Pearl Izumi Elite Amfib bib tights review

Deep winter bib tights designed for the coldest road cycling conditions

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Cycling Weekly Verdict

Throughout this winter, these have become our go to pair of tights. We really like them – the ankle shoe covering, comfort, warmth and breathability are all excellent. The fit could be slightly better, but if it snowed tomorrow, it wouldn't stop us reaching for the Pearl Izumi Elite Amfib Bibtights.

Reasons to buy
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    Ankle covers

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    Very comfortable

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    Very warm

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    Good breathability

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    Nature break flap

Reasons to avoid
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    Fit around the knee could be better

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When we drew our curtains on Boxing Day and saw the snow, a wry smile grew across our faces, for this would provide the perfect opportunity to test the Pearl Izumi Elite Amfib bib tights. These tights are designed for the deep winter and we were glad we had them over the festive period. feature is a flap on the waist which can be opened to allow for easier comfort breaks.

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Oliver Bridgewood - no, Doctor Oliver Bridgewood - is a PhD Chemist who discovered a love of cycling. He enjoys racing time trials, hill climbs, road races and criteriums. During his time at Cycling Weekly, he worked predominantly within the tech team, also utilising his science background to produce insightful fitness articles, before moving to an entirely video-focused role heading up the Cycling Weekly YouTube channel, where his feature-length documentary 'Project 49' was his crowning glory.