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    Explore Part 2: Explore Cargo Winter Tights

    The Explore Winter Tights take the radical pocket design from our popular Cargo Bib Shorts and add large reflective panels on the lower leg and a warm fleece-backed fabric to keep you warm, well-stocked and visible on winter adventures.

    15 October 2018

    The entire Explore collection, including the new Cargo Winter Tights, was tested on a recent trip to Scotland. Hamish Low, Wear Testing Coordinator at Rapha, was on the ground in the Highlands and explains why the Cargo Tights are so well suited to winter riding. Providing exceptional visibility, warmth and discreet pockets for every essential, they are the ultimate cycling tight for cooler days.

    Take more, ride more

    With four pockets on the lower back and either leg, you can pack more than you could into your jersey pockets. Two, on the lower back and left leg, are designed to be water-resistant and extremely secure with zips that provide a safe place that’s close to hand for essentials. The two remaining stretch pockets allow for quick access to ride food.

    Light up the night

    Completely reflective panels on the lower legs accentuate body movement during the pedal stroke and vastly improve visibility in low light. Strategically positioned on the rear, another reflective stripe sits right in a driver’s line of sight to further improve visibility on the road.

    Go long

    Made for long days in the saddle, the tights are firm fitting with a quick-drying perforated chamois pad that’s dependable, day after day. The pad, which has been specially designed for our Explore range, is also denser than in our other bib shorts for enhanced comfort on the longest rides.

    “I never thought I’d want or need pockets on my bibs. Now I find it strange riding without them. It’s great to have things so close to hand. I keep my phone in the zipped leg pocket to take photos.”

    “Even while riding on narrow singletrack roads in low light, I could still see my mates way up the road.”

    “When you only have space for so much, take the Explore Winter Tights – they are hugely versatile.”

    Shake off the storm


    An extremely warm fleece-backed fabric with durable water repellent treatment will shrug off the worst of the wet weather and the wheel spray. The front of the tights is also cut higher on the body to add additional protection from the cold.

    Explore Cargo Winter Tights

    The long and the short of it

    Cargo Bib Shorts

    The inspiration for the new tights, and now available in four colours, the Cargo Bib Shorts are made of a lighter weight, water-resistant fabric. They are comfortable up to 30 degrees centigrade, performing just as well in the heat as the wet.

    “As an outfit, I found there weren’t really any riding environments where the Brevet Technical T-shirt and Cargo Bib Shorts weren’t appropriate. To be able to boast such well-rounded performance is a rare and desirable trait and means as a rider you aren’t likely to regret investing in the kit.” - Cyclist.co.uk

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