Highly versatile three-season cycling jacket
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The Rapha Wind Jacket is designed for variable conditions and is ideal for cool morning starts, summer descents and sudden showers. The high-stretch fabric is extremely lightweight and at around 150g (size small), packs down small enough to fit into a jersey pocket.
Available in two striking colourways, the Wind Jacket has a full-length, offset zip with a reverse coil (the back of the zip faces outwards) for maximum water resistance. A soft fleece chin guard prevents the zip from chafing.
To create a structured fit, the women’s Wind Jacket has stitched darts in the chest and is wider at the hips. Classic styling elements include a long-cut back for a better fit on the bike and a dropped tail to keep off spray. The tail has been stitched to prevent the jacket flapping while cycling and friction locks on the waistcord make it easy to adjust the jacket when riding.
Wear-resistant Lycra cuffs provide a windproof seal and the shoulder seams, which bear the brunt when riding into bad weather, are taped for improved protection. Reflective stripes on the sleeves have been positioned for maximum visibility and a large Rapha logo on the lower back is also reflective.
The shape is great, gracefully going in at the waist and out at the hips, and the natural stretch of the material gives a close ﬁt that doesn’t feel restrictive, while allowing the jersey pockets underneath to be stuffed full of supplies without compromising the performance … it looks and feels fantastic.
By Lowenna Smith, Cycling Plus / Bike Radar ****½