Rapha Pro Team Winter Jacket review

The Pro Team Winter Jacket is intended to be part of a layering system – as such it's a very versatile garment that could easily be used in spring and autumn too

Rapha Pro Team Winter Jacket
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Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Rapha Pro Team Winter Jacket performs superbly in a wide range of temperatures. It doesn’t have the extreme weather protection of more technical jackets, but it is perfect for the majority of British winter not to mention the spring and the autumn with layering adjusted accordingly, and it's very competitively priced when considered alongside the market average for this level of performance.

Reasons to buy
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    Low bulk

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    Great fit

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    High build quality

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    Competitive price

Reasons to avoid
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    Cuffs could be stretchier

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The Rapha Pro Team Winter Jacket is “a performance jacket for training and racing in cooler conditions, cut close for comfort at speed,” according to the British brand.

Rapha has carefully chosen the word “cooler” rather than “cold” because the Pro Team Winter Jacket is a little lighter than deep winter jackets such as the Assos Mille GT Ultraz Evo. Rapha says it’s to be layered up as second layer with a base layer underneath, or as a third layer with a base layer and jersey underneath.

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Simon Smythe

Simon Smythe is a hugely experienced cycling tech writer, who has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2003. Until recently he was our senior tech writer. In his cycling career Simon has mostly focused on time trialling with a national medal, a few open wins and his club's 30-mile record in his palmares. These days he spends most of his time testing road bikes, or on a tandem doing the school run with his younger son.