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Bib shorts with our well designed El Fito lower. New Zealand merino is blended with spandex to ensure the natural benefits of wool in comfortable fit ready for all-day riding. Looks good with early season miles or late-autumn mountain epics.
Ibex's Bike Ponte Heavy fills a tall order: a fabric that provides warmth for active wear in colder temps, but remains breathable when the rider heats up. Made of 21 Micron New Zealand Wool, this heavyweight fabric performs well in a wide range of temperatures. Durable, soft, and also machine washable, use this fabric with confidence for all your high output activities.
Benefits of Wool
Wool garments offer substantially more protection from UV exposure than traditional summer fabrics, like cotton.
Wool draws moisture away from the skin and evaporates moisture, regulating body temperature in all conditions.
Ibex wool products naturally include antimicrobial properties, keeping your garment odor-free.
Wool fights off weather and dirt and prevents stains, making Ibex easy to wash and easy to keep clean.
Because Ibex is made from very small micron diameter fibers, our garments are extremely soft and comfortable.
The craftspeople who are involved in every step of the process–from the sheep, to the spinners, to the sewers–are carefully hand-selected.
Because we use wool–a natural and renewable fiber– Ibex is good for you and good for the Earth.
Ibex wool garments resist heat. They don’t hold a flame and won’t melt like synthetic fabrics and fibers.
We recommend a general body measurement guide to determine your size in Ibex clothing. This sizing chart is not garment specific, but in fact a body measurement chart. Here are some helpful hints when measuring:
Bust/Chest: relax arms at sides, keeping the tape parallel to the floor, measure the fullest part of your bust/chest
Waist: keeping the measuring tape comfortably loose, measure around your natural waistline
Hips: standing with heels together, keep the tape straight and parallel to the floor, measure around the fullest part of hips
Sleeve Length: a 3-point measurement, standing with arms relaxed and slightly bent at sides, measure from the base of the neck to the shoulder and then from the shoulder to the wrist bone, add together measurements
Form-fit: garment designed to fit snug to the body throughout
Semi-fit: garment will be contoured to the body
Regular-fit: garment will not be slim, but also not oversized
Relaxed-fit: garment drapes loosely on body
Still need help determining your size? Call 800.773.9647 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for specific garment measurements.
Just wore 'em in fall rainstorm here in wet season - they got wet but I didn't get cold. Had to wear 'em for about an hour after sweaty hill-climbing rainstorm ride and I stayed comfortable. Several bike buds have 'em too and all of us are impressed. Not too much or too little across a wide range of temps.
i received the el fito 3/4 bib back in september when the weather here was still a little warm and it's now december so things have cooled down considerably . these knickers have become my # 1 selection . the weight of the fabric is just right . the knee panel is great . no bunching or puckering where the two different fabrics meet . top quality materials and construction . they fit me ( 5'7" , 14
Second year of wearing this bib, and I hope it lasts forever. Any ride from 60F down into the 30Fs and you want to be wearing these ... the wool keeps you feeling warm and the windblock panels keep the wind out. Most of my rides are 25-35 miles, road; I'm in Virginia so winter is short, but these are the only knickers I need from September into December. Mine have an earlier pad design, without ge
I have owned the El Fito's 3/4 for several years in the gal version, but decided to try these this year for the slimmer fit and the fact that I like the way bibs fit. I was NOT disappointed. These are my go to knickers now.
Great for chilly rises, but not too warm when the temps rise. Fit was perfect (6'2", 175 lbs, size L.) Quickly became my favorite cycling apparel because it feels great in a wide range of temps and it keeps me warm in the rain/snow. Does not bunch at knees like knee warmers.
Imagine your favorite blanket. You know, the one you reach for on a chilly morning while you are enjoying your coffee. Now imagine you are on your bike and that blanket snugly wrapped around your legs and hips. Yeah, these bibs are like that.
I use 'em everyday in the winter for commuting and training. For just a little more dough over what you will spend for another brand you can get these.
I ride every day, bicycle being my primary transportation. Three to four times a week, I take long (50+ miles) rides and have been unhappy with other riding pants after the first couple of hours. These, however, are perfect. Truly. No discomfort, no bunching, no shifting, no numb or sore spots. For the first time in years, the length of my rides is dictated exclusively by my legs and lungs. Thanks
These just might be the perfect bibs to wear for spring/fall riding. I have only had them a week, and they are already my favorite shorts. The chamois fits me perfectly...not too thick, doesn't ride up too high, and it flexes without chafing. Much better than any other shorts I've tried. The wool is a perfect weight, not too warm at 65 degrees, and I'll probably wear these down to 30 before add
Hip 3/4 bottoms, especially for those of us with no hips!Love riding in these all year-round......warm while it's cool, and cool while it's warm. Perfect for Vermont winter Cycling under a pair of Ibex Vim tights (soon to be debuted this Fall 09!)
I'm on my second year wearing these and have yet to notice any down sides. Good fit (5'7'', 150), comfortable-enough chamois, great support and warmth to keep the legs going in cool and cold conditions. True, I don't ride in snow and ice, but going into December, and coming out of March, they're the best. Easy care, too: cold wash and hang to dry.
I ride these in cool weather, and they are sweet! Last night I was night riding in the rain with these and a synthetic jersey and softshell - my legs stayed warm and dry, but my top felt cool and clammy. What a comparison between fabrics! They are a big gear investment but so far worth the price.
I am super skinny, but the mediums fit perfect. It would be great if there were some reflecti
I had been looking up and down for wool bottoms, either bib knickers, or padless tights to wear over normal clothes. This really fill a niche in the wardrode.
The chamois is excellent, and the bibs generally are comfortable. I had to knock them down a notch because they are a bit baggy in the thighs. Having been used to Giordana knickers, these felt a little loose, but that might appeal to som
I've logged about 200 miles in cool temperatures in the El Fitos. They fit very well and are comfortable over the range of temperatures typical of New England autumn rides (40 at the start, 50-60 at the end). The chamois is comfortable, although it's taken me a while to get accustomed to it, as it's thicker than those in my regular riding shorts (Giordana and Castelli). The hem on the calves ca
I ride 4-5 times a week and prefer knickers when the temps drop. I was ready for something new and picked up a pair of these el fito bib knickers. I have worn them in temps ranging from the 30's up through the upper 50's, and my legs love them - I'd call it a consistent level of warmth - warm when it's cold, but not hot once it warms up.
Also awesome is that, when wet, they still keep you warm. I
This is my second piece of cycling clothing from ibex. I sent back medium knee warmers because they were way too big
I have small bib knickers. I'm 5'7 or 8" and have a 29 inch waist. Normally for fitted cycling cloths I wear a small top and medium bottoms. That's pretty typical for non climbers who are 5'8" -10. We have big legs and small uppers. The small bib knickers are too long. They fit