Dedicated cyclists don't let a cold fall wind or a bit of early spring precipitation keep them off the bike. After all, these are typically the seasons for building a base, and riding on through neighborhoods or woods during the coming and going of leaves is one of cycling's greatest pleasures. Based on their long-range ride design and the perfectly balanced combination of insulation, protection, and breathability, Gore Wear's C7 Partial Thermo 3/4 Bib Shorts+ is an indication that they recognize this too. They feature Thermo lining fabric for insulating warmth and wind and road spray protection with a Windstopper Cup in the front of the chamois. This protects the areas where you're most likely to catch chilling air and spray while offering additional breathability for excellent comfort. Since the lining is brushed and offers a soft next to skin feel, your pistons will stay warm and dry during the duration of your ride. The bibs themselves are the one non-thermal area, and feature mesh which we appreciate for maximum ventilation as well as contributing to less bulk as we layer up under a jersey and winter jacket. The C7's insert is designed for long rides and will keep you comfortable well past the five-hour mark. It contains dense foam padding that cushions the blows and wicks and ventilates for comfort in the saddle. The shape places most of the padding at the sit bones and reduces the bulk elsewhere to eliminate excess pressure. Gore uses optimal seam placement throughout to virtually eliminate friction and abrasion. You can focus on the scenery rather than counting down the miles back home because of an uncomfortable chamois or irritating seams. Reflective logo and print on the tights help keep you visible in low-light conditions. The Gore Wear C7 Partial Thermo 3/4 Bib Shorts+ are available in five sizes ranging from Small to XX-Large in the color Black.