Café du Cycliste Cosette Ceramic base layer review

Café du Cycliste's Cosette Ceramic base layer is the French brand's most technical base layer, but does it live up to the claim?

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Cycling Weekly Verdict

Ultimately, this is a really impressive base layer. The Merino blend makes it soft, warm and stink-free while the high neck has become a must-have feature of base layers. It's perhaps a little bit baggy, especially considering it's supposed to have a 'race fit'.

Reasons to buy
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    Very warm

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    Merino is an excellent insulator and doesn't smell

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    High neck

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    Fits long arms

Reasons to avoid
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    A little baggier than the 'race fit' would suggest

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Within the Café du Cycliste bundle of clothes sent out to CW Towers, the immediate standout product was the Cosette Ceramic base layer.

For starters, it looks great. The light grey body matched with the darker arms and back make this as much a fashion piece as a technical item of clothing.

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