From breathless ascents of Colorado’s highest passes to the palms and pines of California’s myriad climbs, the US has plenty to offer cyclists who like to rack up the elevation. This limited edition jersey is inspired by the country’s endless variety of mountain scenery with a signature armband that nods to its famous national flag.
Well-suited to arduously long climbs in hot and humid climes, the Flyweight Jersey is made with a high performance, technical fabric. Minute perforations optimise breathability and improve transfer of body heat and sweat away from the skin. The fabric then 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.