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.
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
Details and Materials
- Lightweight Lycra fabric
- 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
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 cool – 30 degrees
- Wash dark colours separately
- Do not bleach
- Do not tumble dry
- Do not iron
- Do not dry clean
Rapha Classics products come with a 30 day no-quibble riding guarantee. If you're not totally satisfied, return your worn Classics product for a full refund.
Crashes happen. If one does we'll repair your garment for free to get you back on the road.
Hi, I am just under 5’5” apx 165lbs. Tend to carry most of my weight through hips/thighs. I have several of your jackets and jerseys- and larges fit very perfectly for layering etc. Can you tell me if I should order these in L or XL? Thanks
I am getting two pairs and trying to decide on best size for: 1. waist - 28 inches, inner leg - 26.5 inches 2. waist - 27.5-28 inches inner leg - 27.5 inches which sizes would you recommend?
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?
Hi, what's the inseam of the medium and the large women's classic bib shorts?
Hi, the design looks great! I'm just wondering if the design has any pockets?
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.
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?
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?
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