When the weather gets iffy, Pearl Izumi's Men's Pursuit Thermal Cycling Bib Tights are the ones to grab to get you through the ride in comfort. These warm, all-weather bib-tights are made for cool days we often find during the spring and fall months. The bibs are constructed with Elite Softshell Thermal Fleece fabric with water-shedding PI Dry technology. They are the perfect solution for cycling in temperatures ranging from 45- to 55-degrees Fahrenheit, and they'll go even lower than that if you tend to run hot.
Articulated leg construction offers excellent range of motion and the mesh bib straps provide stability and support without being too constrictive. These tights feature the same chamois as Pearl Izumi's higher-end offerings so saddle time won't feel like you are strapped to a torcher device. A 7in lower leg zipper with internal draft flap and zipper garage aid when putting on or taking off the tights and the BioViz reflective elements help you get noticed in low-light situations.
- Bib tights for cool but not cold conditions
- PI Dry technology repels rain and road spray
- Elite Prusuit 1:1 chamois for all day comfort
- Reflective elements for safer cycling in low light
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- Q & A
Comfy tights for winter.
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Got to ride in these bib tights today in 32 degree temps in the snow. They worked great even in some light sleet and snow showers. The chamois was comfortable and the fabric repelled most of the water. Only at the end while riding in water slush did I start to get wet, but still stayed dry. Need more rides and washes to see how they hold up.
PI DRY TECHNOLOGY
Permanent waterproofed fibers that will shake dry while maintaining the breathability of fleece.
Great for winter.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I've been commuting in these all winter. Seven miles each way, four days a week. I run a little warm and use them below 45F. I have only used them down to freezing, but I think they would be fine down to 25F or so. The material is soft and comfortable with enough stretch in the right places. Yellow accents are bright enough to help with dark hours visibility.
I recommend considering upsizing from your usual short bibs. I have two pairs of Pearl shorts size M that fit fine, but had to go up to a L for these. I'm not sure if it's because of the cut or the thicker material.
I'm very happy with these and would recommend them to other winter commuters.