Rapha is a premium clothing company based in London that produces high-end cyclewear. Their line for 2010 includes stylish designs on caps, jerseys and more. There are some returning items as well. Accessories like merino base layers, leather town gloves and overshoes are back due to popular demand. In time with the new season the traditional cycling trousers will also be relaunched in grey.
The latest products of Rapha apparel for 2010 include a checked cap, long sleeve shirt, women’s stowaway jacket, women’s classic jersey and women’s shorts.
The checked cap is made by hand with quality Italian fabric. Breathable and windproof, the cap is made up of 67% polyester and 33% cotton. There is a lining of moisture-wicking anti-bacterial tape. A thick elastic fastener makes for a snug fit. It comes in three colorways of red, blue and grey. MSRP $60
Made of gingham check fabrics, the Rapha long sleeve has an ergonomic fit which gives a tailored cut. The long sleeve can be used for office as well as for city riding. It comes in colors black and blue. MSRP $130
The Rapha stowaway is a jacket for many seasons. The water resistant jacket is great with sudden showers, summer descents and cool morning starts. It has reflective strips for visibility and Lycra on the cuffs. Lightweight and easy to pack, the stowaway comes in cream and red colors. MSRP $260
Made from Sportwool ™, the women’s classic jersey comes in red and black. The jersey has a form fitting design that hugs the waist and opens wide on the hips. It also has a full-length zip in the middle and has complimentary arm warmers for cold weather. MSRP $195
The Rapha women’s shorts are made of soft yet strong Lycra with a matte finish. It has a high waistband at the back for better fit and it also has a chamois pad from Cytech. The length of the shorts is long to accommodate women of all sizes. The seams have a soft flat lock stitching to keep your skin from chaffing. MSRP $185