The Aero Jersey from the ‘Pro Team collection’ has some bold new branding that riders will either love or hate - a bold, raised rubber Rapha takes up the entire length of the left arm, there are six stripes on the back right pocket, and a smaller Rapha and stripes either side of the zip at the hem. If you don’t fancy flashing the branding about, you can order the Aero in Black, but the two other coloured options - Grey Blue and Dark Green - are very attractive.
Aesthetics aside the Aero has a super lightweight, aerodynamic design, thoughtfully put together to help you push for your fastest rides. This Jersey was based on Rapha’s WorldTour race-winning skinsuit, featuring an ultra-smooth fabric on the front to help you cut through the air and a textured back. This last feature gives you an aerodynamic advantage and provides a directional nap, smooth in one direction and rough in the other to minimise drag, and it produces a close fit and flattering profile.
The Aero has a new and improved valuables pocket with a strong zip that pulls open with ease and a grippy zip pull that allows you to access it with one hand on the go. On the rear there are three stretchy pockets with a mesh outer layer for breathability on the lower back and bonded tape on the inside to prevent sagging or pulling down the back of the jersey when fully stuffed. The main zip entry runs the length of the body and has an extended placket to protect any base layers, and silicone details on the interior ensure the jersey remains in place when you push yourself to your limits.
The Aero looks great on and works hard to allow you to perform at your best. Light and comfortable, breathable and aerodynamic: a wonderful addition to you cycling wardrobe! RRP £145.00
4.9 out of 5
Improved valuables pocket with easy pull zip
Protective extended placket
Smooth front and textured back aid aerodynamics
Mesh pockets for ventilation
Rubber logo could put some people off