The jersey and gilet tailor-made for long-distance rides
Women's Brevet Jersey
In 2011 a trio of Rapha riders decided to push their limits and enter road cycling’s most historic long-distance event: the Paris-Brest-Paris Randonnée, in which cyclists from across the world battle to ride the 1,200km unsupported in under 90 hours. Their adventure was both the spur to create a new jersey designed for endurance riding and the perfect testing ground for such a garment.
On the PBP and throughout the series of qualifying ‘brevet’ rides – 200, 300, 400 and 600km around the UK – they wore prototypes of what would become the Brevet Jersey. The long days in the saddle tested the endurance of both rider and clothing. For 2015 this classic men’s style is available in a women’s-specific cut. Made from Sportwool™, a lightweight, breathable and insulating merino blend, the Women’s Brevet Jersey features reflective detailing for low-light visibility and ample storage, and is perfect for long-distance, self-supported rides. A complementary lightweight gilet in contrasting hi-vis stripes provides an extra layer of protection and visibility.
Gilets protect the core from cold air, keeping riders warm as temperatures drop, and are easily stored in a jersey pocket when not needed. This contrast-striped gilet has mesh side panels for breathability, high-visibility details, and easily packs down into a zipped, mesh-lined pocket on the rear of the Brevet Jersey.