For those women that dream of wearing head-to-toe Rapha out on their ride, now’s your chance. The brand finally brought their beautiful design aesthetic to the last remaining piece of cycling apparel-the sports bra.
Your sports bra is the first layer of any outdoor wardrobe. Get this wrong and it doesn’t really matter what you are wearing on top. I’ve had numerous conversations with women about how their sports bra holds too much moisture, making them cold as soon as they stop moving. Even the best wicking base layer can’t compete with a sopping wet sports bra.
After a year in development, today Rapha launches two different styles of cycling bras for your ride that are not only comfortable, but work with your cycling kit to keep you dry no matter how much you sweat.
The Rapha Light Support Bra ($60), for longer adventures and gentler spins, is cut from a soft, high-stretch, sweat-wicking fabric with antibacterial treatment. This bra is designed to give generous coverage whilst providing just the right level of compression and support. The Light Support Bra is seamless and features a breathable, double-faced fabric with open-knit panels in areas of high sweat for exceptional ventilation. Wide straps and a wide knitted underband support the bust and reduce movement. It is cut to sit perfectly on the upper body in a riding position and is ideal for layering under the Classic or Brevet collections. The bra is also ideal for other low impact activities such as yoga.
The Rapha Medium Support Bra ($75), is a sleek cycling bra, with a slim underband and structured cups with removable pads. Best for high tempo rides and races, the material is lightweight and the cut of the bra is supportive without being restrictive in a racing position. It is cut from a technical, high-stretch fabric and is designed to keep the bust secure during hard efforts and races while feeling like it is barely there. With reduced bulk in areas of high pressure such as the shoulder seams and chest, the Medium Support Bra gives compression across the chest, the area that becomes smallest whilst in a racing position, while creating a slimline fit. Laser cut holes in areas of high sweat provide additional ventilation and a light mesh lining increases heat transfer. The cut-out back of the bra is designed to layer with the Souplesse Base Layer and Souplesse Bib Shorts.
The Rapha cycling bras are available in sizes XS to L and in black or white colors.