Summer bibs with a little more thigh coverage.
The thought of longer days and warmer weather gets us giddy with excitement and we can't wait to get out on some all-day adventures, with a healthy dose of vitamin D, and put in some quality hours on the bike. We'll have to remind ourselves to apply liberal amounts of sunscreen and have our favorite summer kits, including bibs, ready to go and if you're seeking some summer specific shorts, we suggest you have a look at the Men's Pro Team Lightweight Long Bib Short from Rapha. These bibs are designed to excel in hot conditions and the "long" moniker refers to a leg length that's around 1-inch longer than the standard bibs making them ideal for taller riders, those with longer femurs, or anyone who prefers a little more thigh coverage.
Rapha started by minimizing the straps on the bibs, for less skin coverage, and used a lighter mesh than what's used on the standard Pro Team shorts, creating a more minimal garment for those warmer days. Lighter weight fabrics are used throughout and a perforated chamois improves moisture transfer so you feel cooler even as the mercury rises, for excellent comfort on the longest, hottest rides.
On the exterior, the seat panel is constructed from a resilient fabric to increase durability and prevent premature wear while the side panels use a lightweight and breathable fabric for excellent moisture management and ventilation. At the leg openings, fine silicone grippers provide a secure and comfortable fit at the hem so you're not constantly having to tug them back into place.
- Summer bibs built with lightweight fabrics and perforated chamois
- Breathable materials keep you cool when the temps get hot
- Resilient seat panel boosts durability
- Minimal bib straps keep you from overheating
- Silicone print grippers keep leg openings locked down
- Legs are approximately 1-inch longer than the standard bibs