As the name suggests, Attaquer's All Day bib shorts are designed for long days in the saddle and feature an incredibly soft fabric and super-comfortable chamois. The fabric itself is rated at UV 50+, so will help protect you from the sun if you're out in it all day. The shorts are really well made, with flatlock stitching creating a comfortable and durable construction. The only real downside is the price: they certainly don't come cheap.
- Pros: Great looks, incredibly comfortable chamois
- Cons: Old school hardened band at the leg opening, pricey
To my mind these are some of the best looking bib shorts out there – good enough to rival the likes of Maap, Rapha and Assos – and the fit is superb. They are supportive around the groin but do not rub, tight and slightly compressive around the thighs.
The body of the bibs comes high enough up that my midriff was never exposed, even if my jersey were to ride up. The straps were unnoticeable, not digging in or rubbing. They're constructed of a mesh white fabric that does take up sweat but dries super-fast.
I found the leg length just right – not too long, not too short – but I'm not a fan of the hardened band at the leg opening. (It's very similar to that of the old Rapha Pro Team shorts, if you're familiar with those.)
It does a great job of stopping the legs from riding up but also digs in slightly. It's not enough to be uncomfortable, just enough to notice – hindering the look of the shorts rather than the comfort. I much prefer the silicone gripper to be added directly to the material of the leg of the shorts (like Attaquer does with its Race Ultra+ bib short); it just seems to yield a better fit and overall look.
There's nothing to complain about regarding performance. They're super-comfortable, fit really well and dry fast in the rain. The key to a successful piece of clothing is that you eventually forget you're wearing it, and that was the case with these bibs: they just allowed me to get on with my ride in comfort, and that's all I could ask for.
An important element of this is that they have a particularly comfortable chamois. The difference was noticeable when I swapped to my winter bibs or skinsuit – they're just not the same. You feel very supported in all positions, from upright on the hoods to getting aggressive in the drops.
The shorts have an internal pocket – a nice little feature to have, but not one I ever found myself using.
At £169.95 they are certainly a pricey pair of shorts, and up against some established premium brands. They're more expensive than Le Col's Pro Bib Shorts and Castelli's Free Aero Race Bibshorts, both £150, and Sportful's Total Comfort bib shorts are £130. They are cheaper than Rapha's top end Pro Team Bibs at £195.
They're also up against some much cheaper options: Rapha's Core bibs come in at £100, while dhb's Aeron bibs are only £75 with the credentials to punch well above their weight.
Overall, these are an extremely high-quality pair of bib shorts that would see you through a good few seasons' riding. They're very comfortable (though they could do without the hardened band at the leg opening), but as good as they are, the price tag is a bit of a sticking point with so many high-performing and great value bib shorts on market.
Very comfortable pair of bib shorts, but with a hefty price tag
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road.cc test report
Make and model: Attaquer All Day Bib Shorts
Size tested: Medium
Tell us what the product is for
These are Attaquer's answer to a comfortable, long distance bib short.
It says: "It's no surprise that our most comfortable bib shorts are also our most popular. The All Day Bib Short is crafted from an incredibly supple fabric that takes your on-bike comfort to new heights.
"Crafted around an ultra comfortable 2-piece chamois, the All Day Bib Shorts feature lightweight mesh bib straps, jacquard leg grippers and reliable 4-stitch flat lock seams. Every component is designed to deliver you the most comfortable ride you've ever enjoyed.
"One ride and you won't want to ride any other short."
Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?
- body contoured
- internal pocket
- 4-stitch flat locking
- UV 50+ sun protection
My only gripe is the hardened band. I would've preferred the silicone grippers to be integrated into the body of the shorts.
Certainly the stand-out feature for these shorts.
More expensive than many top-end shorts from established brands.
How easy is the product to care for? How did it respond to being washed?
No issues with being washed multiple times.
Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose
Some of the best bib shorts I've used. Supreme comfort and durability.
Tell us what you particularly liked about the product
The chamois, choice of material and overall look.
Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product
The hardened band on the leg opening.
How does the price compare to that of similar products in the market, including ones recently tested on road.cc?
These are quite a pricey pair of bib shorts, £20-£30 more than many established brand offerings and more than twice the price of dhb's Aerons.
Did you enjoy using the product? Definitely!
Would you consider buying the product? Yes
Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes
Use this box to explain your overall score
They look great and perform exceptionally well, with just the hardened band and price tag limiting the score.
About the tester
I usually ride: Felt F1 My best bike is:
I've been riding for: 5-10 years I ride: Every day I would class myself as: Experienced
I regularly do the following types of riding: road racing, time trialling, commuting, touring, club rides