A relative newcomer to the bikepacking scene, Sarah Hammond’s first crack of the long-distance whip came at the TransAm, a 6,900km across America in June 2016, which ended in an impressive 6th place finish. Leaving scant time to recover but spurred on by the lessons of that first race, the Australian rider went straight into a second event in September.

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Race to the Rock has come to be known as the race so difficult that no man could finish it. In its first year, Sarah was the only woman to enter – and the only rider to finish. In 2017 she returned to take the top spot, sealing a place in the upper echelons of endurance athletes.

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Who better to have along to help us test our kit at high altitude? Here’s a look at some of the things Sarah wore in the wilds of Argentina.

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Women’s Brevet Jersey

Inspired by long-distance, point-to-point brevet riding, this jersey is designed for ultimate comfort, storage and visibility for all adventures great and small.

Women's Randonnée Shorts

Sarah prefers not to wear bib shorts, but if you’re riding far and want the reassurance of a comfortable chamois, there’s our Women’s Brevet Bib Shorts.

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“I live in Randonnée shorts, on and off the bike. They’re super comfortable and I like their pockets over a jersey – I prefer to carry nothing on my back.”

Sarah Hammond

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Women’s Brevet Gilet

A lightweight, packable and windproof outer layer designed for distance. Updated with smart pocket storage and improved packability.

Brevet Mitts

Protect your palms with hard-wearing fabrics and memory foam padding to keep you comfortable on the longest days on the bike.

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Reflective Brevet Socks

A reflective stripe helps you stay seen on long rides, with a wool blend that delivers breathability, comfort and quick-drying qualities.

Rapha Explore

New product designs that encourage adventures big and small, and more.