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Sportful Fiandre NoRain Bibtights

Sportful’s Fiandre NoRain Bibtights are some of the warmest, most weatherproof tights we’ve tested.

Price

$179

Brand

Sportful


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Photo: Brad Kaminski | VeloNews.com
Photo: Brad Kaminski | VeloNews.com

Winter bib tights are a must-have if you plan on braving cold and snowy conditions this season. Tights offer full-length protection from the elements, and Sportful’s Fiandre NoRain Bibtights are some of the warmest, most weatherproof tights we’ve tested.

The bibs have a brushed fleece lining that feels soft against the skin while providing loads of warmth, even in below-freezing temperatures. The outer layer of these tights use Sportful’s water repellant nanotechnology to keep moisture out. They have a second layer of material over the knees, thighs, and back for added warmth and protection in these vulnerable areas. But despite the impressive warmth and protection, these tights are also noticeably breathable so it’s hard to overheat unless the temperatures really start to soar.

Photo: Brad Kaminski | VeloNews.com
Photo: Brad Kaminski | VeloNews.com

I’m 5’11” and often have issues finding bib tights that are long enough to reach all the way down to my ankles. Not so with Sportful’s NoRain tights. The legs are plenty long and don’t pull on my knees when riding. There’s a zipper at the bottom of each leg that makes it easy to get the tights on and off and helps with securing them over your tall winter booties. Silicone grippers on the inside of each leg band also help keep the legs from riding up.

So why go with bib tights instead of just tights? Bib straps help hold the tights in place so they don’t droop in the back or slide down while you’re riding. Sportful’s full mesh upper is comfortable over the shoulders and holds them in place even when riding over bumpy terrain.

Sportful offers the Fiandre NoRain bib tights in both men’s and women’s models. The women’s specific design includes the women’s infinity chamois, which has three layers of foam for progressive cushioning. The chamois also has a soft, smooth top layer with sculpted layers underneath so there are no irritating seams to pinch or rub in uncomfortable places.