Interview: James Pawson, Sportswear Apparel Designer at Rapha

The London-based brand combines contemporary style with performance cycling gear in their new City Collection

Back in 2004, Rapha upended the cycling apparel industry when they started making gear that was more stylish, comfortable and innovative—rebuffing the garish (often juvenile) styles that dominated at the time. From using Merino wool—and updating it by blending it with synthetics for less sag and faster drying—to featuring upscale elements found in designer garments, the brand’s dedication to premium fabric, construction and sophisticated aesthetics …

Saddle Bag

Designed to attach snugly under your bike seat, this saddle bag by Rapha is cleverly designed—by people who cycle themselves. The bag features thoughtful details like PU-coating, welded seams, Aquaguard zips (for weather-proofing) and a foam-lining (to prevent objects from rattling). Available in black and pink or black on black, it also features a velcro strap for easy on/off.

Femto Bike Light

Heritage cycling brand Brooks England is showing no signs of slowing down. In fact, one of their most recent designs, the Femto light, is their nicest yet. Easy to attach to and remove from your bike’s frame, handlebars or seat post, the light is secured with a rubber band and clip—neither of which will scratch or damage your paint job. The copper colorway is classic, …