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Winter Base Layer

$55.00 was $110.00

Winter Base Layer is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 14.
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A 100% merino roll neck for optimum winter insulation. Essential layering for extremely cold conditions.

Winter Base Layer$55.00

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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."
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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 Winter Base Layer Review I ordered this base layer in the same size as my jerseys. It is a snug fit but very comfortable. On the bike, I wear this under a long sleeve jersey. I do not even realize that I am wearing it until it does its job. Far exceeds my expectations. Off the bike, I wear only this under a light weight jacket for winter activities. The roll neck works well when pulled up over the face.
Date published: 2017-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the feel Premium product for the road and the office alike.
Date published: 2017-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Winter kit Worn under ProTeam Training jacket and served me well -2degC to +8degC. Breathes and wicks great and kept me warm. High roll neck perfect for cold winter use. Go to base layer for Winter.
Date published: 2017-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good product Warm and feels good Can wear it all day. I like the colors
Date published: 2017-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb quality, pure comfort. This base layer will be worn for cooler morning rides and runs, plus great to wear for everyday living. A must have piece of clothing, so versatile.
Date published: 2017-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Warm and comfortable. I love this base. I have several and wear them all the time from autumn till spring. Very comfortable and warm. No itch and you know how well merino wicks...so... Keeps my neck warm and chin too if needed.
Date published: 2017-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stylish and Warm! I do not think you will find a more stylish base layer than this one. Super comfortable and kept me warm on a 3 hour ride in 2 degrees conditions.
Date published: 2017-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazed at how this base layer preformed ok - was not sure how this would work under my winter jacket. First impressions amazing for such a thin layer. Felt great, love the roll next which kept my neck warm.
Date published: 2017-01-30
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Is this a stretching layer? I'm some where between S and M and not sure which size I should choose. I like tight base layers.

Asked by: millosrd
Hi, this base layer has a high degree of stretch and we often recommend people size down one size. Please order a small. As always we do have a free 90 day returns policy if needed.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2017-01-05
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