As others have said the cuffs are not snug on my thighs.
5'11" 190 so I'm not rail thin.
I wear a lrg in the PI Pro bib so i thought the same size would be good. No... The cuffs on the thighs are quite loose. While I'm certainly not quadzilla, I believe I have avg thighs. Since the med would be too small everywhere else I kept them. I got them on sale so no big deal. But unless you've got serious quads these may not be the bibs for you. Everything else is typical PI quality but imo they missed on the thigh cut dimensions.
Many people dislike the fit of the bib shorts. I blame myself for not thinking this purchase through. Pearl Izumi named these shorts "interval". Anybody who has done intervals on a bike know that when you, you're on the drops and in a tuck. When in this position, these bibshorts feel great. You're you're sitting up, not so much. The position of the pad for a recreational rider feels odd.
I just sent it back. The materials were cheap feeling and I had little confidence it would last. I compared it to a very popular Amazon bib that I bought to compare and there was no comparison. The chamois was bulky and has no creases to form to your body. I can see chaffing as being an issue. Also it runs pretty true to size, I bought way to big.
These are my go-to shorts. The shoulder straps can be annoying because they roll and twist when I put them on and then have to get them flat but they're never an issue after that. I like that they come up over the belly button. The chamois is good. I have 2 pair from a year plus back and have recently added another 2 and the difference between the old padding and the new is very slight. Love the blue.
I am 6' and 200lbs, the xl is s perfect fit. I have owned several PI pros, but so far this chamois seems pretty good too!
Love, love LOVE these bib shorts. Had been waiting for PI to replace an earlier version of these that had been my previous favorites. Malfunctioning leg gripper design replaced in this new version with better, softer fabric and more comfortable straps. All the comfort and 3/4 the price of the pricey PRO version. Can't lose!
I have some cheap bibs I got on Amazon that are 100% better than this one. I wanted an ï¿½upgradeï¿½ so I bought this pearl thinking it would be a great bib for long rides or events. It rubs me raw an issue I donï¿½t have with my cheap Amazon bibs. The padding is alright until it awkwardly starts pinching. I bought it wore it once and was afraid to wear it again. Finally after months of it sitting I wore it for a second time and it rubbed me raw and pinched again. Itï¿½s not even worth giving away. Iï¿½ll throw it in the trash, total waste of $100 and Iï¿½ll think twice about buying Pearl products going forward I want to pay for the product not the name.
The chamois is very comfortable, actually no need for cream which I always use. But I dont like the bib because of the following leg length shorter than I like, band at bottom of leg not snug enough, doesnt lay flat at edge( think of ruffles), straps are very minimal, tend to bunch. All of this is subjective, you may loves these things in a bib, but not me.
These bibs fit well overall, appear to be made well as you would expect from Pearl, and I love the departure from ubiquitous black.
My only negative are the shoulder straps. They occasionally get tangled up because of how thin they are.