Rapha (UK) – Press Release: Pro Team Lightweight Rain Gilet.
Changeable conditions pose a dilemma to the cyclist: you want to be protected from the worst of the weather whilst having the option to layer down, should conditions improve. For days when the weather dial is spinning, the Pro Team Lightweight Rain Gilet is our lightest water-resistant layer, protecting against the elements before packing down easily into a jersey pocket.
An evolution of the Pro Team Rain Gilet, this lighter teammate is constructed with a revolutionary three-layer fabric developed by Rapha over the last two years. Despite its feathery weight, design details are not compromised. To keep light rain and road spray out, the gilet features a waterproof lining on the outside of the rear pocket, a spray flap and internally taped seams. The front and side panels hold reflective graphics for added visibility in low light. Under brighter skies, the gilet can be worn unzipped for maximum ventilation since the front placket features the same velcro tabs as the Pro Team Race Cape. The two-way zipper means either half of the gilet can be opened with one hand while riding.
Thinner, three-layer fabric developed by Rapha packs down to fit comfortably into a jersey pocket.
Whatever the weather:
Highly durable water-repellent (DWR) treatment and internally taped seams keep the rain and road spray out.
A pocket on the rear lined with a waterproof film eliminates the need to reach beneath your outer layer for jersey pockets.
New featherweight fabric:
Made from lightweight waterproof fabric weighing less than 100 grams per square metre.
Souplesse Rain Gilet Woman: