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Special Edition Classic Jersey II

£110.00

Special Edition Classic Jersey II is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 218.
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Celebrating twelve years of Rapha’s most iconic jersey, this is a special stealth edition of the Classic Jersey II. Cut from the new RPM150 fabric, this all-black affair has embroidered graphics on the back panel.

Special Edition Classic Jersey II £110.00

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Celebrating 12 Classic years

The first ever Rapha product to launch, and still one of the best selling jerseys in the range, what was then known as the Sportwool Jersey was like nothing else on the market back in 2004. All black with a contrast white stripe and subtle pink detailing, the jersey was cut from an unusual wool-based fabric. But the minimal exterior concealed a beautifully functional and considered garment. Bicycling Magazine’s Editor Bill Strickland declared it the ‘best bike jersey the world has ever seen.’

In 2007 it became known as the Classic Jersey, and today is one of the world’s most iconic cycling jerseys. This season marks a significant rebirth, contemporised with a new fabric and more streamlined build.

Featuring graphics based on the concept of the 12 updates to the jersey made to mark 12 years of its existence, this celebratory edition is a luxurious balance of versatility and style with the essential characteristic of the first ever version – the best all-round cycling jersey in the world.

 

About the new RPM150 fabric

 

Rapha Performance Merino 150 or RPM150 (the 150 indicates grams per square metre) has been created to be the most versatile cycling fabric in the world. With a lighter weight than before for more conditions and climates, it has improved next-to-skin softness and comfort. Helping your body breathe in hot conditions and insulating when the temperature drops, this fabric is a product of Rapha’s tireless R&D to create the world’s best cycling apparel.

FEATURES

  • All black special anniversary edition
  • RPM150 fabric – lighter, softer and more breathable
  • Improved cut and fit
  • More streamlined build
  • New construction techniques for cleaner finish and quality
  • Bonded front hem and zip placket to reduce bulk
  • Armband topstitching removed
  • Reworked pocket construction

FABRIC

  • 64% Polyester
  • 36% Merino Wool

CARE INSTRUCTIONS

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

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

  • XS S M L XL XXL
    Chest < 84 84-91 91-99 99-107 107-115 115+
    Back
    length
    50-56 56-62 62-68 68-74 74-80 80+
    Arm
    length
    < 60 60-62 62-64 64-66 66-68 68+
  • XS S M L XL XXL
    Chest < 33 33-36 36-39 39-42 42-45 45+
    Back
    length
    20-22 22-24 24-27 27-29 29-31 31+
    Arm
    length
    < 24 24-24.5 24.5-25 25-26 26-26.5 26.5+
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful, well constructed wool jersey I really like the performance, styling, and construction of this jersey. My only wish is that it was longer in the front. I'm 6'4", and a medium build. I bought a large jersey. If it were not for the fact that I always wear bibs, I would have returned it. The front could easily be another inch longer for someone my height. Maybe Rapha could make a tall version? That being said, I can't recommend it enough for the reasons I mentioned above. The jersey is beautiful, classically understated, yet spot on in styling. I love how it keeps you cool in all types of temperatures when riding in Seattle. I am surprised to find out that it is cool enough for 75-80 degree days.
Date published: 2016-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great update I now have both the original Classic Jersey and this new updated version. Though based on only one ride, I would rate this a solid improvement over the original. Fabric is lighter, fit is slimmer, arms are a bit longer; all welcome improvements. The weight of the original limited its utility for me. I can see getting more use out of this garment. With respect to some of the other reviews, I find this more true to size than the original, which seems a bit baggy. Yes, it's a bit shorter in the front, but the advantage is that there is less fabric bunching up when riding. It's not nearly as short in the front as the pro team jersey.
Date published: 2016-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for fall in N. California This jersey is quite comfortable and breathes well. It is great on morning rides here in northern California, especially when the temperature is in the low 50s at the start but in the 70s by the end of the ride. I bought this as part of the classics bundle, and it works great with the merino arm warmers at the start of the ride. Take the arm warmers off about an hour in, and still not too warm at the end of the ride. I am 5'11" and 210 lbs with a 43" chest, and the XL fits well, consistent with Rapha's size chart. The only niggle is that it would be a bit more flattering off the bike if it were about an inch longer in front.
Date published: 2016-10-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Poor fit This jersey looks fantastic, is extremely comfortable and performs well, but the fit is disappointing. I've always used the small size using Rapha, and so I ordered this in a small. The fit is good on arms and torso, but it is weirdly baggy at the back. It makes using the rear pockets annoying and it's not very flattering. For the price one has to pay for this jersey, it should not fit this poorly. Disappointing, Rapha.
Date published: 2016-04-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not love at first sight but.... I wasn't sure about this jersey at first. I'm 5' 9" with a 38" chest and find long sleeve Rapha merino jerseys in medium a very close fit, particularly around the shoulders and collar. I size up to a large for Pro Team and so decided on a large for this Classic II. It has a flattering cut and fit viewed from the front but, as some other reviewers have commented, the rear pockets sag too much for my liking when empty. After much deliberation (OK, 24 hours) I decided to keep it, as when the pockets are filled up and I'm on the bike, this sagging isn't an issue. I've worn it several times now when the temperature has been mid-teens (Celsius) and, with a sleeveless base underneath I haven't over-heated when climbing. Looks great in purple too!
Date published: 2016-06-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice jersey I bought it two weeks ago, already used it a few times. It has quite a good fit in the upper part, and is more loose in the lower part, which surprised me a bit. However, it occurs that might be quite good for fully filled jersey pockets, which are very nicely profiled and quite deep. It has a regulating cord on the bottom rim to adjust it to your body. The material is a composite of some elastic fabric with merino wool, quite thick, so might be quite warm in hot weather. I tested it in the temperatures between 18 and 25 C and it was ok, with a Rapha merino baselayer tee under it, and I was content with the performance. Nice product.
Date published: 2016-06-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from What is happening at Rapha?! This jersey was a replacement for a black classic jersey that had faded significantly over one years use along with stitching coming undone around the pockets. This being the second black classic to fade in such a way. I opted for a blue jersey as a replacement. On its arrival the jersey construction is different from earlier classic jerseys and when compared with the two other classic jerseys I own feels built down to price rather than a quality item. I have been a customer since 2005 and often a defender of the brand not on the basis of what it has undoubtedly come to represent but because the quality of the clothing was very good along with customer service. You will know all to well what I am eluding to because my case will not be alone. I would welcome a return to the days of unreserved quality as it is becoming harder for me to justify the price tag of clothing that appears to be loosing its edge. Feel free to contact me.
Date published: 2016-05-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Too short I'm 190 cms tall & 84 kgs & the normal Classic jersey fits me perfectly but this is WAY too short. It's a cracking jersey & beautifully made but could do with being a few cms longer in the body
Date published: 2016-06-13
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Made in the U.K. ?  If not, where ?  Thank you

