Rapha women's cargo winter tights with pad review

Never be short on pocket space again

Cycling Weekly Verdict

Incredibly cosy bib tights that offer an excellent fit, weather proofing and bonus pockets to boot. The price can't be sniffed at, but if you're planning to tackle all day adventures and want to do so in comfort and with must-have's close to hand, they're an investment we'd recommend.

Reasons to buy
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    Warm, breathable fabric

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    Water repellant without impacting fit

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    Pocket space

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    Reflective details

Reasons to avoid
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    Traditional upper

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When the temperatures dropped into the low single digits at the end of November, a tiny part of me was a little bit happy: I had a cosy new pair of Rapha bib tights to try and the forecast cold, wet conditions were perfect.

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.