The ultimate garment for high-intensity winter riding
For riders that demand the utmost in performance from their racewear year round, the Pro Team Thermal Aerosuit is an innovative all-in-one that provides a simple solution to riding in cold weather. With three pockets on the back that sit flat when empty, it is versatile enough for both racing or simply riding fast.
An antidote to bulky winter clothing, this technical garment combines the best elements of cold-weather gear from across the Pro Team range. The top half is based on the Pro Team Jacket, with a windproof and weather-resistant shell covering the arms and front, and a breathable jersey fabric across the back. This ingenious construction both protects riders from the wind and allows for great temperature regulation, reducing the need to put on or remove gilets and jackets while riding.
The lower half of the suit is a modified version of the Pro Team Winter Tights, which also employ a combination of fabrics to protect the legs while maintaining breathability. The legs are lined with a ‘waffle print’ fabric, which has a much higher surface area than a flat-faced fabric. This greater surface area traps heat and is more efficient at wicking sweat away from the skin, preventing clamminess and unwanted cooling. The chamois is the same as in the award-winning Rapha Bib Shorts and Pro Team Bib Shorts.
The Aerosuit has three pockets, with ample space for all riding essentials, and reflective detailing to improve visibility. The low-friction zip with a thick tab is easy to use when wearing gloves, and the tailored fit gives and broad range of movement with exceptional comfort. The front of the suit has a discreet flap for nature breaks.
It feels almost like you're not wearing anything. But you are wearing something, and the protection from the elements is good enough to look after you on a drizzly and cold ride. The fabric keeps the wind out and it does a good job of dealing with rain.
**** David Arthur, Road.cc