A silk wind jacket was the last thing we expected Rapha to make

The new Rapha Outskirts collection is inspired by the Morton brothers' latest tour around Vietnam

Rapha AW19 Vietnam Outskirts collection

The new Rapha Outskirts collection encompasses a range of new product categories previously unseen from the brand including, of all things, a silk wind shirt designed for riding in hot climates. 

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Developed in collaboration with Lachlan and Angus Morton — of EF Education First and generally ridiculous long-distance adventuring fame — the collection is inspired by the pair’s latest adventures around Vietnam.

The full lineup encompasses a load of new products, but here are our three highlights from the Rapha Outskirts collection .

Rapha Outskirts Technical Reflective Patch Jacket

Rapha Technical Cotton patch jacket
This hardwearing cotton jacket has a cut that’s said to suit cycling.
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The Outskirts Technical Reflective Patch Jacket is a cotton twill jacket that is covered with reflective embroidered patches. These patches are inspired by the tour the Morton’s undertook through Vietnam. 

The jacket has a ‘trucker-style’ fit, though the armholes have been positioned higher than a regular jacket to ease movement on the bike. 

Large pockets for stashing Instagram accessories and an adjustable hem complete the jacket. 

  • £220 / €260 / $295 / AU$385

Rapha Outskirts Tie Dye Wind Jacket

Rapha Tie Dye Outskirts silk jacket
The silk jacket is designed for hot and humid environments.
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A tie-dyed silk wind jacket was the last thing we ever expected to see Rapha produce. 

Said to provide the perfect balance between “comfort and protection in the humidity of Vietnam”, this super-light jacket is designed explicitly for riding in hot conditions. That said, we think it’ll also double up nicely as a suitably snazzy number for sipping a (low calorie)  negroni on a (windy) balcony. 

An “adaptive dyeing process” is used to create a totally unique pattern on each jacket. A corded collar, dropped shoulder, side pockets and reflective details are used to make the jacket more suitable for cycling. 

  • £180 / €215 / $250 / AU$315

Rapha Outskirts Core Cargo Bibs

Rapha Outskirts cargo pockets
Rapha’s cargo shorts have been in its line for some time now.
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Rapha’s cargo bib shorts — which have been in its line for some time now — feature mesh pockets on the outside of each leg to provide another spot to stash away items on long-distance rides. 

The limited-edition Outskirt Collection version of the shorts borrow the same tie-dyed accents for its straps as seen on the rest of the lineup. 

  • £145 / €175 / $195 / AU$255
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The full Rapha Outskirts range can be seen on the Rapha website, where you can also watch the latest episode of Rapha’s Outskirts series, which is genuinely worth a watch.