Iï¿½ve been wearing shorts with a chamois and regular tights for years. Decided to try these so I could just have one layer. They were comfortable, didnï¿½t ride up or slide down, WARM, and I love the ankle band for visibility. I love Castelli gear in general and their cold weather stuff is my go to. I rode these in a windy 45 mile ride in the upper 30s and was very happy with them. Will be getting more for next winter!
I do a lot of road riding with an average ride of 50 miles. My first bib was a Giro halter but in shorter length and not thermal. It has lasted for years and has the best chamois pad. When I saw this online, I knew it would be a quality product. I bought a small and it is true to size. I am perhaps between a small and medium. The compression is high and the thickness of the thermal is significant, so much so that it felt like the material pulled on my kneecaps with my first ride and the back of the halter fought with the height of my sports bra. After the first wash and wear it feels better and I know I will enjoy this bib for years to come.