Winter riding is tough. Cold weather leads to sluggish muscles, and if your legs are frozen, you're not moving, which is why Pearl Izumi made the ultra-toasty AmFib Men's Cycling Bib Tights. Designed to fit, wick, and breathe like it's race day but insulate like you're on an arctic expedition, the Amfib has all the warmth you need to turn icy training rides into comfortable missions.
The AmFib is made from a blend of Pearl's Elite AmFib softshell and Elite Thermal Fleece fabrics. Thermal Fleece, which constitutes the back panel, handles thermo-regulation and moisture wicking, while Amfib softshell has been incorporated in key areas to keep out light precipitation and wind. The two fabrics coordinate effectively, so much so that Pearl Izumi gives the AmFib tights a thumbs up for weather conditions as low as 15 degrees. In case you're concerned about the tights getting too balmy at the recommended 40-degree limit, you can ventilate from an opening at the top of the waist though its main intention is for easy natural breaks.
Sub-freezing riding is hard enough without unnecessary discomfort, so Pearl Izumi integrated its Elite 3D chamois into the AmFib. The chamois uses variable density padding that's been pre-shaped to enhance blood flow. Its breathable, four-way stretch material creates an abrasion-free surface that conforms to the body as it pulls moisture away from your skin.While a comfortable chamois is a necessity for winter base miles, nothing guarantees comfort like a precise fit. To ensure this, Pearl designed the cut to allow full articulation during cycling. The lower leg also follows a contoured shape that leads to an integrated stirrup and a gasket that allows the tights to be worn over shoe covers. Not only does this streamline and secure the fit, but it eliminates gaps to reduce heat loss. Additionally, the AmFib uses a breathable, but warming, mesh upper and bib straps, and Pearl also added 360 degree reflective accents for safer night riding.