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Pro Team Long Sleeve Shadow Jersey

$350.00

Pro Team Long Sleeve Shadow Jersey is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 39.
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A long sleeve version of a product that has revolutionised the way riders dress for changeable weather, offering the protection of a jacket and the comfort and fit of a jersey. This is extreme breathability and protection, combined.

Pro Team Long Sleeve Shadow Jersey$350.00

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Unparalleled comfort and protection from autumn to spring

Using the same revolutionary wet-weather protective technology as the Short Sleeve Shadow Jersey, the Pro Team Long Sleeve Shadow Jersey has an improved cut for a close, on-bike fit and a new reflective armband to keep you visible under dark skies.

Developed in response to a request from Team Sky for kit that lacked the bulk of heavy winter clothing, yet kept their riders dry and comfortable in the worst weather conditions, the Pro Team Long Sleeve Shadow Jersey was worn by the team throughout the Spring Classics races, most notably by Wout Poels during his victory in the snow, sleet and rain of the 2016 Liège-Bastogne-Liège.

With the warmth and water resistance of a winter jacket but the race fit of a jersey, the fabric used in the Shadow collection has exceptional water repellant properties. Taped seams on the shoulders, the arms and the torso add another layer of resistance and ample pockets on the rear store ride provisions.

The Pro Team Shadow collection presents a truly revolutionary solution to an age-old problem in sportswear. Even the most expensive rainwear is usually made from a laminate material, with a plastic feel. This type of fabric traps heat and moisture close to the body resulting in a clammy jacket in which it is easy to overheat – not ideal for racing or hard training.

The fabric used in the Shadow range features a DWR (durable water repellent) finish, applied twice during the manufacturing process, making it ‘hydrophobic’ – water simply rolls off. The stretch-weave adds compression to create a race fit and micropores allow heat to move across the fabric membrane and away from the body, helping to regulate your temperature. With a soft, brushed inner, the jersey can be worn comfortably over a base layer, or even straight onto skin. This is elite racewear, made without compromises.

What they say about Shadow:

“I travelled back home after La Flèche Wallonne especially to have my Shadow kit for Liège-Bastogne-Liège and it allowed me to perform at my best, even in that tough weather.” – Wout Poels, Team Sky

"The new Shadow range is the future - even though it's already here. In terms of wet weather clothing it's the best equipment that's ever come into cycling.” – Ian Boswell, Team Sky

"​Rapha has discovered the Holy Grail in cycle kit - something totally and comprehensively water resistant that doesn’t boil you from the inside out​.” 4/5. The Times

“Shadow performs superbly. The fabric is thinner and lighter than that used in the Castelli Gabba, but impressively offers comparable wind-proofing. Water repellency is superb and the best I have seen on garments of this type.” 9/10. Cycling Weekly.

FEATURES

  • ‘Hydrophobic’ rain protection
  • Breathable, even during race paced efforts
  • Wind resistant
  • Stretch-woven fabric that provides a contoured fit
  • Brushed inside for on-skin comfort
  • Reflective band on left arm for low-light visibility
  • VISLON® zipper with chunky, ergonomic puller for easy adjustment
  • Three rear pockets with zipped essentials pocket
  • Drill holes in rear pockets (to let out rain water)
  • Critically taped seams over the shoulders for extra protection from driving rain

FABRIC

  • 53% polyamide
  • 47% elastane

CARE INSTRUCTIONS

  • Machine wash – 30°C
  • Wash with similar colours
  • Drip dry in shade
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Do not bleach
  • Do not dry clean
  • Do not iron

