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.
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
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.
Chorizo! Hmm, no, that's red... I don't know!
I would have thought that GDPR would prevent the details being released....
Doesn't even have to be dark... camera / phone flash is normally enough with Proviz stuff
No problem !...
If only it'd been wearing a helment and hi viz. Seriously, Grove Lane is in a 20mph zone. If you can't drive down there without hitting something,...
You can't get a fridge along there!!
No doubt this new rule was heavily advocated for by Lawrence Stroll.
Thanks for the article on what was a truly striking bike.
Did Speed Buggy and Herbie retire to the Isle of Man? I think you mean 'scare the bejaysus out of the drivers of other passing vehicles'...