Rapha's Guide to Men's Tights

Find the perfect pair of tights with fit and features tailor made for your riding style.

06 October 2022

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All of our padded tights feature a chamois pad which is size-specific, meaning their size varies in accordance with the size of the tights. And for complete comfort on any surface, we vary the foam thickness and density for just the right amount of sit bone support.


All our tights feature reflective or hi-vis details as standard, helping you to stay seen in low light conditions. Whether it's a reflective logo or a contrast panel, these illuminating elements will ensure you stand out against the surrounding dark.


All of our padded tights are designed to be worn without underwear. Our size-specific chamois pads feature a super soft, antibacterial topsheet material to prevent irritation, so you can ride in comfort – no underwear required.


Just like every ride, every set of riding conditions is different – and requires a tailored outfit to match it. Too warm for tights but too cold for bare shins? Leg warmers offer a modular system that can be paired with winter bibs to match the weather, and can be removed (or added) should the forecast shift mid ride.


As the old adage goes, summer races are won in the winter. Pros often have no choice but to ride through the seasons, and tights are their go-to garment for warding off the worst of the weather. Our Pro Team tights and winter bibs are made with lightweight, technical fabrics for efficient sweat wicking and breathability, with anatomical panel construction for a locked-in fit. And every pair is built around a tailor-made performance chamois pad.

Pro Team Winter Tights

Wind- and water-resistant thermal tights that lock in warmth and wick sweat away from the skin for training and racing in the worst weather.

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Pro Team Training Tights

Full-length bib tight made with lightweight recycled nylon for optimal support and temperature control whilst training in cool to mild conditions.

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Pro Team Winter Bib Short

A thermal race short utilising a three-layer hybrid fabric that offers wind protection and water resistance to the front, and warm yet breathable thermoroubaix panels at the back.

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If cooler months are the hardest time to ride, they’re also the most rewarding. Cold, crisp starts into low sun are worth getting out for, and there’s no better time of year for a long, drawn-out coffee stop. For everything from all-day epics to club runs and quick commutes, our road-specific tights and ¾ shorts feature highly technical but slightly less compressive fabrics for a more relaxed, all-round riding fit.

Classic Winter Tights

Designed to provide all-day comfort on those long winter rides, these tights use a high-stretch Thermoroubaix fabric to guard against the cold, while an extended rear panel that covers the kidneys and lower back offers added warmth.

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¾ Bib Shorts

Fleece-backed three quarter length shorts that offer the perfect mix of insulation and coverage for your winter riding.

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Core Cargo Winter Tights

These fleece-backed winter tights are ideal for all-round riding in the cold, and feature dual mesh side pockets for easy access to essentials on the move.

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Core Winter Tight

Designed to deliver performance, comfort, and value for everyday winter cycling.

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On off-road adventures and multi-day trips, durability and storage space are paramount. These tights are made with hard-wearing technical fabrics that are tough enough for the rough stuff, offer insulation for when the temperature drops, and pack in the visibility for low light exploration. Ride on through the seasons with tights built to handle the conditions.

Explore Cargo Winter Tights

Incorporating the innovative pocket design from our Cargo Bib Shorts but with an extra secure zipped pocket, these winter tights also feature reflective panels on the lower leg and a warm fleece-backed fabric to keep you warm, well-stocked, and visible on winter adventures.

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There’s no off season when you’re riding dirt. In fact, winter is often when you’ll find the trails at their quietest (and hardest). Cut for freedom of movement on the bike and constructed with highly technical yet hard-wearing materials that won’t rip if you come off it, our trail pants balance lightweight breathability with long-lasting durability.

Trail Pants

A pair of highly durable, fully featured pants for all-round trail riding in cool conditions.

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