Women's Classic Shorts

CAD$220.00 (incl. import duty)

Women's Classic Shorts is rated 4.6304 out of 5 by 46.
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The Rapha Women’s Shorts combine superb fit, styling and performance, using a top level pad from specialists Cytech.

Women's Classic Shorts

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Women's Classic Shorts

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

Test ride any of Rapha’s Classic products to destruction and if you are not 100% satisfied within 30-days you can return them for a full refund.

NB: The short version of the Rapha Women's Shorts is 80mm shorter than the regular version.

Rapha Women’s Shorts combine the comfort and performance of the women's shorts without the inconvenience of bibs. They have a high waistband at the back featuring a soft gripper tape for a snug and secure fit. The front panel is doubled over rather than stitched to prevent digging in when riding and the chamois pad from specialist manufacturer Cytech is designed specifically for female riders.

They are made from a lightweight and durable stretch fabric and have a panel construction. The shorts are cut long in the leg for a more flattering shape. The seams of the shorts have been positioned to prevent chafing and inside are finished with soft, flatock stitching. Style elements include contrast cream binding on the back of the shorts, Rapha logos on each leg and reflective tabs to improve visibility.

"Every woman spends her life searching for the perfect pair of jeans, ones that are comfortable, look great, aren’t too fashionable but just stylish enough, are versatile, and even forgiving when she puts on a pound or two. Most never find those jeans. Somehow, maestros of cycle clothing Rapha have managed to address the female cyclist’s equivalent quest, the search for the perfect cycling shorts. I am going to show my hand right from the word go, here, I cannot recommend these shorts highly enough!"
– Leonie Jennings, www.road.cc »

FEATURES

  • Matt black with black logos
  • Deluxe pad by Cytech
  • Soft gripper and flat lock stitching.

FABRIC

  • 74% Nylon
  • 26% Elastane

CARE INSTRUCTIONS

  • Machine wash cool 30°
  • Wash dark colours separately
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Do not iron
  • Do not bleach
  • Do not dry clean

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.

    CMIN

  •   XXS XS S M L XL
    Waist 62 66 71 76 81 86
    Inside Leg 66 67 68 69 70 71
  •   XXS XS S M L XL
    Waist 24 26 28 30 32 34
    Inside Leg 26 26.5 26.7 27 27.5 28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very comfy I was having mega bottom issues with my last shorts so thought I'd spend a few and get these rapha shorts. So glad I did! Sizing is spot on, the chamois is very comfortable and the slightly higher back means no unsightly gaping when on the drops. Only thing I'd change is the leg grippers - these ones dig in slightly so unless you have thighs of steel they do give you a very slight sausage leg. Otherwise I couldn't recommend them enough. Two thumbs up from me :-)
Date published: 2016-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply the Best I have the Rapha 3/4 tights and now these shorts. They are amazing fit and quality. All I'll wear anymore.
Date published: 2015-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good quality! I was so happy to wear this short feel so nice! This short very comfortable to wear even riding with long distance!
Date published: 2016-05-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love the fabric! Love the material as it's so comfortable. Padding is great too. Only problem I have is the rubber gripper as it leaves mark on my legs and itches for a few days but I guess that's cos I'm sensitive to rubber products
Date published: 2016-05-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great for petite asians I was shopping for short inseam shorts. This pair makes the cut as it is shorter n suitable for short people like me. Gd for warm humid weather. Still I feel it can be one more inch shorter.
Date published: 2015-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tried Many Brands But This Is One Of The Best! Gentle grippers on the back of the waist and around the legs. I don't feel like I had to pour myself into these shorts and they are very comfortable. I've ridden 100 miles in these shorts at one shot and the padding never bunched up or the seams chafed. I would also like to add that there is subtle branding which I greatly appreciate!
Date published: 2015-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Shorts I really like these shorts. They have nice compression and are long enough in the back to keep me covered when I'm down in the drops. I like the longer length, it keeps my legs out of the sun. The chamois is great, not too bulky but wide enough to use with my 168 seat. The waistband could be wider, that's the only part I don't love.
Date published: 2016-02-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great fit and length choice I got xxs according sizing information, which is bit odd that xxs with 87 hip and 92 cm with xs size.I have flatter figure (not much curve) my hip smaller than xxs, waist is 64 cm which is just bigger than xxs. Fit is snugly , but more tighter fit than normally I prefer just around top of shorts. So next time I go xs. But length choice is awesome as I'm shorty and normal bib and shorts fall too long.
Date published: 2015-10-12
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Is XS the equivalent of a women's UK 10? Thanks 

Asked by: EllieM
Hi, Small in the Women's Classic Shorts will be similar to a UK 10. As we all differ in shapes and sizes, please refer to the size guide for measurements as far as you can. We do have a free 90 day returns period should you need to exchange.
Answered by: Rapha_AW
Date published: 2016-05-05

I'm debating exchanging the XS for an XXS because the chamois is a little big on the XS.  Does the chamois size change between the two sizes?

Asked by: KellyC
Hi, the chamois is the same size in all the shorts.
Answered by: Rapha_MJ
Date published: 2016-04-02

What are the inside leg measurements of the two versions of size medium shorts?  

Asked by: Crcyclist
Hi, the inseam on a regular, medium is 26.5cm. On the short it is 18.5cm.
Answered by: Rapha_MJ
Date published: 2016-05-17

Sizing on shorts always confuses me as it goes by waist measurement when really I'd want to make sure they fit over my hips, if my waist is 27 and my hips are 37/38" what size would be best for me? Any help appreciated 

Asked by: Izz09
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