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Rapha Adds New Lightweight Jacket, Gillet and Merino Wool T-Shirt to Explore Collection

Rapha has expanded its Explore collection of apparel to include a new lightweight jacket, gillet (that’s a vest to us yanks) and merino wool t-shirt.

The Explore Lightweight Jacket ($135) features a feathery 25gsm fabric that’s designed to be water repellent and highly packable for jaunts when rain and wind are in the forecast. There’s also a hanger loop on the back for quick drying.  

“When riding longer distances, a packable outer layer is crucial to tackling changing conditions. The Explore Lightweight Jacket provides protection from the elements when you need it, and stows away neatly when you don’t. Made from a lightweight 25gsm fabric, it’s one of the lightest outer layers we make. Providing breathable protection, the wind-blocking jacket aids temperature regulation in a range of conditions, with a durable water repellency (DWR) treatment for water resistance on wet days. The entire garment packs away tightly into a small side pocket making it efficient on space, with pull loops that allow you to clip the packed jacket to your bike or backpack. Styling is kept to a minimum to ensure the garment is as light as possible, with a smaller front zip placket and a hem chord without the usual pullers. The back features a hanger loop for quick drying,” says Rapha. 

Similarly, the Explore Lightweight Gillet ($115) relies on the same 25gsm fabric as the jacket sans the sleeves, offering riders a little extra coverage from the elements. Moreover, the gillet can be packed away into a small side pocket that has pull loops so it can be clipped to the bike or luggage. The back also features an integrated hanger loop for quick drying and convenient storing.

“When riding longer distances, a packable outer layer is crucial to tackling changing conditions. The Explore Lightweight Gilet provides protection from the elements when you need it, and stows away neatly when you don’t. Made from a lightweight 25gsm fabric, it’s one of the lightest outer layers we make. Providing breathable protection, the gilet aids temperature regulation in a range of conditions with a durable water repellency (DWR) treatment for water resistance on wet days. The entire garment packs away tightly into a small side pocket, with pull loops to attach it to your bike or luggage. The styling is minimal to ensure the garment is as light as possible, with a smaller front zip placket and a hem chord without the usual pullers. The back features a hanger loop for quick drying,” explains Rapha.

Made from a two-tone merino blend, the relax-fit Explore Merino Wool T-Shirt ($90) is designed to keep the rider cool and dry in mild weather. But, it can also be worn beneath an outer layer in order to bolster warmth, while an integrated mesh yoke at the neck enhances ventilation. Moreover, in addition to the reflective tabs on the back, the cuffs can be rolled back to reveal more reflective detailing to improve visibility in low light conditions. There’s also a hanging loop on the back for easy storing and/or drying.  

“The latest product in our range to incorporate the natural wonder of merino wool, the Explore Merino T-shirt is soft against the skin, with natural sweat wicking and anti-odor properties. Compared to our other merino products, the t-shirt is made from a slightly heavier merino blend which provides excellent thermoregulation and added durability. Cut in the new Explore fit, the t-shirt’s sleeves are brought forward slightly to ensure comfort when out riding, while not constricting movement when off the bike,” says Rapha.

 

 

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