What is it
Rapha's Pro Team Training Jersey delivers all-day comfort thanks to a fit that's slightly looser than many aero jerseys. Large pockets make carrying food and extra layers easy.
- Well-priced, functional cycling fashion
- Large, elastic pockets easily carry jackets, food, bottles
- More relaxed fit than Rapha's ultra-tight aero collection
- Still a very slim fit
Rapha's Pro Team Training Jersey is great for any ride, whether you take your training seriously or are simply serious about enjoying your time on a bike. While its cut is still quite slim, the materials used are not as compressive as Rapha's aero jersey. This lends an added element of comfort for the average cyclist or those taking on long days.
Three large pockets on the back sag a bit when not in use. But load them up with a jacket, wallet, phone, ride food, and an inner tube and they hold it all with ease. Additionally a small zippered pocket is great for stowing small valuables. The hem at the back of the jersey has a rubberized treatment to help keep it from rotating in the event that your pocket contents aren't perfectly balanced.
The zipper moves effortlessly, never binding even when used with only one hand. Unlike some of Rapha's earlier jerseys, the collar isn't too tight on the back of the neck. Mesh sides help keep you cool on hotter days, but the jersey's main material is a medium weight fabric, making it versatile throughout the year.
Like many race cut jerseys, the front of the Pro Team Training Jersey is fairly short. This isn't an issue on the bike, but can be visible at the café.
Because the Pro Team Training Jersey is cut with a cycling position in mind, the front of the jersey is fairly short. That's not a big concern while riding, but at cafes it can ride up a bit, exposing your undershirt or more.
Mesh panels on the sides keep you cool on a hot day. The rest of the jersey uses a medium weight material, adding year-round versatility.
At $135, the Pro Team Training Jersey sits in the middle of Rapha's range. Compared to other similar jerseys, like Velocio's Signature Jersey or Castelli's Free AR 4.1 Jersey, its price is slightly lower.
At 5'10" and 150 pounds, the size small I tested fit perfectly. I wouldn't have minded a centimeter or two longer sleeves and I could personally do without the white Rapha logo on the back pocket. But this is nitpicking. On the whole, I really liked the Pro Team Training Jersey. Even as a decidedly slow amateur, it serves my cycling needs well and is highly recommended.
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
More Info: www.rapha.cc