Words by Nathan Evans (@_nate_jimmy) | Using The BIB Stealth since : April 2021 Most cyclists would have heard about Everesting at some point ...Read more
LONG-DISTANCE BIB SHORTS THAT HELP YOU RIDE FURTHER, MORE COMFORTABLY
Trusted by thousands of long-distance cyclists around the world, RedWhite Apparel's Bib Shorts is the pinnacle of on-bike comfort.
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Just purchased my second pair of RW bibs and thought it appropriate to comment on quality of product and service. I typically write reviews in a 'pro' and 'con/could be better' format, but, it's not applicable for RW, as all I can report is 'pro'. So...the Pro
> Terrific service with good communications from order through delivery. Use of FedEx for intl delivery works like a charm...fast and everything in excellent condition
> I interacted with Yuv on my first pair of RW bibs as I was unsure of fit. Yuv's fit advice was spot on and the bibs fit very well
> First pair of bibs now in use for ~4 mos with close to 3k miles and some longer rides (>6 hrs). The fit on the RW bibs is better than any I have used in the past 40 years...simply no fatigue, chafing, or other annoying tendencies. Great product! Second pair recently purchased with a few weeks of use...exact same fit and experience as first pair!
I have had some real brand loyalty for a number of years; buying all my bibs from one large U.S. maker, in particular. After riding with the RW bibs that loyalty has just swapped with the RW bibs simply having a better price point and a far better product...best value!
I am riding 300 miles in 3 days this January. I needed a pair of shorts that would rise to the occasion. RedWhite bibs are it. Comfortable, extra cushion, it has all I need
Perfectly fit on me. Super comfy. Great job RW. Definitely will buy again.
I finally had the chance to put these winter tights to the test recently and they performed perfectly. They were just what I have been looking for. They are very stretchy (not always true with thermals) and have great compression. Everything was up to what I have come to expect from RedWhite. They kept me nice and warm on my rides. One ride was below 25F (-4C) and these were perfect when I was in the sun but I probably could have used another layer to keep me warm in the shade. They are a definite must-have. For reference I am 6’2” (1.88m) and 215lbs (97kg) and the XL is perfect. I saw another review from someone my size who went with a 2XL, and I could imagine that would also work for me. The XL definitely did the trick for me though. The legs are plenty long enough, which I was worried about.
I love these tights!
The Stealth bib-short is the most comfortable that i have in my collection (of 7) for long-distance riding (more than 4hrs for me). Actually, it's great for shorter rides too.
The shoulder straps doesn't bite-in and the chamois is remarkably super comfortable, while the overall fit is spot-on - thanks to Yuva's sizing recommendation!
If i need to nit-pick, then perhaps the length of the inseams can be slightly longer. Otherwise, definitely most comfortable by far.
For my height (173cm) and weight (76kg), I'm using a size L.
Received these promptly. I've done some cruisey 5 hr+ rides and haven't had any trouble when paired with chamois cream - plenty of issues previously. Good quality, super comfortable.
The material feels great against my skin, keeps me warm, and fits great. The chamois keeps me comfortable for hours-long rides, so I'm a happy customer!
Since I own both The Stealth and Entry bibs, I decided to give the Thermal bibs a try. They are every bit as comfortable as the Stealth bib with fleece lining. I have worn them twice now on rides starting at 42 and 45 degrees. They provided the warmth and comfort that I was looking for. I am very happy with this purchase and are another great value from Red White. I'm sorry to hear that they are the worst selling product ever, but not everyone needs thermal bibs. Will need to find another solution eventually, but I expect these will last for a few seasons.
Overall, The Bib is an excellent value. The materials and the way they are put together are testament to outstanding craftsmanship. The chamois padding, grip of the elastic around the legs, and shoulder straps have excellent fit, even after a multi-hour ride in the Texas heat and humidity. That said, beware they do run on the small side! Definitely take advantage of Yuva's sizing service. I am 6’2” and 255 lbs: he recommended the XXXL, which feels more snug than my Pearl Izumi's XXL. Incentive to ride more and lose a few lbs for an even better fit I suppose …. I would definitely recommend them to any serious (amateur) rider looking for an excellent value bib.
The fabric feels really nice and soft.. fits well, and does not move.. The straps are wide and comfortable.. I was in the market for a good bib without out breaking the bank.. after YouTube and online reviews.. I have found the redwhite bib and could not be happier!!! Just rode a century tour ride and in comparison to my economical bibs I could not have made a better choice.. i was hoping to get a deal during the holidays to purchase more.. but understanding the demand, I went ahead and purchase 2 more bibs.. definitely worth every dollar!!!
