DE MARCHI MEN'S TIGHTS/KNICKERS
The De Marchi Contour Plus Ultra Bib Tights are, quite simply, the venerable Italian brand's warmest, and most feature-rich cold-weather tight. Constructed from 12 panels and utilizing two different dynamic fabrics, this tight is designed as a highly mobile and anatomical suit of weatherproof armor to help you combat the worst that mid-winter or early spring training sessions can throw at you.
The tights are made from a combination of a three-layer wind and waterproof Thermashield front with a Thermolite Roubaix back -- the latter of which is the next evolution in the vein of the superlative Italian fabric, Super Roubaix. The benefits of this fabric in the Contour Plus Ultra Bib Tights are clear; the core of this toasty fleece-backed fabric is made from hollow Thermolite fibers which reduce the fabric's overall weight while enhancing its thermal capacity. And when used in conjunction with a windproof front, you'll find there are few inclement temperatures that could adversely affect your training sessions. The outward-facing sides of both of these fabrics are then treated with a protective Teflon application which helps better shield you from wet spray or mud stains.
The Contour Plus Ultra Bib Tights are built for serious winter miles. As such, they boast the subtly revised C12 Elastic Interface Technology (EIT) pad. The streamlined, unobtrusive profile of the chamois consists of two half-moon sections sonically welded together for a flat, almost undetectable seam. The multi-density foam pad is perforated for optimum ventilation and is topped by a wicking, bacteriostatic waffled micro fiber fabric. Just like a good base layer, the chamois wicks moisture away from your skin and transfers it towards the shorts' exterior where it can evaporate so you won't find your seat area soaked in cold sweat for the duration of your ride.
True to the tights' name, De Marchi cuts the panels for a naturally contoured fit that allows you to move and warm up effortlessly -- especially clutch on those days that require a big effort just to get started. You'll benefit from less effort in another small, but important way. De Marchi has also included a short zipper in the front of the bib uppers to facilitate getting them on and off and for the all-important nature break at the roadside. Laser-cut stirrups help secure the lower legs of the tights in your shoes to best lock in warmth. The Contour Plus Ultra Bib Tights are available in sizes Small through XXX-Large, and in the color Black.