Giro Women's Chrono Expert Thermal Halter bib tights review

Halterneck bib tights make for easy nature breaks but in this case impact the riding

Giro Women's Chrono Expert Thermal Halter bib tights
Cycling Weekly Verdict

There's a lot to love about these bib tights - the mid-weight fabric will provide a good option through most of the year and the chamois itself is good. Unfortunately, we found the halterneck system wasn't as effective here as it is when paired with Giro's shorts, which let the whole package down.

Reasons to buy
  • +

    Breathable fabric

  • +

    Halterneck upper

Reasons to avoid
  • -

    Chamois affected by halterneck

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    Ankle zips

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Giro's halterneck bib design has long been a favourite for me when it comes to shorts. This solution provides an in-built baselayer, and makes comfort breaks extremely easy. The promise of a bib tight version of this was music to my ears - after all, stripping off all of your upper layers to go to the toilet is a much more involved and unwelcome process in winter than it is in the summer months. No one wants to remove a sopping wet jacket, in a public toilet or nestled under the cover of a large bush.

However, the reality of the halterneck bib tights from Giro didn't quite live up to my expectation, with the system, unfortunately, affecting the experience on the bike in this case. This said, they do provide a nice mid-weight option for rides in spring and autumn.

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