I like the drop down bib a lot, as well as the lack of compression. The legs have gel neading around the bottom to keep them from moving on my legs. The only thing I don't like is that there is too much padding up front. Pearl Izumi are known for it. That puffy padding causes me a lot of pain up front. If PI changes that feature, theyd have a perfect product.
I conducted many hours of research to find the most comfortable cycling bibs and these came highly recommended. They did not disappoint!! These bibs are the most comfortable pair of bibs I have ever worn. They are now the only thing I will wear cycling.
I was very reluctant to go to a bib because I ALWAYS need multiple pee breaks on longer rides but these bibs are amazing! They are very pee break friendly. You barely know the bib strap is there. They are compression but a lighter material so they stay in place and are light enough to wear under a baggie short.
My first pair of bibs for cycling. I've always been reluctant to wear bibs due to the need to use the bathroom and I didn't want to have to take my jersey off, etc. These are stretchy and designed so you can pull them down without taking your jersey off.
Love these bibs on all rides (long or short). Bibs have a comfortable fit without the binding in the waist or legs like shorts do. True to size. The drop seat works great for bathroom breaks. No more getting undress. Also love the chamois cushion when in the saddle for hours. Will definitely buy more.
My rides are anywhere from 2 hours to 5 hours. I need a good cushion to protect my sitting bones from getting bruised and sore which these bibs provide. The smooth material is very flexible and not constraining while trying to get on and off and the leg grippers are just enough to keep in place without constriction. Overall this is a great bib for comfort and function.
I am 5'6 and 135 lbs and bought a size medium. I usually wear a small in non-bib Pearl Izumi shorts and they are ever so slightly on the snug side, but I prefer that. For these bibs, I decided on a medium after reading other reviews. I'm glad I did, the fit is great. Maybe the P.R.O. sizing is smaller than my more budget friendly shorts?
I bought these for a 100 mile mountain bike race thinking that the bib style and thicker chamois would be nice for long days in the saddle. These have quickly become my favorite shorts. They are by far the most comfortable I own and I find myself grabbing them for 2-hour weeknight rides and long weekend days in the saddle. I also appreciate the drop tail construction for bathroom breaks.