Rapha Women's Pro Team Lightweight Gore Tex Jacket review

Shakedry fabric x Rapha styling put to the test

Image: Michelle Arthurs-BrennanRapha Women's Pro Team Lightweight Gore Tex Jacket
Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Rapha Women's Pro Team Lightweight Gore Tex Jacket provides excellent weatherproofing and is lightweight enough to pack into a pocket and forget. The fit could be improved, but most riders will be more than happy to overlook this when the alternative is being soaked - from the inside and out.

Reasons to buy
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    Excellent weather protection

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Reasons to avoid
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When Rapha partnered with Gore to create a lightweight waterproof jacket with the legendary Shakedry fabric, our ears pricked up - and rightly so.

Shakedry garments have re-written the rulebook on packable jackets. The low bulk 49gsm material does away with the need for a 'face fabric', meaning Gore's hydrophobic membrane becomes the outer. Droplets hits the shell and roll off, and since there's only two layers in total the weight is cut right back to 119g in the case of the size small I had on test.

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.