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RedWhite Apparel The Bib Mens



Comfortable for very long rides and made to a high quality – with the added bonus of varying length options
Firm, supportive pad Varying lengths
Effective silicone grippers
Two length options
Good eco credentials
Pad quite thick for shorter rides

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These RedWhite Apparel The Bib shorts combine traditional looks with modern qualities like a multi-panel design and a very supportive contoured pad. But I think the main bonus of these is that RedWhite offers its high-quality shorts with varying leg lengths – something rarely offered by the larger, mass-produced brands.

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The best bib shorts are those you never notice when you're riding for 90 minutes or more – and that's exactly the case with the RedWhite Apparel The Bib shorts. The multi-density pad is thicker than that of many shorts I wear, but the pad is quite firm. This spreads pressure rather than focusing it in one place, which I find reduces the build up of hot spots and reduces the likelihood of numbness.

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The pad's thickness also adds cushioning so longer rides over rougher roads become a pleasure and don't leave you feeling battered and bruised. RedWhite says that these shorts – not this pair obviously – have been worn by riders in the Transcontinental, Paris-Brest-Paris, Race Across America and the Pacific Coast Bicycle Race.

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During shorter cycling efforts up to around 90 minutes I tend not to put a huge amount of weight on the saddle, and during these rides I found the pad a bit bulky, reducing feedback from the road.

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RedWhite describes these as long-distance shorts, so this isn't really a criticism as such – more of a confirmation of how well they're designed for longer-distance riding, hence their use in the likes of the Transcontinental and PBP...

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And it's not just the pad – the rest of the shorts are just as comfortable. The Italian-made M.I.T.I. Lycra is soft and smooth against your skin and also comes with a 50+ SPF UV rating, which'll be handy when we see the sun again. The straps are wide, which prevents them placing pressure on your shoulders, and their lightweight mesh will aid breathability on hot days.

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The legs are held in place by wide leg grippers and small silicone gripper dots.

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They do a very good job too, as the legs don't ride up and they don't put any undue pressure on your thighs.

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Like a lot of modern shorts the RedWhites have a multi-panel design that provides a form-fitting cut with no pressure differences anywhere whether you're in the saddle or stood up.

RedWhite offers a massive range of sizes too, from XS through to 4XL in its regular length – and from M to 3XL with legs two inches shorter. This means that regardless of your height and waist size you should be able to find a pair that suits you, without the legs being too short or too long. Neat.

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Even at my height I've known some shorts come down virtually to my kneecaps, so the option of a shorter length is a bonus.

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Quality-wise these shorts appear to be very well made indeed. They're manufactured in Romania and the suppliers are Bluesign- and OEKO-TEX-certified, so the fabrics, threads and accessories are all environmentally friendly.


Which brings us on to the price. At £113.99 they are much pricier than the £80 dhb Aeron bib shorts that Tom considered an excellent choice for all-day comfort.

Lusso's Perform Carbon Bib Shorts scored very highly in Stef's review thanks to having a pad ideal for longer rides, and their use of recycled materials throughout. They split the difference between the dhb and RedWhite bibs at £100.

The Band of Climbers Empire bib shorts are £115. Alex found that they too provided all-day comfort and quality stitching throughout.


High-quality shorts with a very comfortable pad for longer rides, and the option of different leg lengths means you should be able to find the perfect fit regardless of your build


Comfortable for very long rides and made to a high quality – with the added bonus of varying length options test report

Make and model: RedWhite Apparel The Bib Mens

Size tested: Large

Tell us what the product is for

RedWhite Apparel says: "The BIB (Men's) is RedWhite's signature long distance cycling bib short for men. It is a tool that will help you ride further, comfortably."

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

Available in 2 Inseam Lengths - Regular & 2" Shorter Inseam

Made in Romania using Bluesign and OEKO-TEX certified suppliers

Proprietary Moulded Chamois for rides over 5 hours

Italian Lycra from M.I.T.I (SPF UV 50+ rating)

Non-Slip & Comfy Silicone Macro-Dot Gripper

Lightweight, Stretchy & Soft Mesh Fabric (on bib-straps)

Full Durable Flatlock Stitching

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How easy is the product to care for? How did it respond to being washed?

No issues with being washed – and as they're black they don't pick up stains or marks even after muddy rides.

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

The shorts have a good fit and I found the pad comfortable on longer rides.

Tell us what you particularly liked about the product

The two different leg length options result in a wider range of sizes than you'll find from most brands.

Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product

The pad is quite bulky for anything but long-distance riding.

How does the price compare to that of similar products in the market, including ones recently tested on

They're similar in price to bib shorts from Band of Climbers, though other brands such as dhb and Lusso offer similar quality shorts for a little less cash.

Did you enjoy using the product? Yes

Would you consider buying the product? Yes

Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes

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A high-quality pair of shorts with a pad that offers great comfort on long rides. They're not a bad price either, although others offer similar quality shorts for less. Overall, I'd say they are good across the board.

Overall rating: 7/10

About the tester

Age: 44  Height: 180cm  Weight: 76kg

I usually ride: This month's test bike  My best bike is: B'Twin Ultra CF draped in the latest bling test components

I've been riding for: Over 20 years  I ride: Every day  I would class myself as: Expert

I regularly do the following types of riding: time trialling, commuting, club rides, sportives, fixed/singlespeed,

As part of the tech team here at F-At Digital, senior product reviewer Stu spends the majority of his time writing in-depth reviews for, and ebiketips using the knowledge gained from testing over 1,500 pieces of kit (plus 100's of bikes) since starting out as a freelancer back in 2009. After first throwing his leg over a race bike back in 2000, Stu's ridden more than 170,000 miles on road, time-trial, track, and gravel bikes, and while he's put his racing days behind him, he still likes to smash the pedals rather than take things easy. With a background in design and engineering, he has an obsession with how things are developed and manufactured, has a borderline fetish for handbuilt metal frames and finds a rim braked road bike very aesthetically pleasing!

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