Le Col Hors Catégorie Bib Tights review – mega warmth and hydrophobic

Particularly for those really cold days when only the warmest will do

Le Col Hors Catégorie Mens Bib Tights
(Image credit: M. Grele)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

A really well made and designed pair of bib tights. A very warm body section and hydrophobic material on the legs aim to keep you functioning in the deepest part of winter. Allied with a fantastic chamois for maximum comfort. They are a bit hot for 2 season use however.

Reasons to buy
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    Ideal for really cold days

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    Hydrophobic material doesn't hang on to too much water

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    Dolomiti chamois/seat pad is excellent

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    Women's version also available

Reasons to avoid
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    Slightly short leg

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    Price quite high compared to other offerings

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The Hors Catégorie tights are Le Col's top of the range bibs and are available in men's and women's versions. They are designed to allow you to ride into the depths of winter and stay comfortable thanks to a thermally lined body and water repellent legs. 

The lower legs feature zippered ankles and reflective details, while the chamois (seat pad) is a premium Dolomiti item – all similar features to many of the best bib tights we've reviewed.

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