Inspired by the Rapha Brevet credo of ‘pack light, travel far’, the multi-functional Brevet Long Sleeve Windblock Jersey fuses the all-day performance of a merino jersey, with the wind-protection of a gilet.
Warm and insulating, an overlaid panel made from the fabric of the Rapha Brevet Gilet has been stitched onto the front of the jersey and the arms, doing away with the need for a windbreaker or a base layer because the panel layers over the jersey fabric. With reflective and hi-vis Brevet stripes on the front and back, and a total of five pockets, this is a versatile piece with ample storage for food and tools. Paired with its ability to be washed and dried overnight, this makes the Brevet Long Sleeve Windblock Jersey the perfect companion for multi-day adventures by bike.
“… the Brevet would only look out of place in your local race or time-trial. If you're a road cyclist on the Sunday club run, a gravel grinder on a bikepacking adventure, or a mountain biker hitting the trails, the Brevet is likely to become your preferred pick-me-up on your way out.”
“The Brevet's versatility really comes into its own when it comes to temperature range, though. Made from 89% merino and 11% nylon, the Brevet Windblock can be paired with a winter base layer to be comfortable in -2 degrees celsius (28 Fahrenheit), or a summer base layer and suitable for 25-degree sunshine.”
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