- by Christopher Jones
- Published: 9 September 2009
Rapha have released a sneek peak of their new Autumn/ Winter range including a new Rapha Rain Jacket, designed for riding in the wettest conditions. Urban riders meanwhile, should look out for the new Rapha Trousers. With a contemporary cut, the trousers are packed with technical features and are ideal for commuting.
The Rapha Rain Jacket offers the highest level of performance in wet conditions. Highly water resistant, the jacket is extremely breathable and packs down small enough to fit into a jersey pocket.
The jacket has a slim fit and a dropped tail keeps off road spray. Fully taped seams and neoprene cuffs keep water out at the shoulders and wrists, both traditionally vulnerable areas on a jacket when riding into heavy weather. To ensure maximum comfort when the going gets tough, special panels under the jackets arms offer even greater levels of breathability.
Inside, the seams are finished in a stylish contrast colour. The jacket has an offset, waterproof zip with a tricot-lined zip guard and lockdown puller. The zipped rear pocket is also waterproof, while reflective Rapha prints appears on the lower back and collar. The cuffs and side panels also have a reflective trim.
Created for the urban rider, these smart, slim-cut trousers are tough enough to survive the rigours of the winter commute but also stylish enough to be worn off the bike. Features include a reinforced seat
panel and key-fold pocket.
A technical product designed for the serious rouleur, Rapha Overshoes are made from 100% neoprene and are robust enough to help you outride even the most punishing winter conditions.
Made from fleece-backed Roubaix fabric, leg warmers offer more extensive coverage than Rapha?s popular Knee Warmers and are designed for hard winter training rides.
A stylish, full-length sock designed for cold winter rides and perfect for touring, randoneering and urban riding.
Available from Rapha in the coming weeks.