Fiandre Norain Bib Short
Sportful's Fiandre NoRain Bib Shorts line now includes a women-specific option. As with previous generations, the NoRain bibs get their name from No-Rain Warm material, a stretchy, insulating fleece-lined material that consists of ThermoDrytex Plus that's been hit with Sportful's nanotech water repellent treatment. Though it isn't enough to keep you dry in a sideways-blowing monsoon, it'll hold off normal precipitation no problem. No-Rain Warm is also insulating and very breathable, so if you get too hot on a climb, these bibs will wick away moisture before you freeze on the descent. Of course, the fact that these are shorts means that you can pull on or take off leg warmers as the situation on the road changes.
Like the full-length version, the Fiandre No-Rain Bib Shorts feature Sportful's Ergonomic fit, which is the same fit Sportful equips its professional riders with. Some cold-weather gear fits like thermal underwear, producing slack that lets the chamois or the seams get out of place and causing havoc from the waist down. You'll appreciate the proper fit and compression of this cut, which keeps everything right where it's supposed to be and supports your thighs, waist, and lower torso.
The Fiandre No-Rain bib shorts also use the Infinity chamois, which is analogous to the BodyFit Pro model but designed for women. It was designed with feedback from pros of both sexes, and its seamless face conceals a variable landscape of multi-density foam designed to relieve pressure. It's kept in place by mesh bibs up top and stripped Lycra bands at the leg openings. The mesh bib straps reduce bulk and let you control the type and amount of layering you do on your torso, while the leg bands are basically Lycra that's had its core exposed with silicone dot grip applied, adding a lightweight element of hold.
- Bib shorts for training and racing in rainy weather
- NoRain material keeps light precipitation at bay
- Brushed backing traps body heat for cold-weather rides
- Minimal seam count reduces points of watery ingress
- Race-fit with longer legs for extended coverage
- High Lycra back eliminates gap between jersey and shorts
- Reflective details help keep you visible in low-light conditions