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Classic Jersey II

A$98.00 was A$195.00

Classic Jersey II is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 17.
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A new generation of Rapha’s iconic jersey, the Classic Jersey II is a highly evolved design. Cut from a new merino-based fabric, it is lighter, softer and more breathable. The construction of the jersey has also improved with a reworked fit and reduced bulk.

Classic Jersey IIA$98.00

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A Classic Reborn

The Classic Jersey was Rapha’s first ever product. A bold expression of the company’s mission to create the world’s best cycling apparel, it changed the industry. Predominantly black and cut from an unorthodox merino-wool-based fabric, Bicycling Magazine’s Editor Bill Strickland declared it the ‘best bike jersey the world has ever seen.’

Twelve years in the making, Rapha introduces a new generation, the Classic Jersey II. Brought up to speed for 2016, this highly evolved design is cut from a new proprietary merino-wool-based fabric, milled to Rapha’s exact specification. Called RPM150 (Rapha Performance Merino, the 150 indicates grams per square metre), it is lighter, softer and more breathable than generic merino-blends, adaptable to a huge range of conditions.

Not stopping at the fabric, the construction of the jersey has also improved with a reworked fit and sections bonded rather than stitched. This reduces weight and bulk even further.

 

About the new RPM150 fabric

 

Rapha Performance Merino 150 or RPM150 (the 150 indicates grams per square metre) has been created to be the most versatile cycling fabric in the world. With a lighter weight than before for more conditions and climates, it has improved next-to-skin softness and comfort. Helping your body breathe in hot conditions and insulating when the temperature drops, this fabric is a product of Rapha’s tireless R&D to create the world’s best cycling apparel.

FEATURES

  • RPM150 fabric – lighter, softer and more breathable
  • Improved cut and fit
  • More streamlined build
  • New construction techniques for cleaner finish and quality
  • Bonded front hem and zip placket to reduce bulk
  • Armband topstitching removed
  • Reworked pocket construction

FABRIC

  • 64% Polyester
  • 36% Merino Wool

CARE INSTRUCTIONS

  • Machine wash cool: 30°
  • Wash dark colours separately
  • Warm iron
  • Do not bleach
  • Do not dry clean
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Wash with non bio detergent

Body sizing

Chest: measure underneath the armpits with the tape measure straight around.
Back Length: measure from the bottom of where your collar sits/base of the neck to the bottom of your spine.
Arm length: measure from where the seam would start at shoulder to bottom of the wrist.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fit is spot on. This is my second classic jersey II. I have 2 older classic jersey. The new version is spot on fit wise for me. Slightly more fitted than the first version and the arm sleeves are slightly longer as well. The fit is spot on for me and is my best fitting jersey ( I have about 30). The material is also slightly thinner than the first so you can use it in summer up to about 30 degrees. I like the burgundy/ purple colour without the white arm band as it doesn't scream out that you are wearing Rapha.
Date published: 2017-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best just got better! Always love the Classic, so bought this wondering if they can actually be better? And they did. Love the new fit. Warm, perfect for Melbrrrne's pre dawn ride in Autumn.
Date published: 2017-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Fit This Classic Jersey II is a great allrounder, perfect for any ride. The quality and the new design make it one of the best jerseys I've ever had. It is very comfortable, I am 167cm and 56 kg, and the XS suits me very well.
Date published: 2017-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super Superb like allways. When you wear it you nevet buy anything else
Date published: 2017-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Improvement over original 5'11" 170lbs. Medium is spot on. Longer sleeves are an improvement over original classic jersey. Three full size pockets would make this product perfect. Color more raspberry then purple.
Date published: 2017-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from As always, amazing Not my first Classic Jersey, and definitely not my last. Have ridden with this particular one a few times already and love it.
Date published: 2017-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great feel and look. Great feeling jersey perfect for the cooler summer/spring morning. Doesn't need the draw string around the back. They stick out at times and when tightened just ride up your back rather than keep the jersey firm around your hips.
Date published: 2017-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable for someone allergic to wool. Fairly loose fit - definitely not a tight European medium size. Comfortable. I have always had a problem with wool, but no issues at all with the 36% wool in this jersey. Comfortable in the hot summer (+30°C) and humid weather in sub tropical Brisbane.
Date published: 2017-02-19
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Does a Small in this jersey equate to a Small in one of your women's jerseys?

Asked by: chezza44
The Small in this jersey represents a male small size.
Answered by: Rapha_MC
Date published: 2017-06-01

Would the dark red reflective brevet socks pair well with this colour jersey? Or what else would work with it?

Asked by: Ruffy
Hi, this jersey matches best with our merino socks in purple.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2017-01-24

Does this jersey race cut or a more relaxed cut ?

Asked by: Tron
Hi, this jersey has a more relaxed fit compared to our Pro Team range, however it is more fitted than the original Classic Jersey.
Answered by: Rapha_JMD
Date published: 2017-01-20

Does this purple match the arm warmers (#WAW01XXCLR)?

Asked by: DanielTN
Hi, these two shades of purple can be worn as a matching outfit.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2017-01-19

Is the "purple" of this jersey the same as that of the core long sleeved jersey's "purple". Is so, which items listing most accurately reflects the real colour? As I see online, the Classic II version is more vibrant & closer to a pinker/red purple.

Asked by: D__G
Hi, this jersey is a slightly more vibrant shade of purple. The Core Long Sleeve Jersey has a deeper purple colour.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2017-01-16
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