Women's Classic Bib Shorts

CHF255.00 (incl. import duty)

Women's Classic Bib Shorts is rated 4.7692 out of 5 by 26.
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Lightweight bib shorts designed for everyday riding with a fit and features created exclusively for women riders.

Women's Classic Bib Shorts

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Women’s bib shorts for comfort and support

If you are unsure of which bibs or shorts to choose, take a look at our new Women's Bib Shorts Guide

Test ride any of Rapha’s Classic products to destruction and if you are not 100% satisfied within 30-days you can return them for a full refund.

Designed both for training rides and sportive riding, the Rapha Women’s Bib Shorts offer exceptional performance in hot conditions. They are made from a matt, Lycra fabric (the same used in Rapha’s regular Women’s Shorts) that is extremely breathable and which also has excellent moisture transfer. The shorts use a chamois pad designed specifically for women riders and have a panelled construction to guarantee a superb fit. Flatlock stitching throughout means they won’t chafe, no matter how long or hard you ride. The legs feature tonal Rapha logos and a wide gripper that is knitted directly into the main fabric for improved comfort.

The bib section is made from two different mesh fabrics (both of which are cream to avoid showing through light-coloured jerseys) and cut high for a more flattering line. A close-knit mesh at the front with an open-knit mesh at the back improves breathability. Designed to be worn with a sports bra, the back of the shorts also has a large cutaway section for maximum breathability. Other styling elements include a polka dot tab.

Reviews:

If you’d told me a few years ago that I’d be about to recommend a pair of cycling shorts costing £160 I’d have had a very stern word with myself. I still don’t even own a dress costing that much. Plus I’d always held the view that Raphaites were mugs who had not only drunk the Kool-Aid but paid through the nose for the privilege. I considered the brand to be the height of style over substance - 90% monochrome marketing (justly lampooned here) and 10% Lycra. Then I tried their bib shorts.

Crikey, these are good. First, they look great. Super flattering. The material feels expensive - as well it should - and not even the tiniest of threads has come loose after a summer of hard riding and many washing machine cycles. The grippers at the bottom kept everything in place, without sticking or pulling on the odd stray hair like the Café du Cycliste shorts.
Helen Pidd, The Guardian

Rapha is quickly gaining a reputation as a go-to brand for boutique, high-quality and high-price cycling gear. At US$235/ £165/ AU$240 the Women’s Classic bib shorts perform better and last longer than many cheaper competitors, and remain more affordable than other elite or boutique alternatives.
Bikeradar.com ****½

FEATURES

  • Lightweight Lycra fabric
  • Breathable
  • High wicking
  • Matt finish
  • Close-knit front mesh for support
  • Open-knit rear mesh for breathability
  • Full-length zip front
  • Flatlock stitching for comfort
  • Contrast Rapha logos
  • Cut high for flattering shape
  • Classic-style ‘keyhole’ cutaway
  • Polka dot tab

FABRIC

  • Main: 74% nylon; 26% Elastane
  • Bibs: 79% polyester; 21% Elastane

CARE INSTRUCTIONS

  • Machine wash cool – 30 degrees
  • Wash dark colours separately
  • Do not bleach
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Do not iron
  • Do not dry clean
  • Body sizing

    Waist: natural waist measurement is taken from above the hips, close to the navel.
    Inside Leg: from the crotch to the base of the ankle.

      CMIN

    •   XXS XS S M L XL
      Waist 62 66 71 76 81 86
      Inside Leg 66 67 68 69 70 71
    •   XXS XS S M L XL
      Waist 24 26 28 30 32 34
      Inside Leg 26 26.5 26.7 27 27.5 28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very stylish and comfortable So far so good. I have used it once and the fit is great. Very comfortable and love the zipper pocket a the back.
    Date published: 2016-04-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfectly perfect in almost every wau I bought this almost two months ago. Clumsy fingers, touch screens and lingering concussion issues combined to have me choose the wrong size. Rapha was good about getting it exchanged though. Once the correct sized arrived I was quite pleased with it. It is the most comfortable I've bought so far. My only issue is how Rapha makes the legs so small in their shorts. It's not uncomfortable to wear but very difficult to get up my thick thighs which most female cyclist who cycle regularly have.
    Date published: 2015-10-06
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Pad too large I really wanted to love these silky feeling bib shorts. The fabric is great and I love the styling of the bib. However, for my body type--short legs, long torso--the pad was too large and hung down into the thigh area, making them very uncomfortable. Wish Rapha would make these with a small chamois or none so you could add your own.
    Date published: 2016-04-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth the $$$ I always scoffed at the idea of paying tons of $$ for cycle clothes until I did. Rapha you have ruined me in a good way. So perfectly comfortable. I will need more. And more.
    Date published: 2015-10-08
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent product They are beautiful and I love them. Unfortunately they are smaller than the sizing indicated. I didn;t send them back, because I can wear them, but if I bought another pair, I would buy mediums, even though I wear 8-10 in normal clothes.
    Date published: 2015-11-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from In love!! I am in love with these bib shorts and will be ordering other colors! I am 5'7" 125 pounds and the small fit perfectly.
    Date published: 2016-03-10
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great, comfortable fit. I'm normally a medium in cycle shorts but needed to go down to a small in these.
    Date published: 2016-02-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fit, amazing fabric I bought these online having never tried Ralpha products and I am utterly impressed. Really soft fabric and fantastic chamois. Fit is true to sizing chart.
    Date published: 2016-04-26
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    Would you wear a base layer with these? The top half looks like a top in itself?

    Asked by: Linscycles
    Hi, as mentioned in the product description the Bib Shorts are designed to be worn with a sports bra.
    Answered by: Rapha_AW
    Date published: 2016-04-03

    What are the thigh measurements for each size available? I have thick thighs and choosing the size basing on waist is no good for me. 

    Asked by: anks
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