Asked by: Anonymous
Hi, this jersey is manufactured in China.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-11-30

I wonder if the size of Classic Jersey II is normally larger than the same size of Lightweight or other jersey. I wear size M of Lightweight, I then bought size M Classic Jersey II. I found it's so big and loose. Is it supposed to be worn loose? 

Asked by: Seto
Hi, the Classic Jersey II does have a slightly more relaxed fit than the Super Lightweight Jersey. It is not intended to be worn loose but is not intended to fit quite as closely.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-11-28

Hi is the Navy Classic II Jersey the same colour as the Classic Wind Jacket?

Asked by: LABB
Hi, they are not exactly the same colour as the materials show the navy differently, but they do pair well together.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-11-25

Hi I have the Rapha purple merino arm warmers does the colour of the purple classic II jersey match

Asked by: rider2016
Hi, these arm warmers are a similar colour to the Classic Jersey II but they are not matching.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-10-21

Hi! I'm normally a Medium. Would it be safe to order in a Medium size or should I maybe consider going a size up or down?  Thanks! 

Asked by: ellersgaard
Hi, please refer to the size guide as far as possible. With the information you have provided, we would suggest you try a Medium. Should you need to exchange, we have a 90 days return period.
Answered by: Rapha_JMD
Date published: 2016-10-20

How does the thickness of Classic jersey II compare to the old "lightweight jersey" ? No, not super lightweight, I mean lightweight. 

Asked by: Ti Yam
Hi, the Classic Jersey II is cut from a new merino blend creating a Classic Jersey that is lighter, softer, and more breathable. It will be similar in thickness to the Lightweight Jersey, which was slightly thinner than the original Classic Jersey.
Answered by: Rapha_AW
Date published: 2016-07-17

Is the navy color of the Jersey Classic II, the same navy color as on the Brevet bib shorts?

Asked by: JV64
Hi, the Navy Classic Jersey II is a slightly deeper blue than the Brevet Bib Shorts. We do have a 90 day returns policy should the garment not be suitable.
Answered by: Rapha_AW
Date published: 2016-11-28

Hi, is Rapha Classic Jersey II suitable to wear in hot summer weather? 

Asked by: Rico Lim
Hi, As we all regulate temperature differently it is hard to advise how the jersey will behave in hot and humid conditions, exertion levels will also effect this. Rapha Performance Merino 150 is designed to help your body breathe in hot conditions and insulating when the temperature drops.
Answered by: Rapha_AW
Date published: 2016-06-01
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