El Fito 3/4

# 7082 | Men's
Merino/spandex ponte heavyweight 3/4 length cycling bottom with wool molded pad

  • Merino/spandex ponte heavyweight 3/4 length cycling bottom with wool molded pad


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We’re committed to uncompromising craftsmanship and to your satisfaction. If you are unsatisfied for any reason, return your purchase within 60 days with proof of purchase to receive an exchange, repair, or refund. It's our promise.

They’re among our most beloved cycling offering for good reason. The El Fito ¾ is the most versatile cool weather cycling knicker made, thanks to a multi-fabric construction of spandex in the seat and leg backs, wool throughout the remainder and wind resistant, Climawool™ Lite softshell fabric for mobility and protection over the knees. Form fit.

Tech Specs +

 Form Fit Fit Guide
Wool Gauge:
 21 micron
 Bike Ponte Heavy
Fabric Gram Weight:
 520 g/m2
Garment Weight:
 12 oz
Fiber Content:
 92% Merino Wool, 6% Polyester, 2% Spandex, Heavyweight Interlock Knit
Fiber Source:
 New Zealand
Fabric Source:
Garment Source:
 United States

Wool Type +

Bike Ponte Heavy:

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.

It Starts With Free Range New Zealand Merino Sheep
It Starts With Free Range New Zealand Merino Sheep
Understanding the Micron
Understanding the Micron

Size & Fit Guide Expand +

How Do I Determine My Size?

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 info@ibex.com for specific garment measurements.

Q&A and Reviews

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Why did you choose this?
Ibex Outdoor Clothing Store
Perfect for autumn and winter rides
Myronlove J on Feb 8, 2016
Great fit Very comfortable to ride in
Pete S on Feb 5, 2016
Perfect for autumn and winter rides
Myronlove J on Feb 8, 2016
Recommendations from friend
Paul B on Feb 7, 2016
Great fit Very comfortable to ride in
Pete S on Feb 5, 2016
Have used my first pair for several seasons. They work well, so picking up another.
Guest S on Feb 5, 2016
Recommendations from other cyclists.
Alan R on Feb 4, 2016
I am a wool nut. It's naturally antibacterial properties will be ideal in the chamois
Rick R on Feb 3, 2016
Last Chance to order these wonderful wool knicker length tights.
Olaf S on Feb 3, 2016
2nd pait! I wear them several times per week, almost all season...
Chris R on Feb 1, 2016
early morning / evening fall / winter cycling in Southern California
Goran B on Feb 1, 2016
Merino wool is a quality fabric and you're one of the few places I could find it. Your price is a bit steep, but let me give your line a try.
Hal M on Jan 31, 2016
I've got the El Fito bibs, and wanted some non bibs. Love all things Ibex!
Ted T on Jan 15, 2016
I tried to order off Amazon but somehow ended up buying shorts. My son commutes to work in Seattle and in the winter needs something warmer. Wool is the favorite. Ibex is an excellent manufacturer. Love your stuff.
Guest S on Dec 14, 2015
My son requested these for his birthday.
Guest S on Dec 9, 2015
My go to cycle shorts.
james j on Dec 6, 2015
husband wanted
Guest S on Oct 30, 2015
Reviews were great on this product.
Brandon B on Sep 23, 2015
I've always wanted a pair of these and have heard nothing but the best about them.
John S on Sep 18, 2015
for cool weather mountain biking
Heidi L on Aug 5, 2015
Really great for cycling! not too hot and comfortable! Good quality!
Whitney B on Aug 1, 2015
Am planning to use it to lift weight.
Peter C on Jul 22, 2015
I love these knickers and have had several pairs. I wear them year-round (yes summer too) for commuting, mtb and road.
Chuck B on May 25, 2015
Good Quality, Excellent Material
Crissy E on May 23, 2015
Quality,performance,and sick of knee warmers that slip down.
Cameron M on May 20, 2015
First pair lasted 7 years! Love these!
Lori D on May 19, 2015
pete s on May 15, 2015
Because it is a great piece of performance apparel and perfect for Oregon weather.
Sean C on May 14, 2015
This will be my second pair -- first pair lasted 5+ years!! INCREDIBLE PERFORMANCE
Joel W on Apr 5, 2015
Recommendations from friend
Paul B on Feb 7, 2016
Have used my first pair for several seasons. They work well, so picking up another.
Guest S on Feb 5, 2016
Is the cycling pad removable on this pant?
A shopper on Jul 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: These are wonderful "knickers." The pad is not removable (as far as I can tell, anyway), but this would not dissuade me from giving a top recommendation.
On the margin - My waist is 31", but I have some M size legwarmers and they are a bit loose in the calves. Not too loose, but not skin tight, just a wee bit loose. Do you think I should get S or M on this El Fito knicker?
Rick R on Feb 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have large in both the el Fito and the leg warmers and they both fit fine so I'd say go with the medium.

