You're desperate to escape the trainer, the dreadmill, and your windowless home gym at the first signs of spring. Though the roads are clear and the sun is shining, winter still has a hold on the temperatures, for a little while longer. For chilly mornings and late-season cold snaps, reach for the Pearl Izumi ELITE Escape 3/4 Tight. Redesigned and featuring a cleaner, more streamlined silhouette, this tight will keep you comfortable and supported as you celebrate the return of outdoor riding.
The ELITE Escape 3/4 Tight's main goal is to stabilize and cover your hardworking knees when cold air wants to tighten them up. It does this using a supportive Lycra blend that holds its shape over hours of base mile building rides, while keeping moisture moving away from your skin. Another notable improvement to the tight over seasons' past is its ELITE Escape 1:1 Chamois. Now featuring a floating top sheet in the style of top-tier racing kit, the chamois will move with you willingly when you're standing out of the saddle to finish a climb. The slimmed down shape significantly reduces the likelihood of chafing over long rides, and it saves weight in the tight's overall design.
- Escape the trainer and stay warm on early season roads
- Form-fitting cut and Lycra blend provide a supportive fit
- Clean, raw-edge leg openings stay in place with printed silicone
- Redesigned chamois adds comfort with floating top sheet
- BioViz reflective accents help you stand out on dim roads
- Airy mesh bib straps wick moisture consistently as you ride
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- Q & A
Are these knickers made with thermal material or summer-weight lycra?
Thank you for your question. These bib knickers do not have any thermal fleece on the inside, and they're more of a traditional short, but in a knicker cut and a little heavier lycra. I would say they are more of a mid-late spring type, or 50-70 degree temps. Are you looking for a thermal style? If so, please reach out to me and I am happy to offer some recommendations.