Looking over Rapha’s City Riding line the one piece that truly caught my eye was the Merino Hooded Top ($230USD). The windproof front, slim modern cut, and obviously merino wool made it a noteworthy offering.

What’ll be interesting is seeing how this will fit into my wardrobe. Billed as an outer layer, the size medium size Rapha sent me says otherwise. It’s got enough room to feel like a jacket, but I’m at the upper-range of what’s considered publicly appropriate voor medium. In harsh enough conditions, I can almost see this as a heavy layer beneath their Hardshell Jacket.

First Look: Rapha Merino Hooded Top

First Look: Rapha Merino Hooded Top

First Look: Rapha Merino Hooded Top

First Look: Rapha Merino Hooded Top

First Look: Rapha Merino Hooded Top

First Look: Rapha Merino Hooded Top

First Look: Rapha Merino Hooded Top

First Look: Rapha Merino Hooded Top

First Look: Rapha Merino Hooded Top

First Look: Rapha Merino Hooded Top

  • zosim

    Are they sizing up small for race-cut or sizing up small for “normal” medium clothing?

    • Cycleboredom

      It has the same chest measurements as their Classic Jersey, if that helps.