The design is inspired by the winter training routes around Girona in Catalunya, Northern Spain, often referred to as "The Pro's Backyard".
With the onset of Autumn and the racing over until the next Spring, the attention turns to training, and after a few weeks off, the Pro’s are quickly back on their bikes embarking on long training rides to build their base km’s ahead of the new campaign.
Nestled in the foothills of the Pyrenees, Girona is the perfect location for those long training rides and the various routes became the inspiration for the surface pattern, an abstract road map of the roads and villages that every pro knows.
The fabric is a Polyester Microfibre with Hydrophilic Outer Layer, at 145g/m it is a heavier weight than our 1.81 Base Layers and is designed to be paired with a 1.62 J/J Jersey Jacket or a 1.64 Rocka Mk2 Jacket for that perfect combination for long training rides.
Like the 1.81 Base Layer it has panelled hems - for the Backyard Base Layer we've made this construction method more obvious by using a different colour (Outer Space) for the inside panels at the waistline.
It is designed for two uses, and with that comes two sizes, pure performance downsize e.g. if 40" is your chest measurement (A) then you will need a 39" for as a purely performance base layer. If on the other hand you would like to wear it on AND off the bike then we recommend you upsize one e.g. if 40" is your chest measurement (A) then we recommend you wear a 41"