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Pro Team Long Sleeve Shadow Jersey

£240.00

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A long sleeve version of a product that has revolutionised the way riders dress for changeable weather, offering the protection of a jacket and the comfort and fit of a jersey. This is extreme breathability and protection, combined.

Pro Team Long Sleeve Shadow Jersey£240.00

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Unparalleled comfort and protection from Autumn to Spring

Using the same revolutionary wet-weather protective technology as the Short Sleeve Shadow Jersey, the Pro Team Long Sleeve Shadow Jersey has an improved cut for a close, on-bike fit and a new reflective armband to keep you visible under dark skies.

Developed in response to a request from Team Sky for kit that lacked the bulk of heavy winter clothing, yet kept their riders dry and comfortable in the worst weather conditions, the Pro Team Long Sleeve Shadow Jersey was worn by the team throughout the Spring Classics races, most notably by Wout Poels during his victory in the snow, sleet and rain of the 2016 Liège-Bastogne-Liège.

With the warmth and water resistance of a winter jacket but the race fit of a jersey, the fabric used in the Shadow collection has exceptional water repellant properties. Taped seams on the shoulders, the arms and the torso add another layer of resistance and ample pockets on the rear store ride provisions.

The Pro Team Shadow collection presents a truly revolutionary solution to an age-old problem in sportswear. Even the most expensive rainwear is usually made from a laminate material, with a plastic feel. This type of fabric traps heat and moisture close to the body resulting in a clammy jacket in which it is easy to overheat – not ideal for racing or hard training.

The fabric used in the Shadow range features a DWR (durable water repellent) finish, applied twice during the manufacturing process, making it ‘hydrophobic’ – water simply rolls off. The stretch-weave adds compression to create a race fit and micropores allow heat to move across the fabric membrane and away from the body, helping to regulate your temperature. With a soft, brushed inner, the jersey can be worn comfortably over a base layer, or even straight onto skin. This is elite racewear, made without compromises.

What they say about Shadow:

“I travelled back home after La Flèche Wallonne especially to have my Shadow kit for Liège-Bastogne-Liège and it allowed me to perform at my best, even in that tough weather.” – Wout Poels, Team Sky

"The new Shadow range is the future - even though it's already here. In terms of wet weather clothing it's the best equipment that's ever come into cycling.” – Ian Boswell, Team Sky

"​Rapha has discovered the Holy Grail in cycle kit - something totally and comprehensively water resistant that doesn’t boil you from the inside out​.” 4/5. The Times

“Shadow performs superbly. The fabric is thinner and lighter than that used in the Castelli Gabba, but impressively offers comparable wind-proofing. Water repellency is superb and the best I have seen on garments of this type.” 9/10. Cycling Weekly.

FEATURES

  • ‘Hydrophobic’ rain protection
  • Breathable, even during race paced efforts
  • Wind resistant
  • Stretch-woven fabric that provides a contoured fit
  • Brushed inside for on-skin comfort
  • Reflective band on left arm for low-light visibility
  • VISLON® zipper with chunky, ergonomic puller for easy adjustment
  • Three rear pockets with zipped essentials pocket
  • Drill holes in rear pockets (to let out rain water)
  • Critically taped seams over the shoulders for extra protection from driving rain

FABRIC

  • 53% polyamide
  • 47% elastane

CARE INSTRUCTIONS

  • Machine wash – 30C
  • Wash with similar colours
  • Drip dry in shade
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Do not bleach
  • Do not dry clean
  • Do not 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.

    CM IN

  • XS S M L XL XXL
    Chest < 84 84-91 91-99 99-107 107-115 115+
    Back
    length
    50-56 56-62 62-68 68-74 74-80 80+
    Arm
    length
    < 60 60-62 62-64 64-66 66-68 68+
  • XS S M L XL XXL
    Chest < 33 33-36 36-39 39-42 42-45 45+
    Back
    length
    20-22 22-24 24-27 27-29 29-31 31+
    Arm
    length
    < 24 24-24.5 24.5-25 25-26 26-26.5 26.5+

I will be riding in Girona quite soon where the temps will vary between 5-12/15%C over the duration of a ride. What base layer do you suggest I utilize with a long sleeve shadow jersey? Could I get away with a pro team short sleeve mesh base layer?

Asked by: Rueban B
Hi, a Pro Team Base Layer - Short Sleeve or Merino Mesh Base Layer - Short Sleeve would be a good choice.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-12-07

Could this be layered with a base layer beneath the Pro Team Race Cape for the ultimate versatility in protection from extended wet and chilly conditions?

Asked by: GreatScott
Hi, you could wear this jersey and a base layer below the Pro Team Race Cape in very cold, wet conditions.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-11-17

Hi is the fit better than the last shadow jersey as I had to return the old version fit was appalling?

Asked by: Peel
Hi, we have taken on board feedback we received on the previous Shadow range and improved the fit.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-11-08

Will this jersey be warm enough to ride in temperatures around 0? How this compares to the pro team soft shell jacket?

Asked by: marcus44
Hi, this jersey is designed for hard training rides and efforts in cold, wet weather. In terms of warmth, it falls somewhere between a winter jacket and long sleeve jersey. It is not quite as warm as the Pro Team Softshell Jacket and is not intended to be worn at 0 degrees celsius. However, you could layer the jersey with a jacket or gilet.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-11-08
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