RC Edits:City Cycling With The Rapha City Collection
Rapha introduce new technical track inspired pieces geared up for the ‘urbanites’ and city dwellers of the world.
In the world or performance cycling kit and understated technical apparel, Rapha are at the very top of their game. The London cycling brand combines classic cycling nostalgia with innovative designs and fabrics not to mention their own ‘Cycle Clubs’ and Cafes in just about every major city of the world.
The Rapha City Collection sets out to combine modern style and wardrobe staples with performance cycling heritage. The Rapha design team is made up of people like Alistair Smith who has previously worked for Norse Projects and Nigel Cabourn to name a few. For Spring 17′, Rapha have introduced new styles and silhouettes such as the Merino Windblock Sweatshirt, the Softshell Overshirt and the Poplin Shirt. Obviously each pieces comes with its fair share of well thought out intricate detailing from cleverly placed pockets to performance fabrics.
The Rapha Merino Windblock Sweatshirt features a softshell panel to the front to stop wind entering the garment whilst riding as well as a reflective logo for viability. Cut in a modern fit the sweatshirt is lightweight thanks to the merino construction and features a hidden pocket to the rear for essentials like phones and wallets.
The Rapha Softshell Overshirt is made from a lightweight four-way stretch performance fabric with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish. Keeping you dry in light rain as well as warm in the saddle thanks to the covered placket snap closure. The Overshirt also features a reflective heat-stamped armband to the sleeve as well as a back pocket with a ring puller for easy access.
Finally Rapha have introduced their take on the classic Poplin Shirt utilising their performance ‘Racewear’ technology. Made from a stretch cotton nylon poplin giving no limitations to a riders position whilst in the saddle. A Pro-Team mesh fabric is incorporated into the back panel for improved ventilation as well as the signature Rapha pink cuff detailing.
The Rapha City Collection is available now from rapha.cc.