Review – @Rapha Canyon/Sram Core Jersey (Updated)

It was some time ago when I ordered a jersey from Rapha. (I purchased this jersey myself – they didn’t supply it).

I was very excited to get this jersey. First because it’s black. Other than my IDC/Wheeler jersey, I wear jerseys that are a majority black.  I have a 34D(DD) chest and larger arms. I personally didn’t mind the ‘girls’ being highlighted by the medium I originally ordered, but the arms were way too snug to deal with for 100 miles.

I went on to get a replacement in a large, which fit perfectly (except for the bump at my middle, right where I don’t want it).

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Once I got the larger size (this is a medium) this jersey quickly became my favorite. Many, many washings later, I reach for it for my weekend rides. It keeps me cool in the hot summer and warm (with an under layer) in the cooler months. 
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I was impressed with the zippered media pocket (where I keep my ID and some cash) but I don’t think wearing earbuds while riding on the road is a smart thing. However, as this feature is modeled after the pro jersey, it’s a good place for a radio.
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The back of the jersey is just slightly longer than the front, which on me fit perfectly. This was a huge surprise since I have a short torso and long legs. Jerseys are often too long and bunch up in the worst places. (You know, the god awful bump right in the midriff)
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The back half of the jersey is a ‘power’ fabric with a rubber-like backing. I despise elastic around the bottom seam of jerseys and usually take it out but this was glorious – AND STAYED PUT when I bent over (repeatedly).  No binding either.
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The rear view – three deep pockets across the back, and that sweet zippered media pocket is a bonus 4th. 

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I’m keeping the La Course tech shirt. LOVE the tapered fit (and it’s black)

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