A Classic Reborn
The Classic Jersey was Rapha’s first ever product. 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.’
Twelve years in the making, Rapha introduces a new generation, the Classic Jersey II. Brought up to speed for 2016, this highly evolved design is cut from a new proprietary merino-wool-based fabric, milled to Rapha’s exact specification. Called RPM150 (Rapha Performance Merino, the 150 indicates grams per square metre), it is lighter, softer and more breathable than generic merino-blends, adaptable to a huge range of conditions.
Not stopping at the fabric, the construction of the jersey has also improved with a reworked fit and sections bonded rather than stitched. This reduces weight and bulk even further.
About the new RPM150 fabric
Rapha Performance Merino 150 or RPM150 (the 150 indicates grams per square metre) has been created to be the most versatile cycling fabric in the world. With a lighter weight than before for more conditions and climates, it has improved next-to-skin softness and comfort. Helping your body breathe in hot conditions and insulating when the temperature drops, this fabric is a product of Rapha’s tireless R&D to create the world’s best cycling apparel.
Details and Materials
- All black special anniversary edition
- 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
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 cool: 30°
- Wash dark colours separately
- Warm iron
- Do not bleach
- Do not dry clean
- Do not tumble dry
- Wash with non bio detergent
Is this Jersey good for hot & humid weather?
Hi there, I noticed that the care instructions differ slightly from the website and the tag on the inside of the jersey. On the tag, it states that it is preferable to dry the jersey flat, yet there is no reference to that on the website?
I'm 180cm high. Will medium sized jerseys fit me best? Or should i go with large? (Regular fit jerseys)
What percentage of the material is merino wool?
Is this Jersey suitable for summer use, say around 20 degrees? What is the typical range of temperature on this?
HI.. is the dark navy for this item the same dark navy as the brevet bit shorts II?
Am I going to feel comfort on hot days wearing a classic jersey?
The classic Jersey I purchased has a toggle option to tighten the garment. Does this version also have this or is it designed to be more fitted?
Thank you for your request. We’ll contact you when your Special Edition Classic Jersey II is available.
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