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Bib Tight Buyer's Guide

We've highlighted a few of our favorite bibs and tights to help you select the right ones for your winter rides.

Men
Women

Castelli NanoFlex Pro Bib Tight

The NanoFlex Pro bib tight builds on the storied NanoFlex platform, with carefully selected materials and an upgraded Progetto X2 Air insert. The fleece-backed NanoFlex fabric provides warmth for the core, while lighter-weight panels are used at the knees and thighs to regulate temperature; a water-resistant panel on the inner leg protects against wheel spray. The result is a versatile bib tight that makes light work of most conditions you'll face this winter.

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Gore Bike Wear Xenon 2.0 Bib Tight

Given Gore's history of fabric innovations, it's not surprising that the Xenon 2.0 bib tights rank among the most protective winter tights on the planet. WindStopper is used throughout the majority of these tights to completely block howling wind while allowing for moisture to evaporate. The Xenon chamois uses multiple-density foam to provide ample comfort on your longest rides. And the sleek cut means that all this protection comes without extra bulk.

Shop Xenon 2.0 Bib Tight

Giordana FormaRed Carbon Windfront Bib Tight

The FormaRed Carbon line is a favorite around the office, and the Windfront bib tight brings the same exceptional race fit to a true cold-weather package. As the name implies, wind-blocking panels are employed at the front to preserve core temperatures on windy rides. Super Roubaix fabric is used throughout, with slightly different versions placed thoughtfully, such as the Aqua Zero panel at the rear to protect against wheel spray. Of course, these tights are paired with the excellent Cirro insert, rounding off an altogether outstanding winter riding option.

Shop FormaRed Carbon Windfront Bib Tight

Maloja BecalM Bib Tight

The BecalM bib tights boast a laundry list of features that make them ideal for cold, windy winter conditions. It starts with materials, namely the Lycra Wind Block 4-way stretch fabric through the front, which blocks wind while pulling moisture away from the body. To aid in temperature regulation, breathable MitiTech Thermal panels are used at the rear. Flatlock seams throughout enhance durability and reduce chafing, and the HD ERG chamois rounds out this capable cold-weather package.

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Santini BeHot Bib Tight

If you're heading out in truly frigid conditions, the BeHot bib tights provide a degree of warmth that few can match. Part of the secret is the namesake BeHot fabric, which actually generates heat as you move, with a claimed benefit of up to 10 degrees Fahrenheit. They're built around a forgiving GIT chamois that takes the sting out of rough winter road surfaces. It gets better with the Aquazero DWR treatment that allows water to easily bead off, making these ideal for the worst conditions you'll face.

Shop BeHot Bib Tight

Pearl Izumi Elite Thermal Barrier Bib Tight

The Elite Thermal Barrier tights will gladly go toe-to-toe with tights twice the price, making them an underappreciated standout for winter riding. Pearl's Elite fleece is used throughout to provide warmth on chilly days, with the Elite AmFib softshell material handling the duties of blocking precipitation and wind. The Elite 3D chamois is pre-formed to keep it moving seamlessly with your body. And if you ride whenever you have time, the reflective panels surrounding these tights enhance safety on the road come dawn or dusk.

Shop Elite Thermal Barrier Bib Tight

Louis Garneau Mondo Primo Bib Tight

Proven in the great white north during the depths of winter, the Mondo Primo tights are up for nearly any winter conditions. They're built primarily from Garneau's Super Light Dry material, which blends warmth and wind-blocking properties, making it an ideal material for an all-conditions winter tight. A second layer is employed in the core, helping these to fight off frigid arctic gusts. Extended ankle zips make quick wardrobe changes easier. The 4 Motion chamois provides four-way stretch to minimize chafing.

Shop Mondo Primo Bib Tight

Assos LL.bonka _S7 Bib Tight

The LL.bonka represents the pinnacle of Assos's cold-weather arsenal. RX Heavy fabric provides ample warmth for most winter rides, while the DWR treatment reduces the buildup of precipitation and wheel spray. BlasenSchutz panels in the front block wind, further enhancing comfort. The Cento chamois is built with GoldenGate construction, helping it move naturally with you. It's a fitting complement to the signature Assos fit, which "clicks" into place when you get on the bike. If you demand the finest bib tights available, your search ends here.

Shop LL.bonka _S7 Bib Tight

Castelli NanoFlex Donna Tight

When warmth and comfort take priority, the NanoFlex Donna tight is a top contender. The fleece-backed NanoFlex fabric provides ample stretch and plenty of warmth, with the additional benefit of a DWR treatment that inhibits wheel spray. And when you consider the combination of a KISS Air Donna chamois and yoga-style waistband, it's easy to see why these everyday winter tights are a perennial favorite.

