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Stay Cool When the Battle Heats Up and Vice Versa.
Not too long ago we wouldn't have that of a situation where we would need a thermal bib short, but after studying the riders in the spring classics, we discovered that a key piece of pro kit was indeed thermal bib shorts. Pearl Izumi's Men's PRO Escape Thermal Bib Shorts are perfect for long rides on cool days around 50- to 65-degrees Fahrenheit and if you happen to ride into wet weather conditions, the Thermal Fleece fabric with water-shedding PI Dry technology prevent the shorts from taking on water and keep you comfortable. You can also pair them with thermal knee or leg warmers or go full Euro-Pro and slather on embrocation for the ultimate versatility in cool weather. Keeping the upper comfortable and allowing the use of various baselayers to regulate temps in the PRO Transfer fabric. Raw edge construction on the bib straps and leg openings offer just the right amount of compression without restricting movement or digging into our skin. Since these bibs will likely accompany us on our long base mile rides, we are thankful that Pearl specs their highest-end PRO Escape 1:1 chamois and we find the floating top sheet design offers excellent comfort. Reflective elements on the sides and back help with visibility at night, in tunnels, and in the rain.
- Thermal Fleece fabric bib short for all-conditions
- PRO Transfer Fabric on bib insulates and wicks moisture
- Raw edges on leg opening and bib upper lay flat
- PRO Escape 1:1 chamois for pain-free saddle time
- BioViz reflective elements help visibility
- Q & A
Good bib for cool weather
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
This bib keeps me warm on cool days that don't warrant full length, wind resistant tights. Although it has no wind blocking membrane, this bib provides a good amount of wind protection while remaining breathable. The chamois is thick and generally comfy for long rides. However the edge of the chamois seems to hit me in the wrong place and chafes after a while. I have only had the bib a couple weeks. Maybe it will break in.