Rapha’s Winter 2014

Rapha has just released its imagery for the upcoming winter and we really like it. The new seasonal winter collection caters to all weather conditions with a broad selection of garments, perfectly tailored for everything from early autumn which will bring the rain to the Netherlands to the upcoming winter, which is set to be cold, wet and frosty. The pieces we really like include returning items like the rainproof hard- and softshell jackets, jerseys which show new and advanced moisture-wicking and warmth-retention capabilities and a perfect line of base layers. Accessories include cycling caps with an all new Pro Team Winter hat, neck warmers, gloves and more. You will be ready for everything with this cycling collection. 

Every good winter training outfit starts with a great base layer and Rapha’s offering for this season is quite perfect. As the layer of clothing closest to the skin, a high quality base layer will improve comfort, insulate and wick moisture. Depending on the conditions and intensity of the ride, an appropriate base layer could be a fine synthetic mesh or a hooded merino top. With this in mind, we look at the conditions you are likely to face out on the road this winter and which of Rapha’s base layers to reach for.

Within the whole Pro Team collection one finds new colors for this season, both the amazing LS Pro Team Jersey and the Pro Team Jacket have been technically improved and finally this season marks the introduction of the Pro Team winter hat.

Constructed from a softshell fabric with a durable, water-resistant treatment, the Pro Team Winter Hat offers insulation against the cold while allowing sweat to escape. Traditional winter hats can offer too much insulation for the hardest rides, leaving riders with sweaty heads – this sweat can run into the eyes, or become uncomfortably cold when it reaches exposed skin. The Pro Team Winter Hat uses a breathable rear panel to release heat from the back of the neck, and the shaped ear flaps provide insulation without impairing hearing. The hat is shaped, with a quarter-panel construction and fabric darts, more like a Rapha Cap than a winter hat, designed to reduce excess material around the ears and neck.

Find Rapha’s Autumn/Winter 2014 collection here.