Thermal fabric best for winter
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
I didn't realize that these were made with thermal fabric. As I am short, these are long enough that with tall socks they will be my winter bibs. I didn't size up and they are fine. I do see why they would suggest you size up as the thermal fabric is not as stretchy as the regular Giro bibs so only size up if it is a challenge for you to get into what you consider your normal size. I love the way the regular Giro bibs fit at the waist and sides. These are cut a little straighter and lower (where the spandex and mesh meet), which is not as flattering for me and may also be a little colder in the winter. Overall, I think these will be good. If the cut at the waist and sides were the same as the bibs, I would give them 5 stars.