Shop NanoFlex Donna Tight

Gore Bike Wear Element WindStopper Bib Tight

Built with a more relaxed fit than the race-focused options, the Element bib tights blend incredible weather protection with ample warmth for most winter riding. The WindStopper panels throughout block even the harshest winds, with the added benefit of being highly water-resistant. The EIT female-specific chamois ensures that you'll be comfortable on even your longest rides. And should nature call mid-ride, a waistline zipper allows for quick pit stops so you can get back to your ride with a minimum of fuss.

Shop Element WindStopper Bib Tight

Giordana Fusion Bib Tight

The Fusion tights are a thoroughly proven option for mild to moderate winter riding conditions. The fleece-backed Super Roubaix fabric provides sufficient warmth and excellent moisture management, and it's arranged in such a way as to move naturally with your body throughout the range of cycling motions. Reflective accents enhance your visibility on the road. These tights are capped off with a female-specific Nimbo O.F. chamois, which will keep you pedaling in comfort straight through to spring.

Shop Fusion Bib Tight

Assos LL.pompaDour _S5 Bib Tight

The LL.pompaDour bib tights are constructed primarily of a heavyweight version of Assos's exclusive RXplus fabric, which provides a lightly compressive hold to protect your muscles from the ravages of road vibration. It's arranged in a refined female-specific fit, and enhanced with a Lady S5 chamois. These outstanding bibs are rounded off with an adjustable version of the "monobib," which allows you to fine-tune your fit. In either case, these could well be considered the best tights available today.

Shop LL.pompaDour _S5 Bib Tight

Louis Garneau Course Elite Bib Tight

Developed for Canada's winter conditions, the Course Elite packs some serious warmth into a sleek package. They're built primarily from Garneau's Super Light Dry material, which blends warmth and wind-blocking properties; a second layer is employed in the core to help fight off frigid Arctic gusts. HeatMaxx panels are used in the knees and lower back to retain heat as the temperatures drop. A premium 5 Motion chamois ensures that these tights will move with you, keeping you chafe-free in addition to toasty warm.

Shop Course Elite Bib Tight

Pearl Izumi Elite Thermal Tight

The Elite Thermal tights boast features typically seen on much more expensive options. Pearl's Elite Thermal fleece is used throughout to provide warmth on chilly days and highly effective moisture management. The eight-piece women's specific cut keeps these moving seamlessly with your body—ditto for the women's specific Elite 3D. The wide waistband further enhances comfort for those who prefer to forgo bibs. And the reflective panels surrounding these tights enhance safety on the road come dawn or dusk.

Shop Elite Thermal Tight
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Bib Tight Buyer's Guide

Bib Tight Buyer's Guide

Men
Women

Castelli NanoFlex Pro Bib Tight

The NanoFlex Pro bib tight builds on the storied NanoFlex platform, with carefully selected materials and an upgraded Progetto X2 Air insert. The fleece-backed NanoFlex fabric provides warmth for the core, while lighter-weight panels are used at the knees and thighs to regulate temperature; a water-resistant panel on the inner leg protects against wheel spray. The result is a versatile bib tight that makes light work of most conditions you'll face this winter.

Shop NanoFlex Pro Bib Tight

Gore Bike Wear Xenon 2.0 Bib Tight

Given Gore's history of fabric innovations, it's not surprising that the Xenon 2.0 bib tights rank among the most protective winter tights on the planet. WindStopper is used throughout the majority of these tights to completely block howling wind while allowing for moisture to evaporate. The Xenon chamois uses multiple-density foam to provide ample comfort on your longest rides. And the sleek cut means that all this protection comes without extra bulk.

Shop Xenon 2.0 Bib Tight

Giordana FormaRed Carbon Windfront Bib Tight

The FormaRed Carbon line is a favorite around the office, and the Windfront bib tight brings the same exceptional race fit to a true cold-weather package. As the name implies, wind-blocking panels are employed at the front to preserve core temperatures on windy rides. Super Roubaix fabric is used throughout, with slightly different versions placed thoughtfully, such as the Aqua Zero panel at the rear to protect against wheel spray. Of course, these tights are paired with the excellent Cirro insert, rounding off an altogether outstanding winter riding option.

Shop FormaRed Carbon Windfront Bib Tight

Maloja BecalM Bib Tight

The BecalM bib tights boast a laundry list of features that make them ideal for cold, windy winter conditions. It starts with materials, namely the Lycra Wind Block 4-way stretch fabric through the front, which blocks wind while pulling moisture away from the body. To aid in temperature regulation, breathable MitiTech Thermal panels are used at the rear. Flatlock seams throughout enhance durability and reduce chafing, and the HD ERG chamois rounds out this capable cold-weather package.

Shop BecalM Bib Tight

Santini BeHot Bib Tight

If you're heading out in truly frigid conditions, the BeHot bib tights provide a degree of warmth that few can match. Part of the secret is the namesake BeHot fabric, which actually generates heat as you move, with a claimed benefit of up to 10 degrees Fahrenheit. They're built around a forgiving GIT chamois that takes the sting out of rough winter road surfaces. It gets better with the Aquazero DWR treatment that allows water to easily bead off, making these ideal for the worst conditions you'll face.

