normally medium but would chose Large if I would by a new shirt.
Date published: 2015-11-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great buying experience.... Really nice base layer crew neck shirts. Although a bit itchy quality.
Date published: 2016-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great material I really love this merino base layer-great material, quality and shape.
Date published: 2015-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing The best product you will buy this winter. Great at transporting sweat from the body keeping you warm for the whole ride! When the temperature starts to fall, this is the first thing I put on.
Date published: 2015-10-23
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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: 2016-01-17
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