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The Rapha Softshell Gilet is designed specifically for winter cycling. Based on the Classic Softshell Jacket, it is totally windproof and highly water resistant. The polyester fabric includes a breathable laminate to keep you dry, even on the most testing bike rides.
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The gilet for rugged winter riding
The Rapha Softshell Gilet is designed specifically for winter cycling. Based on Rapha’s Classic Softshell Jacket, it is windproof and highly water resistant. The polyester fabric is extremely durable and is treated with a breathable laminate to ensure you stay dry on even the most demanding bike rides.
The gilet is cut long in the back and has a dropped tail for protection against wet weather. The arm holes are reinforced with extra softshell fabric and cut to allow greater freedom of movement on the bike. The gilet has a full-length, offset zip, making it easy to layer cycling jerseys underneath. The zip is lined with soft fleece to prevent chafing.
Reflective piping around the arm holes and on the back of the gilet make the rider more visible and there are reflective Rapha logos on the collar and back. The gilet has ample pockets for storage and these are positioned to minimise sweating and keep loads secure. There are two large cargo pockets, a rear pump sleeve and a rubberised grip to attach a light. A zipped key pocket is bonded for a clean finish and the gilet also has a concealed valuables pocket. The right back pocket has a buttonhole for an iPod cable.
A contrast pink drawstring with friction locks makes adjustment on the move easy and the gilet is finished with a pink hanging loop.
In the press:
"The Softshell Gillet is one of those items of clothing that has you making involuntary cooing noises while your hands run up and down the soft and warm softshell whenever you slip it on. The fit is sublime, everything is "just right" and the flattering cut and detail does wonders for a not-quite race-fit body. On the bike it's just as lovely, the lightweight softshell makes it a non bulky yet cosy extra layer ideal for when a common or garden flimsy nylon gillet isn't enough but a extra layer complete with sleeves is too much…"
"wow! and not just an ordinary wow but one of those wows that knocks you back on your cleats for 10 minutes. there are gilets and there are gilets but this is something different altogether. made from the same fabric as rapha's world famous classic softshell, the softshell gilet leaves no detail unturned, no feature excluded."
- Apparel Re-Proofer »
Technical re-proofing solution designed to restore water-resistance to Rapha performance apparel.
- Softshell (polyester 81%; spandex; 10%; Hytrel® membrane 9%).
- 100% windproof for core body warmth.
- Water-resistant and highly breathable fabric to keep you dry.
- Reflective Rapha logo and rear rubber light grip for improved visibility.
- Rear pockets positioned to reduce sweating and centre weight when loaded.
- Machine wash cool 30°
- Wash dark colours separately
- Do not use fabric softeners
- Tumble dry cool: 1 dot
- Cool iron: 1 dot
- Do not bleach
- Do not dry clean
Style Size Stock Black X-Small Good Small Out Medium Out Large Out X-Large Out XX-Large Out
XS S M L XL XXL Neck < 31 31-36 36-41 41-46 46-51 51+ Chest < 85 86-92 93-99 100-106 107-113 114+ Back length 51-56 57-62 63-68 69-74 75-80 81+
XS S M L XL XXL Neck < 12 12-14 14-16 16-18 18-20 20+ Chest < 33.5 34-36 36.5-39 39.5-41.5 42-44.5 45+ Back length 20-22 22-24 24-27 27-29 29-31 31+
NECK: measure the circumference around the base of the neck.
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.