Our proprietary Shadow fabric is back, but not as you’ve seen it before. Constructed using the same technique of stretch weaving yarns dipped in a durable water repellent (DWR) treatment, our new fabric incorporates fabrics that are just as strong but even lighter. Treated for a second time with DWR, the technology is used to create an out-of-the-pocket jacket that combines feathery weight with unparalleled wind and water-resistant properties.
The jacket will ward off biting wind and all but the most concerted of downpours yet, since the fabric eliminates the need for a membrane, it also breathes exceptionally well to regulate body temperature effectively. The woven fabric also provides an element of mechanical stretch and wraps around a rider’s body to create a tight ‘race’ fit. A full-length, two-way zip allows for easy adjustments on the fly while a reflective armband and logos vastly improve your visibility while riding through the gloom. Minimal, elasticated closures at the cuffs and the hem hold the jacket in place while keeping bulk to a minimum, helpful when stuffing the jacket into a jersey pocket.
“Breathability is superb, helped by how thin the material is, and I would go as far as saying that this is the most breathable jacket I have ever tested – and I've owned or reviewed 40 or more similar products. It's easily one of the best lightweight jackets I have tested.”
– George Hill - Road.cc
“Although Rapha says this garment is not completely waterproof for heavy rain conditions (more suited to showers), I actually think this is one of the best jackets I’ve used in some time. … I can’t recall testing a jacket that’s been able to rival the breathability on offer here.”
– 9/10 Richard Windsor - cyclingweekly.com