As many of us soon realise, cycling isn’t just about riding bikes. There’s a whole community of passionate riders, a rich and thriving culture built up over generations of experiences, developments and shared interests. It’s within the very fabric of this culture where cycling apparel brand, Rapha, proudly sits.
Commonly known for their bold colours, elegant designs and performance driven technology, Rapha has branched a little further afield and has set their sights on the world just outside of cycling; pre/post ride apparel.
The Rapha City collection is one area which has received a great deal of the brand’s attention. It exhibits a marriage of function and fashion for the urban cyclist, but the new Rapha women’s Souplesse Transfer collection not only caters for the city rider but to the road cyclist who wants to travel comfortably and in style to/from their next cycling adventure.
Rapha Women’s Souplesse Transfer Hoodie
The Transfer Hoodie is your classic style long-sleeve, full-length zipped jacket with a hood, pockets and drawstring adjustment. It’s a traditional concept, for sure, but when you add in some Rapha flare, it transforms from just another hoodie into perhaps the most luxurious hoodie I’ve ever worn. How do they achieve this?
Constructed from a thick 190gsm polyester for the main body, this fabric has had water repellent treatment which is overlaid on front and shoulders. The side panels are made from a blend of thick polyester and elastane with bonded seams to allow the garment to move with you without being restrictive.
To finish it off, there are two zipped pockets at the front for safely storing your essentials and the hood sits neatly flush against the back when not in use.