Lightweight Essentials Case


Lightweight Essentials Case is rated 4.555555555555555 out of 5 by 54.
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A lightweight version of Rapha’s handy Essentials Case, to keep all your valuables zipped in one place when out riding.

Lightweight Essentials Case£25.00

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Lightweight Essentials Case to keep everything in its right place

Save fumbling around in your back pockets when out riding with the Rapha Lightweight Essentials Case, a durable and quick-drying nylon version of the original leather Essentials Case.

The case has a ‘slide’ access pocket for safe storage of a smart phone, and further space for vital cycling tools and valuables. The main compartment is large enough to carry a spare inner tube, tyre levers, a gas cylinder, as well as an average-sized multi-tool or mobile phone. The case fits the iPhone 5 and 6, but not the iPhone 6+.


  • Bound seams
  • Small inner credit card pocket
  • Zipped on two sides
  • Large enough to store: spare inner tube; tyre levers; gas cylinder; reasonably sized multi-tool or mobile phone
  • Riri zip


  • Main body: Cordura® nylon
  • Riri zip


  • Hand wash only
  • Sponge clean with warm water

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice lightweight case The leather version works well, but I think the lightweight version works even better. The compact size holds 4-5 gel packs + credit cards + cash + iPhone 4, the essential things when I go on training rides with the team. I like the zippered internal compartment, the other divider could be a bit more rigid so it doesn't collapse when putting my phone inside.
Date published: 2015-11-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from One Item You Never Knew You Needed I always noticed the leather version of this case and wondered why someone would need it considering you can do the same thing with a plastic zip-lock. When I saw the lightweight one was released, I thought I would give it a try. Right away I realized why it is awesome; holds your essential items while maintaining its shape and fits perfectly in your jersey pocket without feeling bulky. Well constructed with a pocket and small divider to keep your keys / tool from puncturing your fancy spare tube.
Date published: 2015-10-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great alternate to my leather version I bought this for the purpose of being more rugged than the leather version. Also the leather version leaves tanning mark on my jersey when I'm sweating. The only thing is that the manufacturing is ok. I can see uneven stitching and the zipper doesn't perform very well at times. The Rapha logo print is very/too subtle. You can't tell its Rapha unless you really read it closely.
Date published: 2015-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I like your products Perfect to have all personal things in when you ride.
Date published: 2015-10-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Feels speshh! The pouch arrived in very luxury packaging and a card from Rapha. Everything shouts quality and feels a million pounds. The product itself is light but really well built. I use it on my commute and weekend rides and it keeps my phone, cards and keys safe and dry from my sweat. Not tried it in the rain yet but looks like it would hold.
Date published: 2015-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little storage Ive taken this out on a few rides now, just the right size to fit my phone, a $5 note and some ID with an emergency gel and still have plenty of room left over. If I didn't run a seat bag Id imagine it would fit 700c tube, levers and multi tool fine with enough room for probably a small puncture repair kit and perhaps gel, cash, ID etc The only negative I would think of is in time the outside appearance may get a bit grubby, Ive seen synthetic materials like this before get dirty and not sure they would come back to 100% with washing. That said unless you're playing in the dirt not likely to get to dirty. All in all a handy little storage bag that could be used for storing different kits for those long rides. I like it so much I think I will buy the leather version as well
Date published: 2015-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Always in my ride Had 2 Leather Essential Case for my daily use & cycling. Bought the 3rd Case after noticed this new lightweight version, for for keeping my inner tires & lever, Co2 catridge.
Date published: 2015-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ideal Bought the chilli and use it everyday. Out on the bike or into my briefcase it's perfect for the phone and cards
Date published: 2015-12-13
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Will this fit into the centre pocket of a pro team jersey?

Asked by: Mt46
Hi, it will fit into the center pocket of a Pro Team Jersey.
Answered by: Rapha_MJ
Date published: 2016-03-07

Hi can you tell me the dimensions of this case please

Asked by: Jon Kav
Hi, the dimensions are approximately 15cm x 10cm x 2cm
Answered by: Rapha_MJ
Date published: 2016-01-06

Hi, how many gram does this save over the leather version?

Asked by: Sam Lian
Hi, The Lightweight essentials case is approximately 15 grams lighter than the leather version
Answered by: Rapha_MJ
Date published: 2016-01-04

My lightweight case is 2 years old, and the faux leather has deteriorated and crumbles away from the backing fabric. Surely for a 45 dollar case, and your 'quality above all' motto, this should not happen. Is this a common issue with these little bags.

Asked by: Prince of Pain
Hi, I am really sorry to hear that you are experiencing issues with your Lightweight Case. In order to determine the cause, please could you return this to Rapha Returns Australia for assessment. Rapha Returns Australia PO Box 120 Abbotsford VIC 3067 Australia
Answered by: Rapha_MR
Date published: 2015-12-17

Does it fit in the centre pocket of a classic jersey?

Asked by: wuddy
Hi, The Essentials case will not fit into the center pocket of the Classic jersey.
Answered by: Rapha_MJ
Date published: 2015-12-08

Is this waterproof?

Asked by: Dandiddlydan
Lightweight Essentials Case is not waterproof
Answered by: Rapha_MJ
Date published: 2015-12-07

Does this fit an iPhone 6S?

Asked by: Chamotcha
The Lightweight Essentials Case fits the iPhone 5s and 6s, but not the iPhone 6+.
Answered by: Rapha_MJ
Date published: 2015-11-16
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