When the word "windproof" is in the title of a product wearing the De Marchi name, you know that your body will be well taken care of underneath. What we really mean is that the new De Marchi Men's Windproof Bib Tights fall under its highest protection-providing category, ensuring that your lower half will remain fully shielded from wind, water, and whatever else Mother Nature throws your way.
For the construction of the bib tights, De Marchi used a blend of its proprietary ThermaShield 3L and Super Roubaix fabrics. ThermaShield 3L, as the name implies, provides a triple layer of protection against the elements. The exterior of the fabric is water-resistant, which is further reinforced by a windproof membrane. At the interior, ThermaShield features a medium loft that provides a fleecy comfort of warmth against the skin. Just as importantly, though, this textured liner works to efficiently pull moisture away from the skin. And as a result, your legs remain dry and warm from the inside out.
The bib tights were also constructed using panels of Super Roubaix fabric. This is a supple, four-way stretch knit material with a lofted fleece backing. De Marchi developed this fabric to be light and flexible, and also to ensure that your body remains insulated and protected from the elements. The Super Roubaix fabric is a nylon and Lycra blend, which, in addition to providing a lightly compressive hold on your leg muscles, also works to wick moisture away from your skin. De Marchi's stretch Lycra composes the bibs' high-cut front panel, before it transitions into the shoulder tops and back panel. This material provides you with the ultimate in both support and comfort by smoothly wrapping your upper torso.
De Marchi placed an equal focus on implementing technical fabrics into the bib tights as it did refining their fit. The goal was to create a pair of bib tights with the perfect combination of freedom of movement, protection from the elements, and light insulation. This contoured fit was made possible using pre-shaped fabric panels that closely follow the body while in motion. When sewn together, these panels form somewhat of a three dimensional shape on their own, mimicking the body before even reaching your skin. The result is a pair of bib tights that eliminate all unnecessary material, leading to the best fit possible.
De Marchi paired its restyled C-13 EIT insert into the bib tights. Known as its original endurance chamois, the C-13 EIT incorporates super high density, ventilated cushioning elements in correspondence with the ischial bones. Additionally, two front channels of open cell foam were placed in the perineal zone, which is more compressed to accommodate your body while in the cycling position. The specific "half-moon" seamless shaping perfectly contours to the tights' paneling to eliminate bunching and creates a middle channel where the body stays suspended for effective pressure relief and improved blood flow.
The De Marchi Windproof Bib Tights - Men's are available in five sizes from Small to XX-Large and in the color Black. Please note: De Marchi relies heavily on European sizing, so please make your selection accordingly.