Anyone tried these yet? Any idea what the differences are as compared to 2011 version of this bib, besides the white top portion? Is the chamois the same, with the memory foam and anit-bacterial topsheet? Thanks.
Pro: upper white portion doesn't show through light colored jerseys. Con: bulky top front closure protrudes through jerseys. Silly idea to put closures at all. Drop seat is bulky and not seamless with the rest of the bib portion. Returned these.
I used to be a Pearl Izumi bib girl, but this is my new favorite bib. I LOVE the flat seams at the leg and the length and compression of the whole leg/lower portion. The chamois is flat but super comfortable for long (40+ mile) rides. The straps have no extra snap or ridiculous closure that other manufacturers think women need to keep these straps in place: they stay put just fine. The height of the side panels hit in a great place: not too low so that that extra five lbs. squeezes out. Very flattering altogether. If I had any complaint, it's that the white panels at the hip area don't always go so well with multi-colored jerseys, and the black straps and upper portion show through most of my light colored jerseys. This, however, didn't stop me from buying a whole year's supple of these bibs.
Got this in purple, is very slimming for full-figured gals. I usually don't like elastic at the bottom, but the rear-only elastic seems to eliminate the problem of the bottom riding up. Great for cool but not cold weather riding under a vest, for cold weather under a jacket. Rear pockets don't sag when packed.
I love this jersey. It's light weight enough to wear under a jacket in cold weather but has enough heft under a vest on cool days -- feels very carefree. You really can't go wrong with Pearl Izumi, but I especially like the full front zip, the lack of elastic at the bottom (elastic is not effective on a full-figured gal, tends to ride up), and the cute split detail at the wrist (maybe not aero but fun apres-ride).