Ok, the Rapha Spring/Summer collection is out. The photos and films are inspiring, everything is looking good but i know you’re thinking…wonder what those smart looking chaps at Headset Press would wear? You’re not? Oh well, we didn’t really think you were but here it is anyway. What’s hot!
Pro Team Bib Shorts – £170
Available in a long (good if you’re tall like me) or regular fit they use the same Cytech pad as the Classic Rapha Bibs and are made from coldblack fabric technology which sounds like it’s from the space program. The technology-treated fabric helps it to be 9ºC cooler than non-treated black fabrics. Impressive. These also have race radio pockets either side of your spine. The block capital logo looks great in the bright colours. Rapha reccomend these for Criteriums, One-day races, Stage races and High-tempo training.
Pro Team Jersey – £140
This is a lightweight, high-performance race jersey but i’m sure i can wear it to a coffee shop during a sunday ride too. It’s slim fit and as i’m looking for a jersey that can cope well when i over do it and get too hot this has to be a pick. The side and rear panels are made of mesh and it also uses the coldblack technology. Theres a sun protection factor of 50+ too.
The cotton trade caps are based on the colours of the uniforms worn by Planckaert, Poulidor and Anquetil during the 1962 Tour de France when trade teams were allowed back into the tour.
These £15 technical team socks are available in long and short sizes so you can pull them up like Brad. Steve wants to make sock puppets out of them. No-one knows why.
These are our picks of the Spring Summer collection. There’s loads of good stuff which you can browse here. We’re off to find some more clothing to spend our pennies on.