Rapha’s guide to staying dry
Preparation is the best solution to riding in the rain. Wet bodies lose heat faster than they dry, and cold bodies don’t work efficiently. Follow our guide to cover up for whatever the weather can muster.
What to wear
Rapha’s wet weather products combine the three principles above, without sacrificing on streamlined performance. Take a look at our key items for staying dry – and fast.
Pro Team Long Sleeve Shadow Jersey
Offering the protection of a jacket and the comfort and fit of a jersey.
Women's Long Sleeve Shadow Jersey
A long sleeve jersey crafted from a protective and breathable fabric.
Pro Team Shadow Bib Shorts
Wet weather bib shorts that have been worn to victory at cycling’s spring classics.
Pro Team Gloves
A performance cycling glove, providing comfort and exceptional grip when riding and racing in the cold.
Women’s Classic Winter Jacket
Our most versatile bad-weather jacket. Complete protection from rain, wind and cold.
Souplesse Thermal Bib Shorts
A winter version of Rapha’s award winning Souplesse Bib Shorts, giving warmth and comfort without compromising on weight.
Shadow was made for riding in bad weather. Waterproof, windproof and highly breathable, it was developed when elite riders asked for kit that could be worn in the worst weather. Made possible by a pioneering fabric, Rapha Shadow offers cyclists performance, protection and comfort in a lightweight single layer. The rain beads off, the wind is kept out and excess heat escapes, keeping you comfortable in changeable conditions.
Wet weather performance
Rapha Pro Team Shadow
Highly breathable, wet-weather protection in a race-fit lightweight layer.
Pro Team Shadow is a racewear proposition for foul weather, developed with, and worn at the Classics by, Team Sky after they asked for a breathable garment to wear for entire races in changeable conditions. Made possible by a pioneering stretch-woven fabric, the Shadow Jersey and Bib Shorts offer the ‘triple crown’: performance, protection and comfort in a lightweight single layer. The rain beads off, the wind is kept out and excess heat escapes.
"Rapha has discovered the Holy Grail in cycle kit - something totally and comprehensively water resistant that doesn’t boil you from the inside out.”
– 4/5. The Times
“Shadow performs superbly. The fabric is thinner and lighter than that used in the Castelli Gabba, but impressively offers comparable wind-proofing. Water repellency is superb and the best I have seen on garments of this type.”
– 9/10. Cycling Weekly