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Women's Classic Shorts

DKK1,250.00 (incl. import duty)

Women's Classic Shorts is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 14.
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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 ShortsDKK1,250.00

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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, flatlock 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, »


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


  • 74% Nylon
  • 26% Elastane


  • 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.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really comfy, fits well Great fit very comfortable. Live rapha padded shorts
Date published: 2017-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super comfort on long rides I bought these in preparation for a long distance, five-day ride and they were fantastic. Great fit, super comfortable and easy to wash and dry overnight. A high quality product!
Date published: 2017-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really comfy I find these shorts incredibly comfortable for long rides. Look pretty smart in blue too. The short ones aren't that short, I wouldn't get the longer ones.
Date published: 2017-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice fit, comfortable ride I just bought a 2nd pair of the shorter classic shorts sans bib. They are my favorites. One tip: don't go up a size. The fabric is very forgiving and comfortable. There is something about the shape of the chamois that really works for me.
Date published: 2017-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Soft silky fabric I love the Rapha classic shorts in regular length. These are softer and stretchier so they run slightly bigger than the standard black fabric - the gripper strips are a little loose and I could probably have worn the XXS rather than my usual XS, but can't be bothered to return them for that small detail. Love the hot pink Rapha logo agains the dark navy fabric.
Date published: 2017-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super comfortable I love that you can't tell these are cycling shorts from the front. Great fit, great fabric.
Date published: 2017-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice shorts Good summer length on me at 5 feet 5 Flattering Nice navy -v dark Good pad Grippers slightly snug on xxs but waist v comfy Nice soft material Not sure re long term performance yet but good on 90k ride and seems to have washed fine
Date published: 2017-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful and comfortable! These shorts are excellent. The material feels supportive but luxurious and the soft waistband is a great feature. The chamoix is really good - super comfortable without being too big or chunky. Although it could do with being a little wider through the middle. Make sure you choose your size based on your hip measurement not your waist.
Date published: 2017-08-23
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When measuring the length of the shorts where are you measuring from and to? I have a pair that is regular length and they are loose around the bottom of the short but good everywhere else, do you think getting the shorter type would solve this?

Asked by: Oz girl
We use the inseam to determine the length of the shorts. You can certainly order a shorter version to see if this suits your needs better. If the shorts do not meet your suitability then you can return these to us under our 90 day returns policy.
Answered by: Rapha_MC
Date published: 2017-08-28

What is the difference between short and regular? what is the length for both?

Asked by: Patricia Lim
The length on the long pair of Classic Shorts is approximately 25cm for XXS and this goes up by 0.5cm each size, so the next size would be 25.5cm for XS. The Shorter version XXS starts at 17cm and increase by 0.5cm per size also
Answered by: Rapha_SC
Date published: 2017-08-25

Is this Black with black logo?

Asked by: Tortoise
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