On another matter I find it pretty cheeky that Ibex seem to ignore my emails yet then ask me to answer another customer's question. I wish their customer service was as good as their products.
4.7 / 5.0
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Essential piece to have in the arsenal
This product was an addition to my growing array of cycling apparel. I own the Ibex shorts and Ibex leg warmers. I spend a lot of time in the saddle and value quality gear (you get what you pay for is my motto). These filled a niche in my arsenal for temps ranging from low-40 to mid-50's. I am 6'0" 145 lbs, and purchased the small. It's my thought that the grippers are supposed to hit mid calf and
May 3, 2013
Invaluable piece of commuting gear
Went to the Boston store to buy arm & knee warmers, these caught my eye. I tried them on, perfect fit for me 5'7", 160 lbs., the medium fit perfectly, no Euro-sausage look.

I've used them in up to 62 and down to 42 degrees, they've kept me cool enough and warm enough. The use of spandex in the seat & leg backs and wind resistance makes this knicker wonderfully versatile.

The chamois is also idea
September 14, 2014
Great 3-season go-to
I just got in to cycling around the rainy PNW so I don't know a ton about cycling gear. That being said, I know Ibex quality and when I decided to get into the sport I knew I couldn't go wrong with their gear. Since these were my first cycling clothing purchase, I decided to go with something that could be a great 3-season piece and I'm glad I did. These breath amazingly and I have yet to over-hea
May 3, 2014
Don't wear anything else
There are the only shorts/pants I ride in - no matter the temp
June 14, 2015
8 months ago
Shoulder season coverage for your knees
I have wanted a pair of these 3/4's for a couple of years, and finally splurged. I'm glad that I did too, because these El Fito's help bridge the gap between the really cold weather and the warmer stuff.

They have a lot of give in the fabric, so range of motion is great, and they don't move around. The grippy bottom cuffs stay put.

I'm 5'10", 165 lbs, with a 33" waist. The Medium is a perfect
April 28, 2013
Winter's Coming...
FatBike during our Artic and unforgiving winters. These tights are the perfect base layer for urban loops on paved paths or snow-ice multi day adventures in sub-freezing temps
June 19, 2015
8 months ago
Absolutely the best
I hadn't expected to get to use these until later in the year but it was pretty cool here Saturday morning so I decided to wear these for a 70k trail ride...

Outstanding - they kept me nice and warm at the start of my ride. And even though the day had warmed up quite a bit by the time I finished these shorts didn't make me feel too hot. Chamois seems to perform well too!

Added bonus - looking
August 17, 2014
These are great too
These knickers work great also.. I love wool always have always will.
November 8, 2012
Best biking pants ever
I rode 100 miles and felt feat afterwards. They're amazing.
June 13, 2015
8 months ago
Awesome knickers!
I have all kinds of Ibex tops and bottoms. I love em all, including my El Fito knickers! Great fit, comfy chamois without being a diaper. Classic look!
December 1, 2015
4 months ago