2023: Keep warm and dry as winter sets inchristie_zqx
As we move into winter proper, especially for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, our best winter bib tights are starting to get used regularly as the temperatures dwindle and lightweight summer kit is retired for the next few months.
In spring and autumn, the best cycling shorts and leg warmers ensure full leg coverage and keep you warm. It’s possible to ride with shorts and leg warmers all year round, I certainly have in years gone by. However, the best winter bib tights on the market can give you another level of protection and warmth during the winter months that can make heading out the door for a winter ride a far more appealing prospect when it’s really chilly. Technical features like Windstopper material and soft fleece linings can provide a whole other level of comfort when out on the bike.
Winter tights in our opinion are one of the most difficult pieces of cycling kit to get right from both the manufacturer’s and consumers’ perspectives. There is a range of choices and weights so it’s best to research before you invest in some winter bib tights.
Bibtights are all for wearing when the temperature drops, but there are quite a few branches to the tree. Bibtights will vary in weight, chamois design, weather and waterproofing and fit and cut. Some bib tights also come without a chamois and are mainly worn over bib tights by some riders.