Pro-grade waterproof shell for in-race protection
When setting out for a hard ride or race in changeable conditions, riders need a robust and simple outer shell that will protect them from the worst of the weather and that doesn’t add unnecessary bulk.
The Rapha Pro Team Race Cape is designed to do just this, using a lightweight and durable three-ply fabric developed exclusively for Rapha, race-ready tailoring that stops fabric flapping in the wind, and smart finishing touches such as zipped cuffs and fully-taped seams. It easily packs down to stow in your back pocket.
The Pro Team Race Cape has a slim fit, cut for the long-and-low riding positions of modern racers. A dropped tail keeps road spray off of the back of your jersey, and the fabric’s slight stretch allows the jacket to keep its shape over fully-loaded pockets. The updated zip has a thick pull tab with a textured back for easy use when wearing gloves, and the zipped cuffs make it easier to put on or remove the jacket while on the bike. The jacket packs down to the size of a jersey pocket and includes a bonded strip for you to cut around, if you prefer your waterproofs short-sleeved.
N.B. To maintain and protect your waterproof products we recommend using Rapha Apparel Re-Proofer »
"Rapha makes some bloody good kit and the Race Cape is a prime example. It looks great even in hard-to-pull-off fluoro yellow ('chartreuse' in Rapha-speak) and fit and comfort is superb. Designed with performance in mind - with input from Team Sky - it's snug, with a shorter front so it keeps its shape when you're on the drops. The zip has a storm flap, the cuffs are zipped, it breathes really well and is highly waterproof." Cycling Plus, March 2015