Rapha is introducing a new Outskirts collection designed for 'exploration by bike'. As well as clothing, the range includes sunglasses and even a hip flask.
The range is said to have been inspired by adventure riders Lachlan and Angus Morton. Lachlan, who races for UCI WorldTeam EF Education First, recently won the GBduro, a 2,000km race along dirt tracks from Land’s End to John O’Groats. The brothers' latest trip was in Vietnam, from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City.
"The collection features many of their trademark style points including an abundance of tie-dye and overlaid patches and graphics," says Rapha.
"Core Cargo Bib Shorts form the foundation of the collection, and feature a Vietnam-inspired design. Limited-edition long and short sleeve technical t-shirts in high-wicking fabrics provide loose fitting cover for the top half while an extremely lightweight wind jacket, a cotton t-shirt, caps and a hip flask inspired by their journey round off the collection."
Here's a selection from the range...
Outskirts Technical Reflective Patch Jacket £220
Made from a hard-wearing cotton twill and featuring reflective embroidered patches.
Outskirts Tie Dye Wind Jacket £180
Lightweight jacket made from silk.
Outskirts Technical T-Shirt Pedal Power / Tour Print £65
A loose-fitting, wicking T-shirt.
Outskirts Technical LS T-Shirt Tie Dye £75
A technical long-sleeved T-shirt in a tie dye effect.
Outskirts Core Cargo Bibs £145
Bib shorts with mesh cargo pockets.
Outskirts Hip Flask £40
A pewter flask featuring a good luck motif.
Outskirts Sunglasses £170
Limited edition colourway with Carl Zeiss lenses.
Check out the full range here.
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