In January, Rapha photographer and filmmaker George Marshall travelled to northern Argentina with long-distance riders Jesse Carlsson, Sarah Hammond and Neil Phillips. Unsupported, with George carrying all his camera equipment on the bike, they tested our latest new season range, riding deep into an ever changing landscape from Salta to Jujuy and the Andes.
Cargo Bib Shorts
The Cargo Bib Shorts are our first cycling shorts with pockets. Worn throughout the shoot, the riders were able to wear more relaxed clothing - t-shirts and jackets that matched the style of riding without losing access to essentials on the move. Facing hot and sweaty conditions, they tested the bib's lightweight, water-resistant material and perforated chamois, ensuring the Cargo Bib Shorts are the only cycling shorts you'll ever need.
Jesse wore the Technical T-shirt on multiple days during the ride. The revolutionary fabric design not only wicks sweat but also disperses moisture over a broader area of the body, aiding temperature regulation and drying in all conditions - particularly in the dry heat of northern Argentina.
Brevet Flyweight Wind Jacket
Neil wore the Brevet Flyweight Wind Jacket, only 74g in size medium, as soon as the road turned downward. Whilst the climbs proved hot and challenging work, windchill on the descents was avoided with a windproof layer that packs into its own pocket for easy storage.
Brevet Base Layer
The Salta shoot was a completely self-supported adventure to test every aspect of our latest range. Neil wore the Brevet Base Layer throughout, our first fabric to feature a permanent super-antibacterial finish, to keep you fresh and odour free – day after day - even when it's only rinsed in a nearby river.