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Women's Classic Bib Shorts

CAD$135.00 was CAD$270.00 (incl. import duty)

Women's Classic Bib Shorts is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 176.
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Lightweight bib shorts designed for everyday riding with a fit and features created exclusively for women riders.

Women's Classic Bib ShortsCAD$135.00

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Women’s bib shorts for comfort and support

If you are unsure of which bibs or shorts to choose, take a look at our new Women's Bib Shorts Guide

Test ride any of Rapha’s Classic products to destruction and if you are not 100% satisfied within 30-days you can return them for a full refund.

Designed both for training rides and sportive riding, the Rapha Women’s Bib Shorts offer exceptional performance in hot conditions. They are made from a matt, Lycra fabric (the same used in Rapha’s regular Women’s Shorts) that is extremely breathable and which also has excellent moisture transfer. The shorts use a chamois pad designed specifically for women riders and have a panelled construction to guarantee a superb fit. Flatlock stitching throughout means they won’t chafe, no matter how long or hard you ride. The legs feature tonal Rapha logos and a wide gripper that is knitted directly into the main fabric for improved comfort.

The bib section is made from two different mesh fabrics (both of which are cream to avoid showing through light-coloured jerseys) and cut high for a more flattering line. A close-knit mesh at the front with an open-knit mesh at the back improves breathability. Designed to be worn with a sports bra, the back of the shorts also has a large cutaway section for maximum breathability. Other styling elements include a polka dot tab.

Reviews:

If you’d told me a few years ago that I’d be about to recommend a pair of cycling shorts costing £160 I’d have had a very stern word with myself. I still don’t even own a dress costing that much. Plus I’d always held the view that Raphaites were mugs who had not only drunk the Kool-Aid but paid through the nose for the privilege. I considered the brand to be the height of style over substance - 90% monochrome marketing (justly lampooned here) and 10% Lycra. Then I tried their bib shorts.

Crikey, these are good. First, they look great. Super flattering. The material feels expensive - as well it should - and not even the tiniest of threads has come loose after a summer of hard riding and many washing machine cycles. The grippers at the bottom kept everything in place, without sticking or pulling on the odd stray hair like the Café du Cycliste shorts.
Helen Pidd, The Guardian

Rapha is quickly gaining a reputation as a go-to brand for boutique, high-quality and high-price cycling gear. At US$235/ £165/ AU$240 the Women’s Classic bib shorts perform better and last longer than many cheaper competitors, and remain more affordable than other elite or boutique alternatives.
Bikeradar.com ****½

FEATURES

  • Lightweight Lycra fabric
  • Breathable
  • High wicking
  • Matt finish
  • Close-knit front mesh for support
  • Open-knit rear mesh for breathability
  • Full-length zip front
  • Flatlock stitching for comfort
  • Contrast Rapha logos
  • Cut high for flattering shape
  • Classic-style ‘keyhole’ cutaway
  • Polka dot tab

FABRIC

  • Main: 74% nylon; 26% Elastane
  • Bibs: 79% polyester; 21% Elastane

CARE INSTRUCTIONS

  • Machine wash cool – 30 degrees
  • Wash dark colours separately
  • Do not bleach
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Do not iron
  • Do not dry clean

Body sizing

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.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Should have bought sooner!! I hemmed and hawed for a long time about bibs--were they too much hassle? Did I need another pair of cycling shorts?....Well, I wish I had bought these sooner. Sure, the bib part is not great for nature breaks when mountain biking, but I've been doing more road riding lately. The bib part works out really well in the heat--I can zip my jersey way down and get the cooling breeze. The bib wicks away the sweat. I'm hoping this keeps me warmer in the winter. And the chamois is better than I expected. I've been happy with the chamois in my various brand, good quality shorts. However, the chamois is just superb. I feel like I could ride for 60 or 100 miles and still be comfortable. Of course, now I want another pair. Can I justify it? I'm sure my willpower will dissolve in the next month and I will be buying another pair. If you are on the fence on whether to buy, just do it!
Date published: 2017-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bib shorts Love the bib shorts, lovely fit, great quality . Lots of compliments about the cut of them
Date published: 2017-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulously comfortable Very comfortable wore them for the first outing of a hilly 50 miles, no issues on the bottom, great fit & beautiful material. Worth every penny
Date published: 2017-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great chamois comfort! I own a pair of core bib shorts- I thought it couldn't get better than that- but the classic bib shorts wowed me. The chamois is as close to ideal I have experienced and the design and fit are terrific. If you are looking for bibs that keep you comfortable and contained for 3+ hour rides- look no further....
Date published: 2017-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Bib Very good product. I look forward for more Rapha Bib with top layer.
Date published: 2017-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this Bib! Super comfortable bib - just bought a 2nd one! Fits great and has great coverage!
Date published: 2017-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great feel! Fits great and I love the feel of the material. I expect it to last for years.
Date published: 2017-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these! These are the most comfortable pair of bibs I own.
Date published: 2017-09-14
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I just received these in a small and am finding they are a little loose in the upper body and noticed some extra fabric around hips. However, the leg grippers are snug and I wouldn't want them to be any tighter. Do the x-small bibs have tighter grippers?

Asked by: katiezwick
Hi, the leg grippers in the XS shorts will be a bit tighter than the ones in the size S.
Answered by: Rapha_JMD
Date published: 2017-02-06

Hi, what's the inseam of the medium and the large women's classic bib shorts?

Asked by: SVSG
Hi, the inseam length on the Medium is 21cm and on the Large is 22cm.
Answered by: Rapha_JMD
Date published: 2016-12-30

Hi, the design looks great! I'm just wondering if the design has any pockets?

Asked by: Roses
Hi, there is one small valuable pocket on the back.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-12-06

I'm 5'10.5" tall with 29" waist. What size of these classic bibs do you recommend for me? And would that be the same as in the souplesse shorts? Also, what is the length difference between the classic bibs and the souplesse bibs? Thanks.

Asked by: EST87
Hi, in the Classic Bib Shorts you could wear either the small or medium, depending on how close you would like these to fit. The Souplesse Bib Shorts have a closer fit and as you are in between sizes, we would recommend you choose the medium in these bibs. The classic have the same inseam length as the souplesse in short length and the souplesse regular are 5cm longer at each size.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-09-19

Hi I'm 5ft2 and have a 29" waist but wider hips and big thighs so was thinking of trying a large, does this sound right?

Asked by: MT86
Hi, the shorts allow for wider hips and the leg openings accommodate a variety of legs sizes due to the shorts stretch. We would recommend you choose a medium. As always, we do have a free 90 day returns policy if needed.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-09-06

Can I know if these shorts are suitable for the warmer climates? Also, I'm 5ft5 with a 26.5 inch waist, normally a UK6 top but UK8 bottom, which size would u recommend?

Asked by: Fromthetropics
Hi, these shorts can certainly be used in warmer climates. We would recommend you choose a small. As always, we do have a free 90 day returns policy if needed.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-09-05

Hello can I check whether the classic bib shorts are the same length as the "standard" souplesse bibs, or are they shorter? Cheers

Asked by: hmunro
Hi, the Classic Bib Shorts have an slightly longer inseam than the Souplesse Bib Shorts in Regular.
Answered by: Rapha_AW
Date published: 2016-09-01

Hi, I'm 179cm with a 68cm waist...typically between a size 8 and 10 and not sure what size to go for? Thanks

Asked by: Lisa10
Hi, in these particular bibs we would recommend you try an XS with your measurements. As always we do have a free 90 day returns policy if needed.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2016-08-19
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