Rapha may split opinion but there’s no way round the fact that they make really good bike kit. The British brand’s grown exponentially over the last few years – the partnership with Team Sky no doubt being a big part of that – to the point that they’re firmly part of the cycling establishment.
Here we have Rapha’s Pro Team Climber’s Jersey in its new guise for spring/summer 2016. That’s right, it’s an exclusive. We reviewed the existing model last year and really liked it. There are few jerseys on the market that can match the dual qualities of being very light and yet still effectively keeping you dry and comfortable. Some super-light jerseys make the mistake of prizing lightweight material above all else, and end up making the a sweaty mess, because even if the material’s incredibly light, it may not be all that breathable. That’s not the case here. And if you’re not really a fan of the hi-vis pink, Rapha will also offer two other options for 2016: black with a white stripe or light blue with a white stripe.