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Item # GWR001Z
Description

Serious goals call for serious bibs.

You have serious goals for this cycling season, but you won't be meeting them with saddle sores and hot spots from your 5-year-old bib shorts. Not to worry though, the Gore Wear C5 Bib Shorts+ are ready to wrap around your legs with a warm hug, and a supportive chamois that lets you relax on the saddle with minimal chaffing and pain, all without breaking your summer upgrade budget. The C5 Bib Shorts+ are designed for the dedicated cyclist, cut to hold your muscles and reduce fatigue while shielding you from wind, and loading you with women's specific features to keep you comfortable all day.

It's no secret that we have different anatomy than men, and with the differences come some issues with the logistics of bibs. Gore tackles some of these differences with features like a dual-zippered back that allows for easy nature breaks, and a center clip in the front of the bib that minimizes friction and secures at your breastbone. When you're halfway up a canyon and giving it your all, the mesh bibs pull away sweat, working to keep you cool and comfortable while you're hammering away. Underneath it all Gore places an Advanced Women's inset with Gore Windstopper Cup technology. This chamois uses multi-density foam contoured to support us where we need it most, and relieve pressure where we want a little bit less bulk. Its smooth upper does its best to fight chaffing, so you can stay comfortable for the long miles in the saddle.

  • Tough bibs for ambitious cyclists
  • Mesh uppers with clip breathe and secure in place
  • Windstopper thigh panels cut through wind
  • Contoured, snug fit supports muscles
  • 2-zips on back make for easy bathroom breaks
  • 10-inch inseam with flat hem provides smooth fit
  • Reflective details boost low-light visibility
  • Advanced Women's chamois cushions your sit bones
Tech SpecsSize
Tech Specs
Material
[face fabric] 80% polyamide, 20% elastane, [mesh] 93% polyester, 7% elastane
Fit
form
Inseam
10in
Chamois
Advanced Women's
Bib
yes, mesh with center clip
Reflective
logo
Recommended Use
road cycling
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year
Size

GORE Bike Wear & Running Wear

Women's
 XSSMLXLXXL
343638404244
Chest

30.25 - 31.5in

(77 - 80cm)

32 - 33in

(81 - 84cm)

33.5 - 34.75in

(85 - 88cm)

35 - 36.25in

(89 - 92cm)

36.5 - 37.75in

(93 - 96cm)

38 - 39in

(97 - 100cm)

Arm Length

28in

(71cm)

28.5in

(72cm)

28.75in

(73cm)

29in

(74cm)

29.5in

(75cm)

30in

(76cm)

Waist

24 - 25.25in

(61 - 64cm)

25.5 - 26.75in

(65 - 68cm)

27 - 28.25in

(69 - 72cm)

28.75 - 30in

(73 - 76cm)

30.25 - 31.5in

(77 - 80cm)

32 - 33in

(81 - 84cm)

Hip

34 - 35in

(86 - 89cm)

35.5 - 36.75in

(90 - 93cm)

37 - 38in

(94 - 97cm)

38.5 - 39.75in

(98 - 101cm)

40 - 41.25in

(102 - 105cm)

41.75 - 43in

(106 - 109cm)

Inseam

31.5in

(80cm)

How to Measure:
For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
Chest:
Measure under your arms, around the fullest part of your chest.
Arm Length:
Measure from the center of your back to your wrist with arms held out.
Waist:
Measure around your natural waistline, keeping the tape a bit loose.
Hip:
Measure around the fullest part of your body at the top of your legs.
Inseam:
Using pants that fit well, measure the crotch seam to the bottom of the leg.

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They're decent, not great

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs large

These are a solid three star bib but I'll give them an extra star for the attempt with the zipper and the price. The price is very reasonable compared to the other bibs I have with the zipper (Velocio) which runs almost three times the price. The sizing on these is odd and they are very long. I can rarely fit in to a Gore size large - and usually need an XL, but the medium in the bib fits me. They are not suitable for anyone short in stature because they are so long. I'm 5-08 and the L was almost too long, the medium was OK. Also, with the zippers going all they way around the waist - they are not for those who are generous in the hips because there is very little stretch. The small fabric portion in the waist that provides for a little stretch is stiff and could be a lot softer. The hook in front is in a terrible position and unusable. The fabric and stitching in the front, from where the zippers attach up to the

Can’t Beat the Value

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Not gonna lie, the zipper concept is a bit odd (note there’s a 4-in gap in material at the low back because of it), but the chamois is extremely comfortable. The legs aren’t overly tight, which is a major plus. These have outperformed several bibs I own in the $200+ range, making them quite the steal at this price point.

Middle of the road but not recommended

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

There are some things about the bibs that straight up are not the best thought out. The clip in the front actually restricts upper body movement so riding unclipped is necessary but that isn't a deal breaker. Know going into this that because there are the zippers for easy bathroom breaks, your waistline measurement is VERY important as there is no stretch. I've found that I need to unzip them a little to get them over my hips then zip them closed. The ease of bathroom breaks does have it's downfall, when I tried it at home I found that in my first attempt, the chamois ends up touching the toilet so it takes practice to not have your chamois get all up on a public toilet. Wiping is also very awkward with trying to keep it from touching anything. The inseam is a good few inches longer than most so an annoyance for short people, the cuff of the leg touches my calves on each pedal stroke. Thankfully the legs are not the bad leg gripper though. The material is nice and will be good for windy, cooler days as it does have the wind stopper fabric. The chamois seems nice but the stitching is a bit stiff and itchy. I recommend chamois cream with these to prevent any potential chafing. Unfortunately I can't recommend these to anyone my size (5'1") but if you are 5'4" and still wear a small, then the calf touching won't be an issue. If you are curvy for your size, you will probably need to size up due to the waist feature I mentioned above. I'm 5'1" and 118lb. Size 27" waist, 37" hips. The small fits long on the quads but good on the suspenders. Hope this helps.

Hey Savannah, Thanks for your honest review! The insight on fit (esp with those zippers) is super helpful!

Unanswered Question

I'm tall... 5'11 and a female. I want to try bibs but am leary to spend a lot without knowing the fit. Any recommendations? I ride 30 to 100 miles on a roadbike.