Made from a luxurious thermo roubaix fabric with an unfeasibly soft brushed backing, the Raphas are among the most comfortable three-quarters we’ve tested.
All the seams are flat-lock stitched while the CyTech seat insert, though quite bulky, provides plenty of padding and wicks sweat well. You get first-rate silicone leg grippers, an open mesh bib, and a little pocket in the lower back. Reflective piping on the front leg panels helps you to be seen, as do silver reflective tabs behind the knees. In use they’re a delight – hugely plush with loads of warmth, but that high price brings our rating down.