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Castelli Sorpasso ROS bib tights review

Winter training bib tights

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £165.00 RRP | USD $329.00 | EUR €170.00 | AUD $329.00
Sorpasso ROS bib tights

Our review

Quality bibs for winter training miles
Pros: Comfort, quality, seam positions
Cons: Not a lot of reflective details
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Castelli’s Sorpasso RoS (rain or shine) bib tights are designed for temperatures ranging from 0°C to 12 °C / 32°C to 54°F and they have become one of my favourites for changeable conditions.

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They utilise Castelli’s third-generation Nano Flex fabric, which does an excellent job of beading road spray and rain. You’ll remain comfortably dry for a few hours because breathability is better than hardcore waterproof tights.

The rear uses the X-Dry version of Nano Flex. Its coarser surface helps grip the saddle and it’s much more abrasion resistant and so avoids premature wear or bobbling.

The Progetto-X pad is comfortable but not bulky. The shaping of the legs by using multi-panels front and back adds freedom. And keeping seams away from areas of potential chafing – behind the knee, for example – is a neat touch.

The full bib and legs are fleece-lined to beat the chills and I’m also a fan of the high waist for protecting your midriff, while the broad braces and mesh panel keep things firmly in place. The 19cm zippers on the ankle have a 3cm wide reflective strip for visibility.

With these bibs designed with training performance in mind, I’d recommend sizing up one from normal.

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All in all, the Sorpasso RoS bibs deliver everything I’d ask from winter tights.

Product Specifications

Product

Price AUD $329.00EUR €170.00GBP £165.00USD $329.00
Brand Castelli

Features

Features Bib tights
Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL, 3XL
Colours: Black, Savile Blue, Black Fiery Red, B~lack Reflex
Gender Men's