Never get caught out by a rainstorm again thanks to the effectiveness of the Rapha Women’s Core Rain Jacket. Full waterproofing against the wet stuff and spray is provided by the fully taped seams and AquaGuard® zip which doesn’t let a single drop through, while the combination of a drawcord hem and elasticated inner cuff keeps the winds out at the same time. But don’t think that means that you’ll suffer from a build up of condensation: ventilation holes under the armpits put paid to that, wicking moisture away from the skin to keep you dry from the inside out. Of course, any old waterproof could offer what’s listed above, but it’s those little extras that really make the difference here. The Core Rain Jacket is constructed with an off-centre full front zip to help prevent neck irritation and also further prevent breezes from breaking through. It’s a great cycling fit thanks to longer arms and a drop tail to support you in the attack position, and it’s all finished with four reflective stripes to keep your visibility high when light is low. Perhaps the best news here is the fact that it’s immensely packable, so you can always pop it in a jersey pocket just in case and never leave the house without it.