Rapha Gets Brighter, Adds Fresh Winter Gear & Colors
Rapha’s Hardshell (dark blue, held) is a new rain jacket and is their first totally waterproof outer layer. All seams are taped and the zipper is rubberized. Rear pockets have a fourth outer waterproof zip pocket. Subtle color matched reflective strips are on the arms and around the body. Available in maroon, navy blue and chartreuse (yellow). The latter, along with the day glow vests shown here, are examples of their increased high visibility offerings.
The Transfer Jacket (black) is a light puffy piece for pulling on after the ride. It has a stretch side panel with Primaloft fill throughout. The tail is slightly longer, so it’ll work as a commuter piece, too. It also folds itself into the back pocket, making a perfect après ride pillow. Other color is a Cadet Blue.
Overall, they’re getting into more color. The Lombardia jersey (right) is inspired by the Giro d’Lombardi in the fall, hence the colors. It’s made of a sport wool blend merino with button closures on the wrist and left shoulder.
The Women’s Long Sleeve jersey (left) is 100% merino wool and as much or more a fashion piece as a casual commuter piece.
Country Jerseys get a long sleeve edition, and more colors are popping up throughout the line. Many of the pieces are made to work technically well while looking like lifestyle and fashion pieces. Many include safety features to help you be more visible, too. As they put it, if you want to be seen, you probably want to look good to.
Not shown, the women’s cyclocross kit gets a slight makeover, too.