Pearl Izumi Men's Pro Escape Thermal 3/4 Bib Tight
It can be tough to dress for a road bike ride when neither the weather nor forecasting reports can make up their minds. Between warmers, base layers, and thermal wear, making the correct choice almost seems like a shot in the dark. Pearl Izumi have sought to remedy this issue with a new Thermal ¾ Bib Tight. The Pearl Izumi Men's Pro Escape Thermal 3/4 Bib Tight is an excellent choice to stay comfortable in mixed conditions.
Pearl Izumi start with their Thermal Fleece fabric, and add their PI Dry™ technology. They individually coat fibers to ensure they repel water while maintaining normal fabric breathability, such that a simple shake of the bib tight is enough to dry the fabric. This Thermal Fleece is complemented by a low-friction construction on the leg opening and bib uppers to improve comfort over a long ride. They also include their P.R.O. Transfer Fabric on the bib upper to act as a base layer, while their P.R.O Escape grade chamois provides top-level comfort thanks to a three-layer suspension core. The top layer is actually independent of the rest of the chamois in an effort to eliminate friction between the skin and chamois. Overall, the bib tight is a versatile choice to stay warm in everything but the coldest of rides, even when it is raining or snowing.
The Pearl Izumi Men's Pro Escape Thermal 3/4 Tight features reflective elements along the back of the bib for low-light visibility. Fit is comfortable without being too compressive, just tight enough to provide warmth. The legs are cut to cover just half of the calf, and have a 19” inseam in a size medium. Pearl Izumi offer this bib tight in five sizes, S-XXL, in a standard black color scheme with minimal branding.