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  • Stretch-polyester fabric wicks away moisture
  • Smooth waistband lies flat against skin
  • Open-cell foam chamois provides padded comfort
  • Reflective accents enhance visibility
  • UPF 50+
  • bluesign®-certified fabric


View all Novara Women's Cycling Tights

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Best Use Road Cycling, Recreational Cycling
Fabric 87% polyester/13% spandex
Liner Fabric None
Sun-Protective Fabric Yes
UPF Rating 50
Pad Type Standard Chamois
Panel Construction None
Moisture Wicking Yes
Reflectivity Yes
Tights Length Mid-calf Length
Inseam (in.) 19.25 inches
Gender Women's

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Liked last years better I own several pairs of the Novara Women's cycling capris and have found them to fit me well and last through frequent washings and wearings. Last years capris had bright blue padding and a cross-over at the (low) waist front. These new ones are styled & shaped differently and also seem to be made of a different fabric that did not 'cling' and stay up as well. Sadly, I returned these and hope that next year, the Novara caprics are more like the 2014 model.
Date published: 2015-05-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Padding will become unsown I purchased 3 pair of these last year, I love the way they fit! I take very very good care of my cycling gear. I wash them only with other cycling gear on cold and line dry. I wash them with the best organic laundry detergent. Unfortunately the padding in the pants is defective, they are a poorly constructed pair of cycling pants as the padding falls out after you wash and wear them lightly. They are the only pair of tights I have ever owned that the padding become unsown. Once that happens the tights become absolutely useless. Other than the padding issue I loved these tights. I had to return the tights bc they were defective. I am not sure that this company understands the importance of padding in cycling gear? They had a single stitch holding the padding in, that's just not going to cut it when you are riding around on the padding for hours at a time.
Date published: 2015-06-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great design and fabric, poor workmanship I like Novara's capri bike tights better than other brand's. I just wish the pads were sewn more securely. I have had to mend mine. This issue should be given more attention by the company. It would then be a Great product.
Date published: 2015-10-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Survived 50 miles Wore these pants for the first time on a drizzly 50 mile ride. The padding was stiff when I first put them on, but once I got in the saddle they were fine. I have large calves, but did not have any problem with them being too tight. They stayed in place and were comfortable around the waist as well. I feel that these fit well. I'm 5'5" and 145 pounds and the medium fit well. I didn't have any problems with uncomfortable rubbing. I liked having the extra length to keep a bit warmer than shorts but not needed full length pants.
Date published: 2017-04-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Capri Bike tights Bought without trying on. Returned these without wearing because although I liked the capri length and panel style, I wanted thicker/tighter lycra. I'm a 4 dress size and bought a small and they fit fine.
Date published: 2016-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful fit I am a rider of a "certain age" and I don't wear shorts. These reach to mid calf, and do not creek up as you ride. The Novara design and piece they place in the area of the calf is so well thought out, making these very comfortable. Fabric is soft but compressive, weight is good for all but the warmest weather.
Date published: 2016-06-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Pad seems a little stiff The fit is great but the pad doesn't seem very comfortable. Granted, I have not ridden in them yet, but compared to other bike shorts I have ( this is my first capris) the pad doesn't feel very comfortable. But I like the length and the fit
Date published: 2016-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from biking capri's I bought these as my winter ride pants. I bought them because were a great price. I took my first pair home and loved how they fit. I loved them so much, that I went back to REI and bought a second pair. I love them!!!!
Date published: 2017-01-18
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