A Blueprint for the Best Winter Bottoms

Depending on where you live, you could be forced to ride in bib tights from mid-October till mid-April. But even so, there are degrees of cold weather that require different levels of protection for your legs. We at Isadore have logged a lot of rides in all sorts of inclement weather, and have developed a variety of bib tights with technically advanced materials to suit both men and women.

Here is our guide to our selection of bib tights to help you get through a wide range of chilly rides. And you don’t just have to take our word for it; the tips for each pair of tights have been provided by customers who have commented on how well each works.

Ovada Deep Winter Tights

Technical features:

  • Suitable for rides in close-to-zero and subzero temperatures
  • Self-cleaning: water & dirt runs off the surface
  • Water and windproof protection at the tibia

Constructed from two extra thick Schoeller® elastic softshell membranes knitted in Switzerland. The reflective material at the shin-level comes from Austria and offers excellent water and wind resistance.

The slightly perforated Italian Thermoroubaix fabric offers ideal moisturemanagement in areas like the chest where sweating will be likely.

The NanoSphere® nanotech-based finishing technology allows dirt and water to run off the surface of the textiles effortlessly.

Equipped with a TMF® chamois made in Italy from Airmesh, a 100% recyclable material. With 4D technology it is totally seamless and pre-shaped.

Mathias, Germany

Perfect Winter Thights. Dry on rainy days and warm on Temperatures up to -10°C. The sizing is a bit Tricky because of the smaller percentage of elastan compared to normal tights, but since the customer services at Isadore are so good it shouldnt be a problem if you ordered a not fitting one. Overall: They are worth the spent money. Great features and quality.

–15 to +5 °C

Temperature

Deep Winter

Purpose

–5 to +10 °C

Temperature

Winter / Deep Winter

Purpose

Medio Thermoroubaix Tights

Technical features:

  • Suitable for riding in temps hovering around zero
  • Self-cleaning: repels water & dirt
  • Reflective protection at the calf and lower back

In terms of temperature and weather, the Medio Tights fall right in between our Thermoroubaix Tights and Ovada Tights.

Constructed from Swiss medium weight laminated fabric, they offer a well-balanced elasticity with the ability to keep warmth inside. Italian medium weight high density fabric offers exceptional elasticity.

The reflective fabric has a brushed interior and a reflective laminate on the exterior. Mesh Thermo Italian fabric placed in a crucial area to allow excess heat to escape.

The NanoSphere® nanotech-based finishing technology allows dirt and water to run off the surface of the textiles effortlessly.

Equipped with an Italian made chamois. Four multi-structured levels optimize shock and impact absorption and have been enhanced with carbon yarns for durability and antibacterial protection.

Eivind Skeie, Germany

Excellent fit and the tights I use when the temperature is from + 8 degrees and down to -2.

Women version

  • Identical Tech features as Mens
  • Anatomically shaped
  • Pads specifically made for women riders
HIPS
XXS < 80 cm
XS 80 – 85 cm
S 85 – 90 cm
L 90 – 95 cmm
XL 95 – 100 cm
XXL 100 – 105 cm

Thermoroubaix Tights

Technical features:

  • Ideal for winter riding
  • Anatomically shaped
  • Water repellent thanks to DWR treatment

An essential part of any cyclist’s wardrobe, these anatomically shaped tights offer maximum comfort using the softest and most luxurious Thermoroubaix® materials from Italy.

Both materials are treated with DWR (PFC Free) Fabric Coating to enhancethe fabric’s ability to repel water and dirt.

Italian made chamois made of Airmesh, 100% recyclable material.4D technology it is totally seamless and pre shaped.

Kris, Switzerland

I have a couple of winter tights. The Thermoroubaix tights are of comparable warmth and wind resistance. But they are far superior in ergonomic design. They fit my legs better than the others and the integrated heel loops are best-in-class.

0 to +15 °C

Temperature

Winter / Early Spring

Purpose

Women version

  • Identical Tech features as Mens
  • Anatomically shaped
  • Pads specifically made for women riders
HIPS
XXS < 80 cm
XS 80 – 85 cm
S 85 – 90 cm
L 90 – 95 cmm
XL 95 – 100 cm
XXL 100 – 105 cm

0 to +15 °C

Temperature

Winter / Early Spring

Purpose

Thermoroubaix Tights w/o Chamois

Has the same features as the Thermoroubaix Tights, except with no chamois pad. So you can pair them with your favorite summer bibs underneath while keeping warm.

0 to +15 °C

Temperature

Winter / Early Spring

Purpose

3/4 Bib Shorts Men

Technical features:

  • Constructed with two types of Italian thermo lycra
  • DWR fabric treatment repels water and dirt
  • Italian chamois, made from AirMesh square foam and a carbon fibre top layer

Constructed from perforated, breathable Italian thermo lycra material that is smooth and extremely soft to the touch.

Treated with DWR to repel water and dirt.

Equipped with our signature long-distance chamois, made in Italy.

Leo, United Kingdom

The combination of design and materials creates a great functioning product: warm fleecy feel on the lower back and quads, lighter and more breathable on the inner thigh, cuffs that don't ride up, flexible mesh on the back of the knee, quality padding ... the design detail translates into a comfortable ride. I am 182cms / 73kgs and bought a medium.

+5 to +15 °C

Temperature

Early Spring / Spring

Purpose

I7A3O7E Echelon Thermal Bib Shorts

Technical features:

  • Combination of robust Swiss and Italian fabrics with NanoSphere®
  • Elastic Interface® chamois using 100% recycled warp-knit stretch fabric
  • Perfect balance between compression and comfort
  • Minimalist four-panel construction

Thermal version of our minimalistic Echelon Bib Shorts. High quality Italian high density fabric is combined with robust Swiss material to guarantee high water repellency.

Equipped with Italian Elastic Interface® chamois using 100% recycled warp-knit stretch fabric.

Designed for high paced grim weather riding paired with leg or knee warmers.

+5 to +15 °C

Temperature

Early Spring / Spring

Purpose

Thermoroubaix Bib Shorts

Technical features:

  • Excellent insulation
  • Water repellent thanks to DWR fabric treatment
  • Perfect compression and support

Created to help you enjoy the versatility of bib shorts with the comfort and protection of Thermoroubaix material in cold weather. Ideally paired with leg or knee warmers.

Made from comfortable and super-stretchy Thermoroubaix® fabric.

Materials are treated with DWR Fabric Coating (PFC Free) to enhance the ability of the fabric repel water and dirt.

TMF® chamois from Italy, constructed with 4D technology.

Mathias, Germany

One of my favourite bibs for the nippier months. Fits well for me (180cm, 80kg) and is super comfortable. After my first one took severe damage in a crash I immediately had to buy one again. Won´t miss these bibs for everyday rides in chilly conditions.

+5 to +20 °C

Temperature

Early Spring / Spring

Purpose