The Rapha Brevet short sleeve jersey was first developed back in 2011 when a trio of riders from the London-based brand rode Paris-Brest-Paris – a gruelling 1,200km randonnée across northern France. The result is a jersey which offers insulation and breathability in equal measure, along with additional pockets and extra reflective detail.
The Brevet jersey is made from a blend of 61 per cent polyester and 39 per cent merino wool, and that mix of synthetic and manmade fibres ensures the jersey feels soft and warm against the skin, while remaining relatively lightweight and still performing well in warmer temperatures.
It’s not necessarily a jersey you’d reach for on the hottest days, when, in our experience, lighter polyester fabrics are better at keeping you cool, but the Brevet fabric breathes well and does a good job at wicking sweat away. There’s also a full length zip to help cool things down when it does get warm.