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rapha pink gilet portrait

Father Christmas cycled over to my house this year, and dropped off this Rapha biking gilet ready for dark January days, plus a fab long sleeve base layer in burgundy. I guess I was a good girl in 2012!

I mention it because, well, the gilet is a thing of beauty, but also if you’re a runner/biker/dog-walker it’s a fantastic alternative to those garish yellow tabards we all usually wear when we’re out in the dark.

rapha gilet night time

The gilet has been designed with low winter light or night in mind, and as you’d expect it’s  windproof, stretchy (so can go over a jacket), bright and reflective. Perfect in every way really except that, this being a bike brand, the sizings are for whippets. Thus, the largest size available (XL) is size 16 and go right down to XXS (grrrr).

The gilets have been so popular that they’ve sold out, but order now for the new wave coming through in March.

Rapha high visibility gilet, £100. Long sleeve base layer, £60  www.rapha.cc  

 

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