Stretching from the snowy straits of Hokkaido to the subtropical warmth of Okinawa, Japan is a country of contrasts connected by a mountainous spine. Ideally suited to the hot and humid conditions common in the south of the country, this limited edition jersey takes inspiration from the country’s twisting roads and traditional national colours.
The Flyweight Jersey is made with a high performance, technical fabric with minute perforations to optimise breathability and improve transfer of body heat and sweat away from the skin. The fabric also dries rapidly, ready for the next hard effort or the next day’s ride. A full-length zip allows for further ventilation while a zip guard prevents irritation at the collar, which is raised for an element of sun protection. The sleeves feature a signature Rapha armband with a nod the national flag as well as low-profile bonded cuffs for a secure fit. Another gripper is positioned at the hem, beneath a mesh panel at the base of the back designed to promote airflow around the rear pockets. The three pockets are gusseted and expand to allow for greater storage. When the road is rising in tandem with the temperature, this is your go-to jersey.