Rapha Core Winter Jacket review

Versatile weather protection from Rapha's entry level winter jacket

rapha core winter jacket
Cycling Weekly Verdict

Whilst the Rapha Core Winter Jacket lacks the full winter protection offered by some of its rivals, what it does offer is breathability and versatility. When the weather isn't subzero the Core Winter Jacket comes into its own and enables you to train hard without suffering from overheating or the dreaded build up of sweat. The price is very reasonable compared to the competition too.

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The fundamental behind Rapha's Core range is getting the basics right and as such the Core Winter Jacket is simply constructed; no bells, no whistles; focussing on keeping you protected during colder rides. Its plain, understated look does however hide a number of key features that show that Rapha has, in the main, got it right.

>>> Buy now: Rapha Core Winter Jacket for £110 from Rapha.cc

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James Bracey

James Bracey's career has seen him move from geography teacher, to MBR writer, to Cycling Weekly's senior tech writer and video presenter. He possesses an in-depth knowledge of bicycle mechanics, as well as bike fit and coaching qualifications. Bracey enjoys all manner of cycling, from road to gravel and mountain biking.