Rapha Pro Team Lightweight Gore-Tex Shakedry Jacket review

We test out Rapha's Pro Team Lightweight Gore-Tex Shakedry jacket to see what separates it from the competition

Rapha GoreTex Shakedry jacket
(Image: © Jacob Park @hbfilm)

Cyclingnews Verdict

The last word in waterproofing comes with Rapha's eye for styling and design


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    Superb waterproof nature and breathability

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    Incredibly light and packable


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    Fit around shoulders could be closer

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The Rapha Pro Team GoreTex jacket is Rapha's first take on using the Shakedry technology that's becoming a prerequisite on the best waterproof cycling jackets. Partnering with Gore, the Rapha jacket's waterproofing is, understandably, second-to-none, but what sets it apart from its competition? We've been putting Rapha's new Shakedry jacket to the test in conditions ranging from British sub-zero winter, to Majorcan sunshine, here's what we thought. 

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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.