Rapha Pro Team Aero jersey review

Looking beyond the EF Education-Nippo colours at the jersey beneath, and it's a truly comfortable piece of race-ready kit

Rapha pro team aero jersey
(Image: © Josh Croxton)

Cyclingnews Verdict

The Rapha Pro Team Aero jersey brings skinsuit tech to a jersey form while remaining comfortable and fast


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    All available designs ooze class, even this EF colourway


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    Sleeves are slightly too long

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    High price

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Rapha's entry into aerodynamic clothing came back in 2015 when the British brand supplied the original Rapha Pro Team Aero jersey to its then-sponsored WorldTour team, Team Sky. 

In the years since the jersey has been given a couple of updates, and today's Pro Team Aero is the jersey of choice for an altogether different WorldTour team, EF Education-Nippo. While Dave Brailsford's men worry about mattress toppers for a good night's sleep, EF's Lachlan Morton is busy bivvying in a hedge after riding 400km in a day wearing sandals.

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Josh Croxton
Associate Editor (Tech)

Josh is Associate Editor of Cyclingnews – leading our content on the best bikes, kit and the latest breaking tech stories from the pro peloton.

Josh has been with us since the summer of 2019 and throughout that time he's covered everything from buyer's guides and deals to the latest tech news and reviews. On the bike, Josh has been riding and racing for over 15 years.

He started out racing cross country in his teens back when 26-inch wheels and triple chainsets were still mainstream, but he found favour in road racing in his early 20s, racing at a local and national level for Somerset-based Team Tor 2000. 

These days he rides indoors for convenience and fitness, and outdoors for fun on road, gravel, 'cross and cross-country bikes, the latter usually with his two dogs in tow.