Core Rain Jacket


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An extremely lightweight and packable outer layer designed for rain and wind.

Core Rain Jacket£100.00

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The new standard in lightweight outer layers

The Core Rain Jacket is the ideal outer layer for rides with a chance of rain and wind. Extremely lightweight, it folds down small to comfortably fit in your back pocket, ready to be whipped out when it starts raining or the wind picks up. Colour matched throughout, the jacket has a clean, refined finish with collar tipping and a subtly stitched-in Rapha armband.

The jacket has fully taped seams and an AquaGuard® zip for waterproofing. Six ventilation holes under the armpits allow heat to escape if you’re riding hard while the on-bike fit is aided by an adjustable draw cord at the hem and elasticated inner cuffs, which ensure a perfect fit on your wrists. Reflective elements have also been applied to the sleeves and rear for improved visibility on the roads.


  • Waterproof fabric
  • Extremely lightweight (124g – small)
  • Packable – easily fits in a rear jersey pocket
  • On-bike fit: longer arms, dropped tail and short front for on-bike fit
  • Inner cuffs with lightweight stretch elastane fabric
  • Off-centre zip to prevent draughts penetrating layers
  • YKK AquaGuard® water-resistant zip with zip guard and garage for comfort
  • Four reflective stripes – two on sleeves, two on sides
  • Six laser-cut underarm holes to allow heat to escape
  • Shaped rear hem provides further water protection from tyre spray


Main Body:

  • 100% Nylon 2.5 Layer
  • 100% Nylon 3 Layer


  • Machine wash cool at 30 degrees
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Do not iron
  • Do not bleach
  • 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.

    CM IN

    Chest < 84 84-91 91-99 99-107 107-115 115+
    50-56 56-62 62-68 68-74 74-80 80+
    < 60 60-62 62-64 64-66 66-68 68+
    Chest < 33 33-36 36-39 39-42 42-45 45+
    20-22 22-24 24-27 27-29 29-31 31+
    < 24 24-24.5 24.5-25 25-26 26-26.5 26.5+

Would this fit over a blazer/suit jacket for a commute?

Asked by: AlexU
Hi, this is not specifically designed for city riding and you may need to size up for this jacket to fit over your blazer. Another option would be our Hooded Rain Jacket.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-12-01

How does this compare to the Rain Jacket?

Asked by: Bern03
Hi, this jacket is a pared back version of the Rain Jacket, using a slightly different material but offering great water protection.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-11-23

Hi I bought a soft shell raincoat XL. IT IS WAY TOO BIG. Does this jacket size big?

Asked by: Wee lad
Hi, this jacket has a fit in line with the Core range which is slightly more relaxed than some of our other products.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-11-23

How well does this block wind? Would it work fine with base layers in the winter?

Asked by: SamJ
Hi, this jacket will block the wind but it was designed for this purpose and it would be better to use a wind jacket in these conditions.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-11-23

How breathable is the waterproof fabric?

Asked by: PhillN
Hi, the fabric used in this jacket is waterproof but less breathable than our other rain jackets. There are ventilation holes in the fabric to improve heat regulation.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-11-23

Does the waterproof coating needs to be replenished periodically

Asked by: Ti Yam
Hi, the fabric itself is water resistant but to maintain the same levels of water protection, the DWR coating does need to be replenished periodically.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-11-22
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