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Rapha Brevet Jersey and Classic Winter Tights – first look

This super-light, high-viz gilet comes with the Brevet Jersey.

It’s made from a featherweight polyester fabric, with open mesh panels under the arms, and at the top of the back, to improve ventilation.

This high-viz gilet comes with the Brevet Jersey

The gilet comfortably packs down to about the size of a tennis ball, and can be easily folded and stowed in on of the Brevet Jersey’s rear pockets.

Again, visibility is key to the gilet – the high-viz colour is a giveaway but the horizontal stripes are also said to be reflective.

It’s a super-light piece but Rapha say it’s made from a windproof material so should offer an additional layer of protection against a chilly breeze, particularly when paired with the Brevet Jersey, which isn’t windproof.

The offset zip is designed to make the gilet more comfortable when used as part of a layering system

Otherwise, the gilet has a dropped tail, designed to keep the rider’s rear end covered when riding, and there’s also a full-length, offset zip, designed, Rapha say, to make the gilet more comfortable when used as part of a layering system (which would otherwise mean having at least two bulky zips sitting on top of each other).

Our sample is in high-viz yellow and is paired with the corresponding grey Brevet Jersey, but there’s also an equally bright pink version which comes with the blue jersey.

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