Mavic Hydro tight review£199.99

Good for dryness, bad for warmth

BikeRadar score1.5/5

Like Mavic's Hydro jacket, the tights offer impressively breathable yet waterproof performance. However, the lack of insulation is more obvious than the jacket, so you still get cold knees and a chilly bum unless it’s milder weather.

Mavic sizing and fully seam-sealed waterproof fabric means they come up tiny too, with our large sample only just fitting testers who are normally a medium. They’re hugely expensive considering most cheaper tights will be more comfortable more of the time.

Guy Kesteven

Freelance Writer, UK
Guy started filling his brain with cycle stats and steaming up bike shop windows back in 1980. He worked the other side of those windows from '89 while getting a degree in “describing broken things covered in mud" (archaeology). Dug historical holes in the ground through the early '90s, then became a pro bike tester in '97. Guy has ridden thousands of bikes and even more components the world over since then and can remember them all in vivid, haunting detail. Can't remember where the car keys are, though.
  • Age: 45
  • Height: 180cm / 5' 11"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Waist: 76cm / 30in
  • Chest: 91cm / 36in
  • Discipline: Strict sadomasochist
  • Preferred Terrain: Technical off-piste singletrack and twisted back roads. Up, down, along — so long as it's faster than the last time he did it he's happy.
  • Current Bikes: An ever changing herd of test machines from Tri bikes to fat bikes and everything in between.
  • Dream Bike: His Nicolai Helius AM custom tandem
  • Beer of Choice: Theakston's Old Peculier (not Peculiar)
  • Location: Yorkshire, UK

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