Rapha Classic Wind Jacket – Just In

New chartreuse, orange color options for 2013


For 2013 Rapha has added chartreuse and orange options for its Classic Wind Jacket, a water-resistant piece with a tailored, on-the-bike cut.

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There is a bit of stretch in the jacket, which is a bit heavier than a plain rain cape thanks to reflective strips down the front and back of the arm, taped shoulder seams, an adjustable waist and sealed zipper.

The front pocket has a sealed zipper: the front pocket has a sealed zipper
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Sealed zippers on the pocket and main zipper

The offset zipper comes up to the right of center on the neck, and a small zippered pocket on the front provides storage for a cell phone or something smaller.

The tall collar stands up when unzipped.

The long tail has a reflective logo, and is tapered to curve around your lower body while riding.

The jacket folds up to fit in a jersey pocket, but is heavy and large enough that you can’t just cram it in a pocket the way you can a rain cape.

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Retail is $270/£170, and the jacket comes with a 30-day return policy.

The offset zipper terminates in the cloth hood. the tall neck stands up largely on its own: the offset zipper terminates in the cloth hood. the tall neck stands up largely on its own
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