Embrace the chill in the air.
Lightweight, stretchy Roubaix fabric with a soft, brushed interior makes De Marchi's Gara Thermal Bib Shorts a perfect transitional piece for crisp fall mornings. The lofted fleece interior creates a microclimate of warm air between the fabric and your skin for effective insulation against chilly autumn air. The fit is dialed courtesy of De Marchi's Contour 3-D ergonomic patterning, which results in a close-to-the body fit for shorts that move with you in the saddle rather than feeling like a bulkier version of your regular, summer-weight kit.
Elastic Interface's Duro Anatomic chamois provides strategically-placed cushioning to support the areas where you need it most during your longest rides, and elastic and gel grippers ensure the legs stay in place comfortably as you climb out of the saddle or spin up to the next heart rate zone. De Marchi finishes the shorts with breathable mesh bib straps that integrate cleanly with the rest of your kit, creating a secure fit without bunching or bulk.
- Item #DMA004Y
- Q & A
De Marchi scores
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: Runs large
- Size Bought: Large and exchanged to medium
I had to exchange a size (down from L to M because the Roubaix is very elastic) but these things are perfect. They're well-made and the Roubaix fabric is first class. The pad is very robust and I expect these to be winter favorites. Recommended especially at the sale price. De Marchi evidently has a couple different grades of their products; these represent the top. I recommend sizing down to get a firm, compressive fit. They also have a tad more leg length than the typical summer short. I'm impressed.