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Merino Breton

$75.00 was $150.00

Merino Breton is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 4.
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Relaxed-fit merino sweater with fully-fashioned sections for comfort.

Merino Breton$75.00

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A beautiful merino wool layer for busy days on and off the bike

Functionally, merino wool is the most beautifully soft and moisture friendly natural fibre there is. It works to move perspiration, but also keeps you warm and fresh. Pared with a Rapha base layer, the Breton Sweater is a perfect mid– or outer–layer for commutes and active days where you need exceptional comfort, breathability and insulation. The sweater has a fully fashioned construction for a great shape and fit.

Stylistically, the Breton stripes, worn by early pioneers of road cycling such as the magically named Hippolyte Aucouturier, was originally popularised by artist Paul Gauguin (adopting the work clothes of Breton fishermen) and then in turn Pablo Picasso, and other style icons like Brigitte Bardot. So there’s plenty of romanticism as well as functionality in this wonderful garment.

At the end of each sleeve, a double layer ‘signalcuff’ features both hi-vis and reflective yarns, which can be revealed to offer added visibility when riding in low light. Simply turn back the cuff to reveal the hi-vis bands.

FEATURES

  • Fully fashioned construction
  • Classic Breton styling

FABRIC

  • 90% merino
  • 7% nylon
  • 3% Elastane

CARE INSTRUCTIONS

  • Machine wash - 30C
  • Wash with like colours
  • Rinse well
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Do not bleach
  • Cool iron
  • Do not steam
  • Do not dry clean

Rated 5 out of 5 by from A sweater ready for anything I bought this sweater about a month ago and have been wearing almost every other day. I love functional wear clothing and this is that. I did read the comments before purchase and I would say that it does run large. It just so happens that I like baggier-fitting clothing.
Date published: 2017-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great merino jumper High quality merino jumper. Admittedly never used while riding, but love it off the bike. Folds up nicely to fit into your bag to add/shed a layer on a walk around the city or a short hike.
Date published: 2017-06-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love the stripes and color! I really love these sweaters, but the only reason I gave it 4 out of 5 stars is that the size runs a bit big. It is a loose fit sweater, but Rapha's previous Breton sweaters were a close fit. So, sizing was a surprise. Even with the style different, I had to size down one from what I previously wore in this sweater, and it is still a loose fit, even one size down.
Date published: 2017-08-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great quality, weird fit This sweater fits really large and the shape does not seem accurately reflected in the photo. The sweater fits large (I expected this after reading the reviews so that was fine, but the bottom band was tighter than shown online. This made the sweater gather in and cling at the hips instead of hanging straight down as I'd hoped. The wool is really nice and I wish I could love this sweater, but it does not look good on me and I will be returning it.
Date published: 2017-10-02
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Is this sweater pre-shrunk or is there a risk of it shrinking when washed?

Asked by: Celina Cycles
All fabric is pre-shrunk prior to garments being made into the final product to avoid this happening
Answered by: Rapha_SC
Date published: 2017-08-22

Is this men's or woman's or unisex? 

Asked by: Totally tubular
This garment is designed for women.
Answered by: Rapha_MC
Date published: 2017-06-22
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