Rapha has announced its first collab of the year, partnering with LA-based fashion collective Brain Dead to release an exclusive range of MTB kit and off-the-bike apparel.
Brain Dead has used its graphic-led approach and created a "disruptive" style that is used across the collection. The range is said to be "Inspired by the environments we ride and Brain Dead + Rapha’s mutual love of being active, the partnership celebrates the influence of nature on mountain biking and the trails it lets us build in pursuit of the perfect flow".
The collaboration takes Brain Dead's post-punk sub-cultural and applies it to Rapha's best MTB pants, tops, and jackets.
To combine style and comfort on the trail, the collaboration uses Rapha's existing Trail collection and includes the Trail Lightweight Jacket, Trail Windblock Jersey, Trail Pants, and Trail Technical T-Shirt.
Off the bike, there is a Trail Logo Lock Hooded Sweatshirt and a Long and Short-Sleeve T-Shirt. There's also a Trail Maintenance Pants that hasn't been formally released yet, featuring four patch pockets on the legs and two rear snap-closure patch pockets for storing essentials. To finish the range off, there is a Trail Hip Pack, Trail socks, and Trail cap,
The complete range can be purchased via Rapha’s website (opens in new tab) and in London, LA, and Seoul Rapha Clubhouses from 7th February.