Rapha Brevet £140
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.
Sizes: XXS-XL www.rapha.cc