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Cycling Tights & Pants

Published on February 11th, 2014 | by Daniel Feinstein


Pearl Izumi Men’s Pro In-R-Cool Bib Shorts

Pearl Izumi Men’s Pro In-R-Cool Bib Shorts Daniel Feinstein
Comfort - 80%
Padding - 80%
Performance - 80%
Design - 100%
Price - 100%

Summary: Fantastic hot weather cycling bib shorts; extremely comfortable and well made.


Breathable and affordable

The Pro In-R-Cool Bib shorts are extremely well designed. Comfortable and well-ventilated, these bib shorts are very affordable option for hot summer rides.

Once you put these babies on, you’ll understand why the Pro In-R-Cool Bib Shorts are Pearl Izumi’s bestselling model of bib shorts. Anatomically speaking, they have a very natural design and are made up of very durable multiple panels and double-needle seams which help to make them quite rugged.

The shorts have 13mm of Pearl Izumi’s comfortable Elite 3D Chamois padding; a triple layer of padding and active carbon yarns which enhance thermoregulation where you need it most. Channels down the center of the pad help them to flex more easily and also help ventilate the pads.

The fabric of the shorts features Pearl Izumi’s In-R-Cool Coldblack fabric technology which does a surprisingly good job of reflecting the sun’s heat away rather than absorbing it and offer UPF 50+ protection from the sun. The bib section, as well as a number of the smaller panels on the short’s hips, are made from a highly breathable and comfortable mesh, making these bib shorts perfect for summer riding. The shoulder straps of theses bib shorts are the right width and rest comfortably without digging into your kin.

Unlike many other shorts, these do not have an elastic leg gripper. Instead, they feature a double-over cuff with a silicone print which is both functional and extremely comfortable; preventing the pants from riding up your legs in a very inconspicuous manner. The legs of the shorts have a decent length which means that they provide support throughout the quads. Finally, there are reflective elements throughout these bib shorts that help increase your visibility on the roads.

  • Comfortable
  • Perfect for hot weather
  • Very affordable
  • Could do with denser padding under sitting bones

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About the Author

Dan began running at the age of 10 and ran competitively through high school participating in both Cross Country and Track. He later found himself in the military where accumulated a great deal of knowledge and experience in hiking, camping and survival. Dan continues to run and has become an avid cycler, taking extended tours on a regular basis. He is currently training for the 2015 NYC Ironman.

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