The definitive technical garment for changeable conditions
When Rapha began working with Team Sky, its riders requested a wet-weather shell that protected them from the elements, but also breathed well and didn’t cause them to overheat when going flat out. The riders also wanted to be able to easily access food in foul weather. The result was the development of the Rapha Pro Team Softshell Jacket.
Following feedback from Team Sky and riders around the world, the Pro Team Softshell Jacket has been updated with Polartec’s innovative Power Shield Pro fabric, which strikes the perfect balance between protection and breathability. This is a jacket for riders who seek the highest levels of performance in wet conditions.
Zips on the cuffs and an oversized puller make the jacket easier to put on – and remove – with gloved hands. On warmer days the jacket can be worn directly over a Base Layer, acting as a weather-resistant jersey. When the temperature plummets, pair with a Base Layer and Pro Team Jersey. The fit is in line with the Pro Team collection, with a slim and close fit suited to a low riding position.
Polartec’s Power Shield Pro is a three-layer laminate. On the outside layer, a smooth and durable hydrophobic surface sheds water easily. Inside, a knitted surface contains a ‘micro-grid’ structure, a network of small squares to increase the fabric’s ability to wick sweat and disperse it quickly. Sandwiched between the two, the highly breathable Power Shield Pro membrane blocks 99% of the wind, while still allowing air and moisture out. The result is a jacket that is breathable, highly water resistant and insulating.