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Rapha launches Shadow bad weather range

Rapha launches Shadow bad weather range

1 / 8 Rapha Shadow – 1.jpg Rapha is releasing a new racewear line called Shadow that’s designed for riding in bad weather.

We first mentioned the Pro Team Shadow Jersey last summer when we reported that it’s designed for riding in the rain, wind and changeable conditions that can make clothing choice really tricky, especially if you’re racing. One issue with regular rain jackets is that the laminate and membrane construction keeps rain out, but also prevents perspiration from escaping. It’s the age-old problem with riding in the rain; don a waterproof jacket to keep the rain out, but boil-in-the-bag and get damp from sweat on the inside instead.

“Shadow is a breathable, highly protective single layer made possible by a pioneering, Italian-milled, stretch-woven fabric that contours to fit the position of a racing cyclist,” says Rapha. “Developed at the request of Team Sky for a garment to wear across various and changing race conditions, Shadow is the leading edge of product development from Rapha.”

We’ve not seen the Shadow clothing ourselves, we’re relying solely on Rapha for all our information here. Rapha says that the yarn is treated with a durable water repellent (DWR) before being stretch-woven into […]

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