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Classic Jersey II

$85.00 was $170.00

Classic Jersey II is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 11.
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A new generation of Rapha’s iconic jersey, the Classic Jersey II is a highly evolved design. Cut from a new merino-based fabric, it is lighter, softer and more breathable. The construction of the jersey has also improved with a reworked fit and reduced bulk.

Classic Jersey II$85.00

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A Classic Reborn

The Classic Jersey was Rapha’s first ever product. A bold expression of the company’s mission to create the world’s best cycling apparel, it changed the industry. Predominantly black and cut from an unorthodox merino-wool-based fabric, Bicycling Magazine’s Editor Bill Strickland declared it the ‘best bike jersey the world has ever seen.’

Twelve years in the making, Rapha introduces a new generation, the Classic Jersey II. Brought up to speed for 2016, this highly evolved design is cut from a new proprietary merino-wool-based fabric, milled to Rapha’s exact specification. Called RPM150 (Rapha Performance Merino, the 150 indicates grams per square metre), it is lighter, softer and more breathable than generic merino-blends, adaptable to a huge range of conditions.

Not stopping at the fabric, the construction of the jersey has also improved with a reworked fit and sections bonded rather than stitched. This reduces weight and bulk even further.

 

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

  • 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.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great feel and look. Great feeling jersey perfect for the cooler summer/spring morning. Doesn't need the draw string around the back. They stick out at times and when tightened just ride up your back rather than keep the jersey firm around your hips.
Date published: 2017-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable for someone allergic to wool. Fairly loose fit - definitely not a tight European medium size. Comfortable. I have always had a problem with wool, but no issues at all with the 36% wool in this jersey. Comfortable in the hot summer (+30°C) and humid weather in sub tropical Brisbane.
Date published: 2017-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extra comfortable Love it , first Rapha top that I've purchased for a few years and it doesnt disappoint, comfortable, soft, great fit. Love it.
Date published: 2017-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super Jersey The classic . Made a San Diego winter ride just right ..
Date published: 2017-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My new Sunday best!!! I haven't actually wore this on a ride yet, due to it being winter. But i have tried it on in front of the mirror several times and it looks and feels great. Can't wait to get somewhere warm so i can get out in it. This is definitely going to be my go to jersey this summer.....Bring on the tan lines:)
Date published: 2017-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Feels good on the skin and looks great as well Feels really good on he skin. The fabric is relaxed and good for those long rides. It's not a racing jersey. Looks great in this colour. I have been keeping worse with a deep winter base layer + this jersey at 5-2c. I noticed some people complained about the pockets being high. But it works well for my and it keeps my mini pump from falling.
Date published: 2017-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from High Quality Craftsmanship and Top Notch Fitting No loose stitches to worry about. Garment looks very durable. Great features; I like the side elastic cords to hold the jersey in place. Breathable fabric. Goog looking. And fits just right.
Date published: 2017-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fit,good quality. Recent purchase,had four rides in various weather really comfortable .
Date published: 2017-02-03
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Would the dark red reflective brevet socks pair well with this colour jersey? Or what else would work with it?

Asked by: Ruffy
Hi, this jersey matches best with our merino socks in purple.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2017-01-24

Does this jersey race cut or a more relaxed cut ?

Asked by: Tron
Hi, this jersey has a more relaxed fit compared to our Pro Team range, however it is more fitted than the original Classic Jersey.
Answered by: Rapha_JMD
Date published: 2017-01-20

Does this purple match the arm warmers (#WAW01XXCLR)?

Asked by: DanielTN
Hi, these two shades of purple can be worn as a matching outfit.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2017-01-19

Is the "purple" of this jersey the same as that of the core long sleeved jersey's "purple". Is so, which items listing most accurately reflects the real colour? As I see online, the Classic II version is more vibrant & closer to a pinker/red purple.

Asked by: D__G
Hi, this jersey is a slightly more vibrant shade of purple. The Core Long Sleeve Jersey has a deeper purple colour.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2017-01-16
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