The Chpt3 Long Sleeve Winter Base Layer 1.82 (LSWBL) is 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 than a tech piece. This is because during my racing years I would often wear my LSWBLs off the bike, for this reason, we added design details to the CHPT3 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.
My experience has proved that when it comes to winter base layers it’s hard to beat the benefits of good old-fashioned wool – but the 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 – called NuYarn – essentially a nylon core wrapped with merino wool which makes up 15% of the overall material 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.
- NuYarn merino wool fabric features a 15% nylon core for better stretch, strength and moisture management while eliminating twisting
- Medium cut to be worn as a base layer or for casual wear
- Contrast trim at cuff and neck
- Asymmetric tonal V stitching at neck
- Woven CHPT3 label
Every area is enhanced:
- 35% lower density fabric
- 35% stretchier and retains its shape over time, even after washing
- 5 x faster at drying, due to the fact the nylon core will not absorb as much water
- 35% warmer due to its lower density, lighter and loftier fabric, which also gives it a 53% increase in wind resistance
- 47% stronger, making it much more durable and resistant to abrasion
- 120% tougher seams
The LSWBL has reversible cuffs, revealing the two-tone colour, much like the 1.91 and 1.92 warmers. This cut is so it can be worn off the bike, we recommend going down a size if you intend to use it solely as a cycling base layer, otherwise take your normal size and permit yourself to wear it with a pair of jeans, it’s so good it deserves to be used all the time, on and off the bike.
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.
Founded by real cycling enthusiasts in 2004, our passion for elite performance runs through everything we do at Saddleback. Our team of dedicated roadies, mountain bikers and triathletes practice what we preach to bring you the finest cycling products and a superior service to match. We're the official UK home of 3T, Alchemy, Castelli, Chris King, ENVE, Intense, Sidi, Silca, Stages and Troy Lee Designs.