stock was limited and xs was the only option that i had. though i was sure i was a small, i ordered xs anyway cuz i was stubborn and in denial. i’m so happy i took that risk because the fit is perfect and this bib has become my fave for its comfort and unique color. for reference, i’m 5’3 and 130ish lbs, or not ;)
These are THE MOST comfortable bibs/shorts I have. I got these after I returned some extremely painful Garneau shorts and could not be happier. The material is very breathable and nice and the chamois isn't too bulky, in fact I barely notice any padding.
I have been eyeing these for a year and finally scooped them. I race cyclocross and I ride road, MTB, gravel, and around town with friends as well. I really love wearing bibs and a t-shirt when a kit feels too dramatic, but my black bibs were starting to bum me out. I also LOVE a good olive green, and what really got me with these was the color matched leg gripper. The monochrome looks so clean. I am 5’5” and 160-170lbs, most of it in hips/butt/thighs. I got medium and large to try on, but medium was restricting my movement, so I stuck with the large. I carry most of my body fat in my hips, thighs, and butt, and these bibs look sleek. The leg grippers don’t dig in, so there’s minimal sausage leg, which is the best I can hope for, being this thick. The body fabric could stand to be a little thicker/more compressive, or maybe I’m just between sizes. The length is also absolutely perfect. The large is about a 10 inch inseam from the center of the chamois to the end of the gripper, measured while wearing because I can’t bear to take them off yet. A lot of bibs almost go down to my knees, and I’m not a fan of the look on my proportions, but these are right on the money lengthwise. I am a little skeptical about the chamois because it seems less dense and channeled than some of my others, but we’ll see! I have only worn them for rides 20 miles and under so far. When I stand straight, there is a little bit of camel toe/wrinkling around the crotch that’s more visible than with a black bib, but a) I didn’t buy them to stand around in and b) I’ve seen enough bib short moose knuckles in my life to have earned a little camel toe, as a treat. The olive also shows crotch sweat, but I don’t really care. It feels weird to write a review of performance gear based on how I think it LOOKS instead of purely how it PERFORMS but theyre also so CONNECTED. That said, I did buy these more for looks than anything, and the fit/feel is good enough for me to keep them.