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Backcountry - Covert XC Bib Short - Men's

Backcountry Covert XC Bib Short - Men's

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$74.98 Original price:$149.95
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Item #BCCZ29V




Tech Specs

[front, thighs, seat, back legs] 68% nylon, 32% elastane, [back panel, thigh pocket] 88% polyester, 12% spandex
1 thigh,1 rear zippered, tri
UPF Rating:
Claimed Weight:
[medium] 8.4oz
Recommended Use:
cross-country, downhill, enduro, mud/sand/snow, trail

Why We Built The Covert Bib Short

We engineered our Covert Bib Short for reliable comfort and moisture-wicking performance on involved biking missions. Whether that mission involves mountain roads, singletrack, or city streets, we know these bibs have us covered.

  • Bib short ready for cycling or mountain biking on the daily
  • Stretchy synthetic blend ensures complete freedom of movement
  • Built-in bib and chamois work to keep you comfortable
  • UPF 50+ provides protection from the sun's harmful rays
  • Thigh and back pockets keep energy gels easily accessible

Comfy at a great price

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: M

The pockets are great. I always get bibs with pockets so I don't have to worry about needing a shirt with pockets. The zipper pocket makes you feel confident your cards/ car key wont slide out. Comfortable and warm in the back but breathable cuz of the material. It runs a bit small and doesn't have the best Chamois, but do any chamois make you feel like you're floating a cloud?

Snug fit

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: xl

Only complaint would be I wish the waist was a little higher..

Pretty Decent Bibs

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

This is my first pair of "adventure bibs" or cargo bibs. For now, I don't do the kind of riding that would really take advantage of the pockets. I actually mostly use these underneath a baggie shell short when mountain biking. They do well with that use, but I don't think it's wear they shine. The fabrics fit well and are comfortable, but they are heavy. They are my warmest bibs for sure. With a pair of shorts over them and on shorter rides, I don't need the pockets. And when I'm on longer MTB rides, I have a camelbak and don't need the pockets even if I could reach them. I could see them working well for bike packing though, which is what I hope to use them for eventually. The pad is much better than expected to be honest. It's pretty comfy!

So many pockets.

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: S

I like the fit, the chamois is decent, and the fabric is ultra-durable. Buying a size S does result in a very tight fit compared to my other bibs. Go with a medium if you're looking for something less aggressive.

These are pretty heavy bibs, partly due to the durable fabric and partly due to the fact that it has 5(!) pockets on it. I'm not sure why it needs the three rear pockets, it just seems to add fabric and weight. During a long ride I might end up using one or two pockets. The leg pockets are nice but the zipper can get a little uncomfortable after a long time in the saddle.

I am pretty impressed by the fabric and construction, I took a huge crash and fell heavily on my left thigh and they held up with no rips or tears.

Great all around bibs

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

Great bibs, are holding up very well. I've done MTB days, gravel rides, and several different gravel & MTB races in these bibs. I like the pocket design especially because some days I like to wear a t-shirt instead of a jersey, and the pockets allow space for phone, keys, and nutrition to be carried along. The only somewhat bad thing that can be said about these is on super hot day they are a little hot on the back. These bibs are always my go to.

Nice Bibs

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: m

nice bibs, well built, comfy chamois, pockets are great, great price. Legs are on the longer side. I am 6' and 170 lbs and the medium fits well

Update#3 XC convert bib short ,men's med

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: medium

Update #3, I'm over 25 washings now as this has become a goto for gravel days and some MTB days. Holding up well, no complaints, and I've now logged 3 trips over 5 hours in saddle with an epic 8.5 hr trip. I've up'd the rating to 5-star b/c they are holding up very well. Update #2, After 10 rides and 8 washings, very solid performance and things seem to fit and be far more comfortable then right from package. Last ride was 3+ hours of saddle time, no overshorts, hot weather. Very comfortable chamois, leg grippers worked flawlessly, and although these bibs are warm with the extra "back", they seem to be very comfortable and perform well. Still not quite 5-star b/c I'd like to see flatter stitching, but in fairness it's not an issue. Again warmer bibs, think pockets and multi layer, so not for super sunny hot conditions, I'd say up to 85 fahrenheit as estimate. By the way the thigh pocket is exceptional in holding a wallet, keys, and totally comfortable during ride and secure, well thought out. ........... This is amendment #1 to my previous review. I up'd the stars to 4-stars. After a couple MTB rides, in wetter and cold conditions, I'm happy to report the more upright riding, washing once, and better adjustment, no "bunching" on the chamois, and I think the bibs, although warmer, have a solid place in the chamois arsenal. I like the 11" inseam, I'm a taller person. I wore overshorts and that really reduced the bibs "slippery" on the leather seat as expected. I also wore a backpack and am happy to report the wider back with zipper pocket etc. showed zero interference and zero discomfort with a backpack. I may have been a bit harsh at 3 stars, If this product continues to hold up well, I believe it'll be performing as well as the big brand names that you pay a bit more for.

Thanks for that review. Super detailed! It helped me make a decision regarding these bibs

MC, it sounds like the fit changed with washings? Can you describe how it changed? I recently received a pair of of these in a size small and right out of the packaging they seem too small. I'm fairly certain a medium would be too large though. Wondering if washing may help out with my sizing issue. Thanks!


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