One of the most distinctive brands in cycling both on the club run and in the WorldTour, it’s fair to say Rapha is synonymous with style. Combining classic designs with modern fabrics was something the British brand invented pretty much singlehandedly back in 2004.
Rapha also has a reputation for not being the cheapest kit around – in cycling apparel, as with most things, you get what you pay for – but if you have a good look around the archive section of its website you might just uncover some excellent deals.
We’ve done just that, picking out below some of the reductions that we think are really good deals. The Rapha Men’s Classic Winter Jacket is less than half price, for example. It’s perfect for early spring when it can still be chilly.
The Rapha Zip Up Track Top is really cool too, a casual garment that works on the bike or off. It’s almost half price.
Our tech team has years of experience – we wouldn’t suggest anything we wouldn’t wear ourselves.
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Our pick of the deals:
Rapha Men’s Classic Winter Jacket
This is one of the best deals in Rapha’s archive, and there’s only XS left for the snakiest of racers as we write. Rapha’s most versatile foul weather jacket is made from Polartec Power Shield Pro for ultimate wind and waterproofing are combined with a high level of breathability. If it’s your size, it’s new jacket day!
Rapha Brevet Women’s Base Layer
Rapha’s first base layer to feature a permanent antibacterial coating, the Brevet is made from a silver-coated ion yarn. It’s designed for long-distance riding and Rapha says prototypes were worn every day for two weeks at an ultra-endurance race through Europe (!).
Rapha Men’s Pro Team Long Sleeve Aero Jersey
With its dual-fabric construction, the LS Aero Jersey is designed to lower drag. Rapha wind tunnel-tested a combination of smooth and textured fabrics to this end, adding a soft, brushed back to the smooth leading-edge panels for extra insulation in cool weather.
Rapha Women’s Pro Team Aero Jersey
£145/$195 £87 $117
Rapha says this is the fastest jersey it makes. The Pro Team Aero is based on the skinsuit raced to world championship gold by the Canyon//SRAM team. There are three textured materials designed to move the air efficiently over the rider’s body and the sleeves are cut long to maximise the fast fabric.
Rapha Men’s Classic Gilet
Super lightweight and packable, the Classic Gilet is perfect for early morning starts, long descents or changeable weather. It has reflectives for low light and a small zipped pocket for house keys. The fit is close for minimal wind flap. Small sizes only, so be quick!
Rapha Women’s Pro Team Flyweight jersey
It’s time to start getting ready for the season – hasn’t it been a long time coming? The Flyweight is designed for the ultimate in temperature regulation with a racing pedigree, having been tested on Grand Tours and ultra-endurance races.
Rapha Logo Zip Up Track Top
Rapha calls this a ‘reimagining of the quintessential warm-up top.’ Imagine Jacques Anquetil lounging on the grass in track centre, smoking a cigarette to clear his lungs, and you get the idea. Made from a heavyweight loopback cotton with ribbed side panels and a relaxed fit.