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Women's Core Shorts

SEK1,000.00 (incl. import duty)

Women's Core Shorts is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 89.
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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 ShortsSEK1,000.00

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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

Reviews:

“It really is hard to find fault with the Core Shorts at this price and level of quality. These are premium shorts at a mid-range price.”
★★★★½ Lara Dunn, Road.cc

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.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great padding Haven't wanted to use any of my other brands since these arrived and even washed them in the middle of the day to get a second ride in them. It's all in the padding and the fact you don't have seams at the contact points with the bike. A bit on the pricey side but I'd rather have fewer pairs of these than lots of the cheaper brands.
Date published: 2017-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fit! The waistband in these shorts is perfect for a woman's body. It's wide and very comfortable. I wore these shorts for an Everesting. That's a long time in the saddle and these shorts were perfect.
Date published: 2017-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent in every way! The women's core shorts fit beautifully, have the best padding and are a little bit longer in the thigh which adds to the great fit.
Date published: 2017-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Most flattering fit Ever cycled down the road feeling a slight chill on the small of you back? Not with these shorts! The most flattering, comfortable, high waistband that not only seems to be made of the softest fabric so you don't feel any pulls or compression marks but also seems to somehow makes the spoils of middle age life vanish into thin air. Great shorts.
Date published: 2017-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Women's Core shorts I bought these shorts around a month ago, I have never had shorts that have been so comfortable to wear forget you have them on, pad inside the best. Definitely will be buying more of this product.
Date published: 2017-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love these shorts I bought these shorts having already worn a couple of seasons of Rapha women's team Sky shorts, and was a little worried these wouldn't be as good. Delighted to say they are also great - very good fit, nice grips on the thigh and accurate sizing.
Date published: 2017-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favourite shorts I have now bought 3 pairs of core shorts. Comfortable, and flattering longer leg length. Wash well also.
Date published: 2017-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from really enjoying these shorts bought these last minute due to weather forecast for planned London to Paris ride being very hot - they did me proud
Date published: 2017-06-06
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HI , I purchased L core shorts. Fit. Is great on waist as my waist Is 80 cm but  feel a bit bagging in crotch area . And now worn a few months. Feel loose in crutch with some movement.  Is this normal should I  order medium . Dianne

Asked by: Dianne
The fit of the garments should be a relaxed fit but should not feel baggy. You could try the Medium size for future purchases.
Answered by: Rapha_MC
Date published: 2017-06-19

How do the chamois in the Women's Core and Classic shorts compare?

Asked by: cbratina
Hi, the Women's Core Shorts have the same high-spec chamois pad as the Women’s Classic Shorts.
Answered by: sezr
Date published: 2017-05-21

I'm normally a size uk 12, what size shorts would fit please

Asked by: Busycyclingmum
A Medium sized garment should be the correct size. We do have a 90 day returns policy should the garment not meet with your specificity.
Answered by: Rapha_MC
Date published: 2017-05-11

If the waist measurement in 28 for the small, what is the measurements for the hips?  What about the hips in the medium?

Asked by: AmyR
Hi, for a better size guide please refer to http://pages.rapha.cc/service/womens-sizing-guide.
Answered by: sezr
Date published: 2017-05-11

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: 2016-07-06

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: 2016-06-29
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