For cyclists around the country looking to battle the elements, the Pearl Izumi AmFIB Cycling Bib Tight is the best option at the price point. Employing two key technologies, one an evolved fabric, and the second the water shedding PI Dry® fabric treatment, this is a bib tight shrugs off wet weather, road slush, and brutal, cold winds. The garment has been produced with an anatomic, supportive fit that encourages freedom of pedaling action and feels natural on the bike. This is a bib tight that deploys much of Pearl's tremendous cycling knowledge, chamois and fabric development, as well as rider-focused design- all at an unbeatable price.
The Men's AmFIB Cycling Bib Tights are Pearl&s #39;warmest cold-weather bib tight. The lower's base fabric is Thermal Fleece, which is soft on the skin, has loft to retain heat and allows moisture to release outward. On the rear of the leg panels, PI Dry™, a permanent water resistant fiber coating repels spray, slush, and driven rain. Ultrasoft AmFIB Softshell provides superior wind and water protection with more flexible fit and comfort. This generation of AmFIB is lighter, more flexible, and generally matches the base fabric stretch much better, delivering high-level wind and water protection without sacrificing ergonomic performance and PI Dry® is used effectively as additional water shedding technology, especially effective on flex zones, like behind the knee.
The updated ELITE Escape 1:1™ Chamois, with floating top sheet design, reduces friction for great skin on pad comfort. Variable thickness and density foam is engineered to directly match the needs of the body, so you get maximum protection where required, with comfort and smooth transitions over the rest of the pad. The floating top sheet reduces friction, and serves to ease moisture off the skin. It is also anti-microbial to help with overall skin health.The comfort, breathability, and foam padding make this a great choice for winter cycling, whether you are going out for a quick 45 minutes or pushing longer a dim Saturday afternoon.
The bib upper is made from Transfer fabric with raw edge construction for comfort, and clean, flat interface to the next layer. This fabric has great 4-way stretch and recovery, offering muscle and fit support, as well being highly breathable, to keep perspiration off your skin and moving it out to the next layer. The feel and clean edges prevent chafing, while the added height around the external obliques and lower back contributes to the mildly compressive support.
Fit with the integrated chamois pad is best in moderate to aggressive cycling position, but favors any mode of cycling- commuting, training, etc. Pearl has added some nice touches like dual rear side-entry pockets for storing essentials like gloves, phone, keys or nutrition. Inseam length is an un-stretched 28.5" (in the Medium), and now soft fabric ankles in stead of zippers for greater comfort. Bio-Viz reflective zones on the legs add substantial visibility when exposed to light. If you are in the market for a chamois-equipped bib tight for winter use, and comfort, protection, fit and comfort are as important as durability and value, the AmFIB Cycling Bib Tight must move to the top of your wish list.