Touring Shorts


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Versatile enough for both urban commuting and long distance cycling, Rapha’s Touring Shorts can be worn on their own or over bib shorts. They have a slim, tailored cut to give them a contemporary look and are extremely light and breathable.


Cycling over-shorts ideal for commuting

Rapha’s Touring Shorts are a road riding interpretation of the cycling overshorts known to mountain bikers as “baggies”. They are made from a lightweight, breathable fabric and are versatile enough for both urban commutes and longer rides.

Designed to be worn over bib shorts, Touring Shorts have a slim, contemporary cut to ensure they won’t flap in the wind while on the bike. Performance features include a non-slip panel in the waistband to hold the shorts in position when riding and satin tapes inside the hems to stop them catching on undershorts.

Other details include a special gusset to prevent chafing and easy-to-use waist adjusters. A zipped pocket at the front of the shorts is cut shallow to prevent objects digging into the leg when cycling and the shorts have an additional rear pocket for carrying valuables. Reflective piping on the back of the legs helps make the rider more visible when riding in poor light.


"If you don’t want the Lycra budgie-smuggling look or equally unflattering “baggies”, Rapha’s classically tailored touring shorts tick all the right boxes."
The 50 Best Cycling Gear
Simon Usborne: The Independent

‟These slim-fitting shorts have tech DNA, including zip pockets all around for security and a stretch nylon that moves as you pedal. Wear them alone for short missions or over your bibs for all-day affairs.”
– Outside Magazine


  • Breathable polyamide fabric keeps you cool
  • Wicking finish for excellent moisture transfer
  • Full-length gusset to prevent seam chafing
  • Non-slip waistband maintains riding fit
  • Satin tapes prevent hems catching
  • Reflective piping for improved visibility


  • Lightweight polyamide:
  • 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 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

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