CycleJanewrote a review of De Marchi Contour Plus Bib Tight - Women's on January 10, 2011
3.5 hours in 35F, intermittently misting, overcast and awful weather and I'm feeling great wearing this jacket and matching bib tights while everyone else is bundled up in bulky layers looking miserable. To be fair, I had leg and arm warmers underneath. The fabric is awesome. Looks sexy and performs as expected - very wind proof and incredibly warm. The waffle backing is amazing at eliminating the icky cold sweat feeling many of the fleece fabrics tend to leave behind.These are the best bib tights I own. First, the length of the inseam is generous, even for the leggy cyclists like me. The stirrup strap stayed in place the entire time and I wasn't even conscious of it. Second, the bib part of the tight is almost a base-layer unto itself, keeping my tummy nice and warm, the mesh panel on the upper part of the back is very effective for reducing over-heating and wicking moisture, and the length of the shoulder straps should comfortably accomodate cyclists with longer torsos. What impressed me the most is the feeling of invisibility these bibgs give. I've worn them with and without warmers underneath and it is absolutely amazing how much they disappear on my body. I am accustomed to a slight bunching of the fabric at the back of the knee and that didn't happen. I expected the angled seam over the knee area to potentially bother me and it didn't at all. I'm quite fond of the chamois as well. Just fantastic all around. No complaints, not even the price, which I normally fuss about alot.