Pearl Izumi Elite drop tail bibs (women’s) review

Drop tail convenience

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GBP £99.99 RRP | USD $175.00
Pearl Izumi Elite drop tail bibs

Our review

The pad won't work for everyone but elsewhere the bibs are excellent for comfort
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These women’s specific shorts combine the comfort of bibs – meaning no tight waistband pressing against the stomach as you ride – with the convenience of normal shorts. 


The straps and bib rear are made from Pearl Izumi’s Elite Transfer mesh fabric and stay pretty sweat free, while the polyester/Lycra shorts feel comfortable and stretchy. 

The pad is wide for your sit bones but then gets quite narrow, which won’t suit everyone. 

The deep hems keep the legs in place, helped by silicone Pearl Izumi logos and swirls.


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

Product Specifications


Name Women's Elite drop tail bibs (12)
Brand Pearl Izumi

Description •ELITE Thermal Fleece fabric provides superior moisture transfer and warmth •7" lower leg zipper with zipper garage •Silicone gripper at ankles to keep tights in place •Women's ELITE 3D Chamois® •Reflective elements for low–light visibility •Drop tail for convenience
Clothing Sizes Available L M S XL XS XXL