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Lightweight Bib Shorts

€185.00

Lightweight Bib Shorts is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 335.
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Our lightest, coolest bib shorts, to give you the edge in the hottest summer conditions.

Lightweight Bib Shorts€185.00

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Bib shorts that keep you cool when others are losing theirs

If you are unsure of which bib shorts to choose, take a look at our new Bib Shorts Guide

When the temperature soars, these are the bib shorts to reach for. Created for the hardest, hottest and most demanding conditions, the Rapha Lightweight Bib Shorts are more comfortable in the peak summer heat. The soft, stretch fabric is more breathable and a lighter weight than other Rapha Bib Shorts, and it also incorporates a sunblock treatment. Elsewhere, there is a lighter mesh on the bib and a larger cutaway at the back, and the exclusively developed chamois pad is lightweight and perforated.

The lightweight shorts are available in two leg lengths –regular and short, cut 3cm shorter specifically for the hottest conditions – and feature an improved gripper and new colourways.

FEATURES

  • Lightweight Lycra fabric
  • SPF factor 50+
  • Perforated pad exclusive to Rapha
  • Large cutaway section
  • High-wicking mesh
  • Colour-matched leg stripe and side panels
  • Lightweight, extra-wide gripper
  • Colour-on-colour Rapha logos

FABRIC

  • Main: 90% polyester; 10% Elastane
  • Bibs: 92% polyester; 8% Elastane 
  • Pad: upper layer 81% nylon, 19% Elastane; foam 100% polyurethane

CARE INSTRUCTIONS

  • Machine wash – 30C
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Cool iron – one dot
  • Do not bleach
  • Do not dry clean
  • Wash dark colours separately

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 76 81 81 86 86 91
  •   XS S M L XL XXL
    Waist 28 30 32 34 36 38
    Inside Leg 30 32 32 34 34 36
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great But Will They Hold Up I've waited a while to review these because I wasn't sure how they would hold up. After just one ride there was already a loose thread on the seam on the front of the left leg. Fortunately, it's absence seems not to have affected the durability of the shorts and after a month and several washings, I really like these shorts. They are a little tighter than the classic bib-shorts, especially at the leg-grippers. The first time I put them on, I wasn't sure how they would fit. I now look forward to hot and muggy days just to wear them. They are definitely lighter-weight but not at all transparent and show no signs of wear.
Date published: 2016-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfort at it's best This is my 4th pair love these bibs very comfortable. I can ride all day and feel great when finished.
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lightweight Bibs - A Fashion Statement My fourth set of Rapha bib shorts, nothing wrong with the other three, but these are for the hotter summers we experience in Perth, Western Australia. They are certainly comfortable, perhaps a little less padding than the Classic bibs (though I have not tested this scientifically). They are nice and light, and very fashionable. There is a problem though. My wife caught me trying to get out for a ride with a base layer and jersey that did not match the colour of the leg band (in this case blue). This will not be a problem for Rapha though, as my wife is well versed in trawling the Rapha web site, and suggesting things I need.
Date published: 2015-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sweet Shorts Bought these shorts for the inaugural Ride Across Wisconsin with Jens Voight - this was a 175 mile single day ride with the Trek Factory team and 300 plus of their closest friends. I wanted a pair of shorts that would keep me cool and given me every advantage needed - I can tell you with certainty the Jens never saw me coming! The shorts are very well constructed and proved awesome in 50 miles of rain. They kept me cool and comfortable throughout with a super comfy insert. This is a very versatile short - you can ride it in a wide temp band - late spring to early fall.
Date published: 2015-09-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Looks great, fits great, material quality is poor The fabric underneath the chamois is pilling after only 50km! I expected a more robust build for a premium bit of gear from Rapha. If this did not happen, I would give the product at least 4 stars.
Date published: 2015-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great quality Had these a few weeks now..I got them for indoor training on zwift which I do about 4 sessions a week..so decided to splash out on some high quality bibs...found these amazing quality and fit..just one tiny thing ...when I first used them the silicon gripper seemed a little tight on the thigh..got used to it now but that's the only thing I would alter..otherwise perfect!!!! :-))
Date published: 2015-12-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Unexpectedly very poor all round The shorts were delivered loose in a taped up black bag. They were not even in their own plastic bag. They were stained and the pink stripe did not match the jersey. When I contacted the company they were not in the least bothered although they did suggest to return them. Two weeks later and my return is still not processed. I suspect my order was a return or ex display item. Very very disappointing quality and service that one does not expect from Rapha.
Date published: 2016-05-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good quality These shorts have been worn through the summer. pad is comfortable, material nice and lightweight. the only problem is the shoulder straps seem a bit tight, I have size M in both these and the classic shorts, classic shorts fit fine, I am 70kgs 5ft 10.
Date published: 2015-12-23
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Whats the difference between regular and short on the classic bib shorts?? I'm a medium BTW.

Asked by: matt cole
Hi, the regular version of these bib shorts are 3cm longer in each size.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-11-25

Are these women's, men's or unisex shorts?

Asked by: Runningirl
Hi, these are men's shorts.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-11-24

Are these shorts suitable for women as well as men?

Asked by: Asking for a friend
Hi, these shorts are suitable for both men and women. However, they are not cut with a women's body shape in mind and so may not fit as well as women's specific shorts.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-09-19

hello, I understand your size chart, and my husband is a M, but what is the difference between the regular and the short options?

Asked by: efitz
Hi, the short version have an inseam length 3cm shorter at each size.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-09-09

Did products are made ​​from any country?

Asked by: lydia23
Hi, the origin country of this product is Portugal.
Answered by: Rapha_AW
Date published: 2016-09-08

Does the bib have the silicone strip type of gripper?

Asked by: Steve Chen
Hi, the Lightweight Bib Shorts have a silicone strip gripper.
Answered by: Rapha_AW
Date published: 2016-09-01

Hi, Would these be a suitable purchase for all year round? or specifically aimed at Summer?

Asked by: CaptainGazelle
Hi, these shorts are designed for warm weather rides. You could use them for some Spring and Autumn rides but other bibs we sell would be better for use all year round. The classic and pro team bibs would be good examples.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-08-17

does this light weight bib has the best chamois Rapha offered? if not, which bib has the best, comfortable pad? thanks,

Asked by: NormLei
Hi, all Rapha shorts are made using the best quality chamois pads available. These particular shorts have a perforated pad to allow them to dry quickly in hot conditions.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-08-17
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