HINCAPIE SPORTSWEAR MEN'S SHORTS/BIBS - ROAD
We understand that bib shorts are seldom thought of as tough. Instead, images of leather and steel cloud our heads, when really, we should be thinking of Lycra/nylon blends and chamois. This sounds a little ridiculous, but one ride in the Hincapie Sportswear Arenberg Bib Shorts will change your perception of strength. Built for the pivotal, brutal movement on the road to Roubaix, the Arenberg can withstand the torment of northern cobbles and the cold weather that surrounds them.
To combine comfort with warmth, Hincapie made the Arenberg bib shorts from the plush and stretchy BodE Thermal Loft fabric. This material delivers a soft inner lining that utilizes high-loft, fleece fibers to accelerate moisture evaporation. The lining assists in wicking moisture to the quick-drying surface. And not only does the fabric work to keep you dry, but the breathable design also maintains a consistent, insulated temperature for warmth. In fact, Thermal Loft employs one of the heaviest knit structures in the Hincapie lineup to ensure heat retention. However, this is complemented by the outer-layer's Lycra and nylon-blended makeup. Accordingly, the bib shorts effectively wick away moisture to keep you riding dry and at a consistent internal temperature.
The Arenberg bib shorts have a malleable, four-way stretch construction that conforms to the contours of your body. And to minimize any shifting during movement, the Arenberg has an exclusive Hincapie Gel-Gripper along the hem of the legs. The Gel-Gripper itself is flexible. However, the anti-slip elastic creates a secure attachment for a perfect fit. The shorts also feature reflective accents throughout the legs for a heightened sense of visibility in low-light conditions.
And while warmth and fit are important, nothing compares to a luxurious chamois. Luckily, Hincapie understands this logic and incorporated its Power Chamois. This pad uses a four-way stretch, variable thickness construction to compliment Power's most important design feature -- the ability to move with your body in motion. By doing this, and adding an antimicrobial treatment, Hincapie eliminated the chafing, abrasion, and bacteria that help lead to the formidable saddle sore. The design also reduces pressure on the perineum region while minimizing the buildup of moisture from friction.
The Hincapie Sportswear Arenberg Bib Shorts are available in the color Black and in five sizes from Small to XX-Large.