The Cotton Summer Shorts are designed for commutes or casual rides in the sunshine, made with a lightweight 170gsm cotton fabric that keeps your legs cooler in warm to hot weather. Rapha City products are all designed to be worn both on and off the bike, and the clean style of these shorts dovetails with its technical features: the zipped side pockets have a new zip garage to stop things falling out; the fabric offers a slight stretch to move comfortably with pedalling legs; and hi-vis pink piping runs up the seam of each leg. Simply fold up your hem while riding to keep you more visible on the roads. Other features include two rear pockets (one zip and one button), a smart fold-over waistband, and bonded belt loops which help stop your belt sticking out or digging in as you pedal.
“It’s often difficult to find a pair of shorts that fit properly, let alone a pair of cycling shorts that fit as advertised. The Cotton Summer Shorts do that and more. The size 32 shorts I tested fit perfectly and did not require a belt to stay secure while at work or while riding.”
“I folded the hem of the shorts about an inch and a half to reveal the hi-vis pink along the inseam before I went on my first ride in them, which is what Rapha suggests. I liked the look, but I loved the unrestrictive ride feel of these shorts. On several occasions, I commuted to work in them and then wore them all day, and I’d be hard-pressed to answer the question, “Are these shorts better for riding or wearing?” I truthfully think the answer is 'Both.'”
At home on or off the bike, the slim fit offers a slight stretch for freedom of movement while pedalling
Lightweight 170gsm fabric keeps legs cool in warmer weather
Turn up hem reveals hi-vis pink piping on the seam for added visibility
Pockets fastened with durable zips and buttons to keep your essentials secure
Details and Materials
- Lightweight 170gsm cotton fabric
- Fit and leg length is similar to the Randonée shorts
- Hi-vis piping up inside seam of each leg (only visible when hem is folded up)
- Two zipped side pockets with new ‘garage’ to prevent belongings falling out
- Two rear pockets (one zipped, one buttoned)
- Pink Rapha City tab on rear pocket button
- Embroidered Rapha logo above rear right pocket
- Fold-over waistband for a clean finish
- Bonded belt loops for low profile waistband
- Rapha-branded rubber buttons
HELP WITH MEASURING
HELP WITH MEASURING
Using a tape measure, take the total measurement around the fullest part of your chest, holding the tape horizontally.
Run the tape around the narrowest part of your waist holding the tape horizontally.
Stand with your feet together and measure around the fullest point of the hip, keeping the tape measure horizontal.
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- Machine wash 30°C
- Do not bleach
- Do not tumble dry
- Warm iron
- Do not dry clean
- Extra Care Instructions
- Wash similar colours together
Hi, i have the cotton trousers in 30 and to start they fit perfectly, but with wear they stretched so i always need a belt. I have bought these shorts in 30 and they are much tighter than the trousers. will they stretch over time?
I'm italian and I'd like to buy cotton summer short but I can't understand your sizes chart. My italian size is 52, my hips are 108 cm (XL), so what size I need: 28, 30, 32, 34 or 36?
I was interested in the drop/length of the shorts. But you already referred two people to the sizing chart, which doesn’t have that detail, so I guess there’s little point.
I do not see the inseam length of your shorts anywhere. in another post you refer to the size info, but that does not indicate inseam length for shorts
How long are these shorts, inseam and waistband to hem please. Is the waist size reflective of previous city shorts?
Thank you for your request. We’ll contact you when your Cotton Summer Short is available.
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