Ridden & Reviewed: 5 Top Women's Cycling Bibs

Bib shorts are a crucial piece of cycling apparel, and fortunately women have more good options than ever before. Here are five top women's bibs, with options for all conditions.

Ridden & Reviewed: 5 Top Women's Cycling Bibs

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Micah Ling

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Bibs were designed to make cycling more comfortable. Instead of a waistband, they’ve got built-in suspenders, which, for most, makes the experience much better. Things stay in place, there’s less chafing and bunching, and you can concentrate on riding. 

These days there are a lot of bibs to choose from. Some are lightweight, some have a more cushioned chamois for longer days in the saddle, others have thinner padding for shorter rides. They come in longer styles and shorter styles, for cold weather or hot days. You could easily have a whole closet just dedicated to bibs, and … no judgment from us! 

Bibs made specifically for women tend to have a more generous fit in the hips and thighs, straps that accommodate your chest, and chamois padding shaped right for crucial contact points. Some also have easy-off bathroom features made specifically for women. That’s not to say that anyone can’t wear any bibs they like, but some key features on women’s bibs make the ride that much more comfortable. 

Here are five women's bibs to consider when shopping for cycling kit.

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POC Women’s Ultimate VPDs Bib Shorts - $159.99

POC Women's Bibs

Ideal for: Warm/hot weather road riding

Pros:

Super soft fabric 
- Stays in place really well
- Stretchy mesh (aerodynamic) fabric breaths on hot days
- Seam-free legs
- Lightweight, wide, mesh straps

Cons:

- Not as much cushion in chamois

Surprising feature we liked: The strap goes down the middle of the chest, which is actually quite comfortable. 

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Mavic Sequence Pro Bib Shorts - $93.99

Mavic women's Sequence bibs

Ideal for: Warm weather road or gravel riding

Pros:

- Silicone grippers hold shorts place without irritating the skin
- Very lightweight, great for warm days
- Moisture wicking
- Zipper in the back for easy bathroom breaks

Cons:

- Straps put some tension on the shoulders

Surprising feature we liked: They come in red! Such a nice change to the traditional look. 

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Velocio Luxe Women's Bib Shorts - $279

Velocio Luxe Women's Bib Shorts NavyIdeal for: Warm weather, long rides — all day adventures

Pros:

- “Fly-free” ability to pull down for bathroom breaks without taking bibs off 
- Luxurious amount of padding for longer days
- Full front mesh takes strain off shoulders
- Minimal seams
- Comes in six color options
- Sizes from XXS to 3XL

Cons:

- Pricy

Surprising feature we liked: We can’t over emphasize how awesome the “fly-free” feature is…game changer. 

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Ornot Women’s Thermal House Bib - $175

Ornot Women’s Thermal House BibIdeal for: Early Spring and changing weather — cool starts — 40-60-degree range

Pros:

- Fleece-lined, super comfy
- Flexible
- Breathable
- Reflective accents on both legs

Cons:

- Gets too toasty above 55 degrees

Surprising feature we liked: Pairs really well with leg warmers. Perfect for cold starts where you can shed layers as the day goes. 

Giordana Women's AV Full Windfront Bib Tights - $294.99

Giordana women's tights

Ideal for: Weather warriors! Going out in very cold temperatures. 

Pros:

- Super-duper warm for just about any (cold) weather imaginable 
- Overall water resistance 
- Reflective details on both legs
- Waterproof zippers on cuffs
- Very cushioned chamois 
- Grips on cuffs to stay put

Cons:

- Can feel a bit constricting 
- A little tough to get on

Surprising feature we liked: Fleece-lined all the way up the back for additional warmth

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