Knickers are for those days that full tights would be overkill and for the days when you know that you'd never shed the knee warmers. And though the exposed real estate on your legs is minimal, wearing them rather than tights feels like a bold expression of your hardness. The De Marchi Contour Bib Knickers are designed and cut to ensure a contoured fit so you'll experience no restriction as you ride.There's one reason why we'd choose these over a standard pair of bib shorts and knee warmers -- even distribution of warmth. All of the panels save for the very tops of the bib straps and the mesh at the upper back are made of De Marchi's ThermoRoubaix HT fabric. Its plush interior feels luxurious against bare skin, and opposed to the disparity between the shorts/warmer combo, you'll get the same cozy warmth at the crotch and around your backside as you'll have at the knees. You'll get coverage down to your calf, and the cuffs are designed with a strip of laser cut lycra. Silicone gripper dots keep the legs in place as you pedal away.The Contour Bib Knickers are built for comfort all the way through. You'll benefit from the enhanced C11 Elastic Interface Technology (EIT) pad. This chamois consists of two half-moon sections sonically welded together for a flat, almost undetectable seam. The multi-density foam pad is perforated for optimum ventilation and is topped by a wicking, bacteriostatic waffled micro fiber fabric. Just like a good base layer, the chamois wicks moisture away from your skin and transfers it towards the shorts' exterior where it can evaporate so you won't be soaked in sweat down there for hours.The De Marchi Contour Bib Knickers are Black and are available in five sizes from Small to XX-Large. They've included a short zipper in the front of the bib uppers to facilitate getting them on and off and for the all-important nature break at the roadside. Reflective tabs are sewn into the seams on the hips to make you a bit more visible in low light.