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Cotton Shorts

$70.00 was $115.00

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Stretch cotton shorts with a reinforced crotch to withstand the rigours of regular riding.

Cotton Shorts$70.00

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Medium-weight shorts designed for city riding

The Cotton Shorts are made with a medium-weight cotton twill fabric, and have a reinforced crotch gusset designed to alleviate pressure on seams when riding. The shorts have a zip-close front fly, with hook-and-eye closure and inside bearer button. A hidden ‘device’ pocket features on the left seam, and two rear pockets – one button-close pocket and one zip-close pocket with a covering flap – offer further safe storage of valuables while on the bike.

N.B. The cut of the Rapha Cotton City shorts offers a more relaxed fit than our Randonnée shorts.


  • Hidden ‘device’ pocket on left seam
  • Two rear pockets, with a zip-close rear left pocket and covering flap
  • Inside bearer button
  • Reinforced crotch


  • 97% cotton
  • 3% elastane


  • Machine wash cool: 30°
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Cool iron
  • Dry in shade
  • Wash dark colours separately
  • Do not bleach
  • Do not dry clean

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.

What is the leg opening measurement?

Asked by: Shante
Hi, the leg opening measurements according to waist measurement in inches are: 28 - 23cm 30 - 23.75cm 32 - 24.5cm 34 - 25.25cm 36 - 26cm
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2017-03-26

What is inside leg measurement of 34 inch waist cotton shorts and 34 inch waist Randonee shorts?

Asked by: MikeWD
Hi, the Cotton shorts have an inseam measurement of 25cm across all sizes. The Randonee Shorts have an inseam length of 31.5cm across all sizes. The Randonee Shorts are often worn rolled up to display the hi-vis piping.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-08-17

I wear a size small in your Pro Team bib shorts, and typically wear a size 30" short in other brands. Should I stick with a size 30, or go down to 28 as many have suggested?

Asked by: MMBB
Hi, we would recommend you purchase your normal waist size. The shorts were designed to be true to size. As always we have a 90 day returns policy if needed.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-08-17

are these in any rain-resistant/repelling?

Asked by: JJB7697
Hi, I'm afraid not. They are comfy on a bike but are not waterproof.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-07-29

Are there any front side pockets? Total how many pockets are there?

Asked by: zoarium
Hi, there are two front and two rear pockets. So a total of four pockets.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-07-29

I have purchased one down-size as recommended by Rapha. However, it seems like bit tight on my thigh. Do they get stretched a lot?

Asked by: saucin
Hi, the downsizing advice is in comparison to previous seasons. I.e downsizing one size from your previous waist size in our shorts. They are made of stretch cotton but if you are not completely happy, we do offer a 90 day returns policy.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-07-29

What is the inseam measurement of these shorts? The measurements provided are not informative in this case.

Asked by: humphry
Hi, the inseam for the Cotton Shorts is 25cm.
Answered by: Rapha_AW
Date published: 2016-07-18

What is inseam measurement of these shorts

Asked by: David881
Hi, the inseam measurement on the Cotton Short is 25cm.
Answered by: Rapha_AW
Date published: 2017-01-27
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