Rapha's Merino Base Layer comes in multiple flavors. This is the Short Sleeve V-Neck version. The V-neck makes it appropriate, fashionable even, for use on its own or under civilian wear. Wear it alone to a summer party, wear it under a button-up shirt to more formal events, wear it under your jersey.Just like the other versions, all of its seams are flat-locked for comfort. Seams are positioned behind the shoulders to avoid rubbing from bag straps or bib straps. It's a close fitting garment and it's cut long at the back so it won't come untucked from you shorts/bibs/jeans/chinos. A care label is stitched to the outside seam for comfort. Rapha Merino base layers are machine washable. There's a soft pliability to Rapha's wool that makes it a joy to wear as layer #1 against the skin. Virtually every other high-end Merino we've tried has at least a hint of scratchiness to it. Not here. In addition, the wicking prowess is outstanding. We'll go on the record and say it's the best base layer we've ever worn -- in temps ranging from the 40's to the 80's. It's an equal pleasure on both ends of the spectrum.Super-fine New Zealand Merino wicks moisture vapor faster than any other fabric, and it's naturally anti-bacterial and odor-resistant. What's more, Merino is beautifully soft on the skin and itch free. When you combine the inherent properties of Merino with apparel production know-how, you end up with a base layer as irreplaceable to you as your saddle or your Sidi's. The Rapha Merino V-Neck Short Sleeve Base Layer is available in Black, Cream, and Pink. Sizes run from Small to XX-Large.
I'd like to ask for an advice where are you buying merino wool clothes. My wife will have a birthday soon so I'd like to surprise her. She's fanatical to cycling and I know she wants something from merino wool. I don't know much about cycling nor clothing though but I want something from merin ... Read More »
Do you have favorite summer merino shirts that you ride to work, and continue to wear it at your work place (because it doesn't stink), and still look good.
I'm currently looking for a polo shirt from icebreaker etc. costly though.
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Three pair for $14.88. I love merino wool, I have worn other brands like Wigwam and Smartwool etc. and I'll never wear anything else but wool even i ... Read More »