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Rapha Merino Top - Short-Sleeve - Men's $0.00
Most cycling base layers are still made of synthetics, which is a pretty interesting fact given the fact that in almost all other sports Merino wool is the fabric of choice. Companies like Ibex and Icebreaker have made massive inroads in the outdoor sports market (hiking, climbing, skiing, etc) for the same reason Rapha has become a favorite for more & more cyclists: 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 Sidis. Say goodbye to stinky, scratchy polyester forever!
This version of the Rapha Merino base layer is short sleeve. All of its seams are flat locked for comfort. Seams are positioned behind the shoulders to avoid rubbing from bag straps or bib straps. The base layers are close fitting and cut long at the back. A care label is stitched to the outside seam for comfort. Rapha Merino base layers are machine washable.