Rapha has launched a new City collection that features lots of reflectivity, including a new ‘Signalcuff’ – a reflective inner cuff that can be hidden when you’re not on the bike and revealed for riding.
Here are a few of the key items.
This jumper is made using “a reflective, non-scratch cylindrical yarn blended with light, breathable merino wool”.
The back of the body is mesh and this is one of the garments that features a Signalcuff. The inner cuff is high-vis and uses reflective yarns. You can hide those inner cuffs away when you're not on the bike.
The jumper is made in a limited number of 75, which might go some way to explaining the, um, not insubstantial price.
The Wind Jacket is, as you might expect, windproof and it has an insulated microfibre lining.
You get reflective logos on the chest and tail and, when you reverse it, high-vis pink and white reflective stripes across the chest (see main pic, above).
This updated backpack is made from a water-resistant fabric that reflects light from the sides and behind you. Padded panels on the back are designed to cushion you from whatever you’re carrying.
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