Blackmore North Hill bib shorts review

The Blackmore North Hill bib shorts are the first shorts from the Essex-based company, so will they meet expectations?

Cycling Weekly Verdict

If you're after a really comfortable pair of shorts without a super-expensive price-tag, then the Blackmore North Hill bib shorts are a great option. With classic good looks and a pad that will keep you on the road for hours, they are sure to see plenty of use.

Reasons to buy
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    Excellent fit

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    Really comfortable

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    Classic good looks

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    Reasonably priced

Reasons to avoid
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    Bibs could drop lower

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At first glance, the Blackmore North Hill bib shorts don’t look like anything special. Black lycra shorts with a white mesh bib, they’re hardly the most eye-catching, with the two small reflective ducks on either side being the only thing to make them stand out.

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The star of the Blackmore North Hill bib shorts is the seriously comfortable pad

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.