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Pro Team Race Cape


Pro Team Race Cape is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 28.
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The wet-weather race jacket of choice for Team Sky and WIGGINS, featuring a new highly breathable and fully waterproof performance fabric.

Pro Team Race CapeA$385.00

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World-Tour proven waterproof shell

On hard rides or races in changeable conditions riders need a breathable and waterproof outer shell that will protect them from the worst of the weather and won’t cause them to overheat. The Rapha Pro Team Race Cape is that garment.

This season’s updated version is made of a new performance fabric by Polartec that is both highly breathable and offers superior protection from the elements. Also new for 2016 is a small zip pocket on the left side of the jacket, for easy access to an energy bar or gel.

A favourite garment of pro racers such as WIGGINS’ Owain Doull, who says it “almost feels like a normal jersey”, the Race Cape is tailored for a close ‘Pro Team fit’ and has extra features such as zipped cuffs and fully-taped seams. The jacket packs down into a compact bundle and fits in a jersey pocket.

A dropped tail keeps road spray off of the back of your jersey, and the fabric has a slight stretch to allow the jacket to keep its shape over fully-loaded pockets.

The zip has a textured puller for easy use when wearing gloves, and the zipped cuffs make it easy to remove the jacket while on the bike, as well as providing ventilation. The cape also has a bonded strip at the elbows for you to cut around, if you prefer your waterproof short-sleeved.

N.B. To maintain and protect your waterproof products we recommend using Rapha Apparel Re-Proofer »


"Rapha makes some bloody good kit and the Race Cape is a prime example. It looks great even in hard-to-pull-off fluoro yellow ('chartreuse' in Rapha-speak) and fit and comfort is superb. Designed with performance in mind - with input from Team Sky - it's snug, with a shorter front so it keeps its shape when you're on the drops. The zip has a storm flap, the cuffs are zipped, it breathes really well and is highly waterproof." - Cycling Plus, March 2015


  • Waterproof, breathable stretch fabric by Polartec – New for 2016
  • Zip pocket [not waterproof] on left side – New for 2016
  • Reflective details on front and back
  • Soft neoprene collar
  • Zips on cuff to make it easier to take on and off
  • Easy-up VISLON® zip
  • Three-layer laminate fabric
  • Pro Team race fit


  • 68% polyester
  • 32% nylon


  • Machine wash – 30C
  • Wash with similar colours
  • Rinse well
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Do not bleach
  • Do not iron
  • Do not steam
  • Do not dry clean

Body sizing

Chest: measure underneath the armpits with the tape measure straight around.
Back Length: measure from the bottom of where your collar sits/base of the neck to the bottom of your spine.
Arm length: measure from where the seam would start at shoulder to bottom of the wrist.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Waterproof and remarkably breathable too! Kept me dry, warm and happy over 4 days of torrential rain in the Dolomites - At times the storms lasted over 3hours and were at an average temperature of 25C so it was really hard to decide what to take - this jacket became the go to plan - and was incredible. Yes, it's a little heavier to carry in your jersey than a wind jacket or Gillet, but there's not much in it really and when you ned it, it's so much better than either of those two options. An essential item!
Date published: 2017-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great suprise! I bought this for me and my friends, we are group of 4 and they have been so hapy. They love the design and the quality of the product.
Date published: 2017-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Try stopping me now... The first time I wore this, within hours of using it I hated it - It was warm, too warm, I felt the arms ran a tad long and perhaps this was not the product I needed. On my way back I knew I was going to return this... then it started raining (I was wearing it knowing it was going to rain but it had not started yet).... Oh boy - what a mistake, the cape is PERFECT. No longer warm, kept me dry, comfortable and understood the arm length of the cape. So good was this cape that just before I got home, I did a U-turn and rode another 18km in the rain just because... It fits great (did not need to up-size) and it is a key piece for me. I have used it a few times now and now understand that its a terrible wind cape, so I learned to use it as it was deigned. Perfect for me who loves to ride in the rain.
Date published: 2017-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best jacket on the market I don't think you will find a better cycling jacket.
Date published: 2017-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth the money I did not have the opportunity to use this cape too many times, but I know it is a very good purchase. Matrial is doing its job during the downpour, but it is important to use the re-proofer for washing, and after using the spray for waterproof clothing. Despite the high price, it is worth to have it in your cycling wardrobe.
Date published: 2017-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for the Australian Winter! I wanted more than a rain jacket and this garment is precisely that. It has kept me both dry and warm in conditions down to 3-4 celsius, wearing only a base layer, summer jersey and arm warmers underneath. This wasn't an expense - it was an investment and one I'm very happy I made. Wearing it makes it easy to head out in cold, wet and windy conditions.
Date published: 2017-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent weather jacket I bought XL on a 95KG frame and its tight, but the sleeves are long for the reach in the drops. Very good weather proofing, and worn with layers is brilliant
Date published: 2017-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It hasn't rained once! This is by far the best jacket I've ever owned. After the purchase, it has not rained once in Seattle! The jacket is still unused in my closet; I'm sure it'll get some use sooner or later, but definitely worth the price for a couple of weeks of decent weather. Especially after this last winter...
Date published: 2017-06-01
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I've got the pale green version of this jacket which is now disappointingly mud stained after a rainy ride yesterday-any tips for how to get it looking clean again without ruining the material?

