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Women's Core Shorts

£80.00

Women's Core Shorts is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 66.
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Rapha Core Shorts use collection-specific materials and technology to set the new standard in performance, comfort and value. Designed for every road rider, they are constructed for simple quality.

Women's Core Shorts£80.00

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Simple quality cycling shorts

‘For weekday training and commuting, Rapha have totally nailed it. Bravo all round’The Times

If you are unsure of which bibs or shorts to choose, take a look at our new Women's Bib Shorts Guide

These simple, quality shorts are designed for any ride and use the same high-spec chamois pad as the Women’s Classic Shorts. The main panels use a dense-knit fabric for modesty, even distribution of stretch, while laser-cut leg grippers lined with soft silicone provide a comfortable and flattering fit. The grippers also prevent the shorts from bunching, nipping or moving out of position. Flatlock seams are positioned carefully for a stable fit and feel, and the shorts have subtle tonal Rapha logos.

“The Core collection is about optimising innovative fabrics and processes across the entire collection to reduce production hours and wastage. For example, the leg-gripper trim reappears in the jersey back, the material for the zip guard is used again on the sleeve tips, and bindings use rolled edges. This means we can produce Core garments without compromise, leading to a new standard for everyday cycling apparel.”
Alex Valdman, Head of Design

FEATURES

  • Classic Rapha chamois pad
  • Black dense-knit fabric for modesty
  • Colour-matched trims throughout
  • New seam construction
  • Laser-cut soft-silicone leg grippers
  • Subtle tonal branding

FABRIC

  • 82% Polyamide
  • 18% Elastane

CARE INSTRUCTIONS

  • Gentle machine wash: 30°C
  • Do not iron
  • Do not bleach
  • Do not dry clean
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Wash with non-bio detergent

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 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding! Are they really the 'budget' shorts?? I am so delighted with these shorts, they are absolutely A1 top notch super. I can't believe these are the 'budget' / 'basics' / 'essentials' shorts. They are supremely comfortable. The pad is plush but not bulky, the fit is snug and sleek, the waistband doesn't cut in and the leg grippers hug nicely without the sausage leg effect. I have several pairs of Rapha shorts / knickers / tights which all cost more than these, and IMHO these are the best of the bunch. My only very very tiny gripe would be that they are long. They come right down to my knees, and I prefer a shorter short. So perhaps modify the length a bit for next year Rapha?
Date published: 2016-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Didn't think I'd be raving about a pair of shorts I was just about to go on holiday when these appeared on the raphia.cc website. Well, a woman always buys a new "little outfit" to go away, yes? I worried a bit when they got here, really soft and I equated that to a bit flimsy. But put them on and it's a different story, they do have that reassuring feeling of firmness on your legs. Look in the mirror and it's a bit of an OMG moment. How have they done this - they have eliminated the banana leg syndrome. Awesome. Rode them in the sunny mountains of Costa Blanca this March, doing my longest rides in them with no short-saddle interface problems at all, and found that they are also that amazing fabric which dries overnight, meaning I could genuinely wear them day in, day out.
Date published: 2016-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what i needed I brought these about 4 weeks ago and have used them a few times, I'm very pleased with my purchase, I um'd and ah'd about getting these compared to the classics which were slightly more, I unfortunately cant compare but am very happy with these shorts. They are quite long but i find I can adjust the length easily to raise them up to 'normal for me' length without any gathering or bunching. Thje chamois is brilliant, I had to run in them the other day due to forgetting to bring run wear to a brick session and forgot i was wearing them to be honest, so they certainly don't feel like you are wearing a nappy. I would recommend these :)
Date published: 2016-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fit and value I have been looking for a decent pair of cycling shorts for medium to long distance touring, with a comfy pad and fit in a large size (I'm nearly 6 ft tall and a size 14/16). These don't disappoint , they are stylish, comfortable , high enough in the body and long enough in the leg with good grip but not tight. Best of all the core range make them affordable too.
Date published: 2016-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fab shorts but quite long These shorts are very comfortable. I haven't had a chance to wear them on a really long ride yet but on shorter rides they've been great. They look good too. Fit well on the waist and don't seem to move around when you're riding. The only caveat I have on these shorts is that they are long, pretty much touching my knees. I'm 5' 4" so if you're shorter than that you may almost find them too long.
Date published: 2016-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looking good for brevets Now tested out on a 200km brevet plus some shorter rides under men's Rapha deep winter longs. Work well. Like the high waist, very comfortable for long distance riding - shorts too long for me coming not far short from knee. Chamois looks like it will be good for longer brevets Gripper elastic very good - not aware of it being there. Wasn't sure what size I needed as only previously used men's Rapha longs (small) and ladies tops (medium). Would have been better of with a size small rather than the medium I'm using. Represent good value for money.
Date published: 2016-03-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice shorts but too long in legs I bought these shorts a couple weeks ago and really like everything about them with the exception of the leg length. Maybe, if you have uber-long, models legs they would look alright, but on my average-length legs they fall down onto my knee and I have to hike them up a good 2 inches to make them look reasonable. Rapha, I like the look of a longer short, but these shorts are too long...almost knickers. Maybe you could shorten them up a touch when you release them again???
Date published: 2016-07-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Granny's Pajamas Really sorry I bought these. A bad fit for me, prefer my cheap $60 shorts to these. They offer no support, the padding feels straight and square, not folding with my body. Even though I followed the measurements exactly there is excess fabric around my thighs . Offers no support and feels like pajamas.
Date published: 2016-03-17
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So does that mean that they are not anatomically specific to women or men? Therefore if i wanted a pair of bib short's that i could just buy the ones your are selling as men's shorts?

