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Classic Jersey II


Classic Jersey II is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 430.
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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$150.00

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Classic design, perfected performance

A bestseller for over a decade, the Classic Jersey was Rapha’s first ever product. With an understated colour-scheme and an innovative merino-wool-based fabric, it was a bold expression of our mission to create the world’s finest cycling apparel.

Twelve years in the making, the Classic Jersey II has been updated with an improved fit, bonding rather than stitching to save weight, and an all new, proprietary merino-based fabric, RPM150 (Rapha Performance Merino - the 150 indicates grams per square metre). Unlike generic merino-blends, RPM150 is light, soft, breathable and adaptable to a huge range of conditions. Helping your body breathe in hot conditions and insulating when the temperature drops, we believe this to be the most versatile cycling fabric in the world, and it’s the product of Rapha’s tireless R&D.

“The best bike jersey the world has ever seen.”
Bill Strickland, Bicycling Magazine


  • 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


  • 64% Polyester
  • 36% Merino Wool


  • 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 Quality!! This is by far the best Jersey I have owned for spring and fall riding!! Really comfortable and adjusts to temperatures very well. It is a must for any true cyclist.
Date published: 2018-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features Stylish jersey,great fit,high quality material and looks the part
Date published: 2018-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREATLY IMPROVED. Compared to the previous version, the Classic Jersey II fits better, feels better and has a slimmer profile but not too aero or pro snug fitting. The new merino blend is lighter and cooler. I recommend this product if you are looking for jersey you can wear all year round.
Date published: 2018-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another Great Jersey As always the fit is spot on the color of the jersey is very elegant. I like the black armband and chose to wear black socks which looked just right.
Date published: 2018-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Usual great Rapha quality This is the third short sleeved Classic Jersey II. What immediately strikes me is the high quality and attention to detail of the jersey. The merino is soft against the skin and I am always warm in the cool weather and never overheat when the temperature rises. The fit is also spot on.
Date published: 2018-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's All in the Detail I'm a recent convert to Rapha's line of cycling gear and have been selectively buying pieces over the past year. Each has quickly become a staple in my go-to gear depending on the ride and the conditions. This jersey has been no different and maybe even more so. This jersey is my first experience with merino. The wicking qualities and moisture dispersion are noticeably better than synthetics. I live in south Florida and am not dripping wet after rides when wearing this piece. The navy version has a pink lining detail that backs the zipper. As you open the jersey to ventilate, it becomes increasingly evident, creating visual relief to an otherwise solid color background. It is a subtle detail, but representative of thoughtful design. Similarly, there is an adjustable elastic cord integrated into the back bottom of the jersey that enables you to adjust/perfect the fit. I can see myself ultimately buying every color of this new version of the Classic Jersey. It is suitable for almost any kind of ride - long/short, hot/cool, fast/casual. It combines readily with a black pair of bibs, making it easy to get dressed and on the bike when the time is pressed, confident I will be comfortable during the ride. Yes, this is just a jersey. But if you are the type of person who gets distracted by small details that are even slightly off in your set up, you'll appreciate the quality and design embedded in this piece and all other Rapha products for that matter. Regarding sizing, a medium is typically a race-fit for me. The same size in this jersey is slightly looser, but still, form-fitting with no excess material.
Date published: 2018-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great jersey Love the drawstring at the hem and the zipped security pocket at the back.
Date published: 2018-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it ! Everything about the jersey is great. I bought one size up and find it’s still a great riding fit ! Super comfortable feels great looks great ... roll in
Date published: 2018-03-04
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Is the size and shape identical to the Classic Flyweight Jersey

Asked by: TOM38
Hi, the Classic Flyweight Jersey is more comparable in size to our Classic jersey II.
Answered by: Rapha_SR
Date published: 2018-04-03

Hello! I am 169cm short / 72kg with a chest measurement of 103cm. For the Classic II & Brevet Lightweight Jersey should I order the Medium or Large size? Thanks in advance!

Asked by: RoadieRaz
Hi, unfortunately for us fit is not just dependent on height and weight but mostly on each body shape and customer's personal preference to how customers prefer garments to fit. According to your measurements it seems that you may fit the Medium size well, but should you need to exchange, we have a 90 days return period for new/unused and with tags garments.
Answered by: sezr
Date published: 2018-03-25

Wondering what jersey you would recommend for all day ride in sunny conditions that start off around 60F (15c) and climb into the mid to high 80's (31c), the classic II or the flyweight? Humidity should not climb over 40%

Asked by: TLow
Both Jerseys would be suitable for this type of change in temperature, although the Flyweight Jersey may feel particularly cold at the beginning of the ride
Answered by: Rapha_SC
Date published: 2017-09-25

I bought this recently and would like to ask whether the left sleeve is really longer than the right sleeve, is this normal?

Asked by: Spyshadow
Both sleeves are equal lengths. There may be differences when worn due to individual riders differing physiology. Imbalances between left and right may cause the sleeve to appear shorter in some riders
Answered by: Rapha_SC
Date published: 2017-09-02

Can you confirm whether the internal label with care instructions has been updated to read Classic Jersey II? My jersey arrived and looks like a classic II but the label reads Classic Jersey. 

Asked by: GazS
The Internal Label will say Classic Jersey and will not specify Classic Jersey II.
Answered by: Rapha_MC
Date published: 2017-06-15

Does this jersey have the sticky band around in inside him to stop it riding up?  Doesn't look like it from the photos.  Thanks

Asked by: JDItaly
The Classic Jersey does have a silicone band running along the bottom of the garment.
Answered by: Rapha_MC
Date published: 2017-06-02

Which of your jerseys offer long sleeve options along with UV protection?

Asked by: Kirky62
We do offer long sleeve jerseys and each of our jerseys have some UV protection. You can see a full view of the Jerseys we have in stock on our website, both short and the long sleeve variant.
Answered by: Rapha_MC
Date published: 2017-05-30

Hi can you advise I'm 6.3 and 14.5stone I need a jersey with a longer torso , what size and jersey can you recommend .thanjs

Asked by: Essex Paul
You could try a large based upon these dimensions. If these do not meet your specifications you can always return this under the 90 day returns policy.
Answered by: Rapha_MC
Date published: 2018-02-20
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