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Item # CAP001E

Description

Gonna make you some tights you can't refuse.

The Capo Padrone Bib Tights. First off, yes, "padrone" can mean "godfather," but do yourself a favor and clear from your mind the image of Marlon Brando wearing a baby bib and spandex leggings … OK, ready to focus? Good, because these Capo Padrone Bib Tights are a completely, entirely different type of "bib" and "tights" that are well worth your consideration this winter.

To place the Padrone Roubaix bib tights near the top of its warming bottoms, Capo had to use two specific fabrics, Thermo Roubaix and WindTex Dream. In the design, WindTex Dream acts as a membrane to the body construction of Thermo Roubaix, and the reason is obvious. With a warp-knit construction, the material has a natural stretch. Within the knit, the threads follow a zig-zag pattern along the length of the tights. This allows more surface area coverage while using less material, equating directly to an airy, lightweight construction. Thermo Roubaix's open weave also accelerates moisture transfer from the skin to the quick-drying surface of the tights. However, the precise brushing process is what contributes most to its warmth. After the dyeing process, dedicated machines perform a brush to the inner-lining that provides a high, fleecy, and warming loft.

WindTex Dream also contributes to the warming sensation of the Padrone bib tights, but its main task is to block the wind and rain. Featuring a triple-layer composition, the membrane is both wind- and water-resistant. Additionally, the membrane is extremely breathable, so you can check off all of the boxes on your wish list — breathability, warmth, and dryness. And while top-end fabrics are terrific, their use is nullified if the fit is out of order. That's why the Padrone bib tights' fit is nothing short of impeccable. Using a multi-panel, contoured design, the tights follow the shape of your body, while following its movements in and out of the saddle. The uppers have been cut wide for ample surface coverage, and the cut of the stomach has been heightened for the same reason. And knowing that this design could make entry and exit a tad problematic, Capo installed a zipper over the stomach.

For the chamois, Capo went with the illustrious Elastic Interface Technology (EIT) Anatomic-4G Carbon insert. This chamois uses a variable density throughout to support the regions that need the most support, without impacting the ones that don't. The support focus is primarily placed at the perineal, ischial, and gluteal areas — the points most prone to distress from saddle pressure and compression. With its anatomic design, the 4G creates an abrasion-free support that promotes an increased circulation by protecting nerves like the pudendal. Further along these lines, the chamois works to dissipate any heat. Even more impressive, the insert is road-specific. EIT engineers realize that saddles and saddle positions vary throughout different disciplines of cycling, and the insert's chamois density patterns are mindful of the specific pressures of road cycling.

The Capo Padrone Roubaix Bib Tights are available in the color Black and in five sizes from Small to XX-Large. For maximum usage, Capo suggests wearing the Padrone bib tights between the temperatures of 30 and 40 degrees Fahrenheit.

Tech Specs

Material:
[exterior] WindTex Dream, [lining] Thermo Roubaix
Season:
fall, winter, early spring
Fit:
form
Length:
full
Chamois:
yes, EIT Anatomic-4G Carbon
Bib:
yes
Pockets:
none
Recommended Use:
cold weather cycling
Manufacturer Warranty:
1 year

Size chart

Capo

Men's Apparel

Capo Men's Apparel
Jerseys/Jackets
SMLXLXXL
Height5'6"-5'8"5'8"-5'10"5'10"-6'0"6'0"-6'2"6'2"-6'4"
Chest36-38in
(91.4-96.5cm)
38-40in
(96.5-101.6cm)
40-42in
(101.6-106.7cm)
42-44in
(106.7-111.8cm)
44-46in
(111.8-116.8cm)
Shorts/Bibs/Tights
SMLXLXXL
Height5'6"-5'8"5'8"-5'10"5'10"-6'0"6'0"-6'2"6'2"-6'4"
Waist28-30in
(71.1-76.2cm)
30-32in
(76.2-81.3cm)
32-34in
(81.3-86.4cm)
34-36in
(86.4-91.4cm)
36-38in
(91.4-96.5cm)
How to Measure:
For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
Chest:
Measure under your arms, around the fullest part of your chest.
Natural Waist:
Measure around your natural waistline, keeping the tape a bit loose.
Hip:
Measure around the fullest part of your body at the top of your legs.
Inseam:
Using pants that fit well, measure the crotch seam to the bottom of the leg.

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3 5

I really want to love it!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

This pair of bib tights is almost perfect in every way from material, design and the look. It does a good job protecting from freezing cold weather and looks good,too. However, there is one problem and it has turned out to be the major problem is the seams throughout the garment, they are not flat seam, especially the seam around the edge of carbon chamois, it's not flat and the edge of carbon chamois is thick and sharp so it chafed my skin pretty bad when wearing directly to skin (you know what I mean ,-} ). The only way I can rid of this chafing problem is to wear a brief long enough to cover the edge of chamois. Hope Capo is aware of this and correct this design flaw.

5 5

The best bib tights on the market,PERIOD

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

There isn't a better bib tight out there. I wear these from 59 down to 28 degrees. I mix and match long sleeve, and thermal jerseys, base layers and wind vests but I wear the tights over this large temperature range. The are totally warm in the cold weather but breath SO well that they're still comfortable in high 50s. The quality is unequalled. HIGHLY recommend!!!!