The Sportful Fiandre No-Rain Bibshorts get their name from No-Rain Warm material, a stretchy, insulating fleece-lined material that consists of ThermoDrytex Plus that's been hit with Sportful's nanotech water repellent treatment. Though it isn't enough to keep you dry in a sideways-blowing monsoon, it'll hold off normal precipitation no problem. No-Rain Warm is also insulating and very breathable, so if you get too hot on a climb, these bibs will wick away moisture before you freeze on the descent. Of course, the fact that these are shorts means that you can pull on or take off leg warmers as the situation on the road changes.
Like the full-length version, the Fiandre No-Rain Bib Shorts feature Sportful's Bodyfit Pro cut, which is the same fit that Tinkoff-Saxo rides in the peloton. Some cold-weather gear fits like thermal underwear, producing slack that lets the chamois or the seams get out of place and causing havoc from the waist down. You'll appreciate the proper fit and compression of this cut, which keeps everything right where it's supposed to be and supports your thighs, waist, and lower torso.
The Fiandre No-Rain bib shorts also use the Bodyfit Pro line's chamois, a seamless affair that Sportful developed with its stable of pro cyclists and that it bills as the most comfortable long distance insert. Since we've not yet ridden to discomfort with any of their other inserts, we assume that ""long distance"" means something along the lines of a suspension-free 200 mile trek. Through the Rockies. On singletrack.
The silicone dot gripper along the hems helps the shorts grip your legs or leg warmers, so they won't ride up or expose a strip of skin to the elements. The mesh bib straps reduce bulk and let you control the type and amount of layering you do on your torso. Sportful has also added reflective piping to help keep you visible in low-light conditions.
The Sportful Fiandre No-Rain Bib Shorts are available in seven sizes ranging from X-Small to XXX-Large in the color Black.