Rapha Souplesse Insulated Jacket review

Promising warmth without the bulk, the Rapha Souplesse Insulated Jacket could be the perfect winter jacket, even when the weather isn't

Rapha Souplesse Insulated jacket
Cycling Weekly Verdict

The women's-specific Rapha Souplesse Insulated Jacket is a great investment and as a piece of kit will keep you well insulated without overheating and will do a good job at keeping out the wind and light rain. Unless it's pouring down, there's not reason why you'd have to ride in anything else all winter. 

Reasons to buy
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    Low profile

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    Warm down to freezing temperatures (when layered correctly)

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    Water resistant

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    Wind resistant

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    Close fitting

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    Reflective detailing

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Reasons to avoid
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    Collar low

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    Cuffs could be longer

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Winter on a bike isn't easy. Gone are the summer days of just a swift out-the-door bike ride: there's way more prep time required now winter has come, with a fair proportion of that allocated to just deciding what to wear.

If you're wondering where to even start with your upper body on a bike in the colder seasons, check out our buyer's guide on the best winter cycling jackets. It gives you lots of hits and tips on how to keep warm and what our current favourites are right now. 

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