A long sleeve version of the world’s greatest cycling jersey
The Classic Jersey was Rapha’s first ever product, launched in 2004. 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.’
Ideal on top of a base layer for off-season training rides, or with a windproof shell for tough winter cycling the jersey is made from brushed-back Sportwool™, a breathable and insulating merino blend.
A versatile piece that functions well in a wide range of temperatures, the improved and more streamlined cut and fit offer better on-bike comfort. A bonded font hem, zip placket and sleeve panel have been introduced to reduce weight and bulk, and the reworked pocket construction gives secure storage.
Details and Materials
- Brushed back Sportwool™ fabric
- Improved streamlined cut and fit for on-bike comfort
- New construction techniques for cleaner finish and reduced weight
- Reworked pocket construction for stable storage on long rides
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 30ºC
- Wash with non-bio detergent
- Wash dark colours separately
- Do not dry clean
- Do not bleach
- Do not tumble dry
- Warm iron
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.
Can I use this jersey without a baselayer underneath, or is it itchy? I'm looking for a long sleeve jersey for spring and autumn rides. Is this ideal or should I instead go for the long sleeve Core jersey? Best regards
Hi. Dark Orange looks Red on website. Is it closer to Red or Orange ?
The purple and dark orange jerseys have a white contrast armband in the photos yet the blue and black jerseys appear to have a complimentary colour band in nearly the same colour fabric. Is this correct or do they ALL come with a white-contrast armband?
Are the white armband and the white around the zipper on the back reflective material?
Hi, I have just bought the Merino base layer in XL. It is a loose fit. I have the Pro Aero jersey in XL and this is a nice tight fit. I want to buy the Long Sleeve Classic Jersey II. Which size would you suggest L or XL. I have a 43" chest and 33" waist.
Is this item covered under the Rapha Classics guarantee?
I'm 6'4" and 215lbs, the XXL says 45+ for chest. but 45 to what? Normally an XL fits, but not rapha jerseys (also, whats waist on XXL?). By the way, bib shorts are fantastic!
Is the purple l/s Classic Jersey the same colour purple as the short sleeve version?
Thank you for your request. We’ll contact you when your Classic Long Sleeve Jersey II is available.
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