The fabric the bibs are made from is really nice, it's quite soft and stretchy. The shoulder straps feel really nice, not too stiff, just the right amount of stretch. The chamois is good, I feel it fits more snugly around the sit bones than the really cheap one I started with. It is very comfortable for the rides I do. The leg grippers also do a great job, I never notice the bibs riding up my legs.
I waited a month or so before posting this so that I could test them under various weather and riding conditions. I am primarily a road rider/racer, but also do some gravel biking.
Simply put: these are fantstic cycling tights regardless of price (but a great bargain as well). BUY THEM !! For more details, read on:
The fit I am 6'2" and 160lbs (188cm / 72kg) and size L fits perfectly. I usually take XL in my usual bike brands, but according to the fit page and also Yuva's advice, I went for the L and it is a good fit - enough compression with no bunching, yet easy to get on and off. I should add that Yuva's personal accessibility and knowledge were exemplary; a rarity in today's world..!! The material is quite stretchy and there are no bunching issues in the usual spots such as the inside hip joint/groin when the legs flex upward. Altogether they are very comfortable in every riding position - relaxed or aero. I discovered that pulling them on, it is best to roll up each leg first, rather than pull up from the waist as this might distort the fabric over time. I'm not sure that the cuff zipper is necessary, given the stretch in the fabric, but the zips have stops so they can never come open by themselves. Overall this is a wonderfully designed garment from the ergonomic and comfort standpoint.
The chamois: The pad is an ingenious multi-layered design, which does its job supremely well. At first blush, walking around the house, it seemed that the pad was a bit bulky, but as soon as I got on the bike it virtually disappeared - no binding or feeling like I'm wearing a big diaper. The main job of the pad of course is moisture control, and this was superbly handled even in the most energetic of workouts. I never felt any chaffing or 'squishiness' due to perspiration.. The pad is not there to give comfort or compensate for a bad bike fit or saddle, but for those looking to relieve pressure points, this pad is quite generous in that sense, yet I never lost the feeling of contact with my bike at all. Full marks for the chamois as most makers really fall short in this area, which can make or break a quality garment, not to mention destroy a bike ride. My favourite (Swiss) shorts maker has been evolving their chamois repeatedly over the past 20 years that I have used them, and Red White seems to have hit the nail on the head with no complaints. BRAVO !!
The fabric: The most difficult job of cool and cold weather cycling clothing is to wick away moisture while still keeping the heat in; a very delicate balance. Most jackets and tights have various wind blocking areas in front combined with more perforated areas in underarms or back to carry away moisture. At first I was concerned that there are no wind-block panels in these tights and thought they might be too chilly on quick rides in the cold, but not so. The fleecy nature of the fabric forms a good insulation layer against the skin, and yet seems to draw moisture away efficiently so there is never any temperature transfer due to convection. It seems that the outer 'skin' is enough of a wind/cold barrier, yet lets enough air pass to the inner layer for evaporation, but not through to the rider's skin. Brilliant ! These tights are best used between 5 and 16 degrees Celsius (40-60F), depending on the workout exertion, wind speed, etc. - quite a wide range really. I have ridden with them as cold as minus 4 and also warmer than +16, but this is beyond the 'comfort zone' of this piece. I also tried using a light nylon overpant at -6 deg on a gravel-bike ride and I was totally comfortable. So some layering options can be explored for extreme conditions.
All in all, this is a wonderful cycling tight, I can think of no negatives. Every functional aspect seems to have been thoroughly thought out and the manufacturing (fabric, stitching, etc.) is of the highest quality, at least on a par with the best in the industry, some of which cost 2 or 3 times as much as these tights. This is the first product I have used from RedWhite, but I will be ordering my summer shorts from them this season. based on the quality of these tights. Thank you, Yuva !
I love cargo bibs and honestly, not many of them around, and some can be quite pricey. Must be something about pockets :) But RW is great value for money and easily the most comfortable bib I have in my wardrobe. I've got a couple of other bibs but when those are worn out, would not hesitate to replace them with RW. Amazing product at a great price point. Highly recommended!
These are really comfortable and my new favorite bibs. Living in the Pacific NW, I have been enjoying the extra coverage and thickness now that temperatures are dropping on my rides. I am between 6' and 6'1" tall and about 205 lbs. The 2XL winter bib fits great.
Excellent bibs. My go to bibs now. Long or short rides doesn’t matter. They make cycling more enjoyable. First class customer service as well
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