Women's Lightweight Merino Breton

£42.50 was £85.00

Women's Lightweight Merino Breton is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 10.
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Relaxed-fit sweater in a thin merino yarn, designed for between seasons, with fully fashioned sections for comfort.

Women's Lightweight Merino Breton£42.50

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A beautiful and light merino wool layer, at home both on and off the bike

Functionally, merino wool is the most beautifully soft and moisture friendly natural fibre there is. It works to move perspiration, but also keeps you warm and fresh. Using a lighter weight version of the same yarn used in the popular Merino Breton, the Lightweight Breton Sweater is a versatile layering option for between seasons. The sweater has a fully fashioned construction for a great shape and fit.

The Breton stripes, worn by early pioneers of road cycling such as Hippolyte Aucouturier, were originally popularised by artist Paul Gauguin, who adopted the work clothes of Breton fishermen. Subsequently sported by Pablo Picasso and Brigitte Bardot, the famous stripes signify romance as well as functionality.


  • Fully fashioned construction
  • Classic Breton styling
  • Lightweight merino-rich fabric for breathability and insulation
  • Fully fashioned construction for a great fit
  • Classic Breton styling smart enough for work
  • Odour resistant


  • 90% Merino Wool
  • 7% Nylon
  • 3% elastane


  • Line dry in the shade
  • Wash dark colours separately
  • Gentle cycle
  • Rinse well
  • Machine wash cool: 30°
  • Use mild detergent
  • Steam iron only
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Do not leave wet

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic jumper I really like these Breton jumpers, but the sizing is inconsistent. I have some heavier versions from previous seasons in dark grey, mustard and also purple. The medium fitted perfectly in them, but this is definitely looser and longer in both the arms and body - more draped. I'm a size 12 and the small would probably fit. However, a really nice staple fir the wardrobe. I do miss the hidden back pocket!
Date published: 2016-04-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great colour, comes up really big I love the cherry red colour, it's really bright and flattering for my skintone. Nice quality fine knit, lightweight but still a warm cover up. But the sizing! I am a size 16 and normally an L in Rapha jerseys, or XL in souplesse. The M is still very loose on me and the sleeves are very long. I could easily get away with an S.
Date published: 2016-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely colour I have previously bought the heavier version of this top, just to wear as a casual top and love it. I am usually a British 12/14 depending on make. My old top is a large - albeit slightly big so I ordered the same size but when it arrived it was huge! I have exchanged it for a medium which fits really well.
Date published: 2016-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Already like an old friend I adore this jumper. It has all the right features for comfort on the bike (sleeve length, body length, room to move) and looks good off it too. Cannot recommend it enough. One thing to consider if you're buying it is how you like to wear your jumpers, if you prefer a neater fit consider sizing down.
Date published: 2016-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great style and fit I love this jumper. It looks really stylish and not like a typical item of 'cycling' clothing. I like that you can wear it on the bike, but transition it for other activities or just wear it as a normal jumper. It's super comfortable and the fit is great.
Date published: 2016-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stylish every day piece Purchased as a gift and the online depiction was very accurate. I had the item gift wrapped which was great, in unique Rapha style.
Date published: 2016-10-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Comfy fit, good looks I bought the red version. I got the XXS - I'm usually a UK size 6 - and it's quite a loose fit, but still flattering.
Date published: 2016-09-10
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great colour, poor stay in shape I bought this a month ago, i love the colour but the sleeves/ cuffs stretch and go out of shape so not great..
Date published: 2016-09-13
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Would you suggest going down 1 size or 2 based on reviews?

Asked by: NGrieve
Hi, we would recommend you go down one size in this item.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-08-17
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