Lightweight protection on any ride.
Randonneuring has received a resurgence as of late and in order to train and compete during these long-distance events, the right gear is paramount. You have to be ready for almost anything the weather can throw at you and we ask our apparel to do a lot. It has to be light, packable, and protect us from the elements, while style points don't hurt either. Rapha understands this better than most and crafts the Men's Brevet Flyweight Wind Jacket as a lightweight and windproof layer that packs into its own pocket for easy carrying and is ready to spring into action at a moment's notice.
Rapha claims this is the lightest jacket it's ever made, and it checks in at an amazing 74 grams in the size medium. It packs down extremely small and fits easily in a jersey pocket or small bag until you need it when the temps drop before a chilly descent or an extended coffee shop stop. The rip stop nylon fabric is quite durable for such a lightweight design and the storm zipper does an admirable job of keeping drafts from chilling your core. On the side panels are laser-cut perforations for breathability allowing body heat to escape preventing you from overheating.
Further thoughtful details include reflective elements that boost visibility and safety in low light. Minimal elasticated cuffs save weight and tuck into gloves while the extended tail offers extra protection from wheel spray while on the bike.
- Rapha's lightest weight jacket offer heaps of protection
- Packs into its own pocket for easy carrying on any ride
- Reflective elements increase safety in low light
- Laser-cut perforations allow for active venting
- Drop tail provides move coverage while in the cycling position
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- Q & A
Exactly what I wanted
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Large
- Height: 5'10"
- Weight: 180lbs
Great stylish fit and surprisingly warm! Fantastic wind breaker jacket and wear it over a long sleeve jersey on 40 degree mornings for perfect temp riding. Packs ultra small!!! Love it.