Bib tights work well in my N. California climate for most winter riding (even colder fallspring mornings), but I wanted something a bit warmer than my unlined Pearl Izumi knickers for truly cold winter days. The addition of fleece make these much warmer, however, the fit on the P.R.O.'s is a bit tighter and with a thin layer of fleece, they fit much tighter than my non-P.R.O.'s in the same size. I cannot go up in size because they become too long. They suit their purpose and they look great, but just understand that the P.R.O. line is snug.
Great fit and just enough room in the places you need it most. Great to wear casual or on the trails. I appreciate the way it buttons so easily and the neutral grey plaid works with all my riding gear. Definitely an essential piece in my mtb clothing collection.
Good cycling shorts are one of those things that lots of riders try to save on. Bad decision. If you are more than the most casual rider, really good shorts are a worthwhile expense. I ride 3000 miles a year and have been relatively happy with the less expensive Pearl Izumi options. I decided to treat myself to this PRO version and, wow, what a difference. Better designed and really comfortable. No chafing and even on longer rides where usually everything starts to hurt at a certain point these shorts are great. Highly recommended!! Your butt will thank you.