Asked by: nics610
Hi, the shorts take into account the differences between the body shapes of Men and Women. The Women's Core shorts are anatomically specific to Women and the Men's Core Shorts are anatomically specific to Men.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-08-02

What is the inseam length on the women's Core shorts?  And can u comment on the omfort of the chamois?

Asked by: Higgy
Hi the inseam of the Women's Core Shorts are 24.5cm/ 25cm/25.5cm & 26cm in XS/S/M/ & L. The Chamois Pad in the Core Shorts is the same as that is found in our Classics Shorts.
Answered by: Rapha_AW
Date published: 2016-07-27

Is the chamois in the women's shorts the same as the men's? I really like these shorts but want a pair of bib shorts.

Asked by: nics610
Hi, the Core collection garments all contain the same chamois pad.
Answered by: Rapha_AW
Date published: 2016-06-01

Could you tell me the inseam length of the Women's Core Shorts sizes XS and S, please?

Asked by: ATjona
Hi, the inseams are 24.5cm for XS, and 25cm for S.
Answered by: Rapha_AW
Date published: 2016-04-11

If these have the same padding as the classic, why are they cheaper?

Asked by: Nms926
Hi, Core bib shorts is the same one used in all our Classic bib shorts. This award winning, deluxe pad has been proven from years of use in the Classic bib shorts and is much loved by our customers. You may like to buy the more expensive Rapha products for purely aesthetic reasons, for a more race­fit, or for more technical reasons such as specific features on the clothing. Rapha Core is nothing more and nothing less than the basics, perfectly crafted.
Answered by: Rapha_MJ
Date published: 2016-03-31

I am still wondering - why are these less expensive than the classic shorts if they have the same pad?

Asked by: nicole926
Hi, having over a decade’s experience and expertise has allowed us to develop this range of garments which offer the basics required from ridewear. The range is about optimising innovative fabrics and processes to reduce production hours and wastage. This means we can create a more simple range, setting a new standard in in performance, comfort and value.
Answered by: Rapha_AW
Date published: 2016-03-29

Does the core shorts have padding around the seating? How does the padding compare with the other series?

Asked by: Aammaann
Hello, Our Core range uses our Classic Deluxe pad by Cytech, as stated in the product features.
Answered by: Rapha_MR
Date published: 2016-03-14

What is the inner seam length of the medium please?

Asked by: Need to know
Hi, the inseam measurement on a medium is approximately 25.5cm
Answered by: Rapha_MJ
Date published: 2016-03-08
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