A new design to protect racers in the foulest weather
Recognising most racers need their team kit clearly visible, this softshell layer with a water-repellent (DWR) treatment can be worn under any jersey for fast rides in wet and changeable conditions. The Pro Team Softshell Base Layer is constructed from two fabrics – a high-stretch, 3-ply membrane for the front and rear panels, and a lighter fabric under the arms. The fabric’s pliability gives a great range of movement and comfort against the skin.
Flatlock stitched seams prevent chafing, and high-visibility details at the cuff and collar catch the eye in low-light conditions. The seams are taped at critical points along the shoulders and sleeves to prevent water penetration. This product’s development cycle included being worn to top–25 placings at British Elite Road Series races. As with all Rapha Pro Team products, the Softshell Base Layer has race-ready tailoring, with a raised front hem for a better fit while in the drops.