Bibs with a 3/4 length are a great alternative to regular (non-thermal) bibs with knee warmers because of the thermal coverage for the knees, thighs and rise. They are also a good option for those who may run hot and prefer less coverage in the lower legs. These thermal water repelling tights have been designed specifically for chilly conditions where rain, drizzle and road spray may be present during your ride. They are ideal for conditions one would normally associate with the Pacific Northwest, but because of their excellent breathability and 3-season usability are also a great choice for rides or commuting in temperatures between 1 - 12° C. We engineered them with a cozy, brushed fleece interior and a Durable Water Repellent (DWR-coated) exterior. For additional protection, we strategically paneled a 3-layer waterproof fabric that covers the lower-back and chamois areas (saddle touchpoints) exposed to cold road spray. For added safety in low-light, winter conditions we used super bright (350+ lumens) reflective logos and rear calf strips (reflective in motion is ideal for optimal visibility).
With our easy Clip&Pit™ design you can answer the call of nature without having to remove your jersey to pull off bibs straps, which is typically a deterrent to wearing bibs. Just unclip the chest strap and the stretchy construction of the uppers and waist girdle allow you to easily pull the bib down as you bend into the natural position for relieving yourself.
FABRICS & CONSTRUCTION
The most notable feature of the Storm+ Tights is the use of zoned fabric placements. This means we utilized the stretchy and soft Storm+ thermal fleece in the hip and knee flex-points while also strategically placing 3-layer waterproof fabric in areas which require more coverage, such as the low-back and wet-out areas surrounding the chamois. This ensures maximum mobility while also offering protection from that cold, soggy chamois feeling you can get from wet rides. Uppers are made from a durable, single layer, raw-edge cut fabric. We have minimized the uppers to reduce bulk and increase breathability so that moisture will transfer away off the body, thereby maintaining a comfortable riding humidity and temperature throughout your cold weather adventure. This lightweight construction allows for more stretch and better comfort across a range of rider body shapes.
- Brushed Storm+ fleece thermal fabric with Durable Water Repellent (DWR) finish for water resistance
- 3-layer waterproof laminate fabric is wet-out areas
- Clip&Pit™ design for worry-free nature breaks
- Elastic Interface® Road Performance Force 8+ hour chamois
- Reflective hip logos and rear calf strips (350+ lumens)
- Soft, silicone calf grippers for stay-in-place fit
High-stretch serged seams
- Good for weather 1° – 12° C (based on individual cold tolerance)