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The Long Sleeve winter Base Layer is created in NuYarn a technologically advanced Merino wool manufactured to be better than pure merino in every way.
Wool is a very personal choice especially when it comes to base layers you will either love them or hate them - We will say that for all out performance, say doing sweaty Hill-Rep sessions wool is surpassed by polyester based fabrics that wick and dry quicker. But this is Chpt. /// its not about racing its about cycling for the sheer joy of riding and for riders who embrace that philosophy, wool is a fantastic winter material.
The 1.82 LSWBL is cut generously and features contrast cuffs and neckline also making it a great winter tee or sweatshirt - if this is going to be a pure riding top consider sizing down.
The LSWBL 1.82 as told by David Millar
The Long Sleeve Winter Base Layer is a staple item of every cyclists winter wardrobe. Sometimes we have no choice but to venture out when it's cold or wet, or worse, when it's cold and wet. That's when the LSWBL is dug out from it's summer hibernation.
My experience has proved that when it comes to winter base layers it's hard to beat the benefits of good old-fashioned wool, problem with wool is that although it performs well under normal circumstances it doesn't handle the requirements of high performance quite so well. For this reason we have used a new technology that involves wrapping a nylon core with merino wool which makes the fabric comfier, stretchier, drier, warmer, stronger and tougher than normal wool. It's surprisingly light for its warmth, and warm for its weight. The traditional downsides of wool - stretching and twisting with age, have been eradicated.
It's designed for cool weather riding and is to be worn directly against the skin where it works as a great wicking first layer. We've designed it more like a classic sweatshirt (a staple of every wardrobe) than a tech piece.
This is because during my racing years I would often wear my LSWBL's off the bike, for this reason we added design details to the Chpt./// LSWBL that enable it to be worn off the bike as well as on it. The cut is close-to-body but not skin tight, after all, it's too good to be used just for cycling.