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
I know. I didn't think so either. I'm new to the base layer concept, but I feel like such a pro in this one! Seriously though, it's warm when it's cool, cool when it's warm. On top of that it is beautiful. I sized down to a Medium so it would be smooth under compressive jerseys and I'm glad I did. (for reference I'm 5'9", 175lbs, 32F).
Comfortable, stylish, and functional, all wrapped up in one. I didn't understand why people wore base layers until I was lucky enough to receive this top as a a gift. I loved it so much that I went back and bought two extra!
Excellent base layer. I’m reasonably long in the torso and this is perfect for me still. Have only used it on moderate weather rides, so will be interested to see how it is in the heat. Lovely soft material. I’m 5’7, size US8 with 12b bewbs and the medium is perfect
I was hesitant about buying a base layer online, as I have a long torso and....fast forward. It's amazing! Perfectly fits under bibs, doesn't ride up (which happens with almost everything for me with a thicker lower half/hips and "slimmer" waist).
Feels so soft and luxurious. I asked for more for my birthday!!
I really like the material, it's soft and smooth. It does not provide as much warmth as I was hoping for when riding during chilly SoCal mornings. The length is a tad short and becomes untucked in the back. A bit pricey for what you get.
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