Elite Escape AmFib Cycling Bib Tight
You need some real deal cycling gear if you have any hope of remaining motivated to ride during the coldest winter months. Pearl Izumi made the ultra-toasty AmFib Men's Cycling Bib Tights that are designed to fit, wick, and breathe well keeping you warm and comfortable and never regretting your clothing choice. The Amfib bib tights have all the warmth you need to turn frigid training rides into enjoyable outdoor outings.
The AmFib bibs are the warmest tights on offer from Pearl and is made from a blend of Pearl's Elite AmFib softshell and Elite Thermal Fleece fabrics. Thermal Fleece, which makes up the back panel construction, handles thermo-regulation and moisture wicking, while the Amfib softshell is incorporated in key areas to keep out precipitation and wind. The two fabrics coordinate effectively they will be your go-to tights in the coldest conditions.
Sub-freezing riding conditions are hard enough that we don't want any additional unnecessary discomforts, so thankfully Pearl Izumi integrates its Elite Escape 1:1 chamois into the AmFib. The chamois uses variable density padding and is pre-shaped to enhance blood flow. Its floating top-sheet reduces friction and conforms to your shape as it pulls moisture away from your skin.
While a comfortable chamois is a necessity for any long rides, nothing guarantees comfort like a precise fit. To ensure this, Pearl designed the cut to allow full range of motion while cycling. The lower leg follows a contoured shape that terminates with an ankle zipper for easy on and off with thick, winter socks. Adding to the cold weather rising bliss is the breathable, but warming, Transfer fabric on the upper and raw cut bib straps. Pearl also added BioViz reflective elements for low-light visibility and a BioViz Screaming color option for added daylight visibility.
- Pearl Izumi's warmest cycling tights handles winter's worse
- Never fear the wind with softshell stopping power
- Thermal material stretches, insulates, and breathes
- Ankle zips help make install and removal easy
- Raw edge bib straps are super comfortable
- Reflective details help visibility under dim, winter skies
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PEARL iZUMi's BioViz construction incorporates three main elements: use of high powered reflectivity, true fluorescent colors, and strategic patterning.
PI Elite Escape thermo bibs
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
- Fit: Runs small
- Height: 5'10"
Very warm but suggest you go up one size. I usually wear a medium but sent these back for a large. The medium was just to tight. Otherwise awesome product. Warm and love the right amount of seat padding.
- Fit: True to size
I'm 5'10" 155 and the M fits perfectly. Nice and toasty on cold rides (30's to low 50's), but I'd say a bit too warm once you get into the high 50's . They don't feel restrictive when pedaling, and I like the stirrups because they completely prevent drafts. Chamois is very comfortable on my standard rides of 15-20 miles. Recommended.
Warm when its cold
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
When the temperature gets down to freezing or below, the Amfibs are the answer. They are warm, comfortable and still easy to pedal. Some winter tights fight you as you pedal and these don't. I'd rather they didn't have stirrups but its no big deal. They fit well, are comfortable and are warm which has to my biggest concern as temperatures get lower and lower. Definitely recommended.
PI says they are good for 30-45 F. I've used them to 25 F and I don't think I would use them for any warmer than 45 F.