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Rapha - Men's Core Lightweight Jersey

An essential lightweight cycling jersey made for comfort on hot days.

Color: Navy (New)
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Core Lightweight Jersey

For comfort on hot days.


Our Core Jersey is the trusted choice of cyclists around the world for any kind of riding. But for the hottest days, we’ve created a lighter, brighter cousin: the Core Lightweight Jersey. With the fit and features of the original, we’ve introduced two ultralight fabrics to bring Core comfort and performance to sweltering rides in hot and humid conditions.

The front makes use of a highly breathable, lightweight mesh to promote airflow and regulate body temperature, with a denser knit fabric on the back for protection from the sun. Throughout, the same signature finishing touches that define the Core collection are present, with three gusseted pockets that expand to carry all your riding essentials, subtle logos and a signature armband. The lighter weight fabrics dry quickly so you’ll never catch a chill, the full-length zip adds on-the-go adjustability, and a wide elastic gripper to keep your jersey secure.

NB – always wear sunscreen with mesh fabrics.

Our Core range has a slightly more relaxed fit. If you’re unsure which size will offer you the most comfort, our updated size guides can help you find the perfect size.

“You could argue that we don't get enough hot, humid days in the UK to warrant a special, very light summer jersey and it's true the standard Rapha Core jersey is probably more of an all-rounder – but for midsummer heatwave-type riding or riding abroad in the mountains, the Core Lightweight does exactly what it's designed to do.”

9/10 Simon Smythe,


Signature styling

Subtle logos and a contrast armband.

Mesh front panels

Lightweight 85gsm front fabric for ventilation and temperature regulation.

Sun protection

Denser knit 105gsm back panel provides UPF40 sun protection.


Details and Materials

  • Mesh front panel and sleeves for cooling airflow
  • Dense-knit 105gsm fabric on the back (compared to 125gsm in regular Core)
  • Super soft collar and cuffs for comfort
  • Wide and secure elastic gripper on lower
  • Gusseted lower pockets expand to carry your essentials
  • Full-length, easy-glide zip for ventilation
  • 100% polyester
Rapha Classic Fit Men Front
Rapha Classic Fit Men Back

Classic Fit

A close but relaxed fit, longer in the torso and suited to longer rides. Regular fit is applicable to our Classic, Brevet and Core ranges.

Ruben is wearing a size small and measures:

Height 6ft


Care instructions

  • Machine wash 30°C
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Do not bleach
  • Do not iron
  • Do not dry clean