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Women's Classic Shorts

NOK1,900.00 (incl. import duty)

Women's Classic Shorts is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 40.
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The Rapha Women’s Shorts combine superb fit, styling and performance, using a top level pad from specialists Cytech.

Women's Classic ShortsNOK1,900.00

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Women's Classic Shorts

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

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.

NB: The short version of the Rapha Women's Shorts is 80mm shorter than the regular version.

Rapha Women’s Shorts combine the comfort and performance of the women's shorts without the inconvenience of bibs. They have a high waistband at the back featuring a soft gripper tape for a snug and secure fit. The front panel is doubled over rather than stitched to prevent digging in when riding and the chamois pad from specialist manufacturer Cytech is designed specifically for female riders.

They are made from a lightweight and durable stretch fabric and have a panel construction. The shorts are cut long in the leg for a more flattering shape. The seams of the shorts have been positioned to prevent chafing and inside are finished with soft, flatock stitching. Style elements include contrast cream binding on the back of the shorts, Rapha logos on each leg and reflective tabs to improve visibility.

"Every woman spends her life searching for the perfect pair of jeans, ones that are comfortable, look great, aren’t too fashionable but just stylish enough, are versatile, and even forgiving when she puts on a pound or two. Most never find those jeans. Somehow, maestros of cycle clothing Rapha have managed to address the female cyclist’s equivalent quest, the search for the perfect cycling shorts. I am going to show my hand right from the word go, here, I cannot recommend these shorts highly enough!"
– Leonie Jennings, »


  • Matt black with black logos
  • Deluxe pad by Cytech
  • Soft gripper and flat lock stitching.


  • 74% Nylon
  • 26% Elastane


  • Machine wash cool 30°
  • Wash dark colours separately
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Do not iron
  • Do not bleach
  • Do not dry clean

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.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect fit I have the winter padded tights from before and I now opted for the classic shorts for summer and I am so happy I did! The shorts fits perfectly, the padding is so good and the material feels very high quality. I really recommend the tights and shorts from Rapha.
Date published: 2017-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So comfortable So comfortable from the first ride, now my first choice shorts for longer rides.
Date published: 2017-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb I forget I'm even wearing these. Best shorts I've worn.
Date published: 2017-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from pretty perfect absolutely love these. obviously was a bit hesitant when i saw the price tag but the classics guarantee sold me on them.... and then the first few rides sold me on them even more. i love the waistband, the grippers, the length (i chose the short version and they're still pretty long compared to other 'short' shorts, but i'm happy with the coverage). the material is like a dream. they feel like they're the type of short that will last you years and years. would def recommend.
Date published: 2017-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Shorts Same great fit as the ones I bought years ago! The only thing they changed are the leg grippers. For me, the grippers aren't as comfortable. When I ride longer than 4 hours, the grippers start to hurt my skin. To remedy it, I just flip back the grippers so the elastic is exposed. Problem solved! Thank goodness because I didn't want to return them. I didn't want to take away a star because this issue may only bother me and no one else. They are still the most comfortable shorts I have ever worn
Date published: 2017-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent shorts This is the only short I wanna wear! Nice to have short and long options. The chamois is really great. Best shorts I have tried and matches with any jersey.
Date published: 2017-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best shorts for endurance rides These are my go to shorts for long rides of 100+ miles. Beautifully made with no seams in bad places. Highly recommended. Worth every penny.
Date published: 2017-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Rapha! Very pleased with shorts. Not cheap but can't put a price on comfort when cycling!
Date published: 2017-06-14
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What is a soft gripper? Is it that 3/8th inch silicon strip that is on some shorts that irritates like crazy? Or the silicon dots?

Asked by: Daily rider
The Grippers on these shorts use our new silicon dot grippers placed to ensure they are comfortable
Answered by: Rapha_SC
Date published: 2017-07-17

Do any of the women's shorts have a little zippered picket at the back ?? 

Asked by: Ruth Griffin
These garments do not have a zipped pocked at the back.
Answered by: Rapha_MC
Date published: 2017-07-05

Is there any difference in the pad between the women's classic shorts & RCC women's classic bib shorts? I am looking for very high level of comfort - the bib shorts appear to have one or two good reviews for this but not the other.

Asked by: Mac2
The chamois pad is the same in both the RCC Classic Shorts and the Women's Classic Shorts.
Answered by: Rapha_MC
Date published: 2017-06-26

I need to order new shorts. The pair I have says size 8. Is that an XS or Small?

Asked by: LArider
The size small should be suitable. If the suitability does not suit your requirements then you would be welcome to return these for an exchange under our 90 day returns policy.
Answered by: Rapha_MC
Date published: 2017-05-29

I just bought the small "short" classic shorts in black.  Compared to the same item purchased 2 yrs ago, the "new" version is ~2cm longer leg length & the Rapha writing is in white, rather than black. Is the old style available? I preferred the old style.

Asked by: ClareH
The old style is not available. Your feedback will be passed onto the Product Development Team.
Answered by: Rapha_MC
Date published: 2017-05-29

Do the core or classic shorts have the wide laser cut finish to the legs, to help prevent sausage legs or is it just the bin shorts that have this feature. I just find the bibs difficult for comfort breaks.

Asked by: Cate L
Hi, these shorts are cut long in the leg for a more flattering shape but they do not have the wide laser cut finish.
Answered by: sezr
Date published: 2017-05-22

What is the length of the inseam on the long version?

Asked by: HarpsonMaui
The length on the long pair of Classic Shorts is approximately 25cm for XXS and this goes up by 0.5cm each size, so the next size would be 25.5cm for XS, 26cm for S etc.
Answered by: Rapha_MC
Date published: 2017-05-17

i cant tell the difference between black and navy but i would like to get the one with Pink Rapha wording. Kindly advise. Thanks

Asked by: Patricia Lim
Hi, the Rapha Women’s Classic Shorts that have the Pink writing on the leg are the Navy ones.
Answered by: sezr
Date published: 2017-05-08
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