Fleece-lined to block the chill.
Drawing part of its name from Garneau's renowned chamois, the new Oslo Airzone Tights were developed to provide all-day comfort in the saddle when the weather begins to cool down. Besides the AirZone insert, several of Garneau's other proven materials were chosen to make these supportive, comfortable, and highly versatile new tights.
Garneau constructed the Oslo Airzone Tights out of its HeatMaxx fabric, which is a Roubaix-type material with a smooth outer-surface and a brushed micro-fleece lining. This stretchy fabric strikes a fine balance between keeping you warm and not restricting movement with bulky fabrics. The tights feature eight panels in total, stitched together with friction-minimizing flatlock seams. The material's composition works to keep your legs warm, while at the same time, ensuring that you stay dry through its exceptional wicking capabilities.
Garneau included its AirZone insert with the Oslo tights. This chamois uses a 3D, pre-shaped wing design that moves in unison with your body. After all, a non-conforming insert is one of the leading causes of abrasion. So, to guarantee flexibility, the AirZone chamois uses a variable-density, perforated memory foam that's been shaped objectively towards every direction of movement and pressure. And unlike other forms of variable-density padding, the AirZone shape ensures that height transitions flow smoothly from region to region. This means that pinching and chafing are nearly eliminated. Garneau also included a center channel, much like your favorite saddles, that relieves pressure on the urethra and pudendal nerve.
Rounding out the tights, Garneau included seven-inch ankle zips for easy removal, and a generous amount of reflective piping was also added to the paneling in order to keep you seen by motorists in low-light riding conditions.
The Louis Garneau Oslo Airzone Tights are available in five sizes from Small to XX-Large and in the color Black.
- Item #LGN0938
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
- Fit: Runs small
Built-in chamios, high quality, but runs one size small, at least. I'm thin: 147lbs, 6ft, 32 waist. Got M size, but it's too tight. Returning for large size. I mtb year-round, + road in spring and summer. For winter, 0-35 deg., I love my Pearl Izumi Elite Thermal Barrier tights - No Chamois. But needed lighter tights for 35-55 deg, and with a chamois (one less layer), these seem to fit the bill. I like the design and quality. Will update after new size arrives.
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- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: Runs small
I am an athletic build and not overweight but I have strong legs. I ordered a medium (have a 32" waist). The LG size chart states small (thank heavens I did not order that size)! Getting these pants on takes some time (stretching over the legs and buttock). They are definitely form fitting in every way (my wife likes them!). But once on they do what they were design to do - keep you warm and comfortable while riding a bike in cold weather. I use these when the weather dips below 45 degrees. The micro-fleece lining is warm and the chamois is comfortable. I use these tights mainly for mountain biking. I have worn these in temperatures between 29 to 45 degrees with no issues at all. They stay put and don't ride up or down. When washing use a mild detergent and wash by hand and hang dry. Definitely not for the dryer (you wouldn't want these any tighter!).