First and foremost, can we all just agree that the oil slick pattern will do wonders hiding my fat?!
Second, love the concept behind the see-through mesh pockets, but I know USAC officials would never let that fly. However, the ability to pin to the outside of the mesh without penetrating the fabric is a nice alternative.
Third, and definitely not last, stoked Rapha launched the line with both the men’s and women’s jerseys using the same colorway. Nothing different except for the fit.
RAPHA RELEASES THE CRIT COLLECTION
Race-ready performance for the fastest circuits
Rapha has brought its years of experience creating race-ready kit to the fast and frenetic world of criterium racing. Incorporating reflective logos for night races, specially designed see-through pockets for race numbers, and a sleek, minimal design for speed, the Crit Collection has been designed for the specific needs of circuit racing.
Consisting of an Aerosuit, Jersey, Flyweight Jersey, Pro Team Bib Shorts, and Women’s Flyweight Jersey, the collection features an iridescent fabric dyed to resemble an oil slick.
The Crit Aerosuit and Jersey feature three rear pockets overlaid with a layer of transparent mesh. A small opening allows you to slide your race number beneath the outer mesh layer, where it will still be visible, or pin it to the suit without damaging it.
The Pro Team Crit Bib Shorts and Crit Aerosuit are cut longer in the leg and the redesigned Pro Team Bibs have been constructed with just a single seam in the shorts to streamline airflow for aerodynamic advantage. The Flyweight Jerseys in Men’s and Women’s Versions are made for maximum ventilation for racing in hot conditions and have been designed in the same eye-catching iridescent oil slick pattern.