The Rapha City Cycling range includes super lightweight pack jackets, knitted merino zip jerseys and everything you need to take on the city.
What we have always admired about Rapha is how they have managed to merge ‘on and off the saddle’ apparel into one. Many a brands have tried to replicate the Rapha concept of premium quality technical cycling apparel without really setting the same levels. Before the days off Rapha, cycling apparel was pretty much skin tight lycra and that was about it. Concepts like the Rapha City collection have revolutionized cycling apparel, bringing designers that had previously worked with the likes of Norse Projects and a more style focused approach yet still keeping cycling function. They made cycling apparel cool, kind of like the Stone Island or Acronym of the cycling world with a lot of care and attention to fabrics, technical detailing and innovative design concepts.
For Winter 2017, Rapha head to Copenhagen to showcase their latest offerings from the City Cycling collection. Highlights include an ultra lightweight Pack Jacket which weighs less than 100g with a purple shimmer finish. The lightness of the Pack Jacket doesn’t under deliver in performance with wind and shower proof capabilities as well as having the function of being easily packed away and carried. The Rapha Hooded Rain Jacket takes all the latest outerwear tech and is constructed from a lightweight stretch fabric with fully taped internal seams and water resistant Vislon® zips. The signature pink hi-vis detailing is featured with reversible cuffs and a drop down rear panel for added visibility in the dark.
More new entries to the Rapha City collection include the Rapha Merino Zip Jersey with an added windproof panel to the front and a ‘pod’ stitch pattern to the rear for added garment breathability. The Randonnée trousers are also introduced made from a robust yet lightweight, crease resistant and quick drying fabric. City cycling apparel doesn’t really get much better.
The Rapha City collection is available now from rapha.cc.