Iconic cycling brand Rapha, has teamed up with Los Angeles based brand collective, Brain Dead. Inspired by nature and the environments we ride, the result is an exclusive limited edition MTB collection, featuring high-performance on and off-bike apparel.
The collaboration consists of 2 collections. An On-Bike collection, which arrives in the form of a Trail Lightweight Jacket featuring windproof nylon ripstop fabric and a packable design to strap to a bike frame for uninterrupted trail riding. The Trail Windblock Jersey combines the new Performance Merino Off Road Wool Blend, specially developed for enhanced durability and all day comfort, while the Trail Pants and Trail Technical T-Shirt are ergonomically structured to be breathable and sweat-wicking, utilising lightweight fabrics engineered to move with you.
While the Off-Bike collection includes the Trail Logo Lock Hooded Sweatshirt crafted with heavyweight cotton-brushed fleece fabric for casual comfort, with a two-panel and drawcord hood to protect against the elements, while the Trail Maintenance Pants provide a functional fit with cinchable hems and four-patch pockets. To complete the off-bike range, the Long and Short-Sleeve T- Shirts combine disruptive designs with a ribbed collar and cuffs.
In the accessories department we find a Trail Cap with adjustable bungee cord closure, a 100% recyclable Trail Water Bottle with an easy-to-open leak proof cap and Trail Socks made with merino nylon providing temperature regulation and comfort. Last but not least the Trail Hip Pack complete the collection, which arrives with a breathable back panel, adjustable waist strap and external pouches for extra storage and practicality.
The Rapha x Brain dead collection is available now, on the Rapha website and clubhouses in London, LA and Seoul. As well as the Braindead website.
Photos: Frankie Carino