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Vermarc Roubaix Bib Tights 3D



Good value, winter work-horse tights, will see lots of use

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Different strokes for different folks is a good way to live your life, and whilst the Vermarc Roubaix Bib Tights won't tick every box for every person on a bike, they do go a long way to ticking a great many at a sensible price.

At a couple of pounds below the £60 mark the Vermarc Roubaix bib tights 3D are a good value pair of work-horse tights. They cope well with colder temperatures, and although they are rated down to 8 °C they've been out on snow at -3 °C and kept my legs toasty warm still. At warmer temperatures they don't overload you so should provide good riding comfort for three seasons at least.

They are comfortable on the legs, with stirrups to keep the ankles in place, and a fleece backing for warmth.

On the upper area of the tights Vermarc have given the tummy some covering with the material going up relatively high. It's a little odd looking, and it's also quite elasticated so may be a bit pinchy if you are blessed with a barrel rather than a six pack.

They're not water-resistant, so rain will soak into the material and chill you. This obviously isn't a great thing, but they are not billed as water-resistant and they have plenty of insulation for dry conditions.

The pad I found comfortable, able to cope perfectly well with rides of around three hours. The Roubaix fleece-backed material did a grand job of keeping the chills away. With the higher waistband incorporating the Roubaix fleece all the way up and to the rear, if your jacket rides up then at least your back and kidneys will be keep snug.

Altogether a solid pair of winter tights, not laden with tech features, but more than able to cope with the rigours of cold weather riding.


Good value, winter work-horse tights, will see lots of use

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Make and model: Vermarc Roubaix Bib Tights 3D

Size tested: Medium - Black

Tell us what the product is for, and who it's aimed at. What do the manufacturers say about it? How does that compare to your own feelings about it?

They are aimed at the everyday rider, so aren't overloaded with features, but rather they concentrate on getting the basics right - they do a decent job at that at a price that won't put too many people off.

Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?

Roubaix fleeced backing to the tights keep them warm, but don't provide any real water resistance

Rate the product for quality of construction:

Nothing seems to have come loose and they have withstood a 5 yard slide in the recent snow.

Rate the product for performance:

At this price point, performance has been solid, good comfort levels from both fabric and pad.

Rate the product for durability:

So far so good.

Rate the product for comfort, if applicable:

Three-hour rides will be dealt with with ease, weather permitting.

Rate the product for value:

At less than £60 I think they are good investment.

Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose

Very well, good everyday bib-tight at a sensible price.

Tell us what you particularly liked about the product

The cost is very good.

Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product

I prefer a level of water-resistance, at this price it's not necessarily to be expected.

Did you enjoy using the product? Yes.

Would you consider buying the product? Yes.

Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes.

Anything further to say about the product in conclusion?

Hard wearing, comfortable and a sensible price. What's not to like?

Overall rating: 8/10

About the tester

Age: 37  Height: 176cm  Weight:

I usually ride: WyndyMilla Massive Attack, Raleigh SP Race, Hoffman BMX  My best bike is: WyndyMilla Massive Attack

I've been riding for: Under 5 years  I ride: Every day  I would class myself as: Experienced

I regularly do the following types of riding: time trialling, commuting, touring, sportives, general fitness riding, Adventure-packing, crossing-countries


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