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Pearl Izumi P.R.O. Softshell Bib Tights
- Item: PLZ0744 Claimed Weight:"Claimed Weight" is an unconfirmed weight provided by the manufacturer. 340 g
Cycling in the cold and wet is so much more difficult than, say, running in cold and wet. Not only are you getting wet from falling rain, but the mechanics of riding a bike means you're suffering from wheel spray: yours, your buddy's and from the passing cars. Add some near freezing temperatures and you have one rugged -- or unfun -- ride to get through. A quality rain jacket is important, but what about serious protection for your legs and bum? The Pearl Izumi P.R.O. Softshell Cycling Bib Tights have been created to give you the ultimate in lower-body protection from the worst a wet and cold winter can throw at you.
This is possible because Pearl Izumi has engineered these bib tights around what they're calling their Aluminum thermo-regulating laminate softshell. Adding the aluminum element to the three-layered P.R.O. Softshell fabric makes this material not only well insulated, but it also offers amazingly effective waterproof protection while still remaining breathable and supple. Included in the mix are layers with the P.R.O. Transfer fabric with Minerale, as well as the P.R.O. Thermal fabric. The former sits closest to the skin working to wick all sweat and moisture buildup away from the body, while the latter is Pearl Izumi's best fabric for providing breathable insulation.
But more impressive than the protection against inclement weather that these bib tights can offer, is how well they fit. The bib straps are easily adjustable so that you can slacken the fit when you're driving in the car to a race or training ride, but then tighten up again to offer a sufficiently snug fit once your ride kicks off. The suppleness of the softshell fabric means that you'll never feel like you've been sealed in a tin can for the ride; no painful tugging or pressure at the knee with every pedal stroke. And the stirrups at your feet will ensure that there will be zero slippage up your leg.
Perhaps the most thoughtful addition to the bib tights is the hidden quick-access panel for pit stops. Designed as a panel opening where the bib upper and lower portions intersect, it means that you won't have to unbundle for a nature break mid-ride.
The Pearl Izumi P.R.O. Softshell Cycling Bib Tights are available in Black/Black and come in Small through XX-Large.