Pro Team jacket review

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Cycling Weekly Verdict

This top became my go to piece of clothing throughout Autumn and on the warmer winter days. It wasn't warm enough for the depths of winter, but above seven degrees it comes in to its own. Slim fitting, comfortable, versatile and light. A great bit of kit.

Reasons to buy
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    Good across a range of temperatures

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    Superb fit

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    Long arms

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    Light yet warm

Reasons to avoid
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    Lime green no longer available

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    Won't fit everyone

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Rapha's Pro Team jacket sits somewhere between jacket and jersey, and depending on what you wear with it can be used across a wide range of temperatures. It's made with a very fine micro fleece material from Polartec with a wind-blocking, water-repellent membrane added to the chest and front of the arms. (It won a Polartec Apex award last winter for best use of the Power Shield Pro material.)

Where the fleece and wind-blocker membrane double up, the jacket remains extremely thin and light, but still does a good job of keeping you warm. All this makes for a very versatile piece of clothing. With a heavy base layer it will be enough (in the dry) down to around six or seven degrees, with a thin, sleeveless string base layer - and the zip partially undone - you can use it up to 14-15 degrees. With a rain cape over the top it will be enough in even colder weather.

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