Rapha's Guide to Women'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 shorts feature a chamois pad created specifically for women. Our pads are size-specific, meaning their size varies in accordance with the size of the short. 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, and feature women’s specific chamois pads that are pre-moulded and seamless to avoid irritation with a sweat-wicking, pH neutral topsheet for complete comfort – no underwear required.


At Rapha, we are riders ourselves so we understand the confidence the right pair of tights or shorts can give you. Every part of our women’s legwear, from leg grippers to shoulder straps and chamois pads, is worked on by female designers and optimised specifically for female riders.


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.

Women’s 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. Also featuring a magnetic clasp to release the bottoms when nature calls – with no need to remove your jersey.

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Women’s 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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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 feature highly technical but slightly less compressive fabrics for a more relaxed, all-round riding fit.

Women’s 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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Women’s ¾ Tights

High-waisted, comfortable ¾ length tights for all round road riding, constructed with a partly recycled fabric that is sweat-wicking and quick-drying.

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Women’s Core Cargo Winter Tights

Launching soon, 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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Women’s Core Winter Tights

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

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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.

Women’s Trail Pants

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

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