Jonathan T.wrote a review of Gore Wear C5 Bib Shorts+ - Men's on July 15, 2020
Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Low-Level Bib Shorts, at a Mid-Level Price
I have only used these bibs once, on a 2 hour ride(What I consider short), and I was disappointed with the performance after only 30 minutes. The chamois felt thin right away, and after 30 minutes I could feel my bum on the saddle. This is a feeling I wouldn't expect until 4 or 5 hours into a ride.
The material used for the legs is thin and lacks compression and support. When hanging on a hanger, these bibs sag like a wet bathing suit. In contrast, a pair of Castelli Aero Race bibs hanging in my closet look like they're being worn by an invisible man. They are structured and shaped. Gore C5 Bib Short+ shorts are not. That special snug feeling that supports your leg muscles for hours, preventing fatigue, simply is not there while wearing these Gores.
- Comfortable. These bibs are actually quite comfortable to wear. The straps are wide and soft, making you forget there are even there.
- Leg grippers. These are very comfortable and stay in place while riding.
Sizing is typical for Gore. Not as small as Castelli but smaller than Pearl. I'm 5'9" and 135lbs and the Medium fits me well.