Rapha has teamed up with American technical activewear maker Outdoor Voices to create a new line of women’s cycling kit blending fun, inviting & colorful style with functional performance. Taking a fresh look at performance riding clothing for women, the Rapha+Outdoor Voices collection mixes details from each other’s experience to create colorful cycling essentials for those who know cycling doesn’t always have to be so serious…

Rapha + Outdoor Voices women’s cycling clothing collection

More options for casual gravel & all-road riding gear have popped up in recent years, but much of that still relies on bland colors and muted styling, with still few creative looking choices for women cyclists. So after running into the women of Outdoor Voices on Mallorca a couple years ago, Rapha wanted to team up to see what they could come up with together. The result they say is a combination of “years of expertise in performance fabrics & fit”, blended with “a fresh, new perspective & added practical features”, think: extra pockets & pouches for riding essentials, a women-specific chamois pad, new patterning for a contoured fit, and don’t miss…  even a cycling cap that fits with ponytails!

Rapha+Outdoor Voices women's cycling collection, casual performance riding kit clothing collaboration, photo by Cait Oppermann

c. Rapha, all photos by Cait Oppermann

Rapha’s Head of Design Maria Olssen said, “together with Outdoor Voices we set out to achieve a positive and inclusive experience for all women who love cycling, and also break down some of the barriers which can be a bit overwhelming. We wanted to bring everyone along on the journey through the graphics and colors of the range, without compromising on the technical aspects that we are known for.”

Rapha+Outdoor Voices women's cycling collection, casual performance riding kit clothing collaboration, photo by Cait Oppermann

The Rapha + Outdoor Voices collection includes a jersey, wind jacket, high-waist cycling shorts, cargo bib shorts, a small handlebar bag, a light support bra, that cycling cap, socks, and a cropped T-shirt. In the crossover partnership, the whole line-up is available both through Rapha’s cycling-specific retail channels and Outdoor Voices who focuses on more general leisure & active sportswear.

Check out Rapha’s summary descriptions of the individual items in the collection below. All are available now, from both Rapha & Outdoor Voices:

Rapha + Outdoor Voices Jersey – £120 / $165 / 145€

Rapha+Outdoor Voices women's cycling collection, casual performance riding kit clothing collaboration, photo by Cait Oppermann

All the hallmarks of our much-loved women’s jerseys are here: a streamlined silhouette, lightweight and breathable fabrics and internal taping for stability even when your pockets are fully loaded. With OV, we’ve added a subtle coin pouch to complement the three rear pockets and a zipped loop pocket that is perfect for storing the Wind Jacket. These two items are designed to combine – the jersey is available in a range of three colors chosen to complete the jacket’s terrazzo design.

Rapha+Outdoor Voices women's cycling collection, casual performance riding kit clothing collaboration, photo by Cait Oppermann

Features:
-Integrated see-through phone pocket
-Matching essentials case included
-Super technical material keeps you cool and dry
-Available in Dark Green, Pale Blue and Terracotta.

Rapha + Outdoor Voices Wind Jacket – £130 / $180 / 155€

Rapha+Outdoor Voices women's cycling collection, casual performance riding kit clothing collaboration, photo by Cait Oppermann

The centerpiece of the collection features a striking terrazzo print inspired by Mallorca and a host of practical features. The overlapped design of the back panel makes for excellent breathability and a sleek silhouette while a spacious dump pocket, snap pouch for coins and an elasticated loop for an extra layer allow you to carry all you need and more. There’s even a hidden drop tail with a reflective speckle pattern for added visibility.

Rapha+Outdoor Voices women's cycling collection, casual performance riding kit clothing collaboration, photo by Cait Oppermann

Features:
-Super light fabric with a terrazzo-inspired print that’s unique to each garment
-Full-width rear pocket with elastic loops adds storage options
-Detachable essentials case made from excess material
-Available in White and Multicolor. (Multicolor is limited edition, only available at Rapha.)

Rapha + Outdoor Voices Cargo Bib Shorts – £180 / $250 / 215€

Rapha+Outdoor Voices women's cycling collection, casual performance riding kit clothing collaboration, photo by Cait Oppermann

Utility meets comfort in a game-changing pair of bibs with a pocket on either leg and one on the back for maximum storage. Just like the jacket, the bib section uses an overlapped design to complete the layered terrazzo aesthetic while the chamois pad has been designed and shaped specifically for women, on their very first ride or their longest yet.

Rapha+Outdoor Voices women's cycling collection, casual performance riding kit clothing collaboration, photo by Cait Oppermann

Features:
-Two leg pockets with reflective detail inside
-Additional back pocket
-Our new, super comfortable women’s Classic chamois
-Cross-back design for ease of use
-Available in Dark Navy.

