Race-ready insulation for cold conditions
The Souplesse Insulated Gilet makes use of the revolutionary Polartec Alpha® insulation to create the perfect outer layer for hard rides on changeable days, pre-race warm-ups, or even for café stops. The Alpha® insulation delivers class-leading warmth without the volume of down, and is highly breathable, ensuring you don’t overheat during harder efforts. Equally fast-drying and hydrophobic, the gilet won’t hold moisture like natural down, allowing you to work a sweat up without wetting out. A DWR-coated, windproof front keeps your chest warm, while the stretch fabric on the back ensures a great fit, as well as letting body heat out. The gilet even has three pockets on the back for storing valuables, and the double-ended Vislon zip provides easy access to your jersey pockets or to help you regulate body temperature. A game-changer for those who like their kit fast but warm.
“…True to Rapha's detail-honed heritage, all the little things are on point, too, from the reflective hit at the bottom of the middle pocket and the hidden, zippered storage—big enough for an iPhone or car keys—on the side. I anticipate wearing this vest more than any other item of bike clothing I own.”
Axie Navas, Outside