Pro Team Race Cape

£187.00 was£220.00

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The wet-weather race jacket of choice for Team Sky and WIGGINS, featuring a new highly breathable and fully waterproof performance fabric.

Pro Team Race Cape£187.00

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World-Tour proven waterproof shell

On hard rides or races in changeable conditions riders need a breathable and waterproof outer shell that will protect them from the worst of the weather and won’t cause them to overheat. The Rapha Pro Team Race Cape is that garment.

This season’s updated version is made of a new performance fabric by Polartec that is both highly breathable and offers superior protection from the elements. Also new for 2016 is a small zip pocket on the left side of the jacket, for easy access to an energy bar or gel.

A favourite garment of pro racers such as WIGGINS’ Owain Doull, who says it “almost feels like a normal jersey”, the Race Cape is tailored for a close ‘Pro Team fit’ and has extra features such as zipped cuffs and fully-taped seams. The jacket packs down into a compact bundle and fits in a jersey pocket.

A dropped tail keeps road spray off of the back of your jersey, and the fabric has a slight stretch to allow the jacket to keep its shape over fully-loaded pockets.

The zip has a textured puller for easy use when wearing gloves, and the zipped cuffs make it easy to remove the jacket while on the bike, as well as providing ventilation. The cape also has a bonded strip at the elbows for you to cut around, if you prefer your waterproof 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


  • Waterproof, breathable stretch fabric by Polartec – New for 2016
  • Zip pocket [not waterproof] on left side – New for 2016
  • Reflective details on front and back
  • Soft neoprene collar
  • Zips on cuff to make it easier to take on and off
  • Easy-up VISLON® zip
  • Three-layer laminate fabric
  • Pro Team race fit


  • 68% polyester
  • 32% nylon


  • Machine wash – 30C
  • Wash with similar colours
  • Rinse well
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Do not bleach
  • Do not iron
  • Do not steam
  • 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+

What about the sizing ? Normally I have Medium for jerseys and jackets . What's your advice ?

Asked by: Danman
Hi, if you wear medium in Pro Team Jerseys and Jackets we recommend you definitely choose the same size in the Race Cape. This product does have a close fit so if a medium is already on the tighter side for non Pro Team jerseys and jackets, then you may want to size up for the Race Cape.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-10-06

Hi, what fabric is it, is it Polartec Neoshell? cheers

Asked by: morphB
Hi, Polartec Neoshell fabric is used in this jacket.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-10-04

Is the new version of the Race Cape as breathable (or similar) as the Pro Team Softshell as both use a Polartec material?

Asked by: Embles
Hi, these two products use a different Polartec material. The Race Cape is more breathable than it was last season and more waterproof on the front. However, it is not as breathable as the Pro Team Softshell Jacket.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-10-04

Is this jacket the new version of the Hardshell Jacket?

Asked by: Amaro
Hi, this jacket is not the new version of the Hardshell Jacket. This product is not as warm as the Hardshell Jacket and is designed specifically for rain. It has a closer fit, in line with the rest of the Pro Team Range.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-09-28

Is this jacket unisex or gender specific?

Asked by: Thesnake
Hi, this jacket is male specific. The female equivalent jacket is the Souplesse Rain Shell.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-09-19
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