The Craft Active Extreme long sleeve base layer is an essential piece of kit for dressing correctly in colder weather and will help you enjoy your cycling in more comfort. Cycling puts heavy demands on clothing and the secret to all-day comfort is to ensure that as you sweat, moisture is wicked away from the skin and passed into the next layer of your clothing. If you feel dry, wind chill presents less of a problem and a stable core temperature is maintained. The Craft Active Extreme includes a body-mapped Gore wind protection membrane on the front and shoulders for increased resistance to wind chill and a seamless torso to help avoid irritation when you’re in a cycling position for long periods of time.
Bodymapped Gore wind protection at shoulders and parts of front
Lightweight, elastic Gore Windstopper fabric
Soft and close fit
Keeps you fresh during exercise
Comfortable, thermal, high quality. Fabric fast-drying on the front body. I wear Castelli size L but this is just M.
Excellent item, wicks well and protects from wind, also feels very comfortable.
Warm and soft, the windproof panel gives great protection on chilly days. Recommend for use under a long sleeve jersey or jacket. Sleeve fabric isn't quite right for wearing with short sleeve jerseys as an under layer.
Great base layer that allows flexibility when a heavy jacket is not required. I already owned the short sleeve version so didn't hesitate when I saw these.
This is a great inner layer for very cold days. The WS material is great espcially on days with windchill factor high. Highly recommend it.
Worn this on a few rides now and works really well especially the wind protection layer. Usual good service from Merlin
Not worn this item as yet. Bought in the summer, for winter use taking advantage of the great offer and it looks and feels like it will do the job well. Although I'm not looking forward to winter riding I'm sure it will keep me warm without overheating.
The large size fits me perfectly, I'm 1.83m and 79 kg.
Excellent prompt delivery from Merlin.
Same fit as regular craft base layers. Allows for a bit more windproofing in mixed weather before you pull out the heavy jackets.
Excellent base layer for cold & windy days! Stop the wind well and keep the body comfortable and warm. A must buy item in winter!
Super quality, very light, absorbes sweat without feeling tacky.
Excellent base layer with wind proof front panel. Used below a Perfetto convertible jacket for added windproof for commuting in early morning in temps from 0-10 *C in past few weeks. Equally good below a non-windproof jersey in slightly higher temps for spring rides (UK).
Great quality and windproof feature is a nice touch. Great fit and very cosy.
Mr HERNANDEZ DEL POZO
Perfect inner layer, I use with normal thermal jersey and perfect. I bought two
Superb baselayer - the windstopper at the front is a revelation. It breathes well and operates over a large temperature range.
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Used for the first time last weekend on a very windy day as a base layer. Great product. Didn't really notice how good it was, it is that good!
Great base layer - Tight fitting - Great price and fast shipping. Very satisfied with the whole merlin cycle experience.
This is now my 2nd Craft base layer shirt. This is the best base layer I've ever owned, I have Defeet and Pearl Izumi, The Craft is my favorite. Also at Merlins price you can't go wrong.
Very good base layer. Keeps you warm during cold mornings. Highly recommended.
This was my first Craft base layer, oh man I'm hooked, they are so comfortable, I've ordered another already.
Excellent base layer perfect for riding the cool morning hills and gulches of the Santa Cruz mountains. Fall, winter and spring.
I have used Craft base layers before, but this is the first Active Extreme garment.
Have to say it's first class dose exactly what it says on the tin.
Already had one of these but it was such a great deal by Merlin I had to get another. Super product at a fantastic price.
This is the best Base Layer for on the bike that I have ever bought. From someone who has averaged 10000 miles a year for the last 10 years on the bike you have my recommendation from a great source. The membrane to keep out the wind is positioned perfectly across the chest and shoulders and the wicking properties are excellent. Value for money for a top quality product. An easy 5 star purchase.
Love it, great under garment. Soft feel, good for cold days, I will recommended...
Miguel Melgar Morais
Very good item. You can go on your bike and be dry without cold and also confortable. I like it.
Love it love it, great under garment. Soft feel, good for cold days
Craft makes great products. With the 5 other items I have, I'm certain this will be just as good as the others. The windshield works great in the short sleeve version I have.
Nice fitted base layer, front wind stopper layer works well, 60 degree wash as well. Very good purchase.
This is my perfect winter cycling base layer. I also use it for ski mountaineering races if it's cold and blustery. The windstopper works a dream on descents but still breathes well during climbs. Highly recommended.
Purchased to see if it would help keep my shoulders warmer during my commute and weekend rides. Windstopper fabric certainly reduces the wind chill and overall I'm pleased with the performance, fit and quality of this garment. Would recommend and will be buying a 2nd myself.
Really does the trick. Wicks away the sweat, but blocks the wind. The fabric has a pattern which holds the heat in. A long sleeve jersey on top of this, and you're ready for a cold day. Maybe I should buy a 2nd one.
Excellent fitting Base Layer for colder days when there is a chill in the air. The front windstopper panel feels a little odd at first but you soon forget about it. Works just like the old method of shoving a newspaper down your top. Well made, comfortable and most importantly keeps you warm and dry. I am a big fan of craft gear, always simple but very effective.
Very impressed with the obvious quality of the product - great for reducing moisture against the skin.
Very nice quality, like everything made by CRAFT.
I own the extreme long sleeve without the windstopper panels, this one with the windstopper panels will just give me more options and should prove more suitable for windy days.
Usual easy ordering and delivery. Good fit, not too long in the arms, and large is just right for my 82 kg 5'11".
Purchased as base layer for winter riding. Coupled with a winter riding jersey this keeps you toasty warm. The wind stopper on the front keeps the cold stuff of your chest and the rest does a good job of wicking away any sweat. Feels very light when on and a large size is perfect for a 40-42" chest. Very pleased with the purchase.
With long sleeves and enhanced thermal protection this is the ideal base layer for the extreme winter rides and, as expected from Craft, wicking more than adequate.
Usual Craft quality and long arm Scandinavian fit. The windproof layer is not as flexible as normal fabric but minor concern. Great garment if your next layer is not windproof!
Cosy in cold weather.
This is a great product, I`ve got the short sleeve version 3 years ago and they`re great. Still as good as new.
This shirt works well to block out the wind on cold morning rides
Superb base layer! The wind stopper front keeps all chills at bay and means you can lighten up on the top layers whilst the weather is still fairly warm. Will be really good when the cold weather arrives.