New Rapha Spring 22 cycling gear collection is not functional wear. It's art

Feast your eyes on Rapha's Spring 22 Lookbook; it's chock-full of stylish cycling wear

Rapha New Season Colours Lookbook Spring 22
(Image credit: Rapha)

There are a few brands that never disappoint me. One of them is Rapha, a London-based cycling apparel and accessories manufacturer famous for creating the most stylish cycling wear ever to exist on this planet. But with its new Spring 22' colour lookbook, Rapha really knocked it out of the park. It's pure art.

Just to clarify, this is not a new product paunch as such, more like a colour refresh. But the care and love that went into this collection is insane. Whoever took the photos for the Rapha Spring 22 Lookbook, I want that person (or people) to photograph me too so I can look as majestic as the models on those images.

Have a look at the photos:

Funnily enough, the products look exactly as cool in real life as in the photos. check out the women's collection here (opens in new tab) and the men's over here (opens in new tab). The colours, shapes,  and design are spot on, and somehow, the collection works as a whole as well as on the individual product level.

If I have to select one product that stands out for me it's the Rapha Men's Trail Pants (opens in new tab), especially the Dark Purple/Light Grey colourway. It's virtually perfect, from materials to shape to fit. You know what? I'm going to pick two more items from the collection because why not?

The Rapha Classic Climb Jersey (opens in new tab) is also absolute perfection in the Peach/Terracotta colourway. And this is coming from a person who thinks cycling jerseys look stupid in general, especially when you're off-bike. Not this one, though. Finally, since I'm a huge fan of cycling socks with style, I can't not mention the Rapha Graphic Socks (opens in new tab)

And just for good measure, I must also mention the Rapha Classic Bib Shorts (opens in new tab) in that sublime Wine/Off-White colourway. Bib shorts done right, am I right?

Matt is T3's Fitness Editor and covers everything from smart fitness tech to running and workout shoes, home gym equipment, exercise how-tos, nutrition, cycling, and more. His byline appears in several publications, including Techradar (opens in new tab) and Fit&Well (opens in new tab), and he collaborated with other fitness content creators such as Garage Gym Reviews (opens in new tab).