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Pro Team Softshell Base Layer

£50.00 was £85.00

Pro Team Softshell Base Layer is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 100.
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An insulating, breathable and protective base layer that makes any jersey suitable for racing in cold and wet conditions, now with an updated fit and front zip.

Pro Team Softshell Base Layer£50.00

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A new design to protect racers in the foulest weather

A transformative garment that can be used to adapt all racing kit to be suitable for use in foul conditions, the Pro Team Softshell Base Layer acts as your first, and last, line of defence against the elements.

Constructed from two fabrics – a high-stretch, water-repellent 3-ply membrane for the front and rear panels, with a lighter fabric under the arms – the garment provides a great range of movement and comfort against the skin.

The Pro Team Softshell Base Layer has also been updated with a half-length front zip, allowing for ventilation when the temperature or the pace rise. The tailoring has been improved, too, with refined sleeve and neck size giving a more flexible fit, and a lighter performance fabric used under the arms giving a broader range of movement.

Flatlock stitched seams prevent chafing, and high-visibility details at the cuff and collar catch the eye in low-light conditions. The seams are taped at critical points along the shoulders and sleeves to prevent water penetration.

As with all Rapha Pro Team products, the Softshell Base Layer has race-ready tailoring, with a raised front hem for a better fit while in the drops.


  • DWR (durable water repellent) treatment
  • Race-ready tailoring
  • Half-length zip
  • Flatlock stitching
  • Taped seams at shoulders
  • High-visibility details on cuffs and collar


  • Main fabric: 72% polyamide, 16% PU, 12% Elastane
  • Breathable panels: 85% polyamide, 15% Elastane


  • Machine wash cool – 40C
  • Drip dry in shade
  • Wash dark colours separately
  • Do not bleach
  • Do not dry-clean
  • Do not tumble dry
  • 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.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Winter Jersey Conversion If you dont want multiple sets of jersey for different climate, get this. It converts my summer jersey into a winter wear. Semi wind proof and holds tthe warmth. Definitely a good buy.
Date published: 2017-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best purchase ever Have been out in this a few times in near zero conditions with Scotland's typical rain, snow slush conditions and got home in relative comfort. Whole heartedly recommend it. I read other have difficulty getting out after a ride... Man up I say!
Date published: 2017-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rapha winter vest Had this a month and it's my second one. Soo good for those cold and wet days
Date published: 2017-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Product I bought it 2 week ago, wear it a least 5 time, very effective and nice felling during ride.
Date published: 2017-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Transforms any jersey for winter If you are familiar with Rapha's "softshell" then you will know what to expect; if not, it will not feel particularly soft. It is, in fact, surprisingly comfortable, and transforms any jersey into a winter garment. I shall get a lot of wear out of this!
Date published: 2017-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from When you want to stay warm I live in Ca so it doesn't get super cold. but when it is in the upper 30's or 40's this is a piece that keeps you nice and warm.
Date published: 2017-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from highly specific, but very functional Wore this on a day that was cool (10c) with showers in the forecast. Wore it under a club jersey. Kept me warm and dry. No rain cape required.Now that the neck has a zip, it's hard to beat.
Date published: 2016-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rapha Pro Team Softshell Base Layer Review This base layer meets all of my expectations based on its description. I ordered this base layer in the same size as my jerseys. It is a snug fit but very comfortable. Once on I do not even realize that I am wearing it. It does not wick away sweat but it keeps the chill off during cold/cool rides. I haven't used it in the rain yet so I cannot comment on that aspect.
Date published: 2016-10-03
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after a wash do you have to use an apparel re-proofer to regain the DWR status or is it DWR for ever, thanks

Asked by: sea and sand
Hi, this product should have a DWR coating re-applied after several washes, it does need this treatment after every wash. Due to its construction, it will still function well even if the coating is not re-applied.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-11-02

What is the recommended temp range for this product? Is it suitable for a hot and wet condition like a typical Asian tropical thunderstorm?

Asked by: Sam Lian
Hi, as we all regulate temperature differently it is hard to advise on the temperature range. It is intended to be worn in cold and wet conditions so might not be ideal for a humid tropical thunderstorm.
Answered by: Rapha_MJ
Date published: 2017-01-27
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