Rapha Classic Softshell review
Rapha Classic Softshell review
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Rapha Classic Softshell review

Rapha Classic Softshell tested and rated by our expert reviewer

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Rapha Classic Softshell review

The Classic Softshell is a staple of the Rapha range – it’s been around since 2004 in various different guises – and it is an undoubtedly top-quality product.

The water-resistant material keeps off all but the heaviest rain and the stowable storm flap at the back adds another welcome level of protection against the elements.

It’s also windproof and provides an excellent top layer on even the coldest of days, while the zipped underarm vents give you the opportunity to regulate body temperature. 

Three pockets at the back – one with an extra zipped compartment – provide excellent storage, plus there’s a small zipper pocket on the side that’s the perfect size for your keys.

The cuffs on the wrists are a welcome feature for really cold days and, while the all-black design isn’t great in visibility terms, it’s the one less-than-superb point about a jacket that is versatile enough to be used in a wide variety of different conditions.

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