Shop BeHot Bib Tight

Pearl Izumi Elite Thermal Barrier Bib Tight

The Elite Thermal Barrier tights will gladly go toe-to-toe with tights twice the price, making them an underappreciated standout for winter riding. Pearl's Elite fleece is used throughout to provide warmth on chilly days, with the Elite AmFib softshell material handling the duties of blocking precipitation and wind. The Elite 3D chamois is pre-formed to keep it moving seamlessly with your body. And if you ride whenever you have time, the reflective panels surrounding these tights enhance safety on the road come dawn or dusk.

Shop Elite Thermal Barrier Bib Tight

Louis Garneau Mondo Primo Bib Tight

Proven in the great white north during the depths of winter, the Mondo Primo tights are up for nearly any winter conditions. They're built primarily from Garneau's Super Light Dry material, which blends warmth and wind-blocking properties, making it an ideal material for an all-conditions winter tight. A second layer is employed in the core, helping these to fight off frigid arctic gusts. Extended ankle zips make quick wardrobe changes easier. The 4 Motion chamois provides four-way stretch to minimize chafing.

Shop Mondo Primo Bib Tight

Assos LL.bonka _S7 Bib Tight

The LL.bonka represents the pinnacle of Assos's cold-weather arsenal. RX Heavy fabric provides ample warmth for most winter rides, while the DWR treatment reduces the buildup of precipitation and wheel spray. BlasenSchutz panels in the front block wind, further enhancing comfort. The Cento chamois is built with GoldenGate construction, helping it move naturally with you. It's a fitting complement to the signature Assos fit, which "clicks" into place when you get on the bike. If you demand the finest bib tights available, your search ends here.

Shop LL.bonka _S7 Bib Tight

Castelli NanoFlex Donna Tight

When warmth and comfort take priority, the NanoFlex Donna tight is a top contender. The fleece-backed NanoFlex fabric provides ample stretch and plenty of warmth, with the additional benefit of a DWR treatment that inhibits wheel spray. And when you consider the combination of a KISS Air Donna chamois and yoga-style waistband, it's easy to see why these everyday winter tights are a perennial favorite.

Shop NanoFlex Donna Tight

Gore Bike Wear Element WindStopper Bib Tight

Built with a more relaxed fit than the race-focused options, the Element bib tights blend incredible weather protection with ample warmth for most winter riding. The WindStopper panels throughout block even the harshest winds, with the added benefit of being highly water-resistant. The EIT female-specific chamois ensures that you'll be comfortable on even your longest rides. And should nature call mid-ride, a waistline zipper allows for quick pit stops so you can get back to your ride with a minimum of fuss.

Shop Element WindStopper Bib Tight

Giordana Fusion Bib Tight

The Fusion tights are a thoroughly proven option for mild to moderate winter riding conditions. The fleece-backed Super Roubaix fabric provides sufficient warmth and excellent moisture management, and it's arranged in such a way as to move naturally with your body throughout the range of cycling motions. Reflective accents enhance your visibility on the road. These tights are capped off with a female-specific Nimbo O.F. chamois, which will keep you pedaling in comfort straight through to spring.

Shop Fusion Bib Tight

Assos LL.pompaDour _S5 Bib Tight

The LL.pompaDour bib tights are constructed primarily of a heavyweight version of Assos's exclusive RXplus fabric, which provides a lightly compressive hold to protect your muscles from the ravages of road vibration. It's arranged in a refined female-specific fit, and enhanced with a Lady S5 chamois. These outstanding bibs are rounded off with an adjustable version of the "monobib," which allows you to fine-tune your fit. In either case, these could well be considered the best tights available today.

Shop LL.pompaDour _S5 Bib Tight

Louis Garneau Course Elite Bib Tight

Developed for Canada's winter conditions, the Course Elite packs some serious warmth into a sleek package. They're built primarily from Garneau's Super Light Dry material, which blends warmth and wind-blocking properties; a second layer is employed in the core to help fight off frigid Arctic gusts. HeatMaxx panels are used in the knees and lower back to retain heat as the temperatures drop. A premium 5 Motion chamois ensures that these tights will move with you, keeping you chafe-free in addition to toasty warm.

Shop Course Elite Bib Tight

Pearl Izumi Elite Thermal Tight

The Elite Thermal tights boast features typically seen on much more expensive options. Pearl's Elite Thermal fleece is used throughout to provide warmth on chilly days and highly effective moisture management. The eight-piece women's specific cut keeps these moving seamlessly with your body—ditto for the women's specific Elite 3D. The wide waistband further enhances comfort for those who prefer to forgo bibs. And the reflective panels surrounding these tights enhance safety on the road come dawn or dusk.

Shop Elite Thermal Tight
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