Spiuk Elite Plus tights review

Dense weave fabric defends against the cold

Our rating 
3.0 out of 5 star rating 3.0
GBP £115.00 RRP | USD $170.00
Spiuk Elite Plus tights

Our review

Comfortable fitting tights with a water repellant membrane that works. Zipped ankle cuffs and minimal reflectives are drawbacks
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Like many full winter tights the Spiuk’s use classic Super Roubaix fabric throughout. It’s a thin fleece backed but very dense weave that offers great defence against cold weather. Where Spiuk have been clever is to add a highly water repellant membrane on the major forward facing panels. Ride in a shower and you can see the water beading up on the thigh sections, simply give the fabric a quick ‘ping’ and it’s shaken off.

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The design has some nice touches too with all the major seams flat locked and double stitched. With these also being placed away from potential friction points it makes for a very comfortable fit. Spiuk use their Elite gel pad, it’s nicely slim in size with pronounced thick gel pads; these have a great elastic stretch to form fit, but still occasionally got a slight squirmy feeling as the gel moved around. The bib section is full backed, but with a mesh material which helps keep your body dry without being overly warm. Wide two and a half inch braces are highly elastic so fit your form ideally.

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There is little in the way of reflectives bar two small Spiuk logos on the thighs. The ankle cuffs have very gummy silicon grippers and a zip. Whilst we didn’t have any issues with them staying in place, in the depths of winter our preference is still for a foot stirrup to close out all of the cold air.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Elite Plus tights (12)
Brand Spiuk

Description Sizes: S-XXXL, Sex: mens, Colours: black/red