Smart everyday comfort in a relaxed cut
Offering a relaxed fit with a slight taper that follows the shape of your leg, the Cotton Trousers have been created as definitive, everyday wear for city riding. The fabric, 98% cotton twill with 2% lycra for stretch, ensures superlative comfort and fit and an excellent range of movement when riding. The fabric is also designed to wear in over time to create a distinctive patina.
The side pockets are zipped for the safe storage of valuables, and the right-rear pocket also has a zip closure. The left-rear pocket has a button fastening and a hi-vis pink tab which can be exposed or hidden depending on your style preference. The hi-vis pink piping on the inside legs provides versatile functionality, and can be hidden or revealed depending on the visibility required.
The cut of these Rapha City trousers is more generous than in previous seasons. For the perfect fit we recommend downsizing by one size.
4.5 / 5
Rapha have gone easy on the bike-specific features with their new trousers, preferring hi-vis flashes and a focus on fit. The result is a pair of perfectly-cut trousers that will become a wardrobe staple both on and off the bike, manufactured with the sort of care and attention to detail the brand has become renowned for. Many cycle-friendly features remain, however, the most notable being the slight stretch in the fabric and the zipped pockets.
– Graham Hutson, The Times
“There doesn't seem to be a catch with these trousers. They have a near-perfect balance of performance as a good pair of trousers and performance as a good pair of cycling trousers. They're an item of clothing you'll end up wearing whether or not riding a bike is going to feature in your day – a sure sign of a well-made product.”
★★★★½ Oli Pendrey, Road.cc