Rapha + Outdoor Voices High Waisted Padded Shorts – £80 / $110 / 95€

Rapha+Outdoor Voices women's cycling collection, casual performance riding kit clothing collaboration, photo by Cait Oppermann

For those who prefer to ride without bib straps, our all-new shorts provide the same comfort and stability as a bib short with a double-layer waistband for a secure fit. The high cut waistline complements the collection’s Cropped T-Shirt while the shorter leg length ensures embarrassing tan lines just above the knee are avoided. The chamois pad is the same used in the collection’s bib short – designed and developed by women.

Rapha+Outdoor Voices women's cycling collection, casual performance riding kit clothing collaboration

Features:
-Comfortable Rapha women’s Classic chamois pad
-High waist means no pressure on the stomach on or off the bike
-Color blocked with contrast gripper matches the collection
-Available in Dark Green and Dark Navy.

Rapha + Outdoor Voices Cropped T-Shirt – £40 / $55 / 50€

Rapha+Outdoor Voices women's cycling collection, casual performance riding kit clothing collaboration

Whether on or off the bike, this loose and comfortable cropped 100% cotton tee is perfect for Doing Things. It pairs perfectly with the High Waisted Shorts to offer everyday comfort and style on your next outdoor endeavor.

Rapha+Outdoor Voices women's cycling collection, casual performance riding kit clothing collaboration

Features:
-Classic cropped fit

-Comfortable 100% cotton
-Color-matched to collection
-Available in Lilac and White.

Rapha + Outdoor Voices Light Support Bra – £40 / $55 / 50€

Rapha+Outdoor Voices women's cycling collection, casual performance riding kit clothing collaboration

Based on Outdoor Voices Tech Sweat Bra, this high-coverage piece is made with cycling in mind, wicking well when you’re working. It pairs well with bib shorts and is cut to offer support in an on-bike position. Color-matched with the accompanying collection, this light support crop top forms the perfect foundation for your activity outfit.

Rapha+Outdoor Voices women's cycling collection, casual performance riding kit clothing collaboration

Features:
-Back cut to match well with Rapha + Outdoor Voices Bib Shorts
-Cut in around outer bust to suit on-bike position.
-Technical sweat wicking and breathable fabric.
-Available in Dark Green and Pale Blue.

Rapha + Outdoor Voices Cap – £25 / $35 / 30€

Rapha+Outdoor Voices women's cycling collection, casual performance riding kit clothing collaboration

The cotton cycling cap is an icon, unless you have a ponytail in which case it’s more of an inconvenience. Not any more. This cap has been designed specifically for women incorporating feedback from our professional women’s team. There’s a gap for your ponytail and the overlap patterning that ties the collection together. Available in Pale Blue/Dark Green and Dark Blue/Dark Navy/ Dark Green.

Rapha + Outdoor Voices Bar Bag – £50 / $70 / 60€

Rapha+Outdoor Voices women's cycling collection, casual performance riding kit clothing collaboration

A transforming, compact bag that can be attached via sturdy clips to the handlebar of your bike, or worn over the shoulder on spontaneous roadside stops. The jacket, jersey and shorts in this collection provide plenty of storage space, but sometimes you need a bit more. Keep an extra layer, supplies, and even a disposable camera in here to make sure you’re never without.

Rapha + Outdoor Voices Socks – £15 / $20 / 17.50€

Rapha+Outdoor Voices women's cycling collection, casual performance riding kit clothing collaboration

These socks are based on our popular Pro Team pair and made with a lightweight and breathable with an open structure for excellent temperature regulation. The socks use a yarn created to feel very soft against the skin and which is also extremely high wicking, improving moisture management further. The footbed also has a soft finish for comfort, while handlocked seams and flatlock stitching throughout ensure the socks won’t chafe, no matter how hard or hot the ride. Available in White and Dark Green.

Rapha+Outdoor Voices women's cycling collection, casual performance riding kit clothing collaboration

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11 comments

  1. Heffe on

    It seems these photos take place in an alternate world without a pandemic… must be nice. How did they manage this photoshoot though? I mean, did the models have to isolate/quarantine for two weeks before and after?

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    • HupHup on

      You know clothing has a lead time and this kit will have been developed a while ago? I’ll take a guess the shoot was late summer last year. It doesn’t look like spring there based on the grass colour. Could be wrong.

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      • Cory Benson on

        @Hup & @Heffe Yes, this was definitely a photo shoot from the ‘before times’, from what we know, last year when Rapha & OV took their photoshooting California road trip.

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  2. Tom on

    Are women asking for short shorts? Melanoma is a real thing, and the less the shorts cover, the more sun block you have to wear. Which always turns slimy as you ride.

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  3. Onrhodes on

    Are $250 bib shorts really “inclusive”? I’d personally describe Rapha as elitist and their typical customer base does very little to dissuade me from that opinion.

    Reply

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