Ericwrote a review of Sportful Fiandre No-Rain Bib Tights - Men's on September 25, 2017
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Great to see CC carrying these bib tights now. I have used them for the past 2 winters in the PNW, and although I did not purchase them from CC I feel they are worthy of a review.
Simply put, if you ride in very wet weather and cold temps (50F and below), these bib tights are the absolute best I have found for warmth and water protection, without getting into the baggy "rain pant" territory. The No-Rain fabric is good at shedding water but will eventually soak through, however still remain warm and windproof. It is basically the same fabric as Castelli's Gabba, as Sportful owns Castelli. The rear flap is nice, but I'm a fender guy through and through so it is not a huge factor for me, other than providing insulation. The TC Pro pad is great, probably one the best chamois I have used in 25 years of riding. Varied thickness with good density but not over-engineered like many chamois are nowadays. In terms of fit, they are probably a bit on the small side per stated size, much like Castelli. I am 6' and 165-170 lbs and wear a large for a very snug race-like fit. They are tight to get into and require some patience but once in place they are perfect.
In addition to being a stellar performer in the cold and wet, these bibs are also great in cold, dry and windy weather as well. I have used them in temps 36F and under with strong winds and they have been great at blocking the wind and keeping me warm but still breathing just enough to remain comfortable.
That's about it, honestly these bib tights are near or at the top of my all-time list of "best kit for the job" in all the years I've ridden.