Pearl Izumi Men's Cycling Thermal Bib Tights review

If you've not got a load of money to throw at winter tights then these are a good option, but you need to check sizing carefully

Pearl Izumi
(Image credit: Future)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

Warmth is guaranteed, but in my experience so too was an awkward fit that really let down what would otherwise be a solid mid-market option. The Pearl Izumi Men's Cycling Thermal Bib Tights are priced at an acceptable amount that is within budget for riders who will be on the bike all winter long, but you may need to size up. If you can, try before you buy.

Reasons to buy
  • +


  • +

    Repels water well

  • +

    Made from recycled material

  • +

    Comfortable chamois

  • +

Reasons to avoid
  • -

    Inaccurate sizing

  • -

    Not very breathable

  • -

    Lacks a good amount of stretch

  • -

    Limited reflectors

You can trust Cycling Weekly. Our team of experts put in hard miles testing cycling tech and will always share honest, unbiased advice to help you choose. Find out more about how we test.

Let’s get the good stuff rolling: the Pearl Izumi Men's Cycling Thermal Bib Tights certainly keep you warm whatever temperature the thermometer is reporting. For a pair of winter tights, that’s a prerequisite that the Japanese brand passes with top marks.

When rain's coming down or splashback from a puddle ends up on the tights, the water never penetrates the fabric, while as an added plus the tights are made from recycled material.

Thank you for reading 20 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1