The use of silk in cycling jerseys was pioneered on the track in the 1940s and has now been combined with our best-loved Flyweight design to create one of the most advanced hot-weather jerseys ever made.
The Classic Silk Jersey brings an historic fabric back to the vanguard of performance clothing design by using an exceptionally lightweight construction that combines the natural sweat-wicking, fast-drying and antibacterial properties of silk with polyester for added strength, stretch and breathability. Weighing in at just 113 grams in a size medium, it’s our lightest jersey yet and the perfect partner on rides in hot and humid conditions.
Produced in the same Italian mill as our revolutionary Shadow material, the silk fabric is highly absorbent, wicking away sweat rapidly, but also extraordinarily quick-drying, meaning that it feels cool and dry on the skin even when you’re working hard in the heat. Mesh side panels provide additional breathability and create the same stretch fit as the Classic Flyweight Jersey. To keep weight to an absolute minimum, the jersey features a super lightweight full-length zip, a slimline rear gripper and bonded seams on the back at armband. Three gusseted rear pockets carry all you’ll need for the ride, while a raised collar to help protect your neck from the sun.
To preserve the natural properties of your jersey, wash it with similar colours to avoid colour bleeding, do not iron, and use the integrated hanger loop at the collar to dry.
“It was a case of fabric first in the development of this jersey. As soon as we found the woven silk polyester blend, we knew we had to create a special hot weather garment.”
Maria Olson, Design Manager
Our lightest ever:
Silk fabric weighs only 75 grams per square metre.
Our unique woven fabric blends silk with polyester for extra strength and durability.
Rapidly wicks sweat away from the skin but dries quicker still.
Mesh side panels and a full length zip for optimised ventilation.
Details and Materials
- Same fit as Classic Flyweight Jersey
- Woven silk and polyester blend
- Naturally antibacterial and odour-resistant
- Raised collar for sun protection
- Full length zip
- Embroidered Rapha logos on rear, chest and armband
- Gusseted rear pockets for extra storage
- Slimline rear gripper
- Mesh side panels for breathability
HELP WITH MEASURING
HELP WITH MEASURING
Using a tape measure, take the total measurement around the fullest part of your chest, holding the tape horizontally.
Run the tape around the narrowest part of your waist holding the tape horizontally.
Stand with your feet together and measure around the fullest point of the hip, keeping the tape measure horizontal.
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- Machine wash, gentle 30°C cycle
- Do not bleach
- Do not tumble dry
- Do not iron
- Do not dry clean
Rapha Classics products come with a 30 day no-quibble riding guarantee. If you're not totally satisfied, return your worn Classics product for a full refund.
Crashes happen. If one does we'll repair your garment for free to get you back on the road.
is the white jersey see-through - is it possible to see a photo of that on someone.
.... same here - I was wondering if the white is transparant or less so.
Thank you for your request. We’ll contact you when your Women's Silk Jersey is available.
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