Orro Pyro Line Aquazero Bibtights
With a comfortable pad, high zipped front that gives extra coverage, a great 'on the bike' cut and reflective detailing that is well positioned and subtle, these are brilliant bib tights at a great price.
Sticking a brand-new pair of tights on before a 100km ride across road and gravel isn't the most sensible idea, but the 'shiny new kit' box can get the better of any cyclist. With these bib tights, it turns out it was a good choice.
For starters, the Cytech Endurance 2.5 HD pad is spot on. It felt cosseting straight away, plush even, but without using too much material that can cause bunching or hotspots. A great balance.
That first ride took just over four hours and the tights proved comfortable throughout, and that didn't change on shorter, harder road rides.
The cut of the bibtights just seems to work as well. The Orros give a close fit without feeling restrictive and there's no bunching behind the knees to cause any discomfort.
Some of the rides during testing saw temperatures below freezing with a harsh windchill, probably around the -5°C mark, and the Blizzard fabric still managed to keep the muscles warm.
If it's raining you also get a decent level of protection from the water repellency treatment and for a bit of extra protection, there is a high waist that is zippered for easy nature breaks.
All of that is combined with very good breathability. The tights are good up to around 13ºC, so you can get a fair amount of wear out of them through the winter.