Rapha Fixed Jacket review£200.00

A bomber jacket for bikies

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What price style, eh? Well, £200 since you ask. The Rapha Fixed Jacket is pushing the limit of what most of us spend on single items of clothing, but despite the credit crunch, it has its appeal. 

Designed to be stylish for both the pub and the casual ride, it does both with ease. The cotton/Lycra mix jacket is water-repellent and has windproof panelling so it’s a reasonably sensible riding option – both the back and arms get plenty of coverage. 

Cordura fabric on the shoulders means your man-bag won’t wear it out and it has plenty of pockets plus routing for iPod cables. It’s black only, but does have some reflectivity.

Rob Spedding

Editor-in-Chief, Cycling Plus, Cycling Plus Magazine
Editor-in-chief Rob has been pedalling Cycling Plus since 2007. His first proper road bikes were a Raleigh Sprint in the early 1980s and then a Trek 1000 in 1999. A former competitive runner, Rob has repeatedly threatened to become a competitive cyclist in every discipline from time-trailling to hill climbing to bike polo. We're still waiting.
  • Discipline: Road. Mainly commuting but with the occasional mountainous sportive that he'll complain about/fail to complete. Enjoys cake stops. Will never, ever do another triathlon after a bad experience in open water.
  • Preferred Terrain: Gently undulated roads – he's more of a rouleur. Likes gravel.
  • Current Bikes: BMC Alpenchallenge, Viner Perfecta, BMC Granfondo GF0, anything shiny that Warren Rossiter will allow him to ride
  • Dream Bike: Bianchi Specialissima, Raleigh Banana
  • Beer of Choice: Innis and Gunn Original
  • Location: Bath, UK

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