I've been wearing the Pearl Quest bibs for the last three seasons. I can honestly say that I think they are a great value for the low price - as compared to others. I can't bring myself to spend $100 to $200 for a pair of bibs, and these have been just fine up to 60 mile rides. I'm a Clydesdale rider and I tend to wear a pair of these out in a season. I just write the monthyear on the inner tag that I started wearing them and that way I can tell which ones have a worn our pad! Overall great product and good sizing - I wear XL in almost everything and the XL in these fits fine.
Overall product is pretty good especially for the price. Light weight does not eat out too much. Chamois is a little cheap but what can you expect in this price. Would recommend for the rides but not for long distances.
I'm a demi Clydesdale size rider and have a tendency to be hard on bibs. This was my first try with PI bibs and I really like the fit and comfort of the chamois. Haven't had them long enough to say anything about durability. At their price I would put them up against competition such as aerotech costing significantly more.
This is a great bib. It may not be flashy. It's not a tight race fit. There's no fancy market-speak chamois or a 20 panel design. But it's still quite comfortable and will last. I've been through lots of commuting, plenty of centuries (including a couple doubles) and no issues.
The only complaint I have is that it can get pretty warm in the summer. It has more than usual coverage, especially in the back - but that's just a tradeoff.
I use the product anytime I'm going to be riding any length of distance. The bibs are extremely comfortable and I can have them on for hours at a time and not even think about the fact that I'm wearing them. The flat stitching for the chamois is the main reason why I first purchased this brand and model and I have to say that I have not had any unwarranted chaffing problems since I started wearing them. I can't express how much I love these things.
I bought a lot of PI apparel and this bib fits great without exception. It's quest level so it's a little chunky, but when it's on I really can't sense the difference between quest and elite. Anyway I like it.
After two years these bibs finally started to thin. I still use them for mountain biking and purchased three more for the road. They have a very comfortable pad, leg grippers and a great fit.