It is waterproof and windproof and is made from a new fabric developed in Japan exclusively for Rapha. The fabric has a breathable, laminate membrane, so it will perform on high-intensity training rides and slower-paced spins. The Rapha Hardshell is a more stripped-back jacket than the Classic Softshell with emphasis on absolute protection against the elements.With a utilitarian design and cutting-edge fabric the Hardshell is the ultimate winter workhorse. For wet, windy and cold conditions when a robust outer layer is crucial. I'll go straight to what I was most impressed by on this jacket: the fabric. It's like the hardshell of many technical adventure jackets but extremely breathable. It's a matt finish with a waxy coating - like a Barbour - that turns your body into a metaphorical ducks back; water just runs off it.
The good thing about this fabric is that it's not like the water repellency that many fabrics are treated with to keep you dry for light showers, it is impermeable to water. Rapha jackets come with a reputation for peerless style and this is an example of why. Once wed finished admiring ourselves in the mirror and gone out to get this jacket filthy, it became apparent that the substance isnt lacking either good news indeed for a waterproof at this price.
Once you've managed to tear yourself away from your own reflection, the Hardshell performs just as well out on the road. Its nylon outer shell is impermeable to both wind and rain; while the polyester inner lends warmth and comfort.Unlike the four other jackets in this article, the Hardshell only needs one layer underneath to keep you cozy during winter rides. To maintain and protect your waterproof products we recommend using Rapha Apparel Re-Proofer. Rapha Apparel Re-proofer has been created to enhance the water-resistance properties of performance fabrics after washing. Designed to be used in conjunction with Rapha Apparel Wash, independent tests have shown that this two-part system provides significantly better results than all-in-one alternatives. Cool iron on face only. The item "Rapha Hard Shell Jacket Grey BNIB Size M" is in sale since Saturday, December 09, 2017. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Cycling\Cycling Clothing\Jackets". The seller is "wolves482008" and is located in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Antigua and barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Russian federation, Canada, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and caicos islands, Aruba, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Chile.