Rapha Rain Jacket on sale

by Martin Thomas   January 22, 2013  

At the risk of appearing pathetically susceptible, I've just succumbed to the fatal charms of Rapha's marketing devils and have bought a cream Rain Jacket in the sale. I mention this here because obviously I won't be talking about it at home (the first time I put it on I am planning to say "What? This old thing? No! I've had it for ages!") but also because I thought I'd alert the road.cc massive to the fact that it cost me under a hundred quid with their end-of-sale discount code X15LWOS - £94.42 to be precise. The usual asking price is £190. I think this is a bargain. And if I keep saying so to myself I might even believe it one day...

You'll find them here: http://www.rapha.cc/rain-jacket-1

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Perhaps you can wear it on this this bargain holiday Rapha are offering

http://www.rapha.cc/climbs-of-the-tour-de-langkawi/

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posted by Some Fella [824 posts]
22nd January 2013 - 23:34

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Good grief! That must be a joke...mustn't it?

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posted by Martin Thomas [584 posts]
23rd January 2013 - 8:08

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They got the number of noughts wrong.

Correct price is £1,000,000 Wink

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posted by Simon_MacMichael [8520 posts]
23rd January 2013 - 8:29

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I would have bought one if they still had grey ones in my size. Cream isn't a very practical colour for a jacket you are not going to want to wash very often, is it?

posted by pjay [229 posts]
23rd January 2013 - 9:03

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Practical schmactical. I've got a pink Stowaway that gets dirty very quickly. It's still my favourite piece of kit though. (I realise this opens me up to charges of Rapha fanboyism but I can live with that).

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posted by Martin Thomas [584 posts]
23rd January 2013 - 9:09

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@Martin Thomas - it's a great piece of kit. I got the Paul Smith version in a Rapha sample sale for £50, which I thought was a steal.

As for £100,000 to ride round Malaysia for a few days, if I could afford it, I'd be tempted to go over there with my own pro mechanic and soigneur in tow, ride alongside the organised group, and still pay less! Even JVA International couldn't parody that. Surely it's a joke?

Last night I would have considered trading a very loud baby for a really nice bike.

posted by notfastenough [3476 posts]
23rd January 2013 - 9:42

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Hmm, the page has disappeared now. I smell a rat.

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posted by Martin Thomas [584 posts]
23rd January 2013 - 19:45

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the rapha rain jacket is worth every penny. as is the wind jacket. stunning pieces of kit, fit perfectly and most importantly to me no flap at all in the wind

downside of the cream is you will easily bea able to say 'this old thing' after one ride as the colour is a dirt magnet Smile

makes you look rich though when you are rocking a £200 jacket stained to hell.

dark colour for me if i need to replace it

posted by russyparkin [578 posts]
23rd January 2013 - 22:12

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Yes fair point - I would have bought the grey one if they'd had it in a large but no such luck. But then what's a little mud stain here and there? It is a cycling jacket after all...

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posted by Martin Thomas [584 posts]
23rd January 2013 - 23:20

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It's arrived Smile Is it wrong to LOVE a jacket?

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posted by Martin Thomas [584 posts]
24th January 2013 - 15:34

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no its perfectly fine. think its nice to look at? ride 4 hours in horrendous rain, take it off and admire how dry and comfortable you are. seriously. only piece of kit that rivals it is the wind jacket(even 2 hours of moderate rain doesnt penetrate that)

posted by russyparkin [578 posts]
24th January 2013 - 21:51

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