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Merino Mesh Base Layer - Short Sleeve

CAD$40.50 was CAD$90.00 (incl. import duty)

Merino Mesh Base Layer - Short Sleeve is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 7.
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A lightweight, merino-blend base layer, suitable for riding and racing year round. Designed to be worn under a jersey on hot days, or under several layers in cooler conditions. Extremely lightweight, offers exceptional levels of breathability and moisture transfer.

Merino Mesh Base Layer - Short SleeveCAD$40.50

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Lightweight merino-blend cycling base layer for year-round riding

Designed for all conditions, including high summer, the Merino Mesh Base Layer offers high performance and exceptional comfort. Made from an updated merino-blend fabric exclusively for Rapha, the higher merino content provides excellent moisture management and natural antibacterial qualities, with further ventilation from a lightweight mesh structure. The Merino Mesh Base Layer has a dropped tail for a great fit on the bike, while flatlock seams and raglan sleeves ensure comfort. Finished with a Rapha logo tab on the chest.

For extra care machine wash in a garment bag to prevent any snagging on the delicate merino material.


  • Made from a proprietary merino-rich blend for the perfect balance of breathability and insulation
  • Lightweight open mesh structure
  • Flatlock seams for comfort and low bulk
  • Dropped tail to cover the lower back
  • Rapha tab on neck
  • Raglan sleeves
  • Naturally anti-bacterial, itch free and odour resistant


  • 60% merino wool
  • 40% polyester


  • Machine wash at 30C in garment bag or handwash
  • Use Rapha Merino Wash, wool or non-bio detergent
  • Lay flat to dry in shade
  • Do not bleach

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 Great base layer Very comfy base layer even in hot weather - forgot I had it on while I was riding in 38C weather.
Date published: 2018-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My "go-to" base layer for most of the year This is my first new style merino mesh base layer, so my experience is is with the old style, but I use it almost constantly and though it seems fragile, it has held up well. At first glance, the new styles seems to be less fragile. These things are the perfect blend and weight for most of my riding from 55F-80F. And because of the merino blend, I can get away with not washing as much which makes them last longer. I'm a fan.
Date published: 2018-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lightweight and comfy Perfect for a bit more warmth on autumn days under a lightwetght jersey
Date published: 2017-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cosy not hot I really bought this as a base layer for long distance flights - it will eventually go for a bike ride. The light weight and venting effect make it ideal for the fluctuating temperatures in an airplane when worn under a light shirt (wool also smells less bad than other fabrics after a long flight)
Date published: 2017-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect base layer this product is excellent I usually order L but focusses on the sizing chart I ordered a M and I am happy I did. A nice snug fit, which is what you want in a base layer. Super comfy and wicks away the sweat but dries quickly.
Date published: 2017-08-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Beware of sizing! It isn't my first Rapha mesh base layer, I do know my sizes and may sometimes miss the size of some new garment. But this one is not a case - they just change the sizing! Same size I get for last 3 years and continue to use and is fit perfectly this time at least one size smaller and more important SHORTER! Great color, great quality but no option for replace the size since the color is missing :(
Date published: 2017-09-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good material, small sizing This product looks great but when the recipient tried it on it seemed very tight particularly around the shoulder joint. However I think it will be an excellent base layer.
Date published: 2017-08-21
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hey. I wear classic jersey size XL. Should I also take the base layer size XL? Thanks

Asked by: urban
An XL Base Layer would be the appropriate fit for this garment.
Answered by: Rapha_MC
Date published: 2017-08-01
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