One-piece winter protection.
Everyone has their own system for cold-weather cycling. Some people use shorts and warmers, some use tights without a chamois over their summer shorts, and some opt for the simplicity of an all-in-one solution. If you're one of the latter, than the Louis Garneau Providence Chamois Bib Tights are a likely contender for your new favorite winter solution. They combine a whole stable of cold and inclement weather fabrics, with the chamois from your favorite summer-weight shorts, for a ride that'll keep you comfortable in the cold, wind, rain, and saddle.
The bibs are made with panels of Light WindDry 2 and Light Wind Pro incorporated into a general body construction of HeatMaxx, a thermally insulating material. The lower back and front legs use Light WindDry 2, a four-way stretch material that fends off wind and water. This is interrupted at the knees with Light Wind Pro, a new material that takes advantage of Polartec Wind Pro's tight weave to block four times more wind than other fleece materials. Since Light Wind Pro isn't a laminate, it's more breathable than typical wind-blocking materials. The Light Wind Pro knees have been given a DWR treatment, are durable, and won't pill. Though it's only a cosmetic concern, we find the last benefit especially attractive. The bibs insulate, too, courtesy of Highlander Mesh. They also continue the general theme of wicking and moisture management found in all of the Providence Bib Tights' materials.
LG uses the AirZone chamois in the Providence Chamois Bib Tights, an insert that we're familiar with as it's also in LG's Competitive Cyclist shorts. The AirZone's multi-density foam padding protects sensitive areas and transitions smoothly between heights courtesy of its Beveled Edge Molding, eliminating any pinching or uncomfortable, abrupt edges in the insert's topography. The AirZone boasts four-way stretch and pre-molded wings so it moves with you rather than against you, and its high breathability and anti-bacterial properties keep it sanitary and dry.
The tights are constructed with 11 panels of the above materials to ensure an anatomically appropriate fit. Flatlock seams eliminate chafing and the articulation in the knees means that your movements in the saddle won't be restricted. Nine-inch ankle zips help get the tights on and off, and ankle grips keep them from riding up once they're on. Reflective elements at the front, back, and bottom help keep you visible across 360 degrees in low-light conditions.
The Louis Garneau Providence Chamois Bib Tights - Men's are available in six sizes ranging from X-Small to XX-Large in the color Black.