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Fit guide: The Ceramic Baselayer is slim fitting. If you’re on the borderline between two chest sizes or if you prefer a more relaxed fit, we recommend going for the size up.

Model wears: Runner Ibrahim Van Den Berg is 6ft 2 / 188cm with a 38in / 96cm chest and a 31.5in / 80cm waist. Ibrahim has an athletic build and wears the Ceramic Baselayer in size Large.

Personalised advice: See our size guide for more advice on sizing, or you can ask us for personalised sizing advice here.

Returns and exchanges: Don’t worry if you order something and it doesn’t fit – we have a free, no hassle 30 day return and exchange period.

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Fits waist71-7676-8181-8686-9191-9696-101
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Fits waist28-3030-3232-3434-3636-3838-40
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Ceramic Baselayer

Hardcore ceramic protection

Each Ceramic Baselayer is embedded with over 100,000 ceramic particles bound together in a honeycomb formation. While every one of the particles is smooth, flat and soft to the touch, the only material on earth that’s tougher than ceramics is diamonds, making the baselayer highly abrasion resistant. The particles can’t be scratched off or washed out.

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Built with the same ceramic tech as the International Space Station 

To get a sense of just how tough ceramic materials can be, you need to look to the International Space Station 400km above the Earth. It has multiple layers of protection shielding it from micrometeoroids and orbital debris that can strike at speeds of up to 40,000mph. The first is made from aramid fibre – the same as our 100 Year Hoodies. The next is woven from ceramic fibre – the second toughest material on or off the planet. And if it’s good enough for hypervelocity collisions in space, it’s good enough for any mission back on Earth.

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Why abrasion resistance matters

Abrasion resistance is how you measure clothes’ ability to withstand friction and wear and tear. Whether you're lugging climbing rope over your shoulder, you come off your bike on a downhill track, or your bag's shifting up and down on your back on a long run, that’s all abrasion. Wearing highly abrasion resistant clothing gives you the best chance of coming home from an adventure with your clothes and your skin intact.

Ceramic Baselayer

High stretch fabric with seamless side panelling

The baselayer incorporates 20% elastane and offers incredible 4 way stretch - even the stitching is elastic. Two seamless side panels - running from the bottom hem, up the side of the body, then down the inside of the sleeve to the cuff - give you complete freedom of movement, with no seams to prevent the fabric stretching as you move your arms and upper body. They also make you more comfortable by removing the chance of seams chafing your armpit.

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Lock-down waterproof zip

The baselayer has a matt black lock-down zip, which means you can secure it in place at any point. Once locked in place, the zip pull won’t bounce and the zip won't come undone, however much you move around. It stays exactly where you left it. The zip has a rubberised, waterproof surround, and a soft zip guard at the neck.

Ceramic Baselayer

Designed for the unknown

Adventure sport is never predictable. So we've created a clothing system that protects you from every angle, rather than second-guessing where you might need it. The entire surface area of the baselayer is abrasion resistant. Every dot in every hexagon you can see on the baselayer is a ceramic particle. So it doesn’t matter where a rock, a tree, or the passage of time tries to strike, you should be covered.

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Breathable and lightweight

Our Ceramic Baselayer is breathable and hydrophilic, which means it will soak up any sweat and get rid of it fast, so you stay comfortable and dry. While the outside is super-resilient, the underside has a soft, silky feel, making it easy to wear all day. The baselayer is lightweight, so you're not paying for the abrasion resistance by having to carry extra weight.

Ceramic Baselayer

Part of the toughest clothing system on Earth

We designed our Ceramic Hoodie, Ceramic T Shirt and Ceramic Baselayer to be the toughest layering system on the planet. Depending on the terrain and temperature you find yourself in they can be worn separately, two at a time, or all three together. All three pieces use the same ceramic coating technology and have the same fitted cut. The tighter fit means that they can be worn close to your body to offer you the most protection.

Ceramic Baselayer

Built in the SpaceX of fabric mills

Every Ceramic T Shirt, Baselayer and Hoodie starts life at the same space age factory in Switzerland. Based in the mountains, Schoeller is to material technology what SpaceX is to rockets – a bunch of people and machines quietly making the future happen faster. While ceramic technology has been used on missile nose cones and the blades of jet engines for decades, Schoeller helped us become the first to apply ceramics to a wearable system of clothing.

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    Vollebak is to the technical clothing world what Skunk Works is to the aeronautics industry. The small London-based team is constantly releasing cutting-edge products that seem as much science experiments as they do functional pieces of gear.

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