Chpt3 Baselayer 1.83 - The CHPT3 base layers have a bit of a random history for a few reasons, starting with the fabric. It was actually originally used to make a super lightweight climber’s jersey for the Tour de France, Fabian Wegmann (a Garmin and Castelli racer on that year’s Tour de France) mentioned to Castelli he thought it would make an excellent base layer material – this is the first time that idea has become a reality. It is very lightweight and has superb wicking properties, exactly what is required of a lightweight climber’s jersey AND also a base layer.
What was learnt while using it as a climbing jersey at the Tour de France was that it didn’t have very high longevity because of unstitching at the hems – and this was due to the very fact the fabric was so lightweight it couldn’t hold the stitching adequately. The solution to this has been to create ‘false’ hems, instead of folding over the edge of the material and sewing it down there are additional panels of material sewn on with double stitching where the fold of the hem would normally be.
There are an additional two panels of more flexible fabric added into the hips to increase comfort and mobility while in the cycling position.
The 1.83 Base Layer utilises the pattern from the ONEMORELAP series of products using the ‘Finish Line’ Graphic of the Roubaix Velodrome.
- Lightweight 3D mesh fabric is 100% microfibre polyester for minimal moisture absorption
- Hydrophilic outer layer
- Neck, arm holes and hem are lined for additional comfort
- Stretch panels at hem
- Woven label
- Weight: 68g
In 2015, the Chpt3 project provided the newly-retired David Millar, and designer Richard Pearce, with the opportunity to work alongside long-time sponsors to create something truly different and exclusive. A collaboration with Castelli launched the brand; a collection of lovingly designed cycling garments that fuse the latest material technology with a sartorial elegance opposed to the billboard stylings of the peloton. The result is the ultimate in both performance cyclewear and coffee-stop chic. Read more about CHPT3.
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