Rapha’s new season base layers are our most technically advanced yet, with a range of fits and fabrics designed to wick away moisture, insulate or keep you cool, for total comfort in all temperatures. This guide highlights the fit, the fabric and the weather conditions best suited to each of our base layers, giving you everything you need to make the right choice.

Neil-Dolomites

Advanced fabrics
Tested to extremes

Triptych-Women

Temperature Control
Moisture wicking and heat regulating

Brevet-Dolomites

Perfect fit
Next-to-skin comfort

Advanced fabrics
Tested to extremes

Temperature Control
Moisture wicking and heat regulating

Perfect fit
Next-to-skin comfort

Merino Base Layer

Our most comfortable merino base layer. Insulating and naturally odour-free.

Fabric

Fine New Zealand merino

Fit

Slim, for training or racing

Conditions

Cold to warm

Merino-Base-Layer

Available in short sleeve,
long sleeve & sleeveless

V-Neck Base Layer

An incredibly lightweight layer for city riders. Ideal for wearing under a shirt, or a jacket.

Fabric

Fine merino

Fit

Relaxed

Conditions

Warm to hot

Merino Mesh Base Layer

The definitive three-season base layer in a new, highly breathable open-mesh structure, with higher merino content than before for better odour control.

Fabric

Lightweight merino blend

Fit

Slim, for training or racing

Conditions

Cool to hot

BL-Option

Available in short sleeve,
long sleeve & sleeveless

Pro Team Base Layer

Two-season base layer with mesh body and stretch panel sides, for a streamlined form to help keep you dry when the weather or tempo heats up. The summer choice of our professional riders, ideal for racing and training.

Fabric

Polyester, elastane

Fit

Close, race cut

Conditions

Warm, racing

Pro-Team-Norway

Available in short sleeve,
long sleeve & sleeveless

Winter Base Layer

An extremely soft merino roll-neck base layer that seals in warmth on extended rides in cold conditions. Naturally breathable and odour-resistant.

Fabric

New Zealand merino

Fit

Slim, roll neck

Conditions

Cold to freezing

Deep winter base layer

Highly insulating base layer for training and riding in very cold temperatures, using a heavier fabric for greater insulation in areas exposed to the elements.

Fabric

Merino-rich, dual weight

Fit

Slim, hooded

Conditions

Deep winter

Women’s Merino Base Layer

A versatile, high-wicking merino wool base layer in an elegant cut, with natural anti-odour properties for your everyday and weekend rides.

Fabric

New Zealand merino

Fit

Slim, for training and racing

Conditions

Cool to warm

WMS-Classic-Base-Layer

Available in short sleeve,
long sleeve & sleeveless

Souplesse Base Layer

Race-fit, technical base layer with mesh body fabric, stretch side panels, and an updated fit with a wider neckline. Perfect for hard efforts on hot days, as worn by the riders of the CANYON//SRAM team.

Fabric

Polyester, elastane

Fit

Slim, race cut

Conditions

Warm weather racing

Souplesse-Detail

Available in short sleeve & sleeveless

Women's Winter Base Layer

A merino roll neck for cold weather insulation and protection. Added elastane for stretch, natural wicking properties and odour control.

Fabric

Merino / elastane mix

Fit

Slim, roll neck

Conditions

Cold to freezing

Medium Support Bra

A sleek cycling bra in a flattering cut, with a slim underhand, structured cups and laser-cut holes for ventilation on fast training rides and races.

Fabric

Technical, high-stretch

Fit

Medium compression

Conditions

Racing and training in heat

Light Support Bra

A soft seamless sports bra in a high-stretch, sweat-wicking fabric with a dual-fabric construction for support. Supreme comfort for your longer rides.

Fabric

High-stretch, double-layered

Fit

Light compression offering generous coverage

Conditions

Gentle riding in cool weather