With the right pair of bib tights, you can take on whatever winter throws at you. Here's our pick of the best bib tights for all weather conditions.
For early winter
When the mercury starts to drop and it's too cool for shorts but not cold enough for anything too thick or heavy, here are our favorite bib tights.
For when the weather's starting to change but you still need to get those training miles in, these lightweight bib tights have a pro-level fit that will keep you riding like it's still summer.
Different fabrics have been specifically selected to provide support and protection exactly where it is needed. Nano Flex 3G offers both incredible warmth and excellent water-repellency throughout whilst Nano Flex Xtra Dry is deployed in the areas that are most exposed to the weather.
Different pads on the two versions have been designed specifically for men and women for comfort even on rides of over seven hours.
The sustainably produced Roubaix fabric not only feels super-soft on the skin but it also helps to trap heat in whilst allowing moisture to escape so you don't get a chill on the downhills.
The cross-back straps have a generous stretch making it easy to pull them down for loo stops without stripping off top layers and losing heat.
Assos created these tights specifically to meet the demands of riders on those changeable days, from chilly starts to intermittent downpours.
The soft fleece-backed fabric has been selected to deliver outstanding thermal regulation without feeling too bulky. Wind-proof panels in the crotch and the abdomen protect sensitive areas from the chill.
For all winter
Our pick of the most versatile tights that will get you through most of the season. If we were only allowed one pair of tights this winter, we would be more than happy with any of these.
These super-soft bibs use ethically-sourced wool from Merino Sheep which is particularly suited to sportswear, thanks to its super-fine texture and wicking and insulating properties.
Combined with polyester and elastane and treated with DWR for water repellency, dhb has taken all the best bits about Merino and made it even better. With the addition of a high-end Elastic Interface® Paris HP chamois, anatomically designed specifically for the men's and women's versions, you'll feel a real touch of luxury whenever you ride, whatever the weather.
Cruise through the season in total comfort in these great all-rounders from Sportful. Thoughtful details like the super-stretchy straps to fit a range of heights and the 18mm pad for support and vibration absorption on rough winter roads will have you reaching for these tights ride after ride.
NoRain fabric covers the shins and ankles, providing extra protection from road spray, and ankle zips mean a secure fit.
These versatile tights from Gore Wear will keep those legs spinning in all but the most arctic of conditions.
When the icy winds whip up, GORE® WINDSTOPPER® helps to trap heat in whilst letting perspiration escape so you don't end up clammy and cold.
Keep warmth sealed in even if you need to take a 'comfort break' thanks to the zip-off seat.
Bright yellow and reflective details on the lower legs help you to stay visible on even the most dismal days.
The Gore Wear C3 Windstopper Bib Tights+ offer a similar level of protection for men.
For deep winter
These are the tights for the real hard-core cyclists. The ones who look out the window at the freezing rain and howling wind, smile, then face it all head-on.
Keep those legs spinning all through winter with the ultimate winter tights from Assos. Wet winter roads can be slippery so the brand have engineered dyneRope protection panels across the hips to prevent road rash and keep the tights intact so you can carry on wearing them all season.
The real hard-core winter riders will appreciate the high-end pad that has been designed to keep you sitting pretty for over seven hours. Low-volume fabric gives you unbelievable warmth and water resistance without feeling bulky or restrictive.
Keep the cold out and the heat sealed in on those winter rides. The high body of these winter bibs offers extra protection for your torso but a drop-seat means you can still go to the loo easily without stripping off.
A 4-way stretch fabric, combined with pre-shaped multi-panel construction gives you complete freedom of movement and a women's specific pad, designed in collaboration with leading physiotherapist and ergonomist Phil Burt, distributes pressure on the saddle evenly for all-day comfort.