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Merino Base Layer - Long Sleeve

A$55.00 was A$110.00

Merino Base Layer - Long Sleeve is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 8.
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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 - Long SleeveA$55.00

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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

  • 100% extra fine 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 love the merino I have five of these merino long sleeves and they are all great. it fits slim to the body and the length are tad longer for cycling. i m 5'8" and 143lbs. medium fits well on me. try to air dry, as prolonged tumble drying will cause the fabric to weaken.
Date published: 2017-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it. Indispensable bit of kit. I wear this baselayer under a jacket when the temperature is around 11C. Worth the money
Date published: 2017-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Merino Rapha products are great I am a big believer in the short sleeve and long sleeve merino base layer shirts from Rapha. They make great casual and travel wear as they provide great comfort, no wrinkles and no smells! I also recommend them for panama tops!
Date published: 2017-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The BEST This is the fourth Merino base layer I have purchased. Indispensable for all rides below 60°.
Date published: 2017-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Runs Large on Sizing. I would normally wear a medium based on the sizing chart. Ordered a XS as it was the only one left and fits prefect.
Date published: 2017-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Quality Rapha Merino base layers are top quality and this one is of the same high standard. Excellent merino wool and made to last.
Date published: 2017-09-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from One out of two aint bad I purchased two medium long sleeved base layers one merino based the other mesh. The merino base layer is of excellent quality and works beautifully. However the mesh base layer was too small!! This was bizarre. I don't know if its a quality control issue or if a small jersey was mislabelled( medium) or if the sizing dimensions are different between the merino and mesh base layers. Regardless it was very frustrating having to send the mesh base layer back( the return process also appears to be unnecessarilly complicated).
Date published: 2017-08-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Lightweight layer nice feel although very thin, I am a lady and bought XXS mens and perfect fit for a slim size 10
Date published: 2017-09-21
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