This is superbly comfortable bibtight for the money but for rides in freezing or foul weather you'll need a little more protection from the elements.
Not suitable for the coldest temperatures
You might work yourself into a sweat putting them on though - I'm fairly lean but it took a fair amount of wriggling to squeeze my way in. It was worth the effort, however, as I was immediately impressed by the comfortable fit. This is no small feat: my long-back, short leg body shape means bibs usually cut into my shoulders like cheesewire with the legs remaining wrinkled like Nora Batty's tights.
By contrast the Funkier's high-zipped, close fitting torso took all the strain away from the shoulder straps and the size Medium was perfect for my 32'' leg and 5ft11in frame.
Zipped ankle cuffs feature an elasticated stretch panel that contributes to the snug fit and internal silicon grippers keep them in place. The ankles and back panel also feature the brand's logo which is sublimation printed into the fabric improving breathability and avoiding the inevitable and tatty peeling-off logo look.
Out on the road the 17-panel Lycra is breathable enough to avoid significant sweat build-up but on the flipside, rain soon makes its way through to your skin. Providing you're warm this is of little consequence and the supersoft micro-fleece lining offers good enough insulation for rides at 5°C or above. Perhaps most importantly, the high-density foam chamois was so comfortable I was barely aware of it.
Thank you for reading 5 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
Founded in 1891, Cycling Weekly and its team of expert journalists brings cyclists in-depth reviews, extensive coverage of both professional and domestic racing, as well as fitness advice and 'brew a cuppa and put your feet up' features. Cycling Weekly serves its audience across a range of platforms, from good old-fashioned print to online journalism, and video.
Mike Burrows: the designer who influenced the bikes we ride today
A legendary bike designer and innovator, Burrows created the Lotus 108 ridden by Chris Boardman at the 1992 Olympics
By Tom Thewlis • Published
F1 driver Valtteri Bottas finishes first for his age in SBT GRVL race
The Alfa-Romeo driver came fourth overall across the 60-mile race in Colorado
By Ryan Dabbs • Published
Why cycling is great for your legs, lungs, immune system and mind – plus 11 other great benefits of life on two wheels!
If you're considering joining the world of cycling, here are some good reasons to get on your bike this year
By Michelle Arthurs-Brennan • Published