Classic Softshell Jacket

kr1,925.00 was kr3,300.00 (incl. import duty)

Classic Softshell Jacket is rated 4.75 out of 5 by 56.
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“A thing of beauty,” according to The Times. “The best road jacket money can buy,” said Cycling Plus. This high-performance cycling jacket is designed for tough winter road riding. Windproof, water resistant and highly breathable.

Classic Softshell Jacket


The ultimate cycling jacket

Test ride any of Rapha’s Classic products to destruction and if you are not 100% satisfied within 30-days you can return them for a full refund.

A high-performance jacket for tough winter road riding. Originally launched in 2004 – and part of the Rapha range ever since – today it is acknowledged as the world’s finest road riding jacket. Conceived as an all-day outer shell that was windproof, highly breathable (and didn’t involve fluorescent Lycra), the jacket has won numerous plaudits and the latest incarnation includes improved cuff bindings. Versatile enough to be worn in all but the warmest conditions, if you’re looking for the one Rapha product to start restocking your riding wardrobe, this is it.


“[Proof that] bike gear needn’t commit crimes against fashion.”
– The Independent (London)
It is the cut that sets it apart… no wonder it looks more at home on the pages of GQ than Cycling Monthly.
– The Daily Telegraph (London)
“A softshell is a must for every rider’s wardrobe."
– Cyclist


  • Highly breathable
  • Water resistant 
  • 100% windproof
  • Side-panel construction
  • Rear cargo pockets
  • Rubberized shoulder pad 
  • Discreet zipped underarm vents
  • Reflective piping
  • Drop down rear storm flap with saddle grip
  • Offset zip
  • Bite grip
  • Drawcord with friction locks
  • Cable routing loops


  • Body: Softshell (polyester 81%, spandex 10%, Hytrel® membrane 9%)
  • Shoulder pad: Cordura® (Silver colourway); Rubber (Black colourway)


  • Machine wash cool 30°
  • Wash dark colours separately
  • Do not use fabric softeners
  • Tumble dry cool: 1 dot
  • Cool iron: 1 dot
  • Do not bleach
  • Do not dry clean

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 Great I bought twice times. Very good quality and nessesary item for winter.
Date published: 2015-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The ultimate cycling jacket After many months of dropping hints I recieved this jacket as a Christmas present. I had read alot of reviews and product desciptions and i must say that it ticks all the boxes and more! Living in Norway brings with it cold and long autumns and winters and as a all season cyclist I need a good jacket to protect me from the elements and this is definately it.
Date published: 2015-12-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Nice It is cold and it rains a lot in Denmark, Rapha Classic Softshell helps me ride in all type of weather.
Date published: 2015-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Versatile and stylish I wish I´d bought the Classic Softshell years ago. It´s perfectly suited for any spring/fall ride, be it a shop-ride or daily commute. Many great details like longer arms, pockets where you need them and properly good insulation against the weather.
Date published: 2016-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from For tough rides Rapha quality in every detail. Very good looking. Easy to wear. Hold the cold winds and wet rain away from you. A little short in front but in the back you have extra material all the way below your behind. If you want. Great jacket!
Date published: 2015-11-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty good jacket I expected thicker fabric, but on reflection, it's nicely tailored for what it's meant to do. I still haven't figured out the bum flap with RAPHA written on it, but I guess its intended function will become apparent at some point. This is a very expensive bit of kit. I would recommend it, but with the caveat that probably, if you search, you can find something as good for less money. It just won't have Rapha's name on it. And it might not be as chic.
Date published: 2015-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from All round bike jacket It's a smart functional jacket, and also lightweight, waterproof, wind proof... As the fashionalble style outlook, it can also suitable for daily wearing.
Date published: 2015-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Jacket What a great jacket, fit nice and so confortable. Warm and and fast, you can't go wrong with it.
Date published: 2015-10-21
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What are the car instructions? Does the jacket need to be "re-proofed"?

Asked by: jh106
Hi, in order to prolong the technical capabilities we recommend that the jacket is cleaned with our Apparel wash following the washing instructions which can be found on the care label and then reproofed with our Apparel Re-Proofer.
Answered by: Rapha_MJ
Date published: 2016-02-16

what is the difference between the classic soft-shell and the pro team soft-shell? Is the latter more water-resistant? Other differences?

Asked by: johnmnz
Hi, The jackets differ on a lot of different technical capabilities and we suggest referring to the web pages for full information of these as the full answer is more complicated. In short the Pro Team Softshell jacket is designed for racing and high-intensity training in wet conditions and is an exceptionally technical race-ready product.. The Classic Softshell offers insulation, breathability and windproofing, water resistance in a Classic cut, created for tempo riding in variety of conditions, the jacket is ideal for winter training.
Answered by: Rapha_MJ
Date published: 2016-01-19

What is the point of the patch on the left shoulder? I have no idea....

Asked by: 7978
Hi, the shoulder patch is a design detail. When the Classic softshell was first made the patch was positioned to accommodate the strap for a courier type bag to avoid wear on the shoulder. It has now become an intrinsic part of the jackets style.
Answered by: Rapha_MJ
Date published: 2016-01-08

What is the "fit" of this jacket? I am 6"1 and usually take a medium in "outer" wear and a small/medium in skin wear, with a 16.5 collar size in shirts. I do not want to order the large (Going by your sizing guide) and end up with it being baggy. Thank yo

Asked by: Ben1
The Classic Softshell is what we loosely term a 'club fit'. While still cycling specific the cut is a little more relaxed than out Pro Team Range. We would suggest a medium for your sizing.
Answered by: Rapha_MJ
Date published: 2016-01-14
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