Asked by: Tam D
We suggest using our Apparel Wash on this item and then reproofing if it has gotten particularly dirty as the dirty residue trapped in the fibre compromise the waterproofing. Road grime is difficult to remove from lighter coloured items as a constituent part of the mud is also engine oil from vehicles. The stain will be an oil based residue and as the Race Cape is made from an oil-based fibre, separating oil from oil is near on impossible.
Answered by: Rapha_SC
Date published: 2017-09-11

Does the race cape have any sort of venting under the arms?

Asked by: Tobba
The technology of this garment is made of a new performance fabric by Polartec that is both highly breathable and offers superior protection from the elements across the whole race cape.
Answered by: Rapha_MC
Date published: 2017-06-15

I have the 1st ed. rain Jacket in M; was too long in the arms & flaps a bit. I imagine this will be more breathable. Would a SM be best or is the pro team in M likely to be apt? 180cm, 70kg, slim.

Asked by: Conzaa
The Pro Team Range is a tighter fitting garment and is technically designed to be a race fit and thus has longer arms to accommodate a racing position on te bike. For the Pro Team Range based upon your dimensions a size Medium could be an appropriate fit. We do have a 90 day returns policy should the garment not meet with your specifications.
Answered by: Rapha_MC
Date published: 2017-05-30

How big is the small pocket, could you give me the dimensions.

Asked by: Zabel
Hi, the small pocket is approximately 7 cm wide by 17 cm high, in inches approximately 3 inches wide by 7 inches high.
Answered by: sezr
Date published: 2017-05-14

Hi, I take a S in the brevet, classic ss jersey and long sleeve pro team but take a M in pro team ss jersey, I am 174cm, 70kg ave with 95cm chest. The S in the race cape is good in length & sleeves but tight in chest and M is good in chest - help pls.

Asked by: Mbike
The Pro Team Range will always have a more tighter fit then the more relaxed range of the Brevet garments and as such the Race Caps can feel a more tighter fit. If this is too restrictive you can always go for a size up on the Race Cape. We do have a 90 day returns policy if the garment does not meet you personal specifications.
Answered by: Rapha_MC
Date published: 2017-04-07

I currently wear a pro team rain gilet in size medium (gives space for jersey pockets).  I wear a pro team aero jersey in medium for my arm size. I can also fit the small pro team gilet for a snug pro fit.  Would you recommend small for the race cape?

Asked by: Albie
The Race Cape in Medium should be a good fit based upon what you have described.
Answered by: Rapha_MC
Date published: 2017-03-24

Hi. How's the size on this jacket compared to the wind jacket? I wear a large in the wind jacket. I'm 184cm and 80kg fairly athletic build. And my body measures says that i should go for a medium. I'm afraid that's going to be tight. What do you think?

Asked by: Martinsen
Hi, the Pro Team Race Cape has a closer fit, race ready cut compared to the Wind Jacket. It can be recommended to try the size Large. Should you need to exchange, we have a 90 days return period.
Answered by: Rapha_AW
Date published: 2017-02-22

Hi I wear a large brevet jersey, what size in this please?

Asked by: Shorn
Hi, this jacket does have a closer, race ready fit but we generally recommend you order the same size. If your Brevet Jersey is already very tight, you may want to size up one size for the Pro Team Race Cape.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2017-02-07
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