Santini Jam bib short review£124.99

Out-and-out comfort for big rides

BikeRadar score4.5/5

Santini's Jam bibs use a seamless knitted polyester fabric, a new wonder material that’s incredibly comfortable. A high tension Lycra is used on the inner section around the pad, and the outer thighs also feature bonded ladder patterns. These follow the shape of the thigh, adding support from the knee upwards.

With soft-touch mesh bib and braces the Jams carry the superb comfort throughout the design. The NAT pad features a core made from multi-density gel and the surface of this has raised tubular cups that attach to the shorts to prevent slippage; it’s seriously impressive. They look very different, but if big challenge rides are your thing we’d recommend these for out and out comfort.

Simon has been cycling for as long as he can remember, and more seriously since his time at university in the Dark Ages (the 1980s). This has taken in time trialling, duathlon and triathlon and he has toured extensively in Asia and Australasia, including riding solo 2900km from Cairns to Melbourne. He now mainly rides as a long-distance commuter and leisure/fitness rider. He has been testing bikes and working for Cycling Plus in various capacities for nearly 20 years.
  • Age: 53
  • Height: 175cm / 5'9
  • Weight: 75kg /165lb
  • Waist: 33in
  • Discipline: Road, touring, commuting
  • Current Bikes: Rose SL3000, Hewitt steel tourer
  • Beer of Choice: Samuel Adams Boston Lager
  • Location: Bath, UK

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