Noticed these at a good price just after buying another brand which I had exchanged for a better size fit. The Pearl bibs stay in place better, have a better quad comfort, and the padding is comfortable for fairly long, intense indoor training sessions in front of a fan to manage heavy sweating. Typical sessions are equal parts seated and standing, primarily as crosstraining for distance running or a warmup for running, seven days a week.
Got these for short rides 15-25 mile rides. Thought purchasing these would help persevere my Italian maker ones for longer days in the saddle. All I can say after 5 miles I noticed I had a terrible bib short on and kept focusing on them instead of the ride since I had to keep standing and adjusting myself on the saddle. Should of just paid a little more and got a better bib short. Lesson learned
I have always had great luck with my pearl Izumi bibs. I am a bigger guy at 260 and most other brands just don't fit like these do. Don't spend $200 or more for others that are not as good. Only one slight complaint is the pad is a bit stiff and bulky. However after a handful of uses it will mold and take shape and is perfect. Just put that in so when you get them and notice that you understand it will work in.
I'm a little unusual in my build. Only 5'11", 190lbs. Not fat, but a little thick. Waist is a 32", with a 44" chest. The reason behind the measurements, is that it is difficult to find bibs that fit right. The pair of Izumi Escape Quest, fit perfectly. Comfortable to ride in, with chaffing. A really excellent fit.
I bought this product because of my satisfaction with other Pearl
Izumi apparel items in the past. These bibs live up to PIï¿½s reputation for quality at an affordable price. The material is superior, the fit comfy, and the chamois thick and absorbent. At its under $100 price point, it is an excellent Value for the money.
Iï¿½m a 64 year old female not very serious bike rider. The menï¿½s small fit fine and the bibs keep the waist from rolling. I may get the long ones when it get cooler. The padding is very nice since I either broke or bruised by tailbone in May and still experience some pain. In fact, I wonï¿½t ride without these bibs for that extra cushion.
Comfortable and seem durable. The chamois isnï¿½t the highest quality but itï¿½s thickness makes up for adequate run relief. With saddle cream the shorts serve well on daily 30-50 mile rides The leg length cut is long, European style