Randonnée Shorts

£50.00 was £90.00

Randonnée Shorts is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 24.
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Technical, lightweight shorts designed for city riding in hot and humid conditions.

Randonnée Shorts£50.00

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Technical city cycling shorts for hot and humid conditions

These stylish, slim-fitting shorts are made from a lightweight, breathable fabric and are designed for city riding in hot and humid conditions. The fabric is quick drying, has excellent stretch and is also crease resistant, making the shorts ideal for travelling.

The shorts feature crisp tailoring, including a smart, flat front and fly closure, with a high-cut back to ensure a great fit when riding. In addition to two front pockets, the back of the shorts feature one zipped pocket and one button-down pocket. Visibility details include a fold away hi-vis tab and hi-vis trim inside the legs which can be hidden away when not riding. Offset inseams guarantee comfort.

The cut of these Rapha City trousers is more generous than in previous seasons. For the perfect fit we recommend downsizing by one size.


‟Light in weight and color, the slim-fitting Rapha Randonnee Shorts scream summertime city riding. Quick-drying, breathable fabric keeps you cool on sticky days, and an offset seam and high-cut back let you ride in comfort - and keep your back covered.”
– Bicycling Magazine


  • Lightweight
  • Breathable
  • Stretch Fabric
  • Quick drying
  • Crease resistant
  • Fly front
  • High-cut back for on-bike fit
  • Offset inseams for comfort
  • Fold away hi-vis tab and trim
  • Zipped rear pocket
  • Button rear pocket
  • Narrow belt loops
  • Bar-tacked pocket reinforcements
  • Rubber buttons


  • 94% nylon
  • 6% spandex


  • Machine wash cool: 30°
  • Wash dark colours separately
  • Do not bleach
  • Do not dry clean
  • Cool iron: one dot
  • Tumble dry low: one dot

Rapha leg and waist sizing info

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.

    CM IN

  •   XS S M L XL XXL
    Waist 74.5 75-80 81-86 87-92 93-99 100+
    Inside Leg
    Short Trousers
    76 76 76 76 76 76
    Inside Leg
    Regular Trousers
    81 81 81 81 81 81
    Inside Leg
    Long Trousers
    86 86 86 86 86 86
  •   XS S M L XL XXL
    Waist 28 30 32 34 36 38
    Inside Leg
    Short Trousers
    30 30 30 30 30 30
    Inside Leg
    Regular Trousers
    32 32 32 32 32 32
    Inside Leg
    Long Trousers
    34 34 34 34 34 34
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great on and off the bike I have several pairs of these shorts and wear them not only to commute to work but also they are one of the first items I pack when going on holiday. They are extremely light weight and comfortable for hot climates yet smart enough for evening attire. The zipped rear and front pockets are great for preventing items falling out on the bike or security when travelling or when out with wallet, phone, passport etc. Probably the best pair of shorts I've owned. I'm now glad Rapha has sorted their waist size out. Of all my clothing Rapha was the only label where I previously had to order a larger size.
Date published: 2016-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 2nd pair. afraid if it will discontinue the best riding & normal summer shorts in the entire history of the shorts, period. right style—slim and skinny but not too fit., right length—hung just about the knees. fabric is amazing, light water-repel and breathable. one small thing but no biggie is the zip at the rear pocket might hurt the phone surface when in and out. again, i'd like to buy one or two more pair before it discontinues when found right colors. i've got pink and dark grey that go well with my wardrobe.
Date published: 2016-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So good that I needed another pair I bought a pair of these a couple months ago and found I wanted to wear these every day. I bought a second pair as soon as possible. Often with technical clothing the pieces are very functional, but fall short on form/style. With Rapha, form/style is never second place, it is equally as important. These designers know cycling and create functional, durable clothing for cycling that looks smart and stylish. This is what makes Rapha a cut above the rest.
Date published: 2016-11-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Okay but shiny Good fit, great quality as usual. my only issue with these - and it nearly led to me returning them to be honest but I hung onto them in the end - is that the fabric some rather more synthetic in appearance than it need be. In the end, I've hung onto them as I'm sure they'll prove a handy option for summer tours in hot places where they will be a bit more acceptable as evening wear than lycra shorts!
Date published: 2016-10-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The best bike shorts Easily my favorite shorts to bike with. The zippered front pockets keep snacks and my Garmin from slipping out. I also sometimes have my iPhone 6 in the front pocket. The zippered back pocket holds my keys. Of the 6 pairs that I own -- all different colors -- the stitching was coming undone on one of them (I think it was a 2015 season pair, purple color) but the rest have held up.
Date published: 2016-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great hot weather shorts I really like these, they're comfortable (especially so in hot weather) and smart enough to wear to work without feeling too casual. The discussion about the sizing caught me out initially. I'm a 32"/33" waist in general, and all the warnings about this product being sized small lead me to order a 30" which was far too small. The 32" fit is absolutely perfect for me.
Date published: 2016-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No more summer Picked these up at the end of summer as travel wear for a trip to the Alps. Brilliant shorts. Comfortable, plenty of (secure) pocket space, fabric that gives a bit and drys quickly. Tend not to go for the turn back look, but whatever floats your boat. Hope they have some new colour ways in spring as I will be spending next summer in them.
Date published: 2016-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent fit, well made Supremely comfortable on the bike, look good off. Zipped pockets are a real bonus. I generally don't wear bibs on tour and 'baggy' shorts are just too 'baggy'... More geared to the Mtb crowd. These, for me, tick all the boxes.
Date published: 2016-09-02
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What is the difference between these (in terms of fit) and the touring shorts?

Asked by: wisdom
Hi, the Touring Shorts are longer in length than the Randonnee Shorts.
Answered by: Rapha_AW
Date published: 2016-10-14
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