Remember those jerseys you had as a kid when you flipped it inside out? The kind of jerseys where you could be the home or away team? The new Rapha Reversible Pro Team Crit Jersey is like that, except it is made from a super high-tech fabric that offers the user a ‘training’ side and a ‘race’ side.
Rapha Reversible Crit Jersey — Why Reversible?
Okay — so the idea is the ultimate “less-is-more” piece of cycling kit. Riders who want the best of both worlds in one jersey: training and race-ready.
The ‘training side’ is Legion-branded and has a seamless rear pocket construction. The large pockets provide ample space to carry essentials during training sessions.
The ‘race side’ features a sleek, logo-free design. This race side is the kit’s more “aero” side, with no pockets. The jersey’s lightweight woven fabric (both sides) ensures top-notch moisture management and thermoregulation, while aerodynamic fabrics on the upper body minimize drag.
Basically — there are different graphics on each side: one with pockets and one without.
The jersey features a reversible and easy-to-use zipper. Rapha has also replaced the traditional zipper guard with zipper garages at the top and bottom, providing protection against abrasion for the neck and shorts (smart). Silicone grippers have been incorporated on both sides of the hem to guarantee a secure fit and not ride up when you’re the drops smashing it.
Santi Roig Dinares, Rapha Apparel Graphic Designer, explained: “We are incredibly excited to introduce our first ever reversible jersey to our Pro Team collection, which follows years of development. We wanted to create a jersey that not only met the needs of our professional teams but also provided a versatile solution for our customers. By combining the functionality of a race jersey without pockets and a training jersey with pockets, we have created a performance-driven product that truly celebrates ‘the future’ and showcases our commitment to pushing the boundaries of high-performance cycling apparel.”
Rapha Pro Team Reversible Crit Jersey — Key Features
- Fully reversible, two-sided elite racing jersey designed for training and racing
- Seamless rear pocket construction on Legion-branded side to carry your essentials in training
- The logo-free race side has no pockets to reduce turbulence when every advantage counts
- Lightweight woven fabric for efficient moisture management and thermoregulation
- Aerodynamic fabrics on the upper body aid airflow and reduce drag in key areas
- Four-way stretch for a compressive fit and supreme comfort at speed
- The team’s kit is sponsor-less on the training side. This is reversed on the commercial kit.
- Price: $ 245
- Sizes: TBD
“Call it a flip of aswitch. This jersey represents that change in mindset where you go from relaxing to game time. Ride to the race, then reverse it to get those aero gains.” Cory Williams, Co-Founder of L39ION of Los Angeles:
Legion’s Chapter 3 team issue kit is available in minimal quantities for men starting October 19th.
Check the Rapha Pro Team Reversible Crit Jersey out at Rapha.cc