Can someone weigh Rapha's Lightweight Essential's case for me please

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Shrike
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by Shrike

The leather one weighs 60g. Just in case anyone stumbles across this in future and is wondering.

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Shrike
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by Shrike

RCC member told me the lightweight RCC version is 49g. So guessing the regular lightweight one is the same give or take a gram or two.

Not so lightweight :x

4151zero
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by 4151zero

I'm using the cellophane bag that my leather and light weight cases shipped inside of

My wife uses a pink one for a wallet, and my RCC cloth one is too pretty to use.

kode54
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by kode54

i didn't like the zippers on the Rapha essential cases...so i ended up with a Belroy Elements phone case. 65 grams with a sealed weatherproof zipper.
- AX Lightness Vial EVO D + DA9150 + Enve SES 3.4 carbon hubs
- Parlee Altum + DA9150 + Enve SES 4.5 carbon hubs
- Parlee ESX + DA9150 + THM SRM PM + Enve SES 6.7 CK hubs
- Independent Fabrication Ti FLW + DA9100 + Enve 3.4 CK hubs

Shrike
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by Shrike

65g.. :shock:

Looking for something around the 20g mark!

Ulver
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by Ulver

Just use a resealable plastic sandwich bag. Cost virtually nothing, weigh virtually nothing, waterproof and add no bulk.

kode54
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by kode54

Shrike wrote:65g.. :shock:

Looking for something around the 20g mark!


haha. i know. but i've ridden with the Rapha leather essentials...and the zipper really sucks. i used dry lube to get it to slide better, but there was leaking from a downpour once.
after going to the Belroy, despite the weight...i've had no issues with closure or leakage. as much as the weight goes...i used to use a ziplock bag. lightest option.
- AX Lightness Vial EVO D + DA9150 + Enve SES 3.4 carbon hubs
- Parlee Altum + DA9150 + Enve SES 4.5 carbon hubs
- Parlee ESX + DA9150 + THM SRM PM + Enve SES 6.7 CK hubs
- Independent Fabrication Ti FLW + DA9100 + Enve 3.4 CK hubs

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micky
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by micky

Shrike wrote:65g.. :shock:

Looking for something around the 20g mark!


As said above, if you're looking for something very light just go for a plastic bag.
I've done it plenty of times and it was alright until I wanted to use something different (always felt a bit on the cheap side for taking off a platic bag for example at bar for pay an espresso) and tried a Bellroy too.
Yes the weight is same, around 65 gramms but after 1 year and a half it still looks like new.
I even use it as a daily wallet.

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kode54
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by kode54

i think the best parts about the Belroy is the rain resistant zipper and the compartments. i especially like the single key slot...this way, i don't have to carry my entire house with me. that shed about 110grams. and you're right, after about 2 seasons, it still looks great.
- AX Lightness Vial EVO D + DA9150 + Enve SES 3.4 carbon hubs
- Parlee Altum + DA9150 + Enve SES 4.5 carbon hubs
- Parlee ESX + DA9150 + THM SRM PM + Enve SES 6.7 CK hubs
- Independent Fabrication Ti FLW + DA9100 + Enve 3.4 CK hubs

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