Santini Car4 Sleeveless Base Layer $109.95
Santini's Car4 Sleeveless Base Layer was designed to benefit you in several ways. Its open mesh construction works to regulate your body temperature by pulling moisture from your skin, and the slightly compressive fit gently holds your upper body's muscles in place. This composition means that you stay dry and ride ride fatigue-free for long periods of time.
Santini chose to use Resistex Carbon fabric for the construction of the Car4 for several reasons. First, it's highly wicking, breathable, and antibacterial. Accordingly, this keeps your body temperature regulated as moisture is transferred away from your skin through the fabric's differentiated micro-hole structure. This means that you stay dry and fresh, regardless of how much sweat your body produces. And in addition to these attributes, the material also consists of carbon threads that absorb and dissipate electric charges that're accumulated by the external environment. This trait is also paired with the 5% carbon fabric that keeps your body shielded from absorbing harmful ultraviolet rays. So, collectively, fatigue is reduced by eliminating these commonly unaccounted for variables.
The Car4's seamless tubular knit torso construction provides stitch-free comfort, and wide shoulder panels give you ample room to position your bib straps. And because the Resistex Carbon is light and highly elastic, you never experience any underarm pinching. Finishing touches include an extra wide waist hem that keeps the base layer in place, and Santini's SMS logo knitted into the upper back.
The Santini Car4 Sleeveless Base Layer is available in the color White and in the sizes X-Small/Small, Medium/Large, and X-Large/XX-Large.
- How to Measure:
- For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
- Measure under your arms, around the fullest part of your chest.
- Measure around your natural waistline, keeping the tape a bit loose.
- Measure around the fullest part of your body at the top of your legs.
What community has to say
This is the real deal. High-quality cycling clothing designed and manufactured in Italy (since 1965) by Pietro Santini.
Application: Medium-weight vest base-layer for Spring, Fall, and Winter use.
PROS: Works great. Does not show through. Very comfortable stretch fit due to Italian sock machine manufacture. "Resistex" carbon fabric (also made in Italy) is anti-microbial, anti-static and UV-protective. This base layer fits easily over your head (unlike some similar Castelli pieces). Added bonus: this white vest looks great under your bib-short straps.
FIT: I'm 5'10" and 180lbs. The L fit me perfectly. Don't size up one or two sizes -as usual with Santini or Castellli. You want a vest base layer to stretch fit around your torso.
I use this vest base layer on almost -every- ride.