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Lightweight Bib Shorts

$103.50 was $230.00

Lightweight Bib Shorts is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 465.
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Our lightest, coolest bib shorts, to give you the edge in the hottest summer conditions.

Lightweight Bib Shorts$103.50

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Bib shorts that keep you cool when others are losing theirs

If you are unsure of which bib shorts to choose, take a look at our new Bib Shorts Guide

When the temperature soars, these are the bib shorts to reach for. Created for the hardest, hottest and most demanding conditions, the Rapha Lightweight Bib Shorts are more comfortable in the peak summer heat. The soft, stretch fabric is more breathable and a lighter weight than other Rapha Bib Shorts, and it also incorporates a sunblock treatment. Elsewhere, there is a lighter mesh on the bib and a larger cutaway at the back, and the exclusively developed chamois pad is lightweight and perforated.

The lightweight shorts are available in two leg lengths –regular and short, cut 3cm shorter specifically for the hottest conditions – and feature an improved gripper and new colourways.


  • Lightweight Lycra fabric
  • SPF factor 50+
  • Perforated pad exclusive to Rapha
  • Large cutaway section
  • High-wicking mesh
  • Colour-matched leg stripe and side panels
  • Lightweight, extra-wide gripper
  • Colour-on-colour Rapha logos


  • Main: 90% polyester; 10% Elastane
  • Bibs: 92% polyester; 8% Elastane 
  • Pad: upper layer 81% nylon, 19% Elastane; foam 100% polyurethane


  • Machine wash – 30C
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Cool iron – one dot
  • Do not bleach
  • Do not dry clean
  • Wash dark colours separately

Rapha leg and waist sizing info

Waist: natural waist measurement is taken from above the hips, close to the navel.
Inside Leg: from the crotch to the base of the ankle.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fit around the leg Can't go wrong with the quality of this product. The look is great! I usually struggle with finding bibs that fit around my legs. This time I ordered the short length and they fit perfect. I am very happy with this purchase. I wore them for some epic climbs in 80F - 90F weather and never overheated, kept me cool and comfortable.
Date published: 2017-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Setting a high bar Have purchased clothing from different manufacturers at different price points, none compare. Your attention to detail and quality of fabric is a cut above. Even your envelope with the purchase was opulent.
Date published: 2017-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best shorts i have owned This is the first time i have owned a pair of rapha shorts and they are exactly as described.
Date published: 2017-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bib short I live in the desert and these bib shorts keep me nice and cool (as can be) and they are very comfortable
Date published: 2017-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply excellent bibs This is my second pair, simply excellent quality fabric, fit and construction.
Date published: 2017-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extremely comfortable I purchased these on sale at Rapha. I thought they would be a good second pair, but, i wear them every time I can. I have since ordered more from Rapha. There is nothing like them from any vendor.
Date published: 2017-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfort beyond comparison Had these about a month and very comfy! I own other high-end bibs but these surpass for comfort.
Date published: 2017-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Comfortable I bought these recently, and am really impressed with the build quality and fit. Not to mention that they fit my 6'4 frame pretty well (bought an XL). Very happy, and look forward to many a long ride.
Date published: 2017-08-20
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Hi, I adore the core bib shorts I have, especially the thick comfortable pad. Is the pad in the lightweight shorts thinner or the same? Thanks

Asked by: Newtona1
This bib shorts have a different Chamois Pad to the ones in our Core Range. Our Core bib shorts have the same pad as our Classic Bib Shorts.
Answered by: sezr
Date published: 2017-11-21

Hey is it the short or regular version ? how can I know ?  you should have that indicated  thanks

Asked by: mousset
This version is only available in a regular length
Answered by: Rapha_SC
Date published: 2017-10-03

I've bought a pair of the lightweight bib shorts in size x small/regular which feel ok around the waist and shoulders but a bit tight around the thighs. Will they give a bit as they wear in?

Asked by: Bigwaz
As Lycra is worn more frequently they will wear in.
Answered by: Rapha_MC
Date published: 2017-09-28

Are these women's bibs?

Asked by: Viktoria
These are part of our Men's range, but would still be suitable for Females and stick with your regular size
Answered by: Rapha_SC
Date published: 2017-09-25

I bought this lightweight bib in size Small which perfect fit on my waist and around my thighs. But i find that the shoulder straps on this are digging in to my shoulders. Will this come loser in time? if not i might have to return it.

Asked by: VIAS
With use the Lycra does stretch and gets loser around the body to fit the dimensions of the individual.
Answered by: Rapha_MC
Date published: 2017-03-20

Hi  I'm 175 cm high. Would the bib straps dig into my shoulder if I buy a size xs. Have no concern about other fitting issues. best regards

Asked by: TT TT TT
Hi, at 175cm tall, you should not have any issue wearing an x-small.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2017-02-15

Hi, I am 186cm tall 80kg with a 32 inch waist and 34 inch inside leg, so sit between Medium and Large on the size chart, which would you recommend?

Asked by: Hutchy1
Hi, based on your measurements, we recommend you choose a medium in these shorts.
Answered by: Rapha_CD
Date published: 2017-01-31

Hello, I am very slim – 28" waist and long torso, 6' tall. I've found that other makes are short in the torso and dig into my shoulders. Would the Small be likely to be comfortable, or should I look at specialist fit?

Asked by: PeterC
Hi, the elasticity of the bib straps means these have a quite forgiving fit on the torso, however we do offer a 90 day return or exchange policy if they don't fit you.
Answered by: Rapha_JMD
Date published: 2017-01-27
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