Souplesse Lightweight Jersey

£50.00 was £120.00

Souplesse Lightweight Jersey is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 21.
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A lighter weight edition of the Women’s Souplesse Jersey, treated with cooling Coldblack® dye for high-intensity riding in the heat.

Souplesse Lightweight Jersey£50.00

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Tested in the hottest and most humid temperatures, this jersey is for fast and scorching summer miles. Supremely light and cut to flatter, the Lightweight Souplesse Jersey is a lighter weight version of the ever popular Souplesse Jersey. Using high-performance, high-wicking fabrics this light and breathable jersey uses a soft main fabric, milled specifically for Rapha Souplesse, and a semi-sheer fabric on the sleeves that will feel invisible in the hottest conditions. The same material is found at the bottom rear panel, beneath the pockets, for added weight-saving and moisture evaporation.

Treated with Coldblack® dye, a protective finish that reduces the absorption of sunlight and reflects heat, the Lightweight Souplesse Jersey is smooth and soft to the touch. Soft grippers on the cuffs and at the hem keep the jersey in place, and a bonded front hem ensures maximum streamlining. The lightweight zipper is the lightest made by Japanese manufacturer YKK.


  • Proprietary, lightweight stretch fabric creates a close, streamlined fit
  • Semi-sheer mesh sleeves save weight and keep you cool in the hottest conditions
  • High-wicking, breathable fabric wicks away moisture even during hard efforts
  • Bonded back pockets maintain shape when loaded with spares or food
  • Coldblack® dye offers SPF 50+ protection
  • Lightweight zipper is the lightest made by YKK



  • 86% polyester
  • 14% elastane
  • 81% polymide
  • 19% elastane


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

Body sizing

    CM IN

  •   XXS XS S M L XL
    Chest 76 81 86 92 97 102
    Waist 62 66 71 76 81 86
    Hips 87 92 97 102 107 112
    Arm length 53.5 56 58.5 61 63.5 66
  •   XXS XS S M L XL
    Chest 30 32 34 36 38 40
    Waist 24 26 28 30 32 34
    Hips 34 36 38 40 42 44
    Arm length 20 22 23 24 25 26
  •   XXS XS S M L XL
    UK 6 8 10 12 14 16
    US 2 4 6 8 10 12
    Euro 34 36 38 40 42 44
    Japan 7 9 11 13 15 17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bravo Rapha! Buttery-soft women's jersey. Just road-tested the new souplesse light-weight jersey on the Seattle-to-Portland bike ride. 60-70 degrees & partly overcast weather. The lighter-weight fabric kept me at a very comfortable temperature. I wore sleeves during the cooler a.m. hours and didn't need them the rest of the day. Hi-vis pink helped my group spot me on crowded roads. Super soft fabric on my skin. Note the sleeves and rear grip flap are sheer, torso fabric just heavy enough so it's not see-through. Elegant, refined, stand-out jersey that performed well over 206 miles.
Date published: 2016-07-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Beautiful soft material and super thing. This was as described really a super thin light weight hot country style jersey. It was a beautiful colour however too plain for me. It was also too thin to really wear in the UK you could see my sports bra with a slogan written on it, so sadly I returned it for a refund.
Date published: 2016-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for Warm Weather Riding - Australia This is the 3rd Souplesse Jersey I own. Have found size true to other jerseys. Small. I am 156cm tall. 61Kg. DD10 Bust. I like to wear my jerseys quite fitted. If I were to want some 'loose' fabric I would upsize to the medium I could swap between the two sizes. Great for warmer riding. Washes and wear well no problem. Zip has been no issue with wearing a fitted fit. Fabric is nice and stretchy.
Date published: 2016-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite summer jersey I have two of these. I started with the hot pink color because I wanted a hi viz summer jersey. I liked it so much that I bought a second in purple. This jersey fits perfectly and is made of a very lightweight, wnetilated fabric so it's actually cool. It gets really hot here, and this is a jersey I can wear in temps 90F to 105F. Pockets are well designed and the zip pocket for my coffee money is especially welcome. Well-made and wears well so far- perhaps half a dozen washings. Love it.
Date published: 2016-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Soft and light jersey This is one of the best hot weather condition jersey I have. It is soft, silkie and light to wear. Just love the colours. As they says on the web page: Lightweight and breathable jersey for riding in hot summertime conditions using very light, soft and breathable fabrics. This is true and is very comfortable to wear.
Date published: 2016-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Supersoft and comfortable So happy with this lightweight jersey. I bought it for cycling on hotter days. Its vibrant colour makes it very visible and it feels almost weightless on. Super comfortable. Really pleased.
Date published: 2016-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable. Great pockets! Very comfortable, Worn on its own and with a base layer. Pockets are generous. Went for a size larger than usual.
Date published: 2016-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great hot weather jersey I live in Dubai, it's hot. Especially in summer. I love the heat (give me a Dubai summer over a British winter every day of the year), but when you ride at 6am and it's already 38 with 80% humidity, overheating is a serious issue. This jersey is exactly as described, perfect for hot weather riding. Runs small though - I have several small size Rapha jerseys, this one is tighter than the others.
Date published: 2016-09-02
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What is the SPF rating of the fabric, including the sleeves? Also, it looks like the middle pocket is quite narrow, is that correct?

Asked by: picky mary
Hi, there is no specific SPF rating. The main body will offer some protection from the sun but we do recommend that you sun cream the entire arm, including the shoulder, on both sides as the sleeves are a mesh material. The middle pocket is slightly narrower to give the best fit but the two other pockets are wider as a result.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-07-29

Is the black "cool black?"

Asked by: Tamar T
Hi, the Black version of the Souplesse Lightweight Jersey is not cool black.
Answered by: Rapha_AW
Date published: 2016-07-27
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