Riding in cold weather is hard enough, adding road spray or precipitation to the mix doesn't help matters at all. In fact, a cold, wet chamois is way worse than pedaling indoors so if you want to enjoy riding outside in fickle weather, we'd suggest investing in the G-Shield Bib Tight from Giordana. Keep the engine warm and dry so you can ride your best and enjoy impressive breathability so you don't overheat when the tempo picks up or the clouds break. What separates the G-Shield collection from other brands is its ability to maintain its water-resistance and wind protection while maintaining a high level of breathability. Shoulder season rides certainly come to mind when still hitting up intervals and hill repeats in the fall for 'cross season, or some tempo is in order for some early spring road events. And since it's designed with a minimum number of panels, that means fewer seams for more comfort and fewer entry points for water. The secret to the G-Shield label lies in its DWR treatment, known as Acqua Zero Eco, causing water to bead up and roll off rather than wetting out the fabric so the thermal material can insulate with dry warmth instead of a wet chill. The Acqua Zero Eco doesn't impede the material's breathability, so internal sweat vapor produced while working out can escape instead of causing clamminess. Giordana didn't overlook the bib area and this tight gets its lie-flat Low Pro 0 straps, aiding in comfort with its soft material and not interfering with layers. Chamois duties also get the royal treatment with the G-Shield getting the Cirro S chamois, the same version featured on its top-end AV Tights. Giordana minimizes the feel of the insert, striking a race-appropriate amount of cushion without eliminating its plush, long-ride comfort. It also gets its Copa Mondiale technology, a male-specific recessed area on the top of the chamois made to improve ride quality and add all-encompassing support to an area crucial to long-term comfort.
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