We often daydream of long, warmer days when we get to go out on all-day rides soaking up the sun and feeling our fitness progress with each additional hour in the saddle. One thing we often forget about until we're in the thick of it, is the oppressive heat that comes with summer. Luckily, brands like Rapha get it and craft apparel designed to excel in such conditions. That's why we're still looking forward to those blistering hot days knowing we have the right bit of kit for the ride like we do with these Men's Pro Team Lightweight Bib Short.
Rapha started by minimizing the straps on the bibs, for less skin coverage, and used a lighter mesh than what's used on the standard Pro Team shorts, creating a more minimal garment for those warmer days. Lighter weight fabrics are used throughout and a perforated chamois improves moisture transfer so you feel cooler even as the mercury rises, for excellent comfort on the longest, hottest rides.
On the exterior, the seat panel is constructed from a resilient fabric to increase durability and prevent premature wear while the side panels use a lightweight and breathable fabric for excellent moisture management and ventilation. At the leg openings, fine silicone grippers provide a secure and comfortable fit at the hem so you're not constantly having to tug them back into place.
- Bibshorts crafted with lightweight fabrics and a perforated chamois
- Side panels are extremely breathable to help you stay cool
- Durable seat panel is resilient and durable
- Minimal bib straps cover less skin but are nevertheless supportive
- Silicone print grippers at the leg openings keep the hem in place