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Rapha + GORE-TEX

No compromises, no shortcuts, no such thing as bad weather. We work with GORE-TEX to create the world’s best weather-protective cycling jackets for use on any terrain, in any conditions.

25 October 2021

GUIDE TO GORE-TEX FABRICS



BLACK DIAMOND


Every garment with the black diamond logo features the GORE-TEX Guaranteed to Keep You Dry(™) promise . As well as being durably waterproof, these jackets are completely windproof and very breathable to protect you from the elements while allowing heat and moisture to escape to regulate body temperature.



GORE-TEX INFINIUM™


Garments with the white diamond logo are part of the GORE-TEX INFINIUM™ family. These jackets are not waterproof but are completely windproof, water-resistant, highly breathable and insulated for rides in changeable conditions when performance is a priority but waterproofness isn’t.

GORE-TEX PACLITE® PLUS


With a new, abrasion resistant treatment of the GORE-TEX membrane’s inner surface, this 2.5-layer construction eliminates the need for a separate liner to create a thin, lightweight and packable shell for wind- and waterproof protection plus exceptional breathability during high-intensity exercise. The membrane is laminated to an abrasion resistant outer textile for more improved durability versus Shakedry™.

GORE-TEX SHAKEDRY™


Developed to allow sweat vapour to escape more easily for exceptional breathability during high-intensity exertion, GORE-TEX SHAKEDRY™ features a unique 2-layer construction. With no outer face textile, water beads and rolls off the hydrophobic GORE-TEX membrane. And with one layer less, the GORE-TEX SHAKEDRY™ jackets are also superlight and quick-drying with incredibly low pack volume.

ACTIVE™


Combining a newly developed lightweight GORE-TEX membrane with fine 13-30 denier performance textiles and the light GORE(r) C-knit(™) backer material, GORE-TEX Active is the lightest and most breathable 3-layer fabric in the GORE-TEX family. With improved next-to-skin comfort and exceptional durability, this fabric resists the rigours of regular use on or off the road.

GORE-TEX INFINIUM™ WINDSTOPPER(r)


Every garment made with GORE-TEX INFINIUM™ product technology is totally windproof, water-resistant and very breathable. The outer textile is treated with a durable water repellent (DWR) coating for consistent beading, while the GORE-TEX INFINIUM(™) membrane allows sweat vapour and excess heat to escape, keeping your microclimate in balance so you can keep moving in comfort.

RIDING STYLES

PRO TEAM


“Professional cyclists don’t get to choose when they train. Our Pro Team GORE-TEX jackets are designed to keep you comfortable when training and racing in inclement weather. For a balance of waterproof protection and exceptional breathability that allows sweat vapour to escape during high-intensity exertion, nothing beats our two GORE-TEX SHAKEDRY™ jackets. For similar levels of performance in foul weather plus added durability and abrasion resistance, we have created two other jackets made with alternative fabrics. The Pro Team GORE-TEX Insulated Rain Jacket is made with PACLITE® PLUS, an innovative, unlined 2.5-layer fabric, while the Pro Team GORE-TEX Rain Jacket is made with GORE-TEX Active, the lightest and most breathable 3-layer fabric in the GORE-TEX family.

PRO TEAM INSULATED GORE-TEX SHAKEDRY™ JACKET

Our most protective jacket ever combines GORE-TEX SHAKEDRY™ and Stretch fabrics with active insulation for an anatomical, storm-sealed race fit, with an under-the-helmet hood for complete protection.

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PRO TEAM LIGHTWEIGHT GORE-TEX SHAKEDRY™ JACKET

Full protection from the rain and wind in a storm, all packed down into half a pocket once it’s passed. This is our lightest waterproof shell ever. With no face fabric, water beads straight off. No saturation, no chilling effect and exceptional breathability.

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PRO TEAM INSULATED GORE-TEX RAIN JACKET

Made with GORE-TEX PACLITE(r) PLUS for greater durability when compared with GORE-TEX SHAKEDRY™, this jacket features a robust construction for regular use and a newly developed fit optimised for layering with a base layer and mid-layer.

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PRO TEAM GORE-TEX RAIN JACKET

Delivering similar levels of breathability to GORE-TEX SHAKEDRY(™) , this jacket is made with GORE-TEX Active for improved durability but still packs down into a jersey pocket and offers complete protection from sudden downpours.

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CLASSIC

 

The Classic Winter Jacket was developed to be our definitive three-season jacket, with GORE-TEX INFINIUM(™) WINDSTOPPER(R)technology to balance protection from the elements with breathability to keep your core body temperature stable on any kind of road riding in cold conditions. Intended to be worn throughout your ride, the jacket adapts to a wide range of conditions. The fabric’s durable water repellent (DWR) coating protects from light rain showers and, in tandem with dual chest vents, provides superb breathability during tougher efforts. Two large rear pockets take all your ride essentials, with angled openings for ease of use even when wearing gloves. In between is a contrast stripe which, together with reflective trims on the chest and shoulders, boosts visibility when riding in low light.

CLASSIC WINTER JACKET

With a drawcord hem and raised collar to lock heat in, chest pockets that double as air vents for cooling and reflective detailing for visibility, this jacket is packed with features perfect for winter riding.

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EXPLORE

 

Never do you rely on weather-protective garments more than on adventures into the unknown. Part of our collection of adventure apparel designed to be most at home when you’re far from yours, the Explore GORE-TEX Pullover delivers reliable waterproof protection on multi-day trips and bikepacking adventures. For durability, the jacket is constructed with GORE-TEX Active – a 3-layer fabric with a newly developed lightweight membrane and a rugged outer textile tough enough to take a battering on the trail and be stuffed away in a bag when not in use.

EXPLORE GORE-TEX PULLOVER

With an under-the-helmet hood; a handy chest pocket which doubles as a stuff sack; reflective detailing for night riding; and even a valve core tool for repairs, this is a jacket created for self-sufficiency in the wilderness.

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