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Rapha expands men’s Explore collection for gravel and adventure riding with new Gore-Tex jacket and trousers

The full set, aimed at adventure riding, will set you back over £500

Rapha has announced two new products to its men’s Explore off-road-adventure cycling collection. The Explore Pant and Explore Gore-Tex C-Knit jacket both feature some waterproof and abrasion-resistant features, and, as you might expect, come with price tags that are on the premium end for cycling apparel.  

Explore Pant

2023 Rapha Explore men's pants

The Men's Explore Pant, which Rapha says will be as much at home on as off the bike, has been created to overcome unpredictable days. 

They are made of lightweight but abrasion-resistant and quick-drying materials with a DWR coating. The trousers feature four-way stretch, an adjustable waist and an integrated belt for comfort and style. 

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On the sides, there are two zipped hand-warmer pockets and the hems can be cinched to keep them from flapping onto your drivetrain. As with most products in Rapha’s Explore collection, these trousers come with colour-matched iron-on patches for easy at-home repairs.

The Rapha Men's Explore Pant comes in two colours and retails for £140. 

Explore Gore-Tex C-Knit men’s jacket

2023 Rapha Explore men's jacket

The new Explore jacket offers full waterproofness without compromising on breathability, Rapha says, and it can easily be paired with a down jacket underneath for extra warmth.

The jacket has a Gore C-Knit backer, which essentially combines previously three layers into one lighter, softer and more durable backer, which is already featured in many of Rapha’s outer layers, such as the Trail Gore-Tex Infinium jacket

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The jacket packs into its own hood - which fits under the helmet - so that it’s easy to store away when the weather doesn’t need it. Rapha Explore Gore-Tex C-Knit men’s jacket is available in two colours and retails for £395.  

Both products are available now on Rapha's website.

Suvi joined F-At in 2022, first writing for She's since joined the tech hub, and contributes to all of the sites covering tech news, features, reviews and women's cycling content. Lover of long-distance cycling, Suvi is easily convinced to join any rides and events that cover over 100km, and ideally, plenty of cake and coffee stops. 

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Steve K | 1 year ago

"Pants"?  I thought Rapha were a British brand.

andystow replied to Steve K | 1 year ago

Steve K wrote:

"Pants"?  I thought Rapha were a British brand.


Rendel Harris replied to andystow | 1 year ago
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andystow wrote:


Do they have a fly for the letterbox?

Alessandro replied to Steve K | 1 year ago

British heritage but American owned. Not entirely surprised to see the Americanisms creep in with their product names now. 

EK Spinner replied to Steve K | 1 year ago
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Worse than that, they have "singilarised" it (is the that the reverse of pluralise) to become PANT

I though that was what dogs did

belugabob replied to EK Spinner | 1 year ago

Do they come in multiple colorways?

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