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Brevet Lightweight Jersey

£120.00

Brevet Lightweight Jersey is rated NaN out of 5 by 9.
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A jersey designed for adventures in the hottest conditions on self-supported rides.

Brevet Lightweight Jersey£120.00

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A lightweight, durable and versatile cycling jersey for adventures on the hottest of days

With a lighter-weight construction, yet still able to meet the demands of the toughest long-distance rides, the Brevet Lightweight Jersey is highly breathable and quick to wick away moisture. Reflective Brevet stripes feature on the chest, and three large cargo pockets provide ample storage for food and tools. This fast-drying jersey can be washed and dried overnight ready for your next day’s ride.

In January 2016, three riders from Rapha travelled to South Africa to explore the route of the Tour of Ara; a 700km endurance race through the arid and isolated Karoo region. Facing fierce daytime temperatures, the riders returned asking for a lighter-weight version of the venerable Brevet Jersey, informing the development of the Brevet Lightweight Jersey. Using a 100gm2 fabric, this garment is perfectly suited to adventure rides in hot conditions and features an anti-bacterial, odour-resistant treatment that keeps the jersey fresher for longer.

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FEATURES

  • Lightweight construction to withstand high temperatures
  • High-visibility stripes and print for exploration by day or night
  • Three large cargo pockets to accommodate the necessary supplies for long-day rides
  • Zipped valuables pocket

FABRIC

  • 100% polyester

CARE INSTRUCTIONS

  • Machine wash 30ºC
  • Wash dark colours separately
  • Do not bleach
  • Do not dry clean
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Warm iron

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 Great Jersey I only buy a new jersey every couple of years so I shopped for a long time before selecting this one. Details/workmanship are great - definitely feels like an upgraded but not at all precious garment. Although perhaps lightweight compared to the Merino wool version, I'd say this jersey feels "normal" compared to the offerings of other manufacturers. Fit is very good - I am usually a size L in Rapha's Pro garments and a size M in their Classic. This was my first purchase from the Brevet line and I went with a size M, which was definitely the right choice. The fit is slim but not overly tight; my only complaint is that at 6 feet when I am not on the bike the waist is dangerously close to riding up and exposing a narrow section of very pale and hairy belly skin above the waistline of my bibs. A good excuse to buy a base layer, which I did! Definitely a go-to, day-to-day jersey that presumably - like other Rapha purchases I've made - has a long life ahead of it.
Date published: 2017-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Breathability Definitely a must have item. Besides offering a great breathability, this product is highly visible - reflective bands work incredibly well even during the day. I bought this item to ride in hot/rainy conditions of Southeastern Brazil. Was surprised by its great performance on changing weather during very long rides. I usually wear large and the item has a good fit.
Date published: 2017-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fit and comfortable Love it, very comfortable fit and design look great as well
Date published: 2016-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome jersey A perfect fit and really comfortable! And unchanged in texture, shape or colour after a few washes
Date published: 2016-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! Gift to my husband. Nice color and material. Excellent style! Rapha is it!
Date published: 2016-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Jersey for all conditions This is the first Brevet Jersey I purchase and I think it's a great Jersey if you don't need a lot of protection from the elements. Really nice design and the fabric is Ok for our rides which are really humid and hot. Whish they would make them in a couple more color combos specially the fluo ones.
Date published: 2016-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from High vis. Nice fit. A winner in the heat. I have owned a regular Rapha Brevet Jersey in merino-rich sports wool for several months. It is great, and served me well during the cooler winter months in Adelaide, Australia. The Lightweight Brevet Jersey is, for me, an ideal summer riding garment. I really like the fact that it is so high vis; but the pink is not over-bearing due to nice styling. Paired with Rapha Navy Brevet Bib Shorts & socks (that have pink piping), and white Rapha Sunscreens, it is a winner. I rode 150km today in 30 degree C heat, and it performed well. Yes, I had to unzip up larger hills, but overall I was not too hot and it also protected me perfectly from sunburn. The fit is nice, and although it lacks the drawcord that the regular Brevet Jersey has, it doesn't seem to move around too much and the silicone gripper does its job. Rear pockets are big, and you can cram a lot into them. The addition of a small zip pocket on the right hand side is excellent, and is perfect for cash/credit cards; although a notable omission (in comparison to the regular Brevet Jersey) is the front 'Brevet Card' pocket. The arms a slightly longer than usual, and I like that as it means that you don't need to have your arm screens very high up your arm (as they can get tight). Would highly recommend.
Date published: 2016-10-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Odd sizing/Abrasive detailing. This is my first "Brevet" jersey. I own many Rapha jerseys. Was excited about the features/colour prior to this purchase. I am not fully happy with this purchase. It is cut very VERY short at the front. Paired with touring shorts or low cut bibs, a few inches of skin will definitely show while standing. Not very bike touring practical/aesthetic. I found the the stitching of the reflective material bands very sharp, especially in the back. It's very abrasive so far. Redness appeared after only a short ride. I can't imagine how it will be for longer rides or if using an hydratation backpack. A thicker undershirt is mandatory I guess (counterproductive with an UL jersey). I hesitated with the regular Brevet jersey. The colours palette made me chose this product even if It meant losing the practical ballast pocket. So far, I'm not happy with my decision.
Date published: 2016-10-05
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HI - wondering about size - I picked up a small merino/mesh shirt,  wear a small in the Assos SS.cento_s7 Jersey. I'm 5'10"  145 pounds - should I go for a small or medium - I don't want a race fit, but not a baggy one either. Thanks

