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Café du Cycliste Marcelle Base Layer (Graphite)


Why to buy: What every girl needs. A beautiful Merino base layer, comfortable and soft to touch. Stylish yet still a technical standout!

For sizing details, please see our Size Guide near the bottom of this page.
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A lovely base layer is an essential for anyone's wardrobe, whether you cycle or not. Super-soft, comfortable and itch free, Marcelle will be top of your cycling drawer - so much so you'll probably want a second!

Marcelle is naturally breathable, made from Merino wool. The cutting edge fabric will help keep whiffs off and regulate your body temperature, whilst effortlessly following the body form - as the experts say, 'excellent handle to drape'.

Naturally elastic, Marcelle will stretch with you - a perfect base for on the bike or at a yoga session. And don't worry about over stretching, Marcelle will return to its original flattering shape.

Ideal for:

  • On or off the bike.
  • Short or long distance cycling.
  • Wearing all year round.
  • A seaside holiday.


Size Guide

Café du Cycliste's sizing is generally pretty realistic. As with many European makes, if you're torn between two sizes err towards the larger of the two. Bear in mind that Marcelle is a race fit, if you want a looser fit, size up.

Measurement Chart:

      X-Small   Small   Medium   Large   X-Large 
Chest <76cm / 32" 76-81cm / 32-34" 81-86cm / 34-36" 86-97cm / 36-38" >97cm / >38"
Waist <66cm / 26" 66-71cm / 26-28" 71-76cm / 28-30" 76-81cm / 30-32" >81cm / >32"
Hips <92cm / 36" 92-97cm / 36-38" 97-102cm / 38-40" 102-107cm / 40-42" >107cm / >42"
Arm <56cm / 22" 56-59cm / 22-23" 59-61cm / 23-24" 61-64cm / 24-25" >64cm / >25"

 (Arm measurement from shoulder to wrist)


Size Conversion:

      X-Small   Small   Medium   Large   X-Large 
UK 8 10 12 14 16
US 4 6 8 10 12
Europe 36 38 40 42 44
Japan 9 11 13 15 17

Geek's Corner

  • 67% Merino wool / 11% polypropylene / 22% polyamide.
  • Lightweight blend.
  • High wicking.
  • Fast drying.
  • Odour resistant.
  • Anti bacterial.
  • Regulates body temperature.
  • Super soft comfort.
  • High stretch fabric.
  • Race fit.
  • Female specific cut.
  • Cool graphite colour.
  • Made in Europe.

Ideal for:

  • On or off the bike.
  • Short or long distance riding.
  • Wearing all year round.

Who's Behind It?

André a former Ironman and Rémi a former canoeing World Champion are the founding duo behind Café du Cycliste. The pair started out opening a dreamy cycling community cafe in the Cote D’Azur, Nice and haven’t moved from that location since.

Soon after, André and Rémi launched what they deliberately describe as an ‘alternative cycling wear brand’. The essence of Café du Cycliste is to avoid the unsophisticated and garish. They combine the finest materials and latest technology with a retro twist, allowing you to perform to your best but look elegant and stylish in doing so.

Development, patterning, designing and testing all still take place on the inspirational Cote D’Azur, with only the actual manufacturing outsourced. We simply love their approach to both work and play, and their products consistently rank amongst the most sought after of any we stock.

1 customer reviews

  1. Love this base layer

    Review by Sandra (Posted on September 03, 2016)

    I have two of these and find them comfortable. They wash well. Great product.

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