Keep On Riding When The Temperature Falls
The Castelli Polare 3 Bibtight is ultra-warm, for tough cyclists who don't let a little cold keep them indoors. If you love extreme riding or just want to dress very warmly in cool/cold conditions, this full-length tight has the wind protection you need in a go-to garment.
Castelli's warmest Gore-Tex Infinium™ Windstopper® fabric covers the front of the tight to keep the cold wind out. Water-repellent Nano Flex 3G lies on the bum and the back of the lower legs for splash protection from wet roads, while Thermoflex on the back of the thighs delivers extra stretch.
The bib straps are kept to a minimum so you can layer as you wish, without an unwanted thermal layer covering your stomach. With more night riders, large reflective inserts are placed on both the front and back of the legs, where the up-and-down pedaling motion grabs the attention of approaching motorists.
- Full Gore-Tex Infinium™ Windstopper® X-Fast front for total wind protection
- Nano Flex G3 on seat and lower back leg for splash protection from wet roads
- Thermoflex back of thigh for extra warmth and stretch
- Mesh bibs don't hold moisture
- KISS Air² seat pad gives great cushioning without excessive bulk
- High-visibility reflective stripes above knee in front and above calf on back
- Ankle zips for easy on/off
Free Exchanges: This product qualifies for free exchanges within the first 60 days after order. We'll cover the shipping both ways for US customers if you need a different size and/or color of this product. Returned product must be in new condition with all labels and packaging. Free exchanges apply only for product in stock or available for backorder.
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Leg Type: Full Length
Style Type: Tights
Black - Small
Mfg PartNum: M4521521010-2
Black - Medium
Mfg PartNum: M4521521010-3
Black - Large
Mfg PartNum: M4521521010-4
Black - X-Large
Mfg PartNum: M4521521010-5
Black - 2X-Large
Mfg PartNum: M4521521010-6
Living in Wisconsin, riding in cold temperature is normal. As long as the roads are free of ice and snow, I prefer to ride outside rather than on my indoor trainer. These tights block the cold wind and keep me comfortable. Very comfortable chamois.
I've used these for a few weeks now in temperatures down to the low 30's Fahrenheit and I have been completely comfortable in fit and body temperature. They are particularly good at resisting wind, which aids in riding comfort in chilly weather. I've washed them several times now with the washing machine in "hand wash" cycle and then hung to dry and have not observed any issues with seams or colors. I am 5-foot, 5-inches tall and weigh 133 pounds and the small fit me well (although the suspenders seem a bit tight, but they are stretchy enough that I can adjust everything by pulling up or down). If you're any bigger than me, you'd want to move up to a medium as I felt like I was at the limit for the small.
I've been wearing these bib tights on cold and rainy days for the last 2 months. So far I'm happy with them. If the temperature is above about 45 degrees F they're too warm. But I wore them in 20 degree weather and was comfortable.