Explore Long Sleeve Pullover
Rapha calls this newest bit of kit the Explore Long Sleeve Pullover, which seems to be a concerted effort rather than calling it a jacket or jersey. Part of that is a lack of pockets on the lower back, which when paired to a knit Polartec Power Grid fabric and windproof arms, make this pullover usable both on-bike or off-bike.
Out of all of the new kit we have that works well if you're riding the bike or not, the Rapha Explore Long Sleeve Pullover might be the most impressive.
Brevet Lightweight Jersey in Terracotta Brick
The Brevet Lightweight Jersey from Rapha seems to be the antithesis of the paper-thin jerseys we tend to see on the market. Designed to be hard-wearing in the face of day after day of long-distance riding, this jersey also offers more pockets and greater reflectivity than your average jersey. New for this year is a Terracotta colorway that'll look even better with wear.
Despite being the lightweight of the Brevet line, this jersey bucks trends to be our go-to for ultra-endurance riding and variable conditions.
Core Lightweight Jersey in Twist of Lime and Birch
Like a majority of kit we have this year, any updates to the Core Lightweight jersey comes in the form of new colors. The stars of the show has to be the Core Lightweight Jersey in Twist of Lime or the Women's Core Lightweight Jersey in Birch. Besides the new colors, this jersey offers great value in quality fit and stellar materials made for our hottest Summer days.
The Core Lightweight Jersey, available in both men's and women's cuts, is one of our go-to summer jerseys. New colors are the icing on the cake.
Women's Pro Team Flyweight in Nightshade
We have said a lot of good things about the Pro Team Flyweight Jersey HERE and HERE, and none of those things change when talking about the the women's cut. This jersey has been tested time and again on Grand Tours and ultra-endurance races, but the low-profile fit means you can focus on riding without distractions.
While we have both the Pro Team Flyweight in men's and women's cuts, it is this new Women's Nightshade and Black Plum color that knocks our socks off.
Women's Core Cargo Shorts
The Rapha Core Cargo Bib Shorts have found a lot of happy homes in the past year, thanks in part to the shorts offering extra pockets to stash food, warmers, or whatever else you'd like. And when they're not in use, the elastic banding makes them no different than other shorts. New this year is a Women's Cargo Short, because everyone deserves useful pockets.
Think of it this way: the Rapha Women's Core Cargo Shorts are the Rapha shorts you love with an extra bit of usefulness. We're big fans.
Pro Team Bib Short in Blue Sky Captain
There's not much to say when it comes to the Rapha Pro Team Bib Short that we haven't already HERE and HERE. Barring personal preference, these shorts are some of the best you can find for the money, and their hard-wearing materials mean your investment keeps you riding for longer. The Pro Team Bibs are a staple in the shop.
New this year is the Rapha Pro Team Bib Short in Blue Sky Captain, an excellent complement to something like the Brevet Lightweight Jersey.