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V-Neck Base Layer
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.
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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.
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NB: Unfortunately, due to its fine merino construction, the V-Neck Base Layer is unable to be repaired by our Repair Service
- Super fine New Zealand merino wool.
- 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
- 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
Style Size Stock Light Blue XX-Small Good X-Small Good Small Good Medium Good Large Out X-Large Out Grey XX-Small Good X-Small Good Small Good Medium Good Large Good X-Large Out Cream XX-Small Good X-Small Good Small Good Medium Good Large Good X-Large Good Black XX-Small Good X-Small Good Small Good Medium Good Large Good X-Large Low Pink XX-Small Good X-Small Good Small Good Medium Good Large Good X-Large Good
Customers may wish to drop down a size to their regular jersey fit as the merino has good stretch and base layers work most effectively when a snug fit.
XS S M L XL XXL Neck < 31 31-36 36-41 41-46 46-51 51+ Chest < 85 86-92 93-99 100-106 107-113 114+ Back length 51-56 57-62 63-68 69-74 75-80 81+ Arm length < 60 60-62 63-64 65-66 67-68 69+
XS S M L XL XXL Neck < 12 12-14 14-16 16-18 18-20 20+ Chest < 33.5 34-36 36.5-39 39.5-41.5 42-44.5 45+ Back length 20-22 22-24 24-27 27-29 29-31 31+ Arm length < 23.6 23.6-24.4 24.4-25.2 25.2-26 26-26.6 26.6+
NECK: measure the circumference around the base of the neck.
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.