Rapha Shadow jersey review

Rapha has pulled out all the stops to come up with what we think is the best wet-weather jersey in the business – if you're racing in the rain, this is the one

Rapha Shadow

Not named after the 1990s Gladiator, the Rapha Shadow is in fact the ultimate in foul weather kit. With windproofing and water repellency unmatched by competitor garments, it was only right that the Shadow jersey landed a spot on our Cycling Weekly Editor's Choice list for 2017.

When first launched, the Shadow was only available in a short -sleeved version, but Rapha has subsequently updated the range and added a long-sleeve option, a women's version and additional reflective details.

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Oliver Bridgewood - no, Doctor Oliver Bridgewood - is a PhD Chemist who discovered a love of cycling. He enjoys racing time trials, hill climbs, road races and criteriums. During his time at Cycling Weekly, he worked predominantly within the tech team, also utilising his science background to produce insightful fitness articles, before moving to an entirely video-focused role heading up the Cycling Weekly YouTube channel, where his feature-length documentary 'Project 49' was his crowning glory.