Women's Classic Shorts

€115.00 was €160.00

Women's Classic Shorts is rated 4.714285714285714 out of 5 by 77.
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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€115.00

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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, 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 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
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 5 out of 5 by from The comfiest ever! Having had lots of other very good brands I was not prepared for the outstanding excellence of these Rapha Classic Shorts. The material is like a second skin, the wicking is fab but it is the pad which is superb. For me and my old bones it makes long distance rides bearable and when combined with the chamois cream I can cope with any conditions without soreness..
Date published: 2015-09-09
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 3 out of 5 by from Unfortunately disappointed After doing lots of research, I decided that I would make the considerable investment of the Rapha Women's classic shorts. I was so looking forward to trying them out and hoping that they would prevent the saddle soreness that I usually suffer from. While the fit and comfort are great, unfortunately saddle soreness was still an issue and not significantly improved from other shorts I have tried before. Therefore I have to say I am disappointed with their performance. However I am sure they are high quality and will last well. Obviously my expectations were too high.
Date published: 2016-02-22
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 4 out of 5 by from Returns policy brilliant but seams are too tight I bought these for my girlfriend as part of a larger order. I swapped them for the black ones and the returns policy is sooo easy. I guess it's got to be to encourage online shopping but Rapha have got it right. We do both have issues with the tightness of the seams. And this appears consistent across the range of shorts and bibshorts both men and womens. The seams and leg elastics are very tight so you end up with lumpy looking legs. Maybe it's because we're not pro athletes and have >5% body fat, but a bit more slack would be most appreciated. Thank you.
Date published: 2016-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Forecast: Shorts for Summer 16, will be erm, short Rapha's padding and fit are second to none. No, sorry I don't work for them, and I'm not sponsored either by them. I am a humble female cyclist simply looking for a decent bit of padding. Why are they so good? They are built to last. The padding is not huge, but it covers your contact point and does the job. Looking forward to wearing these on long rides this summer. Go short. Work on those tan lines.
Date published: 2016-04-04
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Hi  Where does the waistline sits? My hip is around 33" which size will fit me best? Thank you

Asked by: JJJJJJ
Hi, the shorts sit slightly above your hips. Our sizing recommendations are based on your waist measurement. With the hip measurement you've provided, we would recommend you try a Large. As always we have a 90 day returns policy if needed.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-08-02

Is the padding suitable for long distance rides 100 mile or more?

Asked by: Joanna
Hi, there is a high quality pad in the shorts to keep you comfortable on all rides, long or short. That includes rides 100+ mile rides.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-07-28

what is the length of the inseam for classic shorts in XS ?

Asked by: beez
Hi, the inseam for the Women's Classic Shorts in XS is 17.5cm in Short and 25.5 in Regular.
Answered by: Rapha_AW
Date published: 2016-06-21

Could you tell me what the inseam is on the classic shorts (regular) vs the classic bib shorts for sizes small & medium? Do they both have the same type of leg gripper?

Asked by: KateH
Hi, the Women's Classic Shorts have an inseam of 26cm S 26.5cm M. The Women's Classic Bib Shorts have an inseam of 20cm S and 21cm M. Both shorts contain a soft gripper on the legs.
Answered by: Rapha_AW
Date published: 2016-06-15

Are the Rapha words on side of shorts in pink or black on short version?

Asked by: wanderwheels
Hi, the logo on the Black shorts is Black, and Pink on the Grey version.
Answered by: Rapha_AW
Date published: 2016-06-01

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
Hi, please refer to our full Women's size guide for more accurate information. However, given the information you have provided a Small should be a suitable size. We do have a 90 days return period, should you need to exchange.
Answered by: Rapha_AW
Date published: 2016-06-01

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: 2016-03-23
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