Body sizing

Chest: measure underneath the armpits with the tape measure straight around.
Back Length: measure from the bottom of where your collar sits/base of the neck to the bottom of your spine.
Arm length: measure from where the seam would start at shoulder to bottom of the wrist.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Waterproof jersey Wore once in 4 hours of constant rain and didn’t get cold or wet. Temp was around 7 degrees, size is good. I’m 11.5 stone and 5ft 9, size M
Date published: 2017-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Splendid again a super creation of rapha.Never cold in the mid-season
Date published: 2017-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unreal The shadow fabric is the most impressive technical fabric I’ve ever used. I rode 4 hrs in pouring rain. I was wet at the end, but warm and comfortable. Just amazing.
Date published: 2017-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceeded the test! I recently purchased and used it for a Gran Fondo race in Asheville....cold and wet race. The jersey was perfect for temperature management and water proof. Another awesome product from Rapha!!
Date published: 2017-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top quality Waterproof, windproof, close racing (pro) fit and generally of exceptional quality - as you would expect for the price.
Date published: 2017-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First and only top for autumn/ winter you will nee Bought it two weeks ago. Ride in the rain was a pleasure. Top performance and didn’t over heat. Excellent kit and great looking. Tight fit so beware
Date published: 2017-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great buy Allready several rides in the rain. The Shadow proves its value. Keeps my warm and the fit is still Race.
Date published: 2017-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! Phenomenal bit of kit! Perfect fit, looks amazing and mega comfortable. Always been a Gabba man so was dubious about paying out. Couldn't have been proven more wrong. Race fit so same size as my other kit, and perfectly dry at end of ride. Awesome!
Date published: 2017-09-06
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Hi, I'm a short-torso 5'8'', 6'1'' wingspan and 36'' (unexpanded) chest. Would a Small be correct for me? I'd have gone for the short-sleeve + arm warmers like I've always done as long-sleeve jerseys just don't fit me but it seems to be unavailable.

Asked by: Slim58
Based on your sizing we would suggest the Medium Jersey in this item
Answered by: Rapha_SC
Date published: 2017-10-30

Other than the sleeve length, can you confirm the differences between long and short sleeve shadow jerseys if there are any? 

Asked by: BarkerD
Hi, the Shadow Jersey is one garment which was offered in two different arm lengths.
Answered by: sezr
Date published: 2017-10-26

Care instruction say do not tumble dry ? But when you reproof it says tumble dry on low heat

Asked by: Carbon42
To re-proof, tumble on a low heat to activate the DWR spray
Answered by: Rapha_SC
Date published: 2017-10-02

Do you recommend using Rapha Apparel Re-proofer on your shadow clothing?

Asked by: rapha mad
Apparel re-proofer enhances the waterproof qualities of this Jersey and will prolong the effectiveness of the Jersey
Answered by: Rapha_SC
Date published: 2017-09-10

I normally wear XL chest 45in,would you suggest I order XXL in this jersey as reviews tend to suggest it runs on the small side

Asked by: Mick 2
The Pro Team range are designed to be more tight fitting as opposed to the rest of our other garments. If you prefer a more relaxed fitting garment then the XXL should be the more preferable fit. We do have a 90 day returns policy if the garment does not meet with your specifications.
Answered by: Rapha_MC
Date published: 2017-05-04

How would you compare this to the pro team training jacket? I imagine that this jersey is thinner? Allowing for use in warmers temps? Highest comfortable C temp?

Asked by: Conza
The Pro Team Training Jacket is more suitable to cooler conditions and is thicker to work with the elements including the cold and wind. A jersey is going to have a thinner material and can be used on it's own on more moderate conditions. As we all regulate temperature differently it is hard to advice on the temperature range for the Jacket for individuals and differing exertion levels will also affect its properties.
Answered by: Rapha_MC
Date published: 2017-10-08

How would the shadow jersey compare with the winter windproof jersey for warmth?? Thx. 

Asked by: Scurl
Hi, both are warm jerseys but the Winter Windproof Jersey is our warmest jersey, designed for freezing conditions.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2017-01-16

Sir. I am 6'5" 225LBS. Any chance the XXL will Fit?  

Asked by: RCM1
Hi, please do refer to the sizing guide as the chest measurement is crucial when it comes to fit. Should you need to exchange, we have a 90 days return period.
Answered by: Rapha_JMD
Date published: 2016-12-30
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