Women's Brevet Jersey & Gilet Bundle
Women's Brevet Jersey
In 2011 a trio of Rapha riders decided to push their limits and enter road cycling’s most historic long-distance event: the Paris-Brest-Paris Randonnée, in which cyclists from across the world battle to ride the 1,200km unsupported in under 90 hours. Their adventure was both the spur to create a new jersey designed for endurance riding and the perfect testing ground for such a garment.
On the PBP and throughout the series of qualifying ‘brevet’ rides – 200, 300, 400 and 600km around the UK – they wore prototypes of what would become the Brevet Jersey. The long days in the saddle tested the endurance of both rider and clothing. For 2015 this classic men’s style is available in a women’s-specific cut. Made from Sportwool™, a lightweight, breathable and insulating merino blend, the Women’s Brevet Jersey features reflective detailing for low-light visibility and ample storage, and is perfect for long-distance, self-supported rides. A lightweight gilet (available separately) in contrasting hi-vis stripes provides an extra layer of protection and visibility.
Women's Brevet Gilet
Created for riding in low winter light and at night, the standalone Brevet Gilet designed to complement the Brevet Jersey. The gilet is made from a fabric that is durable enough to withstand the demands of the daily commute, but has a slim cut for a racing feel. It is great for layering over a jersey or jacket, and is windproof and highly visible.
It can be carried in a jersey pocket as emergency protection and is the perfect outer shell on your low-light road-rides, or dark commutes through the city.
“Did a great job of warming up the core without causing overheating and was extremely light to carry when not in use. … A really well-performing lightweight gilet with a bit more design going on than the usual.”
★★★★½ Lara Dunn, Road.cc