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Amongst a line-up already known to hit some high pricepoints, the Explore family sets a new upper bar, seeming to have thrown out the concept of affordability in favor of all-out performance in harsh changing weather conditions… Rapha Explore Gore-Tex gravel jacket & pants
all c. Rapha While their latest Gore jackets & jerseys have opted for water-resistant but extra-breathable Infinium, this one goes all-in on waterproofing, back to classic Gore-Tex “Guaranteed to Keep You Dry” 3-layer construction, with their latest C-Knit inside.
Make no mistake about it, this is the most expensive jacket we’ve seen from Rapha for either on or off-road riding. But it does seem to have leveraged what has made their latest road Pro Team, ultra-distance Brevet & mountain biking Trail-wear Gore tops to keep riders comfortable over any terrain for days on end. Tech details
The new Explore Gore-Tex jacket is a modern breathable Gore 3-layer laminate, with a durable outer nylon shell, a fully waterproof membrane, and Gore’s stretchy & slippery C-Knit inner face that is easier to pull over insulating layers but still feels good next to your skin. It’s the same inner face of the Trail Gore Infinium jacket and the latest Pro Team Gore-Tex rain jacket , and Rapha says the new waterproof jacket is specifically cut to fit over their Explore Down Jacket for maximum cold & wet weather warmth.
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