Winter warm dhb Roubaix cycling tights
If you are looking for a pair of bib tights to keep you warm during winter bike rides, these dhb Classic Roubaix tights for women cost less than £45.
I have been really taken by dhb kit in the last year or so. It is Wiggle’s own brand and very competitively priced. Yet the quality is also very good.
For £44 you can buy a pair of long bibbed cycling tights that offer a wealth of great features:
- Breathable and warm Lombardia 235g Roubaix Lycra fabric
- CyTech Giro Air chamois pad (ideal for rides of between three and five hours)
- Elastic leg opening with silicone gripper
- Lock-down YKK ankle zippers
- Lock-down YKK front chest zipper
- Reflective dhb logo on backside and lower right side leg
- Reflective strips on rear calf
- Anatomical fit.
The bib tights are shaped like a vest with attached tights. My other bib tights have a high waist and shoulder straps but these offer far more warmth on the torso because the bib zips up to above chest height.
This will be a huge bonus on really chilly days although you should remember that undressing for a loo stop will require taking off any layers above the bib tights!
The fabric of the tights is really lovely. It has a brushed fleece inner face that feels soft and cosy against the skin. This also aids warmth because any warm air from the skin is trapped in the fleece.
The fabric is also nicely breathable and allows damp from sweat to evaporate away from the body. The back is a mesh fabric to allow for greater evaporation of sweat.
The Cytech “Elastic Interface” Giro Air cycling pad has been designed to suit the female physique. Because this is integrated in the bib tights you’ll not need to wear padded shorts underneath. I have been impressed by the quality and comfort levels of dhb pads.
I like the long zips at the ankle for ease of getting the tights on and off and the leg length is good.
The dhb women’s Classic Roubaix bib tights are an ideal choice for winter cycling in Scotland.
Also see my other blog about autumn/winter dhb cycling clothing