OVERVIEW: Full length thermal bibs are a great alternative to regular (non-thermal) bibs with leg warmers because of uninterrupted thermal coverage through the entire leg and rise, meaning you'll stay much warmer in chilly riding conditions. They are the ideal choice in cool/cold temperatures when you will not need to shed warmers during the duration of your adventure. We've also included two lightweight mesh pockets on both legs for easy access to glove liners, warmer packs, snacks or other necessities. For enhanced visibility in low-light, winter conditions, we used durable, stretchy reflective applications in the form of hip logos and strips on the thighs and back of calves. These reflective hits, while understated, have a far greater candle-power than previous thermal bib tight iterations (350+ lumens).
FABRICS & CONSTRUCTION: The Alpine Thermal Bib has been engineered with a mid-weight, breathable, stretchy, brushed-back Italian fabric to provide full-upper thermal coverage for cool days. Uppers have been constructed to be minimal, stretchy and also breathable, with lightweight straps and a comfortable mesh-back to hold them in place. The minimalistic design of the uppers and straps reduces bulk under winter layers, promoting quick drying from the inside to minimize sweaty (and inevitably cold) spots that can quickly lead to discomfort in frigid conditions. Additionally, the lighter-weight construction allows for more stretch and better comfort across a wider range of rider body types. We have also reduced the number of fabric panels and seams, when compared to previous iterations of the thermal bib tights, for increased comfort and a more clean, elegant appearance. While we have also eliminated the ankle zipper to reduce bulk on the lower legs and eliminate access points for road spray and chill, the inherent stretchiness of the fabric offers a cozy fit and allows for easy on and off.