These thermal water repelling bibs have been designed specifically for chilly conditions where rain, drizzle and road spray may be present during your ride. They are ideal for conditions one would normally associate with the Pacific Northwest, but because of their excellent breathability and 3-season usability are also a great choice for rides or commuting in temperatures between 35 - 55° F. (We recommend pairing with knee or leg warmers for the lower temperatures in the range, especially if you tend to be more affected by chilly temps.) We engineered them with a cozy, brushed fleece interior and a Durable Water Repellent (DWR-coated) exterior. For additional protection, we strategically paneled a 3-layer waterproof fabric that covers the lower-back and chamois areas (saddle touchpoints) exposed to cold road spray. For added safety in low-light, winter conditions we used super bright (350+ lumens) reflective logos and thigh strips (reflective in motion is ideal for optimal visibility).
FABRICS & CONSTRUCTION
The most notable feature of the Storm+ Bibs is the use of zoned fabric placements. This means we utilized the stretchy and soft Storm+ thermal fleece in the hip flex-points while also strategically placing 3-layer waterproof fabric in areas which require more coverage, such as the low-back and wet-out areas surrounding the chamois. This ensures maximum mobility while also offering protection from that cold, soggy chamois feeling you can get from wet rides. Uppers are made from a durable, single layer, raw-edge cut fabric. We have minimized the uppers to reduce bulk and increase breathability so that moisture will transfer away off the body, thereby maintaining a comfortable riding humidity and temperature throughout your cold weather adventure. This lightweight construction allows for more stretch and better comfort across a range of rider body shapes.
zoned fabric placements for maximum protection
Stretchy and soft Storm+ thermal fleece in the hip and knee flex-points, paired with a 3-layer waterproof fabric in areas which require more coverage (low-back and wet-out areas surrounding the chamois), ensures maximum mobility and wet weather protection.
in sub-freezing rain and, while we did end up a little chilly, the conditions were admittedly worse than any of us would normally ride in. Even so, we stayed dry, and appreciate the layered system that keeps wind and rain away.