Rapha Softshell Trousers feel like riding in your favourite pyjama bottoms - only more weatherproof and well suited to cycling in the UK weather.
Don't quote me on this but I think softshells were invented by the same people who make spaceships. The material seems to posses mystical powers that manage to moderate what the weather gods hurl at us while we try and enjoy cycling in the bi-polar British climate.
The P.R.O Fly Evo Pullover is a smock style softshell outer layer best suited to the changeover seasons of spring and autumn, both from a design point of view and also for its weight and warmth levels. Designed with road use in mind, it has a sleek contoured fit and road friendly features, but would work almost equally well for off-road duties too.
Remember that tank-top that your mother forced you to wear to keep you warm and the wind off your chest? Well, the Rapha Softshell Gilet is just like that but trendied up because it's made of softshell, called a gilet and brought to you by Rapha. And this time you're not going to have a tantrum every time you have to put it on. Although your wallet might.
Soft shell jackets are, on the whole, pricier than more traditional ‘hard shell’ or fleece/Roubaix style non-waterproof jackets. They offer a compromise between the warmth and breathability of a non-waterproof training top and the out and out weather protection but potential sweatiness of a waterproof.
A soft shell jacket for 70 quid? You’re suspicious… but you needn’t be. This new model in the dhb lineup is a high-quality option for keeping you warm in the winter, and it comes at an amazing price.