Rapha’s Cargo Bib Shorts represented a major departure from traditional bib short design, featuring pockets on the legs and the lower back for comfort and versatility on every ride. Building on their success, we’ve applied the same design approach to the Explore Cargo Winter Tights.
Made from a fleece-backed fabric with a durable water repellent treatment, the tights are warm and shed water in all but concerted downpours. The redesigned calf section is made entirely of a highly reflective material printed with distinctive stripes. The continuous movement of this part of the body coupled with a reflective stripe at eye level drastically improves a rider’s visibility in low light conditions. For immediate access to essentials on the move, two pairs of pockets feature on the outside of the upper legs and on the lower back section. Those on the left hand side are made of a water-resistant fabric and feature a zipper for security, those on the right feature a mesh material with excellent stretch for extra capacity. Reflective logos on the leg pockets provide an additional hi-vis element.
"Stupendously comfortable and warm on long cold winter rides."
★★★★☆ - David Arthur, Road.cc