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Assos LL.habuTights_s7 Bib Tights - Men's


Item # AAS005C

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Item # AAS005C

Reinforcement against the cold.

Your trusty Assos T.tiburu_s7 shorts and knickers are perfect for chilly fall days and early spring rides, but sometimes winter calls for more protection. Get covered with the Assos Men's LL.habuTights_s7 Bib Tights, which feature the soft, weather-blocking elements of their shorter counterparts but with full leg protection against the snow and cold.

The main fabric in these tights is Assos' RX Medium. RX Medium features a brushed lining for warmth, comfort, and wicking and Assos' own water repellent technology on the exterior to fend off drizzle. These tights also incorporate a panel of wind resistant Stratagon Ultra fabric in the front crotch and lower abdomen. Assos is calling this feature BlasenSchutz, which translates literally to "blow protection," suggesting windproof qualities, but which Assos translates more playfully as "bladder protection." Assos claims that the extra protection keeps you from having to urinate while riding in cold weather, but we can't repeat that in good conscious without acknowledging that we're not sure if it's true or not. What we can say about BlasenSchutz is that the extra panel protects your core from wind chill — a feature that needs no additional bladder-related justification.

The insert is the same featured in the race-level T.equipe_s7 shorts. It boasts the same 8mm of memory foam — which "fills the gaps" while your body moves through the pedaling motion — and it incorporates a perforated waffle layer — which provides ventilation and a more forgiving ride. It also has the goldenGate feature, where the center sides of the chamois aren't stitched to the tights' body. This means that the chamois has that much more freedom to move with you while you pedal rather than staying stationery while you move across it. The chamois also benefits from another Assos invention, integrated front pad protection, which means that the chamois isn't sewn into the front but actually extends to the end of the panel, eliminating seams in what we can all agree is a very sensitive area.

For the little details, Assos adds a pocket at the back of the LL.habuTights_s7 Bib Tights to hold small essentials, media players, or a radio, and comfy elastic at the ankles holds the tights themselves in place. Reflective elements at the ankles add a bit of stylish flair while increasing visibility to motorists in low-light and dreary conditions.

Tech Specs

RX Medium, [front panel] Stratagon Ultra
1 rear
yes, reflective elements
Recommended Use:
Manufacturer Warranty:

Size chart


Men's Apparel
Leg & Knee Warmers 0 I II
Height 4ft 11in - 5ft 2in
(150 - 159cm)
5ft 3in - 5ft 6in
(160 - 169cm)
5ft 7in - 5ft 10in
(170 - 179cm)
5ft 11in - 6ft 1in
(180 - 185cm)
6ft 1in - 6ft 3in
(186 - 190cm)
6ft 3in - 6ft 5in+
(191 - 195cm+)
XLG but wider
Arm Warmers 0 I II
Chest 35.4in
46.5+ in
How to Measure:
For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
Measure around the widest part of your chest.

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All new haBu

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

The new haBu are outstanding, as you would demand for this hefty price. This seems to be an all-new, ground-up design, quite a bit different than the previous LL.haBu_s5. The previous haBu had a light blue chamois that felt overly thick in how it draped over the saddle. The all-new "GoldenGate" chamois in the s7 does not have this issue. It’s a real improvement in Assos shorts across the board, and it performs just as well here as it does on the recently introduced summer shorts. The fabric of the haBu tights is comfortable and includes some sort of waffle fabric on the legs. The s7 loses the elastic stirrup that hooked under the foot; the new S7 has a simple but effective elastic band at the ankle. They are easy to get on (just as easy or easier than the lower-line Mille), so no probs getting ready on a cold morning. They’ve been good so far for temp ranges between upper 30s to mid 50s.

OK, they were rather expensive, but...

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

OK, they were rather expensive, but they're already the pair I reach for when heading out on my cooler-weather rides. Warm and comfortable but they still breathe so you don't wind up clammy midway through the ride. The insulation varies with location, and they seem to have hit all the right spots right.

I haven't really tested them at lower temperatures, but in the 40-50 (5-10 C) degree range they're fantastic (and they're probably a little too warm over 50F or 10C). I'm guessing they'll work down to freezing with no issues at all, if not below that. I'm in San Francisco, so it doesn't get a lot colder than that.

In terms if size, I'm nearly 6'3 and 205 (which means I climb hills slowly), and the XLG's work very well.