CHPT./// BSELYR 1.81
CHPT./// BSELYR 1.81
CHPT./// BSELYR 1.81
Chpt. ///  Base Layer 1.81
Chpt. ///  Base Layer 1.81
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CHPT3 Base Layer 1.81

£70.00

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The Chpt. /// 1.81 Base Layer is a ultra lightweight, super soft and luxurious summer weight base layer that excels in moisture managment.

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 the 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 are designed to be used together. Sleeves on an undershirt can often be more uncomfortable with a short-sleeve jersey.


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Tech spec for the Chpt. /// 1.81 Base Layer


The 1.81 is a highly wicking summer weight base layer, with a luxury feel and race inspired print


Lightweight 3D mesh fabric is 100% Microfibre polyester for minimal moisture absorption

Hydrophillic outer layers disperses moisture for faster drying

Neck and arm holes 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


Chapter 3 - Chpt. /// bespoke clothing uses a tailoring system for its sizes. We use the physical chest or waist size as the garment size - If you have a 40" chest you need a 40" Jersey - Please note while the Chpt. /// range is not designed for racing it is still a close fitting athletic design suitible for active cyclists.


Chest Inch CM
A - 36 36 91.5
A - 38 38 96.5
A - 39 39 99
A - 40 40 101.5
A - 41 41 104
A - 42 42 106.5
A - 44 44 111.5


Waist Inch CM
B - 29
29 73.5
B - 30 30 76
B - 31 31 78.5
B - 32 32 81
B - 33 33 83.5
B - 34 34 86
B - 36 36 91

Castelli Cafe - Fitting Guide

Castelli is sized against the rider's physical dimensions the size data in the size guide is the rider size, not the garment size. Castelli garment size is optimised for intended function, So for example an Aero Jersey or Speed Suit are designed to be extremely close fitting, using the material stretch to fit the rider's torso. A race jersey laid on top of a non race jersey of the same size may appear 5cm narrower and not as long - this is intentional as the garment fabrics are designed to stretch to accommodate the riders body shape creating a very close aerodynamic race fit. Never measure old kit to get your Castelli size always measure yourself.

Shoe covers are designed to fit snuggly over road racing shoes only (unless otherwise stated). If your shoes are to the upper end of the size designation and have bulky buckles you should consider the next size up.


1. Snug Fitting; On the bike your jersey or jacket fits snuggly. When riding you don't hear or feel any fabric flapping the close fit helps the capillary action of the fabric to draw moisture from the skin helping you feel drier and more comfortable.


2. Rider Positioning; Fit Off the bike your Castelli jersey or jacket might feel tight across the chest and a little short at the front. This is because the jersey is designed to fit the rider in the riding position. On the bike the fit is prefect with no bunching at the waist and no sagging over the chest. Please keep this in mind when trying on new garments.


3. Fabric Engineering; We use fabrics specifically engineered to wick moisture from the skin or between fabrics, We have created a apparel range that starts with wicking base layers passes through jerseys and onto jackets and shell fabrics. Every element is designed to optimize its specific application - wicking, cooling, thermo regulation, breathability and protection. In order for this to work the fit has to be snug (but never tight)


4. Aerodynamics; The other important aspect of close fitting garments is the aerodynamic advantage they provide. We work closely with professional riders from the Cannondale Team and in wind tunnels to optimise the fit, (again in the important riding position) sleeves are articulated forward to eliminate wrinkles and provide maximum body contact. As an example of our obsession we created the Gabba range of products based around the fit of a race jersey Gabba fits snuggly but provides ultimate weather protection its a key race piece for poor weather conditions allowing athletes to gain an aero advantage over rivals in rain capes.


5. Bib-short Fit; Bib-shorts fit is just as important as a jersey in providing performance - enhancing features such as aerodynamics and muscle support, as well as protecting your bottom from hours spent in the saddle. Bib-shorts should fit tightly enough to support critical leg muscles through compression without inhibiting movement and constricting blood flow. Using a combination of fabrics allows us to fine tune each material's characteristics to optimize fit and performance.

For more details on fitting please visit our full FITTING GUIDE

Chpt. /// Care Instructions*


I'm sorry if you have to read this.

These instructions should be totally superfluous.

In a perfect world you are already in the bar having a drink

(or in the bath with a glass of port)

with not a care in the world about locating a washing machine

and barely an idea regarding the existence of care instructions


Life's not perfect though, well, not all the time

So please pay attention and read this carefully,

contrary to my fathers belief system,

this isn't "the manufacturers opinion" these are the facts.


WE MEAN THIS

Don't pretend you know how to wash Chpt. /// because you don't and you will ruin it.


1. MACHINE WASH WARM 30C, (use a non bio liquid detergent) or if you have help, handwash

2.LINE DRY (this means hang it up to dry naturally, not tie it to your roof rack).


DO NOT USE FABRIC SOFTNER

DO NOT USE BLEACH OR DETERGENTS THAT CONTAIN BLEACH

DO NO IRON

DO NOT BE LAZY and let it lie around wet and dirty, get it in the wash ASAP,

NO MATTER HOW TIRED YOU ARE ON YOUR RETURN FROM RIDING MAKE THIS A PRIORITY.


*if you follow these instructions you Chpt. /// will last much much longer.

For specific care of The Rocka Jersey please follow our Gabba care instructions in our general care Guide Castelli Cafe Garment Care

Castelli Cafe Delivery



On orders over £50 and on orders under £50 at our discretion your Castelli Cafe package will be delivered by Parcelforce on an Express 24 h service to your stated delivery address. It is your responsibility to have someone available to sign for goods. Goods will not be left unsigned for, if no one is available to sign for your goods, a card will be left (where possible) and your Castelli Cafe package will be left at your local post office. On some small items under £50 we may still post for free using a cheaper signed for service. We do reserve the right to charge postage and packaging fees on orders under £50 in value, this will be a flat charge of £5 and will show on the first page of the checkout pages.

DELIVERY Terms and Conditions


CASTELLI CAFE Returns



At Castelli Cafe we are happy to offer a full refund on any items returned to us within 30 days of receipt for any reason if the item is unused.

We also offer a full refund (at your request) for goods that prove to have a fault within 30 days of receipt even if this item has been used. Please note you can still request a replacement or repair this is at your discretion.

In addition we offer a full 2 year warranty against manufacturing defects from date of purchase. We will repair, exchange or refund you, for manufacturing or material faults at our discretion in line with fair wear and tear.

RETURNS Terms and Conditions


Please refer to our full T&Cs for more details on purchasing, delivery, returns and your rights as a consumer.

Castelli Cafe TERMS AND CONDITIONS