This is my second pair of Omloop bib shorts. At 6'1 I enjoy the coverage provided by the longer leg. I often reach for these instead of my knickers and they never fail to do the job, particularly down to about 55 degrees. Below, that I match them with knee warmers and I'm good down to about 40-45 degrees. Great product!
Ok, i got this and the shower pass and the Castelli Squadra. Orderd 2 sizes of the squadra but too tight under the arm pits. XL and 2XL. Cheap price but wasnt happening. (WBW, bless their souls, charged me twice for the return! Remains unresolved)
Shower Pass beats both hands down in quality, fabric and overall design and is cheaper than the SupreLeggera. So why did I choose this? Good question. The only reason i never took the shower pass is that there was excessive fabric around the waist (see my review on the Shwr Pss) The Super Leggera gets 5 stars for fabric weight and packability. Hence Super Leggera! Which it most certainly is. It looses 4 stars for build quality. For example, the cuffs are 1mm neoprene, stretchy, great, no probs there. But, where they join to the sleeve seam, there is no stretch. So very difficult to get on and off whilst riding. Looses major points for this alone! Have to be able to remove whislt cycling in a group.
There is a design feature w Castelli that they offset the one side of the zip when fully zipped to your neck. So one side is about 10mm highr than the other. Very annoying. Better if zip was offset left or right. In the end, I took this over the Shower Pass but to be honest, i am not impressed by it. Also, more $ than the Shower Pass surprisingly.
Orderd XL. Fits average. Flaps a bit on the shoulders over 30kmhr. Waist and arms are good length and fit. I usually order med in Craft, which Is my preferred cycling brand.
I am 5.92ft (511')long arms, 162, 39 chst, 32 wst. I would be interested in looking a the Craft featherlight or something similar.
This is a great, very well made product. High quality seaming, fabric selection. Should be an easy 5 stars. Only issue i had with it was the excessive fabric at the waist. It flared out, not in. So the waist flapped like mad. I am not sure why it was designed like this? For this and only this only reason, i chose the Castelli Super Legera. For the rest, it.fit well and true to size. Ordered med. I am 162, 5.10,long arms, 39 chest, 32 waist. If it wasnt for the large waist, i would take this over the Castelli Super leggera any day. Much higher quality. Whilst I was not familiar with Shower Pass before this, I will definately consider their products in high regard from now on.
If you want to go on a long, wet ride, you probably don't want these pants, opting instead for waterproof bib tights. If you want to ride shorter distances in the rain wearing either cycling clothes or work clothes, these are the pants for you. The coverage of these pants is excellent. I'm 6'2 with a 33 waist and 34 inseam. The L size fits well and I just barely need to use the waistband drawstring. Still ample room in the waist and thighs for someone heavier than myself. I like that the legs are LONG. The bottom of the pant leg has zippers on the outside so you can unzip them and pull these directly over your shoes, jeans, everything. After pulling them on, zip down the side zippers and secure the two velco straps to tighten up the pant legs around your calf and ankle. No worries about these getting caught in your chain. With a bent leg, my sock just barely shows when wearing road shoes, so if I wear waterproof shoe covers while biking or wear hiking boot while hiking these will easily overlap for excellent wet weather coverage.