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Morvelo Cols Base Layer


Mountainous style to keep you cool or warm depending on the day - this technical, high stretch base layer is sure to become a firm favourite

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Morvelo's Cols Base Layer is made from a high stretch Italian mesh fabric with extra hydrophilic treatment - making for greater breathability in both the sun and cool. And we can't get enough of that mountainous motif!

Pull on a base layer on a hot day and you can avoid that clingy, sweaty jersey feel at the coffee stop. Perversely, it will actually help to keep you cool and dry. While it can be tempting to sacrifice a base layer and head out base-free but well designed ones like this help to regulate body temperature and wick sweat away from the body.

It performs best when worn under a jersey - perspiration can then move from one layer to the next, speeding up the drying process. The base's elastane content and body mapped panels are super stretchy for an unrestrictive fit, so alternating from hoods to drops is smooth and less restricted.

Enjoy all the cycling specific features you'd expect from Morvelo: heat sealed labels and flatlock seams to prevent itchy irritations, super light so you don't feel like you're wearing body armour and a stunning graphic to help you speed up the next climb.

Cycling Active says...

The hydrophyilic treatment leads to impressive wicking especially noticeable when riding hard.

Size Guide

Morvelo Size Guide

Note: Morvelo's sizing is pretty 'realistic' if you are used to UK sizing. Bear in mind, however, that the cut is deliberately fairly snug and fitted to keep you aerodynamic and unflappy on your ride!



VeloVixen Size  UK Size Chest
X-Small 8 <81cm / <32" 66cm / 26" 91cm / 36"
Small 10 86cm / 34" 71cm / 28" 97cm / 38"
Medium 12 91cm / 36" 76cm / 30" 102cm / 40"
Large 14 97cm / 38" 81cm / 32" 107cm / 42"
X-Large 16 102cm / 40" 86cm / 34" 112cm / 44"
XX-Large 18 107cm / 42" 91cm / 36" 117cm / 46"



VeloVixen Size Morvelo Size UK Shoe Size Euro Shoe Size
Small S/M 5-8 38-42
Large L/XL 8.5-12 42.5-47



VeloVixen Size Chest Size
X-Small 84-86cm / 33-34"
Small 89-94cm / 35-37"
Medium 96-102cm / 38-40"
Large 104-109cm / 41-43"
X-Large 112-117cm / 44-46"
XX-Large 122-127cm / 48-50" 



 VeloVixen Size Warmers (jersey size / weight)
Small XS-S / 45-60kg
Medium S-M / 60-75kg
Large L-XL / 75-85kg
X-Large XL-2XL / >85kg


Tech Spec

  • Italian - 71% multi-filament hydrophilic Polyester | 21% Polyester | 7% Elastane
  • Multi-filament Polyester mesh
  • Hydrophilic treatment ~ increases the breathability
  • Elastane ~ creates a high stretch that contours the body
  • Fast wicking
  • Carry/ storage pouch
  • Heat seal label
  • Flatlock seams
  • Body mapped for a superior fit
  • Handmade in Europe
  • Machine wash at 30° | Use mild detergent | Drip dry in shade | Avoid washing with velcro | Do NOT iron, tumble dry, bleach or dry clean

Who's Behind It?

Oli Pepper and Dave Marcar are bike nuts to the core. They've spent most of their lives riding and racing all kinds of bikes, plus nearly as long in the worlds of graphic design and branding. In 2008, they decided to combine their passions and expertise and created Morvelo - to encompass cycling 'in all its forms'.

Since then, from their Brighton base, the firm has grown through private financing from their friends and customers - often one and the same! They are proud never to have needed to open things up to big investors, meaning they've been able to grow steadily and to create exactly the designs that they are passionate about.

Today they are amongst the rising stars of the British cycling sector. Morvelo remain independently owned and proudly British, so able to put their own distinctive mark on their ever expanding range of stunning cycling gear. They explore themes that combine cycling with wider influences from art, fashion, film and music. And they do it with real individuality and class. Their women's range is growing fast, and they have 'real' women as part of their team both to design and test all their products. Just some of the reasons why we like them so much!

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