High-visibility cold weather cycling jersey and vest
Eurobike 2013 Award Winner
Based on the short-sleeve jersey rigorously tested by Rapha riders at Paris-Brest-Paris, the long-sleeve version has been created for endurance rides where additional visibility and storage are important but where extra insulation is required. It has three large cargo pockets, as well as a zipped ballast pocket for carrying a complementary hi-vis Brevet Vest and/ or an extra jacket.
The front of the jersey also has a zipped chest pocket for carrying a brevet card. Designed specifically for riding in low light, the jersey has two high-visibility stripes around the chest, one in pink, another in a perforated white Schoeller fabric. Other visibility details include a reflective armband on the left arm and reflective tab on the back of the jersey. The jersey is highly breathable and versatile enough to be used from autumn through to spring.
- Breathable, insulating Sportwool™ fabric
- Three large cargo pockets
- Large zipped ballast pocket
- Hi-vis chestbands and armband
- Water-resistant chest pocket to carry brevet card
- Windproof front
- Offset zip for comfortable layering
- Reflective stripes around middle
- Reflective Rapha logo
- Mesh panels for breathability
"As it's a jersey design with long rides in mind, I tested it on a recent 200km Audax. With the ride starting before the sun had risen, and me and my companion arriving back at the car park just as the sun was setting, the extra visibility afforded by both the jersey and gilet came into their own. The brevet pocket kept my brevet card from getting soggy so I could get it stamped at the various control points, and the pockets were plenty large enough to carry my rations for the day."
"The tailoring is excellent. This is not a super-tight piece for racing but the cut is close fitting and assumes the same shape as your body when in the riding position, hunched over the handlebar. That is to say, there’s no bunching of material at the front of the jersey, the tail is generously long and the open cuffs are anatomically shaped to provide a little more coverage over the top of your gloves."
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