Following its bespoke collection of woven garments with BYBORRE, Rapha is now partnering with GORE-TEX for the brands’ first-ever collaboration. Utilizing GORE-TEX’s most breathable and waterproof material, the latest capsule will include three new cycling jackets fit for the most extreme weather conditions.
Rapha and GORE-TEX are introducing the Pro Team Lightweight, Insulated and Explore Jackets. With GORE-TEX’s technical expertise, the jackets sport an innovative two-layer construction with a waterproof membrane, which means the outer layers stay unsaturated during heavy rain. The Lightweight jacket’s GORE-TEX SHAKEDRY fabric allows for a high degree of exertion without overheating — while also remaining light and packable.
Padded with PolarTecAlpha, a lightweight insulation designed for the U.S. Army, the Insulated jacket provides increased warmth with a storm hood and an incredible warmth-to-weight ratio. The Explore Hooded Pullover uses GORE-TEX Active three-layer fabric for a relaxed fit and next-to-skin feel, complete with a front pouch for additional storage space. All of the jackets feature stormproof seals, vents, secure closures and elasticated cuffs.
Tested by WorldTourpros from EF Education First Pro Cycling and Canyon-SRAM Racing, the jackets have proven to hold up in extreme weather conditions. Available in black, navy blue, “Plum” and orange, the jackets showcase the innovative developments undertaken by Rapha and GORE-TEX to keep riders dry.
Head over to Rapha’s website to shop the new looks. Prices range from $295 to $430 USD.