Rapha Classic Winter Tights with pad review

Comfy fleece-backed tights on days up to around 10°C

Image shows a rider wearing the Rapha Classic Winter Tights with pad
(Image credit: Andy Turner)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

A great set of winter bib tights for the coldest days and up to around 10°C / 50°F. The fit and feel are both excellent, with the pad feeling very comfortable in all riding conditions and longer durations. Tthe performance is up there with the best.

Reasons to buy
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    Warm and flexible material

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    Nice added visibility

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    High upper and rear adds warmth

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    Very comfortable pad

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    Bib straps are good length and don’t pull down on the shoulders

Reasons to avoid
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    Possibly a bit warm for above 10°C / 50°F

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The Rapha Classic Winter Tights are comfy and deliver plenty of warmth when it the temperature dips below 10°C / 50°F down to single figures. With a price tag that's comparable to other premium options, these are to be seriously considered amongst the best bib tights for cycling.

Rapha Classic Winter Tights with pad: construction

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