Sportful Fiandre Light NoRain bib shorts review

We put Sportful's wet weather bib shorts through their paces

sportful fiandre light norain bib shorts
Cycling Weekly Verdict

I've been highly impressed by everything about the Sportful Fiandre Light NoRain bib shorts. The name might be a bit long, but they're well made, comfortable and offer good water-resistance, all at a price that seems more than reasonable such a great piece of kit.

Reasons to buy
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    Very comfortable

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    Impressive water-resistance

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    Good fit

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    Reasonable price

Reasons to avoid
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I have to admit that before starting to write this review of the Sportful Fiandre Light NoRain bib shorts, I hadn’t looked at their price, but I feared the worst. After all, they’re comfortable, well-made bib shorts, with the added bonus of water-resistant protection, from a high-end Italian brand.

So when I found out that they were £80, I have to say that I was slightly taken aback. Yes that’s still a fair bit of money, but if you’re stingy when it comes to bib shorts, then you’ll only regret it at the end of your first long ride.

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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.