Howies Leadout bibshorts review

Bibshorts, seven of the best
Cycling Weekly Verdict

The only thing letting down Howies bibshorts is the bib itself, the edges of which are stitched, preventing it from lying flat

Reasons to buy
  • +

    Snug fit

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    Not restrictive

Reasons to avoid
  • -

    Bibs don't sit flat

Howies bibshorts are made using machines that knit yarn into a continual tube, therefore eliminating any seams from the shorts.

This seamless design did lend itself to a super snug fit, while not feeling restrictive.

The Leadout have a thick elasticated band to hold the shorts in place on the leg, meaning those with larger quads would not find the shorts cutting in.