Long Sleeve Classic Jersey II


Long Sleeve Classic Jersey II is rated 4.857142857142857 out of 5 by 7.
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The Classic Jersey overhauled, with improved fit and detailing.

Long Sleeve Classic Jersey II£120.00

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A long sleeve version of the world’s greatest cycling jersey

The Classic Jersey was Rapha’s first ever product, launched in 2004. A bold expression of the company’s mission to create the world’s best cycling apparel, it changed the industry. Predominantly black and cut from an unorthodox merino-wool-based fabric, Bicycling Magazine’s Editor Bill Strickland declared it the ‘best bike jersey the world has ever seen.’

Ideal on top of a base layer for off-season training rides, or with a windproof shell for tough winter cycling the jersey is made from brushed-back Sportwool™, a breathable and insulating merino blend.

A versatile piece that functions well in a wide range of temperatures, the improved and more streamlined cut and fit offer better on-bike comfort. A bonded font hem, zip placket and sleeve panel have been introduced to reduce weight and bulk, and the reworked pocket construction gives secure storage.


  • Brushed back Sportwool™ fabric
  • Improved streamlined cut and fit for on-bike comfort
  • New construction techniques for cleaner finish and reduced weight
  • Reworked pocket construction for stable storage on long rides


  • 52% wool
  • 48% polyester


  • Machine wash 30ºC
  • Wash with non-bio detergent
  • Wash dark colours separately
  • Do not dry clean
  • Do not bleach
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Warm iron

Body sizing

Chest: measure underneath the armpits with the tape measure straight around.
Back Length: measure from the bottom of where your collar sits/base of the neck to the bottom of your spine.
Arm length: measure from where the seam would start at shoulder to bottom of the wrist.

    CM IN

    Chest < 84 84-91 91-99 99-107 107-115 115+
    50-56 56-62 62-68 68-74 74-80 80+
    < 60 60-62 62-64 64-66 66-68 68+
    Chest < 33 33-36 36-39 39-42 42-45 45+
    20-22 22-24 24-27 27-29 29-31 31+
    < 24 24-24.5 24.5-25 25-26 26-26.5 26.5+
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Jersey 9/10 I have bought the long sleeve Classic I jersey before, so I knew what too expect. Just wanted one in navy. All practical aspects are excellent. The finer features that let it down, albeit a little pedantic on my part, are the RAPHA logo on the armband (On previous jerseys this was embroidered. On this one it is that heat pressed material) and the visibility patch around the rear zipped pocket (I much preferred the version on the Classic I jersey).
Date published: 2016-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect fit, stylish and functional Bought this jersey in purple and absolutely love styling and fit. It does look great: sizing is not tight, nor too lose. First outing on a chilly 5 degrees morning ride with 1 mesh base and 1 merino long sleeve base layer under it, and a brevet gillet over it... I was warm throughout, breathability was spot on and over comfort great. Love it
Date published: 2016-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Jersey Ever I bought this especially for riding in the colder days and had my first outing last weekend. I went a size up as my Autumn/Winter under tops are a bit thicker. Very comfy to wear and i really noticed how comfortable it was after the cafe stop. It felt damp with sweat, but i didn't feel damp or cold.
Date published: 2016-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great cold weather jersey Nice heavy-weight merino-wool and lycra blend means that this jersey is perfect for those rides in temps below 15 degrees celsius. Great fit and rich color (I have the blue).
Date published: 2016-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Greatest jersey ever! The fit, the design, the fabric, all are great. Best no pro team jersey ever.
Date published: 2016-09-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Jersey Great colour, handy for visibility. I found the arms a little long, but folded in the cuffs and was good to go. Can unzip when needed and wear like a jacket which is cool. Needed couple washes to feel really snug.
Date published: 2016-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Bought a month ago. Just perfect for the cool, with a light baselayer (around the 8 -10 degrees Celsius). Fit excellent and usual great style. Recommended!
Date published: 2016-10-12
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Hi, I have just bought the Merino base layer in XL. It is a loose fit. I have the Pro Aero jersey in XL and this is a nice tight fit. I want to buy the Long Sleeve Classic Jersey II. Which size would you suggest L or XL. I have a 43" chest and 33" waist.

Asked by: Paul67
Hi, the Merino Base Layers do come up large and we often recommend you size down. The Pro Team Aero Jersey has a close fit and the Classic Jersey II falls somewhere between the two. We recommend you opt for an x-large. As always we do have a free 90 day returns policy if needed.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-10-26

Is this item covered under the Rapha Classics guarantee?

Asked by: NicoDG
Hi, this item is not part of the Classics Guarantee. Only a selection of our original products are part of this guarantee.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-10-21

I'm 6'4" and 215lbs, the XXL says 45+ for chest. but 45 to what? Normally an XL fits, but not rapha jerseys (also, whats waist on XXL?).  By the way, bib shorts are fantastic!

Asked by: MDol
Hi, we would suggest you can wear an XXL up to about 48/49in chest. The waist measurement for an XXL is 38in.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-10-22

Is the purple l/s Classic Jersey the same colour purple as the short sleeve version?

Asked by: ajp123
Hi, these are both purple but they are not the same colour.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-09-27

Hi! I am 189cm and 85 kg, and i wear L in the short sleeve Classic Jersey ( 2014 model ) , should I go for the same size in this jersey.  Thanks

Asked by: Andreas
Hi, we would recommend you choose the same size in this jersey.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-09-15
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