Rapha Brevet £140

Cycling Weekly - - TECH GROUPTEST -

Rapha’s Brevet long-sleeve jersey, de­vel­oped with the Paris-brest-paris ran­don­née in mind, is de­signed to of­fer the tech­ni­cal fab­ric a rider needs for a very se­ri­ous out­ing, but with­out the re­stric­tive ‘pro fit’ that no one wants for hours on end.

The Sport­wool fab­ric is made up of a merino/polyester mix, known for its warmth, breatha­bil­ity and lack of whiffi­ness. Wear­ing the jersey at 10°C, it felt a

tad too warm, but once the wind was rush­ing past it breathed well. Only when we stopped were we re­minded of the much ap­pre­ci­ated ra­di­a­tor-like fea­tures. There’s two re­flec­tive chest straps, as well as three stan­dard pock­ets at the rear, plus one zipped, and one mesh lined ‘gilet’ zip pocket — ideal for long win­ter rides.

The styling is in­cred­i­bly re­laxed — we tested a small but an ex­tra-small would suit our size 8-10 tester. There are two draw­string chords at the sides which can size it down but it will al­ways have a class­ily re­laxed fit.

Colour: Pink/re­flec­tive

Sizes: XXS-XL www.rapha.cc

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