Mini review: Rapha Softshell Gilet review

Stylish and practical, but at a price

Our rating 
3.0 out of 5 star rating 3.0
GBP £150.00 RRP | USD $205.00
Rapha Softshell Gilet

Our review

Feature-packed? Check. Practical? Yes. Stylish? For sure. Expensive? Of course – this is Rapha after all!
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Rapha’s gilet comes with the de rigueur long-cut back. It’s also windproof, warmer than many other gilets and, thanks to a layer of Hytrel, it’s pretty breathable too. 


The full-length zip is offset so you can easily get to layers underneath, although it’s worth noting that Rapha’s medium comes up smaller than most) 


Neat touches include loads of pockets, zipped, reflective piping, pink cable loops for iPod cable routing  and – in one of the pockets – a narrative about Andre Tchmil in the ’94 Paris-Roubaix! 

Product Specifications


Name Softshell Gilet (09)
Brand Rapha

Description 100% windproof for core body warmth. Water-resistant and highly breathable fabric to keep you dry. Reflective Rapha logo and rear rubber light grip for improved visibility. Rear pockets positioned to reduce sweating and centre weight when loaded.
Clothing Material Polyester Spandex
Available Colours Black
Fastening Type Full-Zip
Water-Resistant Yes
Windproof Yes