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Women's Core Shorts

$120.00

Women's Core Shorts is rated NaN out of 5 by 70.
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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$120.00

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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 So comfy they are now my favourite I bought these on recommendation of a fellow rider. The chamois is really comfy. They are fairly long arriving 8cm from kneecap on a bended knee and they are advertised as being longer than usual. Im 5'5" or 165cm and a very standard size AU 12. The sizing was spot on.
Date published: 2017-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Great fit and very comfortable on the bike. The quality seems very good too.
Date published: 2016-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very comfortable, flattering and love the length! I decided to try these after reading some of the reviews online and they are actually great! I don't think the world needs to see my knees and while these don't cover the knees they are long and flattering. I love the simplicity of the design, no tacky additions, and the pad is comfortable. Glad I got two.
Date published: 2016-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from super comfortable i love these shorts - my most comfortable pair. and i love the extra length, as tall (5'8") and thin (125); my only long enough pair (size S). light, stretchy, stay in place.
Date published: 2016-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Like sitting on a cushion I've had my best rides wearing these. The amount of padding is perfect for maximum comfort. Fits snugly on the waist without cutting in and nicely around the leg. 4 stars for style just because it is a tad long for me.
Date published: 2016-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable waist and not too long at all I am tall, 5'11" with long legs, these are the only women's short that I have found which fit. If they were any shorter in leg length they would be too short (other reviewers mention them as being too long and I disagree). The wide waist band is very comfortable since it does not pinch. Padding is just right, not too thick.
Date published: 2016-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable shorts I bought for my mum and after using it for 3 weeks she's really glad to have them: "They're a bit longer than usual, but that doesn't bother me because the fit is really exceptional. They have become my favorite shorts!"
Date published: 2016-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great general training to medium-long rides I bought these at the start of summer, and have used them throughout on rides from short, fast laps to 130km long day rides. They have performed really well and in my opinion give good value for money. The fabric is durable but copes in a wide range of temperatures, breathing well, though because there are no bibs this also helps with cooling on hot rides. There is a silicon waist gripper at the back and small silicon pattern on the leg grippers and the shorts stay in place excellently. I bought the XS which I buy in all rapha bottoms and tops however they did start off being quite tight to get over the hips. However they are the right size. The styling is absolutely perfect, going with everything and I like the subtle rapha black tonal logo. They are very comfortable in all but the longest rides, though I notice the difference in the pad compared to the Souplesse Bibs which feel like they have a thicker pad and perhaps more on the front of the pad for the aero position. The fabric is also less breathable I think than the Souplesse but you get what you pay for. So like others the only qualm I have is the leg length - having used these on mostly summer warm rides I probably would prefer a length more similar to the Souplesse Regular, however the longer leg is probably more flattering for the majority and I guess gives more coverage in cooler temps. Please make a bib version with a shorter leg length!
Date published: 2016-09-25
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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: 2016-07-06

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

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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