For those new to Q36.5, the Italian brand’s Winter Bib Tights provide a great example of why so many cyclists turn to ‘365 to meet their bike apparel needs.
The story starts with the material. Whereas other cycling clothing brands might use a broad strokes approach, blocking the weather with potentially breathability-inhibiting fabrics, Q36.5 routinely uses woven and knitted fabrics that keep the cold and rain out and breathe at the same time, and the Winter Tights are no exception. These superb cold-conditions bibs feature Q36.5’s proprietary UF Thermo Plus fabric, an innovative material with an extremely tight knit, which functions much more efficiently than traditional winter tights made using conventional nylon. On the bike, the difference is decisive. The hydrophobic polyester thread of UF Thermo Plus insulates while pulling moisture away from the skin to keep you consistently fresh. While the nylon, DWR-treated exterior does a great job of holding off rain and road spray.
Fabric aside, Q36.5’s tailoring is second to none. Expect a pre-shaped ‘ready-to-ride’ fit, minimal seams and a refreshing lack of bunching behind the knee (the curse of lesser bib tights).
At the seat, Q36.5’s three-dimensional SuperMoulded-Anatomic chamois (or ‘pad) delivers plush comfort, patterned to replicate the contact surface of the saddle. Chamois tech is frequently and deliberately obscure, but the details don’t need to overwhelm - comfort across the saddle is critical. So expect a multi-layered molded fabric with variable densities and thicknesses in the perineal, ischiatic, genital and gluteal zones - everything you don’t want squashed.
The other top-line takeaway for those new to the Q36.5 collection is that the brand makes everything in-house, with materials sourced locally, all from within a 350-square kilometer footprint radius of its HQ in the Italian Dolomites. So all of those good feelings you'll have when wearing the Winter Tights won't end with your bike ride.
- A perfect bib tight for cold, damp conditions
- Wind and water resistant
- Highly insulating
- Reflective elements
- Deeply comfortable SuperMoulded-Anatomic chamois
- Made in Italy
- Materials: 63% polyamide, 36% elastane. 1% silver
- Weight (M): 250g