Warm yet lightweight is the appropriate description for this Winter Bib Tight with Pad.
RedWhite's Winter Bib Tight is an excellent addition to your cycling wardrobe. Every cyclist who encounters the bitter cold needs a pair of winter bib tights. RedWhite's version is designed to offer warmth across a wide range of temperatures while remaining lightweight.
The secret lies in the thermal fabric we selected.
Polar Bear Fur Inspired Thermal Lycra
This winter bib tight uses a lycra that is inspired by polar bear's fur. The fabric is woven using yarn that is hollow. A polar bear's fur has hairs that are similarly hollow.
The hollow yarns contain air which is an excellent insulator. The same principle is used in double pane windows. The air prevents too much heat from escaping your body, keeping you warm while you brave the cold. The air yarns also keeps the fabric light.
When you slip into a pair of these Winter Bib Tights, the first thing you notice is how low profile the whole garment is. Unlike typical winter tights, this one hugs your body like a pair of lightweight summer bib shorts while offering excellent thermal insulation. As you ride hard, the fabric allows moisture to escape, avoiding the usual clammy feel most other winter tights give you. More on this later below.
These Winter Bib Tights have been tested in temperatures between 0°C - 15°C (32 °F - 60°F)** making them a versatile piece of kit for Autumn, Winter and Spring. You can confidently slip into them on cold mornings, knowing that when temperatures rise, you'd not overcook. Do take note that 15°C is the maximum recommended temperature.
** Everyone has different tolerance to temperature. This recommended range is a guide and gives you the absolute max and min temperatures most riders can use these bib tights in. The closer you get to each limit, the less comfortable you'd be. Always do a weather check before riding during winter. Stay safe!
Soft on-skin Feel, Water & Wind Resistant
This thermal lycra has black brushed fleece on the inside and a smooth finish on the outside. The brushed inner fleece provides you with a soft on-skin feel that feels light and warm.
This fabric has a hydrophobic treatment and will repel light rain and road spray. The yarns are also tightly woven, resulting in a wind resistant fabric.
Do note that this is not 100% waterproof or 100% windproof fabric. Only rigid shell fabrics can offer this level of weather protection.
How it Keeps you Dry while you ride hard.
As you ride, you will sweat. This thermal lycra is designed to quickly pull sweat away from you keep you dry. This is achieved by using Polyamide fibres on the outer fabric layer and Polyester on the inside.
Polyamide on the outside of the fabric and Polyester on the inside against the skin allows sweat to evaporate. Polyester yarn has a low hygroscopicity, that absorbs little water, while the polyamide yarn has a hygroscopicity that’s 3x higher. The difference of hygroscopicity between the two fibres quickly transports moisture to the outside of the fabric.
Your body stays dry and comfortable.
Hybrid Upper Straps for Torso
We used a mix of fabrics on the torso portion of this Winter Bib Tight. The front straps that faces the wind is made from the same polar-bear inspired thermal lycra used throughout the rest of bib tight. This allows you to keep as much of your frontal torso warm in colder temps.
The back of the tight that faces away from the wind is made from the same lightweight mesh fabric used in our summer bib shorts. This allows body heat to escape from the back.
This combination helps regulate your core body temperature, preventing excessive cooling or heating as your work hard on the bike during the colder months.
Finished with Ankle Zippers
This Winter Bib Tight is cut long enough to cover the top of your ankle and finished off with a zipper and hemmed with a silicone band.
The ankle zippers make it easy to wear. The zippers have a lock-function. This prevents them from tapping your leg with every pedal stroke. They stay in place once you've zipped them down.
Similar Fit to our Bibshorts
To keep sizing consistent across all of RedWhite's products, this winter bib-tight is based on the non-cargo bibshorts. Pick the same size as you'd wear in The BIB.
Special attention was given to the calf and ankle dimensions. I wanted this to compress and hug a wide range of ankle and calf sizes. It fits riders with slim and muscular lower legs equally well.
The thermal lycra does most of the heavy lifting. It's stretchy, warm and light, allowing it to move well with your body.
The Winter Bib Tight is available in Men's & Women's models.