Winter warmth, summer comfort.
When it comes to winter tights, the remarkably involved construction process of the Assos LL.HaBu Bib Tights suggests that they're the best-fitting, most thoughtfully protective pair of women's tights in the industry. Putting them on confirms that suggestion, demonstrating what six different fabrics arranged in fourteen panels — according to Assos' legendarily obsessive pursuit of anatomic fit and anti-weather function — can do.
The LL.HaBu Bib Tights are mostly made from RX fabric, which is a brushed, insulating material that wicks moisture away from your skin to keep you warm and dry, even under hard winter efforts. RX's insulating powers are further improved with strategic panels of RXQ, whose 3D air channels mimic materials like Merino wool to create pockets of trapped air with minimal volume. Both RX and RXQ have an accommodating four-way stretch to move with you in the saddle, letting you spin comfortably in temperatures ranging from 42-54 degrees Fahrenheit.
The LL.HaBu Bib Tights also include the FI.Lady_S5 chamois. We admit to being a little leery of inserts in winter kit, often preferring chamois-free tights that we can layer over our favorite shorts; however — this being Assos — we find that the S5 insert is actually an upgrade compared to the chamois in most other manufacturers' top-end summer shorts. The FI.Lady_S5 uses the same Elastic Interface Technology that Assos and CyTech originally pioneered to revolutionize the chamois market, but with a few new upgrades. Of these upgrades, the most impressive is the waffle construction, which not only reduces weight but also makes for a more breathable, faster drying chamois. On winter rides, this is one place you don't want to stay wet and chilly. The FI.Lady_S5 takes significant steps to prevent that.
- Protective tights that take the sting out of winter months
- Strategic RX and RXQ panels cut through wind and ice
- Brushed inner fabric traps in heat and wicks away sweat
- Fabric mimics Merino wool to dry quickly and insulate
- S5 chamois cushions sit bones with multi-density foam
- Elastic-interface on chamois moves with you freely
- Specifically designed bibs cater to female anatomy