Adidas Adistar bib shorts review

Supportive, carefully-designed shorts

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
GBP £77.00 RRP
Adidas Adistar bibs

Our review

Thoughtfully designed bibs, but not as comfy as we’d like
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Adidas clearly demonstrates its knowledge of what  bike riders need with these new Adistar bib shorts. They’re made from a luxurious-feeling Lycra/Tactel blend, which provides a close fit and decent muscle support. 


Strategically placed vents and mesh, plus panels of Climalite wicking fabrics, help disperse heat and sweat, while the full flat-lock seaming helps reduce the chances of chafing.

Adidas’s 3D Pro Stretch Pad uses a multi-density construction to boost comfort levels, along with a soft-touch outer fabric layer. 

The elasticated leg cuffs didn’t feel especially comfortable, although we did like the rubberised leg grippers, which ensured a tight fit without leaving us feeling like we had a tourniquet on. 

Those trademark triple stripes up the legs didn’t like staying flat, either, which doesn’t affect performance but can be annoying. 


The bibs are available in four sizes (S, M, L and XL) to fit waists up to 41in.

Product Specifications


Name Adistar Bib shorts
Brand Adidas

Clothing Material Lycra Tactel
Mesh Inserts Yes
Bib Straps Yes
Clothing Sizes Available L M S XL
Shorts Type Bib