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Classic Mitts

$50.00 was $100.00

Classic Mitts is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 105.
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A robust, classically-styled race mitt made from modern, high-performance fabrics and components. Designed for training and racing, features include a Lycra back, laser-cut knuckle holes, and palm padding.

Classic Mitts$50.00

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Robust cycling training mitts for durability and performance

These classically-styled race mitts are made from robust, technical fabric, to provide the perfect blend of performance and durability for the spring and summer seasons. The backs of the mitts are made from comfortable, stretch Lycra and feature laser-cut knuckle holes. The palms are made from a supple, hardwearing leather and feature the same padding as that found in snipers’ gloves for shock absorption without compromising on control. The mitts have nose wipes on the thumb backs and reflective trim. To give more comfort and stretch the palm stitching and the cuffs have been changed for the new season.


  • Lycra back
  • Durable leather palm
  • Military-grade padding
  • Nose wipe on right thumb
  • Glasses wipe on left thumb
  • Pull loop
  • Reflective trim


  • Back: 80% polyester, 20% Elastane
  • Palm base: 100% polyurethane
  • Palm overlay: leather


  • Machine wash at 30°
  • Wash dark colours separately
  • Do not wring
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Do not bleach
  • Do not dry clean

Gloves sizing

Knuckles: measure around the widest part of your dominant hand, between thumb and index finger. Please note if purchasing with Overmitts and/or Winter Gloves match sizes.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent All the defects on version 1 of these gloves have been addressed. Now a very good versatile glove.
Date published: 2017-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love them Really love these gloves I had a white pair last year and they are the best mitts I've ever had and there still in great condition I've got a black pair now as I got some new black shoes , I would say though that if your like me and like everything a tight fit so I've got a small instead of the medium which there hand size Guide recommended,after a few uses they do give a bit and are perfect.
Date published: 2017-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful gloves, amazing quality These gloves are beautifully made, and I love the attention to detail. Superior material and fabric used. The padding is just right, very comfortable. I haven't washed these yet and do feel nervous about washing the leather but that's what the guide says. The white colour makes me feel very pro!
Date published: 2017-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from In good gloves I have ridden many times with these gloves and love the way the feel. Snug and comfortable.
Date published: 2017-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great gloves Its the first time I am riding with Rapha's gloves and I enjoyed it. the qality is excellence & comfortable.
Date published: 2017-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sturdy palms I've used these mitts on about 10 rides over the past two months (strangely warm Jan/Feb, global what?). I have median nerve issues and constantly look for ways to relieve palm/wrist pain so I can continue cycling. These mitts are the best I've found for reducing median nerve pain. The palm is tough leather backed with sturdy material. It's hard to call it padding as it's not soft or squishy. It seems to diffuse impact rather than absorb it, so you maintain better feel and control of the road. What sets these mitts apart for me is the palm is broadly supported, not marked by gel nubs like most other cycling gloves. There's just enough tackiness to hold but not stick to the bars. The only negative is a lack of attachments to pull them off. However I've found slipping one or two fingers from the opposite hand inside the palm of the other glove allows me to slip/push the mitt off rather than pull it off like other gloves.
Date published: 2017-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No brainer Don't ponder - just buy them. Look good, compliments any kit and are very comfortable. The padding is perfect. What's not to like...
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well made with full palm padding At this point I've only had these mitts a short time and have ridden about 80 miles in hot weather. They are nicely finished and I'm please with the overall plush feel on the full palm padding. My hand measure 8..5 inches so I ordered medium. They fit tight so if your hand measures much bigger they might be too snug.
Date published: 2017-02-04
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Hi, I measure small for knuckles and large for hand length (slender lady hands) what size is best for me? 

Asked by: Rutherford
Hi, this is difficult due to the difference in your hand measurements but we recommend you try a medium. As always we do have a free 90 day returns policy if needed.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2017-01-09

Classic mitts can be machine washed? Never heard of machine washing leather. How is that possible? Doesn't that dry out the leather? What other leather care tips do you have to keep the mitts soft and supple. Thanks.

Asked by: jeffbeckfan
Hi, these mitts can be machine washed. It is important not to wring them out afterwards and or dry them in direct sunlight. We do sell a Leather Glove Balm which can be applied to the pad to keep this supple.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-09-01

compared to GTs, is the padding in classic mitts as dense and cover the same hand area?

Asked by: jeffbeckfan
Hi, the exact distribution of the padding is slightly different on the gloves due to different materials. However, the padding is as dense and covers the same hand area on the Classic Mitts.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-09-01

Are the "sweat pads" the same on both hands?

Asked by: ddzenfood
Hi, as mentioned in the product description the gloves contain a nose wipe on right thumb, and glasses wipe on left thumb.
Answered by: Rapha_AW
Date published: 2017-01-27
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