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Rapha introduces Outskirts collection for adventure riding

New range includes a lot of tie dye and... wait for it... a hip flask

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

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Made from a hard-wearing cotton twill and featuring reflective embroidered patches.

Outskirts Tie Dye Wind Jacket £180

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Lightweight jacket made from silk.

Outskirts Technical T-Shirt Pedal Power / Tour Print £65

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A loose-fitting, wicking T-shirt.

Outskirts Technical LS T-Shirt Tie Dye £75

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A technical long-sleeved T-shirt in a tie dye effect.

Outskirts Core Cargo Bibs £145

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Bib shorts with mesh cargo pockets.

Outskirts Hip Flask £40

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A pewter flask featuring a good luck motif.

Outskirts Sunglasses £170

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Limited edition colourway with Carl Zeiss lenses.

Check out the full range here.

Mat has been in cycling media since 1996, on titles including BikeRadar, Total Bike, Total Mountain Bike, What Mountain Bike and Mountain Biking UK, and he has been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. Mat has been technical editor for over a decade, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer. Now over 50, he's riding road and gravel bikes most days for fun and fitness rather than training for competitions.

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