Rapha Core Collection Buyers Guide

Take a look at our handy guide to Rapha’s Core range. The range is made up of men’s and women’s clothing at not so Rapha prices. Amazing quality and still some of the most stylish cycling clothing you can get.

Rapha Core Jersey

Rapha Core Jersey

What they say

The Rapha Core jersey uses collection-specific materials and technology to set the new standard in performance, comfort and value. Designed and constructed with simple quality for every road rider.

Key specifications

  • Side panels and raglan sleeves for a perfect fit
  • Soft and highly breathable matt fabric to keep you comfortable in all conditions
  • Colour-matched trims throughout
  • Ribbed tipping on collar and cuffs
  • Deep-cut, silicone rear gripper to hold jersey in place
  • Three rear cargo pockets with secure storage capacity for all rides
  • Additional zip-pocket to keep valuables secure

Our verdict

The Rapha Core jersey is great for everyday road riding with the quality and attention to detail that would expect from Rapha.

Where to buy

Price

£75.00

From

Rapha

Price correct at time of publishing.

Rapha Core Bib Shorts

Rapha Core Bib Shorts

What they say

Rapha Core bib shorts use collection-specific materials and technology to set the new standard in performance, comfort and value. Designed for every road rider, wherever they ride.

Key specifications

  • The same Rapha chamois pad used in all our Classic bib shorts
  • Black dense-knit fabric for compressive support and modesty
  • Colour-matched trims throughout
  • Laser-cut, soft-silicone leg grippers to hold shorts comfortably in place
  • High-stretch bib accommodates any rider height without compromising fit
  • Black or white bib section

Our verdict

The Rapha Core bibs might be an entry-level offering but are up there with the best in terms of comfort and quality and at a decent price.

Where to buy

Price

£100.00

From

Rapha

Price correct at time of publishing.

Rapha Core Winter Tight With Pad

Rapha Core Winter Tight With Pad

What they say

The Core Winter Tight is designed to keep you warm while you train or commute on cold winter roads, with legs made of a stretchy brushed-back fleece to keep your muscles warm, and bibs constructed from a lighter, stretchier material to emphasise comfort and allow perspiration to escape. Utilising the same construction as the best selling Core Bib Short, the seams lie flat and are contoured to stay in place through your full range of motion.

Key specifications

  • Brushed back fleece legs keep your working muscles warm
  • Wide straps provide exceptional comfort
  • Reflective stripes on the calves won’t be covered by overshoes
  • Same pad as Core Bib Short
  • Brushed back fleece material on the legs
  • Reflective ankle stripes

Our verdict

Warm, well-fitting, and comfortable, the Winter Tights do exactly what they need to do. Perfect for colder days.

Where to buy

Price

£120.00

From

Rapha

Price correct at time of publishing.

Rapha Core Winter Jacket

Rapha Core Winter Jacket

What they say

The Core Winter Jacket combines a weather-resistant 3-layer laminate front section with a breathable back to let excess heat escape. The result is a jacket that keeps wind and rain at bay, allowing you to concentrate on laying the foundations for the summer ahead. Available in four colours, it is finished with reflective details on the sleeves to provide additional visibility and a deep cut silicon gripper at the waist to keep everything in place. Three large pockets in the rear provide room for tools, spares and additional clothing, and a zippered valuables pocket keeps cash and keys safe.

Key specifications

  • 3-layer laminate front to offer wind and water resistance
  • Stretch fabric rear to allow heat to escape
  • Three rear pockets provide ample room for tools, spares and food
  • A zippered pocket provides a safe space for valuables
  • Subtle Rapha branding is found in the top stitch arm band
  • A chin guard ensures a close and comfortable fit

Our verdict

A high quality product that breathes well. The concealed zipped pocket at the back is a nice touch. One of the best jackets around for chilly autumn days out.

Where to buy

Price

£120.00

From

Rapha

Price correct at time of publishing.

Rapha Core Rain Jacket

Rapha Core Rain Jacket

What they say

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.

Key specifications

  • 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
  • YKK AquaGuard® water-resistant zip with zip guard and garage for comfort
  • Four reflective stripes – two on sleeves, two on sides
  • Shaped rear hem provides further water protection from tyre spray

Our verdict

The Core Rain Jacket packs down small and provides decent breathability. Excellent lightweight protection when it’s cold and wet.

Where to buy

Price (from)

£100.00

From

Rapha

Price correct at time of publishing.