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Men's Gravel Base Layer

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The Gravel base layer pairs ultralight recycled mesh, a sleeveless design, and the added functionality of three back pockets for a wicking next-to-skin piece that will keep you cool. Designed to be worn over a bib short (or short) and under any of our tees, the Gravel base layer keeps essentials close, accessible, and supported.

Made from a new 100% recycled Italian-milled ultralight mesh, providing exceptional wicking and drying capability even on the hottest days.


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  • 100% Recycled Ultralight Mesh
  • Flatlock seams throughout
  • Three back gusseted pockets
  • Tag-free collar
  • Ultralight weight for a broad range of summer temps
Materials & Care

Fabric Content

93% Recycled Polyester,7% Elastane

Made in AL

Caring for your cycling gear properly will extend its life and maintain its performance, fit and quality. Its important to consider these instructions carefully. While we stand behind the quality of our apparel, not adhering to these instructions will void our warranty against manufacturing & defects. 

We strongly recommend washing your new gear before wearing it. Youll find that your apparel will soften, and fit & comfort will improve after washing - especially with bibs & shorts. 

Machine wash cool, 86F (30C) with like colors: Cooler temps maintain better longevity for your apparel. Like colors, especially lights, will remain more vibrant when washed with like colors. 

Use mild detergent. Do not bleach or dry clean: Strong detergents & bleach can break down the fibers and elastane in the garment, dramatically reducing its life. 

Close all fastenings: this goes also for other garments mixed in with your cycling apparel. Velcro closures or clasps can catch on stitching or trim and damage your garments. 

Lay flat to dry. Do not tumble dry: Do not put your cycling apparel in the dryer. Even on low heat. Dont do it. Heat can damage fabric, elastic and heat transfer logos very easily. Lycra (Elastane) is used throughout our garments to provide compression and support and is susceptible to damage from heat and can irreparably damage your apparel.

Return Policy

The Velocio Signature Guarantee

The Velocio Signature Guarantee underscores our mission to create a better cycling experience. We believe that riding in our gear is the best proof of our commitment to quality and performance. Therefore, we stand behind everything we make. Try any of our products for 30 days to ensure it meets your needs. Wear it. Ride in it. Wash it. We believe it will provide a better riding experience. If you are not 100% satisfied with your Velocio product, you may return it within 30 days of receiving the product.

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Men's Fit Guide

All Velocio Equipment is designed to fit while in riding position, maximizing the performance of the apparel for its intended purpose. The chart below is a guide to help determine your optimum size.

There is purposely overlap at the outside ranges for each size, allowing you to fine-tune your fit. If your size falls into these overlapping portions, choose the smaller size for a more tailored performance fit, or the larger size for a standard fit.

Still trying to figure it out or need help? Email us at and we’ll be happy to answer any questions. Remember that our Signature Guarantee also backs every piece.



Men's Size Guide

All Velocio Equipment is designed to fit while in riding position. Please refer to the Velocio Fit Guide to find the proper size.

Use the following measurements in the table below to cross reference your size with the size of Velocio garments. For a reference on how these should fit and what size you should purchase, refer to the fit guide.



Size Chest Waist Hip


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Tyler C.
United States United States

Perfect pocket hack

This layer is the perfect solution for carrying a phone, wallet and snacks while riding in a T-shirt. The fabric is ultra lightweight and therefore works perfectly well with a lightweight T—comfortable well into the 70s. Sizing is spot on for an XS and fits the same as my other Velocio baselayer, and the pockets are easily reachable even with bibs.

  • Product fit True to size
  • Size purchased XS
Chris S.
United States United States

Great Item - Order Smaller than Usual

This is a good base layer, but rides quite low in the back if you load up the pockets, to the point where it sat well below my t-shirt. I'm going to try a size or two smaller to see if that alleviates the issue. I ordered my usual size per the chart and the fit felt fine prior to filling the pockets.

  • Product fit Runs large
  • Size purchased XL
Thomas B.
United States United States

Good solution for no bike jersey

I bought this base layer to wear under light long sleeve shirts that have no back pockets to avoid putting on sun screen. It works well for my intended purpose and does not seem to be overly hot even in summer weather. I do wish the pockets were a little deeper, but this is definitely better than no pockets if you are used to wearing a three pocket bike jersey.

  • Product fit Runs small
  • Size purchased Large
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Nick S.
United States United States

Sizing is way off

I'm 5'10/11 and 165lbs. Clearly in the medium size range per the Velocio chart. Purchased a medium and then exchanged for a large and the large is still very tight. I get that it's a base layer and meant to be snug but I think the sizing of this particular item is off. I'm a small or medium with other companies and never a large. I'd probably be more comfortable in an extra large but didn't want to go through the hassle of the exchange again. Three stars as the idea is great but the sizing needs to be corrected.

  • Product fit Runs small
  • Size purchased Large
A Velocio Customer
United States United States

Pockets on a base layer, brilliant!

The best thing about this bit of kit is the pockets. I can stash my phone, wallet and keys snugly to my body and cover them with a main layer. Especially nice when wearing the Velocio trail tees, which don't have pockets.

  • Product fit Runs small
  • Size purchased Medium




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