- Lightweight material perfect for warmer rides
- Comfortable bib
- Soft fabric feels nice on the skin
- Pad not the best for long rides
- Ineffective silicon gripper
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Named after a village in western Majorca, the Hoy Vulpine El Toro bib shorts are, as you’d expect, a great lightweight choice for warmer weather.
They are one of a range of products to come out of the new clothing collaboration between Sir Chris Hoy and Vulpine, and are constructed from a lightweight Polyamide fabric with a Coolmax
bib that’s soft and exceptionally comfortable. The fabric is rather thin, but not to the point where I was left questioning its durability, while offering a good level of stretch that should make them suitable for a range of sizes.
However, I wasn’t so convinced by the Cytech pad, which did a good job on shorter blasts but didn’t, for my liking, provide enough support on longer rides. The silicone grippers around the hems of the Hoy Vulpine El Toro bib shorts also proved a little ineffective, and while the shorts may have stayed in place on Sir Chris’s tree trunks, they slipped up on the legs of mere mortals.
That said, the bibs also offered plenty of comfort, barely being noticeable when riding, and I loved the classic black on black look.
For more details visit the Vulpine website.
A good pair of lightweight bibs perfect for riding in warmer weather, but a little uncomfortable on rides over thwo or three hours.