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Louis Garneau Signature Optimum Men's Bib Shorts

$69.95

Item # LGN0856

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Item # LGN0856

Held in place without a waist.

Once you've been struck with the cycling bug, it doesn't take more than one ride in bibs to figure out why they're so popular. Not only do they provide the necessary comfort and support of quality cycling shorts, but bibs like the Louis Garneau Signature Optimum also stay in place without a pinching waist band.

The lowers are constructed with eight panels of Louis Garneau's Signature Optimum fabric. This material's flexible, yet supportive stretch knit is composed of a nylon/spandex blend. Essentially, the highly elastic properties of the fabric wrap your muscles in place, providing you with the proper support that, in turn, leads to a little less fatigue.

The fabric is also lightweight and highly breathable, which lends itself to transferring moisture away from the skin, keeping you comfortable and dry. And, in addition to this, its anatomically-shaped fabric panels are joined with flatlock seams in order to eliminate irritation and reduce chafing throughout the construction. Additionally, Garneau's compressive Powerband leg cuffs keep the leg panels firmly in place without restricting circulation.

For further comfort, Louis Garneau incorporated its Silvercool3 chamois into the Optimum shorts. This two-way stretch insert conforms to your body and is composed of multi-thickness, high-density foam for a precise, targeted support. The antibacterial Coolmax top sheet wraps the chamois, so you'll also stay cool and fresh for the long haul.

For safety, Garneau has placed back and bottom reflective accents to increase your visibility to motorists in low-light conditions.

The Louis Garneau Signature Optimum Bib Shorts are available in five sizes from Small to XX-Large and in the color Black.

Tech Specs

Material:
[shorts] Signature Optimum
Fit:
anatomic paneled
Chamois:
yes, SilvercooL3
Chamois Thickness:
variable
Removable Chamois:
no
Leg Gripper:
Powerband
Bib:
yes
Season:
spring/summer
UPF Rating:
50+
Recommended Use:
road cycling
Manufacturer Warranty:
1 year

Size chart

Louis Garneau

Mens Apparel

Louis Garneau Mens Apparel
3XS XXS XS SMLXLXXL3XL
chest 32in
(81.3cm)
34in
(86.4cm)
36in
(91.4cm)
38in
(96.5cm)
40in
(101.6cm)
42in
(106.7cm)
44in
(111.8cm)
46in
(116.8cm)
48.0in
(121.9cm)
waist 26in
(66.0cm)
28in
(71.1cm)
30in
(76.2cm)
32in
(81.3cm)
34in
(86.4cm)
36in
(91.4cm)
38in
(96.5cm)
40in
(101.6cm)
42in
(106.7cm)
buttocks 32in
(81.3cm)
34in
(86.4cm)
36in
(91.4cm)
38in
(96.5cm)
40in
(101.6cm)
42in
(106.7cm)
44in
(111.8cm)
46in
(116.8cm)
48in
(121.9cm)
leg length29in
(73.7cm)
29in
(73.7cm)
29in
(73.7cm)
30in
(76.2cm)
31in
(78.7cm)
32in
(81.3cm)
32in
(81.3cm)
32in
(81.3cm)
32in
(81.3cm)
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.

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Here's what others have to say...

4 5

Great for the price!

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

This is one of the best bibs around and comes in at an affordable price. The chamois is very supportive but not too bulky. It fits nearly perfectly. The only reason I am giving it four stars is when walking around at a restaurant or coffee shop it tends to ride up a tiny bit.

5 5

These are great

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

besides the fact that your friends laugh at you when they see them and you look like a luchador... they fit greay and are super comfortable for racing or for wearing under you other mountain bike gear for padded shorts. I am 5'10 and 170 lbs and I ordered a large and they are great.

5 5

Great quality for the price

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

I love cycling as a hobby, but am not a competitive cyclist or out everyday on my bike, riding 100 miles is a good week for me. I had been using some older bike shorts with not much padding at all and figured it was time to upgrade to a bib. I was unsure of the quality I would get for the price, as some bibs can run upwards of $300+. I must say that I was pleasantly surprised when these arrived. I'm not sure how the more expensive bibs compare, but compared to the shorts I was using these are amazing. I really like the bib over shorts as well and can't believe I went this long without these. If you are a casual road cyclist like myself and want a little bit of comfort and style without too much investment, I'd say this is a great buy.

Unanswered Question

So this brand runs American big? I have a 29-30 inch waist and like a race-fit, so I need an extra small?

I usually wear medium bibs, but my waist...

I usually wear medium bibs, but my waist size is 32.
I think this is because bibs are usually "European size" where humans are not obese.
Should I get these in M or S? The size chart suggests S.
For example I know castelli or capo bibs an M is perfect.

Responded on

I wear a Large(36) but XLarge(38) fits me better with this brand(Louis Garneau), maybe you should consider one size bigger