OVERVIEW:The High Grade is an excellent choice for those who want a natural fiber, cold weather base layer that will perform remarkably well at retaining heat, even when wet. Merino wool is known for its exceptionally soft characteristics, is naturally breathable and extremely efficient at regulating body temperature due to its great warmth-to-weight ratio. This base layer is ideally suited for pairing with our cold weather and thermal outerwear for defense against the harsh cold and winter conditions, and temperatures between -1° -15° C.
"Pactimo's High Grade Base Layer will keep you spinning along warm and happy through the winter months. By utilizing a blend of merino wool and polyester, it combines the best characteristics of each fabric. The result is a tight-fitting anatomical garment that is gentle on the skin yet tough enough for the washing machine. This base later brings out the best of cold-weather outer layers to keep you comfortable when temperatures venture south. "
FABRIC & CONSTRUCTION: This base layer uses a Merino wool/polyester blend for increased durability and to enhance the natural wicking natural of the fabric, thereby reducing overall dry times. The resulting garment offers an increased performance capability under exertion while remaining characteristically soft against the skin. It also means this garment can be machine washed.
69% Polyester; 31% Merino Wool
Stretchy, zero-weight mesh in shoulders for excess heat discharge
Pactimo TotalFit™ design for excellent anatomical fit
-1° - 15° C
While you can pair the High Grade with any of our cold weather garments, including garments in the Alpine category, the ideal pairing for maximum weather protection is with the Vertex WX-D Jacket. With that combination you'll be toasty warm down to -1° C.
If you are new to cycling, please be aware that cycling apparel is intended to fit tighter than most other athletic clothing.