Rapha Touring Shorts review

Cheerful but not cheap

Our rating 
3.0 out of 5 star rating 3.0
GBP £70.00 RRP | USD $110.00
Rapha Touring Shorts

Our review

A very good pair of shorts, but that’s all they are: just a pair of shorts
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Rapha’s touring shorts are for roadies who aren’t keen on tight Lycra. They’re pad-free and, according to Rapha, ‘designed specifically to be worn over your favourite bib-shorts’.


To that end they’re comfortable, well made, featherlight, have a flattering non-baggy cut and excellent wicking properties. Two small zipped pockets on the front and rear don’t offer much stowage space for anything more than a mobile, your Platinum card and the keys to the Jag.


As much as we like them, we can’t quite shift the feeling that we’re paying £70 for, well, just a pair of shorts and, although they cost £50 more, we’d be inclined to opt for the brand’s Fixed shorts instead.

Product Specifications


Name Touring Shorts (09)
Brand Rapha

Clothing Material Polyamide
Clothing Sizes Available 30 Inch 32 Inch 34 Inch 36 Inch 38 Inch
Available Colours Grey Navy
Reflective Piping/Accents Yes