Goldilocks rain protection.
There're times when we're getting ready to ride and there's a chance of rain on the forecast or it’s a slight drizzle out without much threat of a downpour where a full-blown rain jacket might be overkill but we still want to keep the core warm and dry. This happens to us a lot during the spring and summer where a stray shower might pop up and we want just a touch of protection and that's exactly what the Men's Pro Team Rain Gilet from Rapha offers. It's a sleeveless waterproof layer that's light enough to pack down in your jersey pocket when it's not needed, but it's always on call when it is.
Similar to the Race Cape, the Pro Team Rain Gilet uses the same race-proven poly-laminate waterproof fabric that'll keep your core dry from the rain and the dropped tail offers additional protection from road spray. It also shares the same form-fitting cut as the Race Cape which prevents the fabric from flapping in the wind and it's ideally suited for when you're seeking additional protection than from a windproof gilet, but don't need the bulk of a jacket either. This vest would be our first choice during fast training rides and races in unpredictable conditions.
If it's not needed, it packs up small and fits in a jersey pocket. When things clear up and if you happen to leave it on, the large, low-friction zipper with textured handle makes it easy to adjust the amount of airflow needed even while wearing full-finger gloves.
- A race-proven gilet built with waterproof fabric
- The full-length zipper with oversize puller adjusts airflow
- The form-fitting cut reduces flapping in the rain
- When not needed, it easily packs into a jersey pocket
- Insulates and keeps the core dry
- The dropped tail provides extra protection from wheel spray