Madison Fjord 3/4 bib short review

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GBP £54.99 RRP
Madison Fjord 3/4 bib short

Our review

Great value winter warmers, but the cut is very high and seams can rub on the knees
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The Fjord shorts keep more of your body warm by being longer and higher cut than most three-quarter bibs. Their fleece-backed fabric starts almost halfway down your shin and extends nearly halfway to your nipples. 


It feels odd to have shorts come up this high but the extra warmth is welcome (although their height does mean answering calls of nature requires some contortionism). 

Saddle support and cushioning is provided by Madison’s ample Deluxe pad, and overall comfort is great, although horizontal seams behind the knees can irritate after a while.


This article was originally published in Cycling Plus magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

Product Specifications


Name Fjord 3/4 short (12)
Brand Madison

Description S, M, L, XL, XXL, • The deluxe chamois provides excellent levels of comfort so you can maintain your performance on longer rides • Lightweight fleece backed Italian Lycra keeps the chill out whilst maintaining a high degree of comfort and breathability • Multi panel construction and flatlock stitching ensures you get the best possible fit and no chaffing • Also available in a non-padded option • Limited lifetime warranty