AQUA ZERO THERMA BIB SHORTS
A versatile bib shorts designed for racing and high-intensity efforts in damp conditions.
- Garment is water resistant and uses aqua zero fabric throughout
- Fabric is thicker than standard bibs to keep you warmer
Using an innovative aqua zero fabric, the bibs strike the perfect balance between protection and breathability, resulting in an exceptionally technical race-ready product.
Slightly thicker than standard bibs these work well at keeping the chill off the upper leg during colder mornings.
Combined with our top-end Dolomiti Gel Pad using only selected fabrics and materials, which makes for perfect transpiration and ventilation of the body, even under extreme conditions.
Aqua Zero non wetting fabrics are durable and unique in that that they can stretch but still retain their water repellence over long periods of time. In addition they are fast drying, have improved UV and chlorine resistance, wrinkle resistant and soft to the touch.
Ideal for the transition between seasons.Fabric
- Aqua Zero water repelling fabric
- Dolomiti pad - completely non-toxic and non allergic, PVC free and latex free
- Full Aqua Zero Fabric construction
- Reflective tabs
- Le Col silicone leg gripper
- Dolomiti Stelvio Gel Pad
- Made In Italy
- Machine wash at 30c and rinse well
- Do not tumble dry, bleach, steam or dry clean
- Don't use fabric softener
- Cool iron
Great pair of bib shorts, which are warm, supportive and comfortable under all conditions. There are very few days in the UK when you cannot wear these bib shorts. Rocketed to my favourite pair.
Thermal shorts are something of a funny one. Many cyclists would say that there’s no need for such a product. Surely, if you don’t want to wear longs, you’d simply wear bibshorts with warmers underneath?
Well, that is partly true, but here in the UK at least, there’s something to be said for having a slightly thicker pair of shorts for those chillier mornings – not just in spring but throughout the year.
The Le Col Cycling Aqua Zero thermal bibshorts are slightly thicker than normal cycling shorts, but are also designed to repel water and maintain breathability.
On rides between 5-10°C, I found they held up admirably. In these brisk conditions of course you feel the wind on unexposed knees but for what they do cover, the Le Col bibshorts are very insulating, and when paired with leg warmers, a baselayer, jersey and gilet are every bit the match for the colder weather.
There are more benefits to thermal shorts than just warmth, though. Their fleecy lining also makes them more comfortable than standard bibshorts.
This certainly proved true with the Le Col Cycling Aqua Zero thermal bibshorts. There was no rubbing or discomfort and they felt good against skin.
They were comfortable to sit in, too. Two large cushions protect the sit bones whilst extra padding supports the undercarriage. I never experienced any chafing or rubbing.
Despite being insulated, the Le Col bibshorts weren’t overbearing. When temperatures rose above 15°C they remained comfortable, and never become stifling or too warm.
They’d serve well throughout the majority of the UK calendar.