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.
Details and Materials
- 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
HELP WITH MEASURING
HELP WITH MEASURING
Using a tape measure, take the total measurement around the fullest part of your chest, holding the tape horizontally.
Run the tape around the narrowest part of your waist holding the tape horizontally.
Stand with your feet together and measure around the fullest point of the hip, keeping the tape measure horizontal.
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- 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
Rapha Bidon - Large
How do you ensure the merino is nz? I like your stuff and you have great reputation but won't buy merino if it is not zque certified as nz . Apparently lots of Far East production gets merino from anywhere and mixes it up and It is hard to police
I am 42 inch chest - should I go for a large or a medium?
Hello, I would like to find out what the merino weight difference is between the regular short sleeve and the V neck as both are described as having 150gr fabric weight. Also, could you please tell me the micron thickness of the merino used. Thank you
Do I need to buy my usual size or should I buy one size down? A lot of reviews seem to suggest it runs large for size
Hi, what are the washing instructions for this item?>
Hi, I bought one of these merino s/s base layers, size M, about 4 years ago. Time for a couple of new ones. Is the sizing, cut and shape/style the same?
Hi, what length is the sleeve from shoulder to cuff for a small? I wonder if it will poke out of the end of some jerseys. Thanks.
Where are the shirts made?
Thank you for your request. We’ll contact you when your Merino Base Layer SS is available.
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