The Chpt3 1.81 Base Layer is an ultra lightweight, super soft and luxurious summer-weight base layer that excels in moisture management. Designed to be worn under the 1.21 jersey the 1.81 Base Layer adds some colour and drama as well as the technological benefits of moisture management and temperature control.
The 1.81 Base Layer as told by David Millar
This is a microfibre polyester made as light and soft as possible. Its hydrophilic outer layer wicks moisture off the skin to the jersey yet doesn't absorb moisture along the way. We made it a perfect weight so that when paired with the 1.21 jersey you end up with the combined weight of a normal looking jersey only with much better comfort and moisture management.
Contrary to the subdued colours of the outer layer, we decided to make the base layer a bit more colourful, much the way a gentleman may choose the inner lining of his suit to contrast with the outside. In tailoring this is called a reveal, a flash of colour occasionally glimpsed that shows there's something more going on than at first perceived.
The coloured design is taken from parametric patterns created from the data (a combination of my heart rate, watts, speed, distance, etc.) of my final race: the 17th stage at 2014 Vuelta a España.
The neck is a little rounder than normal, more like a vest than a t-shirt. This compensates for the higher necks of the 1.21 and 1.61. I chose a sleeveless cut as this and the 1.21 jersey is designed to be used together. Sleeves on an undershirt can often be more uncomfortable with a short-sleeve jersey.
- Lightweight 3D mesh fabric is 100% Microfibre polyester for minimal moisture absorption
- Hydrophilic outer layers disperse moisture for faster drying
- Neck and armholes are lined for additional comfort
- Stretch panels at hem
- Woven Chpt. /// label
- Parametric pattern from the 17th stage of 2014 Vuelta a Espana - Sublimation printed
- Weight 60g
- Sizes 36-44"
- Colour Parametric pattern only
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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