Souplesse Rain Shell


Souplesse Rain Shell is rated 4.538461538461538 out of 5 by 13.
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High performance outerwear cut for racing and riding in wet weather. Using a high-tech three-ply fabric milled in Japan and expertly constructed to repel wind and rain.

Souplesse Rain Shell£195.00

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Premium protection for high-intensity rides in the wet

This jacket has been specifically created for riders who need lightweight coverage in wet and windy conditions. Cut from an extremely water-resistant fabric on the main panels, and using breathable panels in key positions, the jacket also has bonded seams for optimum protection in the wet and cold.

Made using a trio of hydrophobic, robust and breathable yarns, the jacket’s fabric is thin and lightweight. Stretch panels on the inside of the arms and on the sides of the jacket allow for greater movement in riding positions, while large zips and velcro fasteners on the cuffs make the jacket easy-to-use on the move or with gloved hands.


  • Wind and water-resistant for wet and windy riding
  • Lightweight, breathable fabric to prevent overheating during harder efforts
  • Bonded seams give extra protection from rain and wind
  • Zipped and velcro cuffs create a seal against the elements
  • Textured zip pullers make the jacket easy to put on or off, even with gloves
  • Two reflective rear stripes offer visibility in low light


  • 100% nylon


  • Machine wash cool 30ºC
  • Wash with similar colours
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Do not bleach
  • Do not dry clean
  • Do not steam
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Cool iron on face only

Body sizing

    CM IN

  •   XXS XS S M L XL
    Chest 76 81 86 92 97 102
    Waist 62 66 71 76 81 86
    Hips 87 92 97 102 107 112
    Arm length 53.5 56 58.5 61 63.5 66
  •   XXS XS S M L XL
    Chest 30 32 34 36 38 40
    Waist 24 26 28 30 32 34
    Hips 34 36 38 40 42 44
    Arm length 20 22 23 24 25 26
  •   XXS XS S M L XL
    UK 6 8 10 12 14 16
    US 2 4 6 8 10 12
    Euro 34 36 38 40 42 44
    Japan 7 9 11 13 15 17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfectly tailored for Women's fit One of my favourite Rapha kit is the Men's Pro team race cape as it performs extremely well in cold / wet conditions - providing both waterproofness and breathability.So when I received the Souplesse Rainshell, I was thrilled it was available in a women specific fit. The rainshell is a snug fit with stretch side panels that accommodate a wider range of feminine shapes (I wear an X-Small in both Classic Rain Jacket and Souplesse Rainshell). The body and sleeves are a great length! (I'm 5ft 6") and it sits perfectly with my Souplesse jersey. The best feature for me is the added reflective details. The two bold reflective stripes and Rapha logos offer extra security and visibility.
Date published: 2016-03-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Disappointing fit I've now worn this on a number of occasions and does perform well in the wet. I've worn it in the dry as an extra layer and ended up wet inside - ie it doesn't breathe, but that's ok. It performs when it needs to. The material feels nice, looks good and does its job. The reflective pink stripes give added visibility in low light. The problem lies in the fit. I ordered a small (162cm/59kg) and while it's a snug fit, when riding there's plenty of room to reach forward. But as mentioned previously the sleeves have a tiny opening. I have small hands/wrists and there's barely enough room to get the jacket on. Even trickier when wearing a watch or Garmin on my wrist as I do. There's no getting this jacket off in a hurry! In a perfect world the sleeve opening would be a little larger and the jacket would be an inch longer at the front.
Date published: 2016-06-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Superb fabric and finish; fit was a bit off This jacket is clearly exceptional quality, the fabric is superlight but strong and breathable, and finished superbly. The cut is a bit off, however. It appears to have been designed for completely flat chested women - it pulls across the shoulders and under the arms. The cuffs are also extremely tight and are not elasticated.
Date published: 2016-05-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from nice jacket I realise that this jacket is a racing fit but as per the size chart I am a large. I ordered the XL so I could wear the jacket over clothing. The jacket only just fits me in the body with the arms being extra long. I will tolerate this as I have waited so long to get this jacket and if it was cheaper I wouldn't care that it didnt fit perfectly but paying full price its a little disapointing. Nice and light and I didn't overheat. Colour is nice but wished the pink or brighter safer colour was availalbe too.
Date published: 2016-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features! This is a very well designed jacket. Great for overcast or light showery days. Good snug fit and the soft inner fabric makes it super comfy. Warm but doesn't get too hot like rain jackets can. I like the little zip pocket on the sleeve - it fits my house key perfectly!
Date published: 2016-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from a canny piece of kit not had chance to wear it yet. perfect fit, fabulous quality, nice fabric...not stiff like other waterproofs.
Date published: 2016-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous rain jacket! Really like my new women specific rain jacket. Material is really waterproof but light and adapts to temperature, adds a little warmth when the rain is a bit chilly. The up/down zip feature which means it can be closed at the chest and open around the waist is really useful for either getting to pockets or allowing in some air whilst keeping the rain off. I also really like the styling especially around the wrists with small zips.
Date published: 2016-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It is waterproof! Delayed purchasing this due to its price tag but so pleased I did! Got caught over the weekend in 10 degrees and pouring rain - jacket kept me warm and it is breathable. Looks great on too. The fit is true - highly recommend
Date published: 2016-03-23
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Hola, I am wondering about sizing. I am 95cm chest, 76 cm waist, 100 cm hips. I would prefer to buy the medium and have a closer fit, but am concerned it will be too tight across my chest & shoulders. Please advise

Asked by: Josephine Southwell
Hi, please refer to the size guide for a more accurate measurement. As the Souplesse Rain Shell will have a tighter fit, with the information provided we would suggest you try a large. We do have a 90 days return period should you wish to change size.
Answered by: Rapha_AW
Date published: 2016-07-17

Does this jacket use the same fabric as the men's pro team race cape? The men's jacket, same design and price, is described as waterproof and this jacket is only listed as water resistant. I'm hoping it's waterproof.

Asked by: picky mary
Hi, the fabric is not the same as the men's Pro Team race cape. It is still an extremely water resistant, lightweight and breathable jacket. Constructed using a 3 ply Proprietary Japanese fabric with bonded seams and zipped and velcroed cuffs.
Answered by: Rapha_MJ
Date published: 2016-03-31

Is there a waterproof rating? Also, is it good to keep out the cold (between 0-5 degrees Celsius)?

Asked by: Cyclingwinter
Hi, we do not have a water proof rating. The jacket is cut from an extremely water-resistant fabric on the main panels, and using breathable panels in key positions, the jacket also has bonded seams for optimum protection in the wet and cold. The jacket is a technical shell and as we all regulate temperature differently it is hard to advise on the range as exertion levels also contribute to this factor.
Answered by: Rapha_MJ
Date published: 2016-03-21

What is the fit like? Is it similar to the rain jacket?

Asked by: Lauren
Hi, the cut is for racing and riding in wet weather and as such more fitted than the Women's rain jacket.
Answered by: Rapha_MJ
Date published: 2016-03-08
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