These winter tights are cut from an Italian-made thermal Roubaix fabric. Brushed on the inside for a soft and snug feel, the fabric is breathable but also has a high thermal rating, keeping out the cold and resisting outside moisture (mist, for example). The Roubaix fabric has great flexibility while also being compressive, ensuring they will move with your legs and fit comfortably no matter how far you travel.
The tights are constructed for an articulated fit, meaning seams and panels are positioned to prevent chafing and maximise comfort in motion. The upper bib section is fleece-lined and has a high cut to cover part of the torso and increase insulation. However, there is also a mesh section for ventilation. There are YKK zips at the front and on the ankles, iridescent reflective chevrons on the lower calves for visibility, and silicone grippers at the hem.
Rather importantly, there is an Italian made, Elastic Interface chamois pad in the most essential of places, stitched carefully into the seat panel for optimum comfort.
Elastic Interface pad
Engineered to meet the specific needs of the male anatomy, the Elastic Interface Club pad is the result of extensive anthropometric testing, designed to relieve pressure and favour blood flow. The perforated foam with varying densities balances stability in the saddle and freedom of movement. In other words, it’s very comfortable.
Kalf’s iridescent reflective trims and chevrons offer a really important function during the darker winter months, as well as a unique aesthetic: Positioned in areas where there is large rotation such as the wrists and calves, their reflective properties are maximised, helping drivers and other road users acknowledge you.
This fabric was originally developed from skiing and was used for a more insulating stretch fabric for harsh cycling conditions. Brushed on the inside for a soft, cosy feel, the breathability and insulating properties of this material are complemented by the way it is produced. The inner face is brushed for a fleece like finish, and the outside is tightly knitted and smooth.