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    Shadow

    A revolution in racewear

    Description

    Unparalleled comfort and protection from autumn to spring

    Using the same revolutionary wet-weather protective technology as the Short Sleeve Shadow Jersey, the Pro Team Long Sleeve Shadow Jersey has an improved cut for a close, on-bike fit and a new reflective armband to keep you visible under dark skies.

    Developed in response to a request from Team Sky for kit that lacked the bulk of heavy winter clothing, yet kept their riders dry and comfortable in the worst weather conditions, the Pro Team Long Sleeve Shadow Jersey was worn by the team throughout the Spring Classics races, most notably by Wout Poels during his victory in the snow, sleet and rain of the 2016 Liège-Bastogne-Liège.

    With the warmth and water resistance of a winter jacket but the race fit of a jersey, the fabric used in the Shadow collection has exceptional water repellant properties. Taped seams on the shoulders, the arms and the torso add another layer of resistance and ample pockets on the rear store ride provisions.

    The Pro Team Shadow collection presents a truly revolutionary solution to an age-old problem in sportswear. Even the most expensive rainwear is usually made from a laminate material, with a plastic feel. This type of fabric traps heat and moisture close to the body resulting in a clammy jacket in which it is easy to overheat – not ideal for racing or hard training.

    The fabric used in the Shadow range features a DWR (durable water repellent) finish, applied twice during the manufacturing process, making it ‘hydrophobic’ – water simply rolls off. The stretch-weave adds compression to create a race fit and micropores allow heat to move across the fabric membrane and away from the body, helping to regulate your temperature. With a soft, brushed inner, the jersey can be worn comfortably over a base layer, or even straight onto skin. This is elite racewear, made without compromises.

    What they say about Shadow:

    “I travelled back home after La Flèche Wallonne especially to have my Shadow kit for Liège-Bastogne-Liège and it allowed me to perform at my best, even in that tough weather.” – Wout Poels, Team Sky

    "The new Shadow range is the future - even though it's already here. In terms of wet weather clothing it's the best equipment that's ever come into cycling.” – Ian Boswell, Team Sky

    "​Rapha has discovered the Holy Grail in cycle kit - something totally and comprehensively water resistant that doesn’t boil you from the inside out​.” 4/5. The Times

    “Shadow performs superbly. The fabric is thinner and lighter than that used in the Castelli Gabba, but impressively offers comparable wind-proofing. Water repellency is superb and the best I have seen on garments of this type.” 9/10. Cycling Weekly.

    Details and Materials

    • ‘Hydrophobic’ rain protection
    • Breathable, even during race paced efforts
    • Wind resistant
    • Stretch-woven fabric that provides a contoured fit
    • Brushed inside for on-skin comfort
    • Reflective band on left arm for low-light visibility
    • VISLON® zipper with chunky, ergonomic puller for easy adjustment
    • Three rear pockets with zipped essentials pocket
    • Drill holes in rear pockets (to let out rain water)
    • Critically taped seams over the shoulders for extra protection from driving rain
    • 53% polyamide
    • 47% elastane

    Sizing

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    XS S M L XL XXL
    Chest 83-88 88-94 94-100 100-106 106-111 111-117
    Waist 67-72 72-78 78-84 84-90 90-96 96-101
    Hips 84-89 89-95 95-101 101-107 107-112 112-118
    Chest 32.5- 34.5 35-37 37.5-39.5 40-41.5 42-43.5 44-46
    Waist 26.5-28.5 28.5-30.5 31-33 33.5-35.5 36-37.5 38-40
    Hips 33-35 35.5-37.5 38-39.5 41.5-42 42.5-44 44.5-46.5

    HELP WITH MEASURING

    HELP WITH MEASURING

    1 CHEST

    Using a tape measure, take the total measurement around the fullest part of your chest, holding the tape horizontally.

    2 WAIST

    Run the tape around the narrowest part of your waist holding the tape horizontally.

    3 HIPS

    Stand with your feet together and measure around the fullest point of the hip, keeping the tape measure horizontal.

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    Care instructions

    • Machine wash – 30°C
    • Wash with similar colours
    • Drip dry in shade
    • Do not tumble dry
    • Do not bleach
    • Do not dry clean
    • Do not iron

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