Brevet jersey and gilet bundle
In 2011, a trio of Rapha staff decided to push their limits and enter road cycling’s most historic long-distance event: the Paris-Brest-Paris Randonnée, in which cyclists from across the world battle to ride 1,200km, unsupported, in less than 90 hours. Their adventure was both the spur to create a new jersey designed for endurance riding, and the perfect testing ground for such a garment.
The test riders wore prototypes of what would eventually become the Brevet Jersey on the PBP but also throughout a series of qualifying ‘brevet’ rides – 200, 300, 400 and 600km around the UK, including the length-of-Wales-and-back Bryan Chapman Memorial. Those long days in the saddle tested the endurance of both rider and clothing.
The Short Sleeve Brevet Jersey and its accompanying hi-vis gilet were designed to surpass the demands of the toughest long-distance rides.
"The colourway of the Brevet gilet replicates that of the jersey and the two items work perfectly together. An offset zip prevents any layering issues and a high collar helps to keep the elements out."
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