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).

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. 
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.
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)
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.
The rear view – three deep pockets across the back, and that sweet zippered media pocket is a bonus 4th. 


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

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