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Core Rain Jacket

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Core Rain Jacket is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 180.
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An extremely lightweight and packable outer layer designed for rain and wind.

Core Rain Jacket£50.00

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The new standard in lightweight outer layers

The Core Rain Jacket is the ideal outer layer for rides with a chance of rain and wind. Extremely lightweight, it folds down small to comfortably fit in your back pocket, ready to be whipped out when it starts raining or the wind picks up. Colour matched throughout, the jacket has a clean, refined finish with collar tipping and a subtly stitched-in Rapha armband.

The jacket has fully taped seams and an AquaGuard® zip for waterproofing. Six ventilation holes under the armpits allow heat to escape if you’re riding hard while the on-bike fit is aided by an adjustable draw cord at the hem and elasticated inner cuffs, which ensure a perfect fit on your wrists. Reflective elements have also been applied to the sleeves and rear for improved visibility on the roads.


  • Waterproof fabric
  • Extremely lightweight (124g – small)
  • Packable – easily fits in a rear jersey pocket
  • On-bike fit: longer arms, dropped tail and short front for on-bike fit
  • Inner cuffs with lightweight stretch elastane fabric
  • Off-centre zip to prevent draughts penetrating layers
  • YKK AquaGuard® water-resistant zip with zip guard and garage for comfort
  • Four reflective stripes – two on sleeves, two on sides
  • Six laser-cut underarm holes to allow heat to escape
  • Shaped rear hem provides further water protection from tyre spray


Main Body:

  • 100% Nylon 2.5 Layer
  • 100% Nylon 3 Layer


  • Machine wash cool at 30 degrees
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Do not iron
  • 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.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from A classic and efficient rain jacket. The core rain jacket is all you want from a rain jacket. It is 100% water proof, it is light weight. It fits well, doubles as a wind jacket and can be stored on your jersey pocked. There is no need to spend more money on another jacket. This is it.
Date published: 2018-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Great jacket but it hasn’t rained yet to test it properly!
Date published: 2018-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally a jacket I don't overheat in. Normally don't go for this type of jacket as I overheat and get wet from the inside out but happy to report this is not the case with this jacket. I've ridden in near freezing conditions, driving winter rain and the jacket kept me comfortable with only a long sleeve merino base layer and a sleeveless merino base layer underneath. This jacket has kept me dry through some pretty wet conditions. The fit is perfect, great elasticated cuffs, long on the arms which means the sleeves don't ride up over your wrists when you're riding in the drops, just perfect. The jacket is minimalist, no pockets, nothing in the way of storage, but this isn't an issue, what I carry I put in a jersey pocket anyway. It folds down to nothing so can be easily stuffed in your jersey pocket when you're on the move. The jacket washes up fine, only annoying thing was I got a tiny spot of road tar on it after the second time on which I can't shift! I'm a 42 inch chest and the Large fits like a glove. Highly recommend this jacket.
Date published: 2018-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works as descibed! Really keeps the cold, wind and rain in the early mornings. Once you get warm, it’s truly packable behind your back pockets. Very nice design and some extra features as well. Get your right size, measure your body and you’ll never go wrong with this jacket.
Date published: 2018-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little jacket Ideal for drizzly days or when you get caught by a passing shower. Sounds weird but the cuffs are made of a very nice material which fits snugly without being tight. Sometimes gets a little toasty when working hard, particularly uphill but not enough to warrant losing a star.
Date published: 2018-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This Jacket Is The Bomb!!!!!! I finally got the chance to try this jacket out in a pretty good downpour and it performed as advertised. It kept the wind & rain out while keeping me warm during my ride. The Rubber around the cuffs do a great job of keeping water from running up the sleeves just like the collar keeps the wind & rain from getting inside while you are in your riding position.The Zipper is easy to get to and easy to use,and by it being off center it keeps it from rubbing your chin. The waist band kept it in place so there was no flapping of fabric anywhere on the jacket and the reflective highlights made me visible to cars on the street. I have yet to try the packability factor but, I am sure that will be just as awesome as the other features. Needless to say I am very happy with this jacket and look forward to many, many more uses.
Date published: 2018-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Keeps the crisp morning air out I bought this about a month ago and have used in only once so far, it folds down easily and keeps the chilly air out on those early morning rides.
Date published: 2018-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classy as always. Even though I needed to return and exchange purchases every now and then due to sizing, I love the brand and the classy design it stands for. Kepp it up.
Date published: 2018-01-02
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What re-proofer do you recommend?

Asked by: Pedge
We suggest that you use the Rapha Re-proofer for renewing the waterproof qualities
Answered by: Rapha_SC
Date published: 2017-12-18

May I know if this jacket slim fit or loose fit? Can this jacket use for normal commuting to office rather than on bike? Would it be too tight if stay same size with jersey? In your opinion, do we need to size up for this jacket?

Asked by: Kylie Lee
Hi, this jacket is true to size so we suggest buy your usual size. Should you need to exchange or refund, we have a 90 days return period for new/unused garments with tags and in saleable condition.
Answered by: sezr
Date published: 2017-11-28

Hello, Could you please specify what material your rain jackets are made of? Is the material waterproof or only the coating? And what is the durability of the waterproofing? It's very difficult to compare between jackets without some reference. Thanks

Asked by: forrestn
Hi, it does depend on each jacket. Our Core range jacket is waterproof material as is our Packable Rain Jacket. Our Race Cape is also from a new waterproof material. Some of our other jackets are water resistant or water repellent and these will be the ones with DWR. Most waterproof jackets should be washed following care instructions and treated with Re-proofer after each or every other wash.
Answered by: sezr
Date published: 2017-11-25

How waterproof is this jacket in terms of water column pressure?

Asked by: AHEg
Hi, we do not have a column pressure guide line for this but this is a waterproof shell which will keep you protected from the elements. Just ensure all extremities are well fastened and that you treat your jacket according to wash care guidelines.
Answered by: sezr
Date published: 2017-11-23

Hi, what's the difference between the core jacket and the wind jacket 2?

Asked by: Patrick H
The Core Rain Jacket is Waterproof and the Wind Jacket may have some water repellent features its design is to be windproof and as such has windproof coating upon the garment.
Answered by: Rapha_MC
Date published: 2017-09-19

im size medium in a jersey about 38in chest 5'3 tall do you need go up a size with stuff like in the back pocket or is it designed to fit over and still give you room i do carry a lot in rear pockets

Asked by: cambridgecyclist
A Medium size should be a good size for this garment as this is a jacket designed to fit over a cycling jersey. If the size does not meet your requirements then you can return these under our 90 day returns policy.
Answered by: Rapha_MC
Date published: 2017-07-25

I bought a Core rain jacket recently and have worn it in the rain recently. What product do you recommend for retaining its waterproof properties

Asked by: Brodaz
You can use the Apparel Re-Proofer on this garment. This has been created to enhance the water-resistance properties of performance fabrics after washing and can be used in conjunction with Rapha Apparel Wash which eliminates stains and odours without compromising the fabric’s breathability or water repellency.
Answered by: Rapha_MC
Date published: 2017-07-11

Would this jacket be much more water resistant than the classic wind jacket?

Asked by: Dave79
Both garments are water resistant both are from our different ranges. The Classic Wind Jacket is resilient against wind and rain and treated with DWR (Durable Water Repellent) treatment The Core Rain jacket, which is is also resistant against the rain and wind and encompasses a YKK AquaGuard® water-resistant zip with zip guard and garage for comfort. Both garments are lightweight and packable.
Answered by: Rapha_MC
Date published: 2017-05-11
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