Nice well made tights, however for wetter weather you will want tights which are more water resistant.
Good quality pad
Not very water resistant
Some may prefer more of a compression fit
You want a pair of bib tights to keep you warm when the temperature drops and importantly to be comfortable on long and steady winter rides.
To keep your legs warm the tights from the Sir Chris Hoy and Vulpine collaboration use a thermal Roubaix fabric. The material keeps you surprisingly warm whilst not causing any irritation even after many hours in the saddle.
>>> Buyer's guide to bib tights
Often bib tights can be let down by the pad. With the Cytech insert Hoy Vulpine have not fallen into this trap. The contoured Cytech insert is good quality and provided a comfortable ride whether in an aggressive aero position or sat more upright.
Some people will prefer tights to have zips and/or hoops at the ankle. Hoy Vulpine have opted for a stretchy fabric accompanied with a rubber gripper tape on the hem. This combination worked well - they were easy to get on and the legs stayed in place.
>>> Lights buyer's guide (video)
As well as the Hoy Vulpine logos on both thighs there is a reflective logo on the back of the right calf to improve visibility.
A good pair of tights- but when it rains you might want a pair that are more water resistant and some may prefer a more compressed/supportive fit.
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