WE FIXED THAT.
Machines has always had one goal: to fix womxn's gear that doesn't function, fit, or flatter. Next up on our list? The base layer. Most layers are too tight across the bust and bunch up when tucked into bibs creating bulges and wrinkles around the hips. And yet, base layers are a key staple in any rider's cycling wardrobe for their cooling benefits and temperature moderation.
For our latest drop, we fixed the base layer. The Luxe Cropped Base is designed to slip seamlessly into cycling bibs, shorts, or pants. The cropped cut hits just below the natural waist, creating a figure-flattering shape that tucks easily without any bulging, scrunching, or bunching. Machines' newest Better Than Skin fabric is unique, providing a super sleek, silky hand feel that glides easily under outer layers and wicks moisture away from the skin for a cooling feeling on year-round rides. The four-way stretch, high-gauge fabric provides impressive compression as well as UPF 50+ sun protection to keep your chest protected from the sun's rays when your jersey is open.
In sleeveless and long sleeve options, The Luxe Cropped Base is the ultimate layer for staying cool and comfortable on rides all year round. On hot summer days, sweat is whisked off of the skin to keep you dry. In cooler weather, less sweat means no damp fabrics that make you feel colder. What we love most is the silk-like feeling that hugs the body and makes any kit combo feel luxurious.
- Super soft, silk-like Better Than Skin fabric is designed to wick moisture away from the skin for a cooling, quick-drying effect.
- High-gauge for excellent compression and abrasion resistance.
- Flattering, cropped cut hits just below the natural waist to avoid bunching and scrunching when tucked into compressive bottom layers like bib shorts and cycling pants.
- Elegant center logo provides high-power visibility on the darkest nights, but a subtle and stealth appearance during the day.
- Fantastic fit with 4-Way stretch developed to hug curvier figures.
- UPF 50+ Sun Protection
- The Long Sleeve Base sleeves are tailored to provide perfect coverage in riding position.
Size & Fit
|BUST (in)||WAIST (in)||HIPS (in)|
|XXS||29.5 - 31||21.5 - 23.5||32 - 34|
|XS||31 - 33||23.5 - 25. 5||34 - 36|
|S||33 - 35||25.5 - 27.5||36 - 39|
|M||35 - 37||27.5 - 30.5||39 - 42|
|L||37 - 40||30.5 - 33.5||42 - 45|
|XL||40 - 43||33.5 - 36.5||45 - 48|
|XXL||43 - 47||36.5 - 39.5||48 - 51|
|XXXL||47 - 50.5||39.5 - 42.5||51 - 54|
Notes about fit
- For cycling tops, the BUST MEASUREMENT is the most crucial factor.
- Measure around the WIDEST POINT of the bust, not the ribcage.
- If you are petite or prefer a compressive fit, we recommend SIZING DOWN.
- A snug fit is crucial to performance.
Check out our FIT GUIDE for more detailed instructions, or pop your measurements into the fit calculator above for a personalized recommendation!
Customer ReviewsWrite a review
Loving the new base layers! I purchased both the long sleeve and sleeveless and each has provided the additional coverage where needed! They are not bulky and work well under both the short and long sleeve MF jerseys!! Am hoping you will offer some additional colors!
I own the long sleeve base layer in a medium and large. I prefer the medium for the fit, but I do wish it was the length in the torso of the large. I wear this base layer when it's 40-45ºF under the summer weight jersey, and do not need an outer layer. I love the versatility of this layer, I also wear it under my scrub top when I'm working in the hospital. Solid layer overall, wish it came in more colors (white, navy blue, black).
For reference: I am 5'7, 153lb.
As the weather starts to warm up here in the southwest, and the temperature varies throughout the day, I have been glad to have this as a transition piece. it is so comfortable, I forget I have it on.
Great layer that adds a little core warmth on cold days, or can be worn alone on hot days. I've used it cycling, mountain biking, running, and XC skiing. It's super comfortable and versatile!
Fabric is light and the fit is great...but it is made in China, and for that reason I will not buy a second one.
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