LOUIS GARNEAU MEN'S TIGHTS/KNICKERS
Cold weather cycling is a tricky business as the dance between too hot and too cold is a tenuous ballet. We've found that windblocking fabric is an essential step, but too much and you'll roast if the pace on the road heats up. Therefore, the Garneau Gemini Chamois Bib Tights use their Light WindDry 2 fabric sparingly. You'll find it on the front of these tights where you need it the most to be protected from bitter winds. It also wraps a bit further around the outside of the knees to provide your joints with more protection.
The remainder of the tights use Garneau's HeatMaxx insulated fabric. Its brushed interior surface offers the sort of cozy warmth that helps you feel good about the decision to leave the house on cold and blustery days. With this blend of materials, you'll be shielded from the penetrating effects of cold winds, but as you generate your own body heat, the permeable fabric in the back will still let excess heat escape. It's a perfect blend of wind protection and warmth. Garneau uses the Light WindDry2 fabric in one more conspicuous spot -- up the middle of the rear end. Since wet roads and spray from the rear tire go hand in hand with winter riding, we'd judge this to be a nice design feature. In addition to being windproof, the polyurethane treated fabric sheds water readily.
With the Gemini Bib Tights affording you the ability to get out and do your winter base miles, it comes as no surprise that Garneau equips them with their Airzone Chamois. It's Garneau's most well-ventilated pad, perfect for long training days. Its perforated memory foam is beveled at the edges and stitched into a vented four-way stretch, antimicrobial cover.
The Garneau Gemini Chamois Bib Tights are Black and are available in five sizes from Small to XX-Large. They are cut with 10 panels in the tights to ensure a supreme fit. All seams are flat-stitched and placed to avoid potential chafing in high-friction zones. The bib straps are wide enough to be comfortable and lay flat over your base layers.
- Airzone chamois provides ample padding under sit bones without adding bulk
- Anatomic fit for optimal movement in the saddle
- Trim features stretch fabric for a next-to-skin fit
- Ankle grippers prevent tights from shifting in flight
- Flatlock seams eliminate skin irritation
- Front & bottom reflective logos for added safety in low-light conditions