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Women's Core Shorts

CAD$150.00 (incl. import duty)

Women's Core Shorts is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 96.
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Rapha Core Shorts use collection-specific materials and technology to set the new standard in performance, comfort and value. Designed for every road rider, they are constructed for simple quality.

Women's Core ShortsCAD$150.00

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Simple quality cycling shorts

‘For weekday training and commuting, Rapha have totally nailed it. Bravo all round’The Times

If you are unsure of which bibs or shorts to choose, take a look at our new Women's Bib Shorts Guide

These simple, quality shorts are designed for any ride and use the same high-spec chamois pad as the Women’s Classic Shorts. The main panels use a dense-knit fabric for modesty, even distribution of stretch, while laser-cut leg grippers lined with soft silicone provide a comfortable and flattering fit. The grippers also prevent the shorts from bunching, nipping or moving out of position. Flatlock seams are positioned carefully for a stable fit and feel, and the shorts have subtle tonal Rapha logos.

“The Core collection is about optimising innovative fabrics and processes across the entire collection to reduce production hours and wastage. For example, the leg-gripper trim reappears in the jersey back, the material for the zip guard is used again on the sleeve tips, and bindings use rolled edges. This means we can produce Core garments without compromise, leading to a new standard for everyday cycling apparel.”
Alex Valdman, Head of Design

Reviews:

“It really is hard to find fault with the Core Shorts at this price and level of quality. These are premium shorts at a mid-range price.”
★★★★½ Lara Dunn, Road.cc

FEATURES

  • Classic Rapha chamois pad
  • Black dense-knit fabric for modesty
  • Colour-matched trims throughout
  • New seam construction
  • Laser-cut soft-silicone leg grippers
  • Subtle tonal branding

FABRIC

  • 82% Polyamide
  • 18% Elastane

CARE INSTRUCTIONS

  • Gentle machine wash: 30°C
  • Do not iron
  • Do not bleach
  • Do not dry clean
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Wash with non-bio detergent

Body sizing

Waist: natural waist measurement is taken from above the hips, close to the navel.
Inside Leg: from the crotch to the base of the ankle.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Changed my view of shorts! These shorts are terrific. They stay put, the chamois is great, and they look surprisingly good. I'm a recreational/fitness road cyclist and I generally stick to rides that are 20 miles and under. So, I can't speak to how these shorts would fare on a longer ride. What I can say is that they're more comfortable and look better than any short I've tried. They are, as other reviewers have noted, a bit on the long side. I have long thighs, so they work for me. They may not work for those with shorter thighs. Overall, great shorts at a moderate price.
Date published: 2017-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent pair of shorts As per usual, Rapha delivers the best women specific cycling shorts on the market. I've used these for training rides, spin classes and long-distance touring. They are supremely comfortable and look great on! The clever design means no pinching around the waist or legs. The pad inside is firm, but comfortable when used with a racing saddle. I've ridden 100miles in these with out any chafing or rubbing. Brilliant product! (I'm a size UK12 and purchased these in an L - they fit like a glove)
Date published: 2017-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really comfortable shorts I bought these to use on shorter rides than my classic shorts, but they feel just as good
Date published: 2017-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pure Joy! The best cycle shorts and worth every penny. Fit perfect and so comfortable, they look great too.
Date published: 2017-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The perfect shorts for me! These cycling shorts are extreamly confortable. They are not too tight, give you the flexibility that you need, and also the necessary support. Before I purchsed these shorts I was just wearing bibs, but not any more, I found the perfect shorts!
Date published: 2017-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great padding Haven't wanted to use any of my other brands since these arrived and even washed them in the middle of the day to get a second ride in them. It's all in the padding and the fact you don't have seams at the contact points with the bike. A bit on the pricey side but I'd rather have fewer pairs of these than lots of the cheaper brands.
Date published: 2017-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fit! The waistband in these shorts is perfect for a woman's body. It's wide and very comfortable. I wore these shorts for an Everesting. That's a long time in the saddle and these shorts were perfect.
Date published: 2017-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent in every way! The women's core shorts fit beautifully, have the best padding and are a little bit longer in the thigh which adds to the great fit.
Date published: 2017-07-12
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HI , I purchased L core shorts. Fit. Is great on waist as my waist Is 80 cm but  feel a bit bagging in crotch area . And now worn a few months. Feel loose in crutch with some movement.  Is this normal should I  order medium . Dianne

Asked by: Dianne
The fit of the garments should be a relaxed fit but should not feel baggy. You could try the Medium size for future purchases.
Answered by: Rapha_MC
Date published: 2017-06-19

How do the chamois in the Women's Core and Classic shorts compare?

Asked by: cbratina
Hi, the Women's Core Shorts have the same high-spec chamois pad as the Women’s Classic Shorts.
Answered by: sezr
Date published: 2017-05-21

I'm normally a size uk 12, what size shorts would fit please

Asked by: Busycyclingmum
A Medium sized garment should be the correct size. We do have a 90 day returns policy should the garment not meet with your specificity.
Answered by: Rapha_MC
Date published: 2017-05-11

If the waist measurement in 28 for the small, what is the measurements for the hips?  What about the hips in the medium?

Asked by: AmyR
Hi, for a better size guide please refer to http://pages.rapha.cc/service/womens-sizing-guide.
Answered by: sezr
Date published: 2017-05-11

So does that mean that they are not anatomically specific to women or men? Therefore if i wanted a pair of bib short's that i could just buy the ones your are selling as men's shorts?

Asked by: nics610
Hi, the shorts take into account the differences between the body shapes of Men and Women. The Women's Core shorts are anatomically specific to Women and the Men's Core Shorts are anatomically specific to Men.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-08-02

What is the inseam length on the women's Core shorts?  And can u comment on the omfort of the chamois?

Asked by: Higgy
Hi the inseam of the Women's Core Shorts are 24.5cm/ 25cm/25.5cm & 26cm in XS/S/M/ & L. The Chamois Pad in the Core Shorts is the same as that is found in our Classics Shorts.
Answered by: Rapha_AW
Date published: 2016-07-27

Is the chamois in the women's shorts the same as the men's? I really like these shorts but want a pair of bib shorts.

Asked by: nics610
Hi, the Core collection garments all contain the same chamois pad.
Answered by: Rapha_AW
Date published: 2016-07-06

Could you tell me the inseam length of the Women's Core Shorts sizes XS and S, please?

Asked by: ATjona
Hi, the inseams are 24.5cm for XS, and 25cm for S.
Answered by: Rapha_AW
Date published: 2016-06-29
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