Asked by: JasonC
Hi, from what you have said it is likely you will be a small. However, it is difficult to accurately advise without other measurements, particularly your chest measurement. It is best to take this measurement and then refer to our sizing guide.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2017-03-09

The reflective stripes are only on the chest?? And are both stripes reflective??

Asked by: DonT
Hi, the stripes are on the front and back but only the lower stripe is reflective.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2017-02-28

Hi, Im looking at buying my first jersey....Ideally for a trip to Cyprus in a few weeks, its ranging 15-20 degrees with some downhill from climbing which would be cooler, would this jersey be a good option with a gilet, if so which one? 

Asked by: paulsh090802
Hi, combined with a gilet, this jersey would be a good option. An accompanying Brevet Gilet would be a great choice. This gilet is lightweight and easily packable when you are working hard on the climbs.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2017-02-24

Hi, does the Brevet lightweight jersey have an SPF or UPF rating? Thanks.

Asked by: Paul J
Hi, the Brevet Lightweight Jersey does not have an SPF or UPF rating.
Answered by: Rapha_AW
Date published: 2017-01-04

is the size of the brevet lightweight similar to a club jersey (where i am a medium) or a super lightweight/pro jersey (where i am a large)?

Asked by: ericcarandang
Hi, this jersey has a slightly different fit to all of the jerseys you mentioned. The fit is more relaxed than that of the Super Lightweight or Pro Team Jersey and we recommend you choose a medium. As always we do have a free 90 day returns policy if needed.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-12-15

Is this jersey meant for hot weather? Just like the super lightweight and pro team jersey collections?

Asked by: kennyleow
Hi, as we all regulate temperature differently it is hard to advise on the temperature range for individuals and differing exertion levels will also affect it's properties. However, the Brevet Jersey was tested during the Tour of Ara, a 700km race in South Africa - so was worn during notoriously hard, and challenging, conditions.
Answered by: Rapha_AW
Date published: 2017-01-27

Regarding the thickness and feel of the fabric, would you say it's comparable to the super lightweight jersey or closer to the pro team?

Asked by: Dogmatic13
Hi, this jersey feels more comparable to the Super Lightweight Jersey than the Pro Team Jersey.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-10-04

Hi, Is the sizing the same as the current crop of jerseys (i.e. really short at the front like the classics jersey 2)? Or more like the old style brevets?

Asked by: Ratthink
Hi, the sizing of the Brevet range is similar to the previous season.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-10-03
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