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Men's Base Layer Guide

Men's Base Layer Guide

The key to success is a great foundation, and the best place to start building an outfit is from the base. As well as helping regulate your body temperature, base layers also extend the range of your existing cycling outfits too.

Sleeveless

For the hottest days and racing conditions

Short sleeve

Complete comfort on any kind of ride

Long Sleeve Base Layers

Perfect for cold weather riding

Sleeveless

For the hottest days and racing conditions

Short sleeve

Complete comfort on any kind of ride

Long Sleeve Base Layers

Perfect for cold weather riding

Don't forget these details...

Temperature Control

The perfect base layer can help regulate your temperature on the bike, ensuring you keep comfortable wherever you’re riding. Keeping you cool in the heat and warm in the winter, our range of Base Layers wick sweat away in the summer, and insulate your core against cool air when the weather turns.

Performance material

From Rapha’s pioneering merino fabric to the mesh Pro Team Base Layer, our Base Layers are made from a range of performance materials and have been tested to the extremes to ensure they provide the ultimate foundation for any outfit.

Base not bulk

Sitting close to the skin for optimum comfort, Base Layers offer a ‘barely there’ feel that makes all the difference, so you can build up the layers without the bulk.

Long or short?

Whether you’re looking for insulation or temperature regulation, our range of Rapha Base Layers come in a variety of sleeve-lengths to suit all kinds of conditions, and selecting the correct cut is crucial to performance.

Sleeveless

On the hottest days you might want to wear less, but a lightweight and breathable layer will help keep you cool and dry in the heat. Designed to be worn under a jersey on hot days, or under several layers in cooler conditions, our sleeveless base layers offer exceptional levels of breathability and moisture transfer.

Sleeveless

Sleeveless Base Layers

Men's Merino Lightweight Base Layer - Sleeveless

A breathable and versatile merino mesh base layer for year-round use in variable conditions.

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Short sleeve

Available in a range of materials, our short sleeved base layers offer a versatile foundation for year-round riding and racing.

Short sleeve

Short Sleeve Base Layers

Merino Base Layer - Short Sleeve

As versatile as it is comfortable, ideal for wearing off the bike too.

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Men's Merino Lightweight Base Layer - Short Sleeve

A breathable and versatile merino mesh base layer for year-round use in variable conditions.

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Long Sleeve Base Layers

For cooler to cold weather, long sleeve base layers can either act as an insulating foundation, or eliminate the need for a midlayer. Still sweat-wicking and odour-resistant, they play a key role in maintaining your temperature in cooler climates.

Long Sleeve Base Layers

Long sleeve base layers

Pro Team Thermal Base Layer

High performance warmth in the coldest weather, for fast-paced training and racing.

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Merino Base Layer - Long Sleeve

100% merino wool, naturally anti-bacterial and odour resistant. Soft on the skin and itch free.

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