The wind poses two problems for you in the saddle: needless exertion and bone-chilling cold. If you're trying to eliminate drag, you should be riding an encapsulated recumbent, but if you want to eliminate the cold, the Gore Bike Wear Phantom SO Bib Tights are for you. Featuring an anatomic, pre-shaped design and a weather-resistant proprietary fabric construction, the Phantom SO provides total insulation and protection from the worst that Mother Nature can dish out. Also, the lack of a chamois makes these bib tights ideal for all forms of winter recreation from cycling to Nordic skiing. Gore Bike Wear's Phantom SO Bib Tights are made from Gore's patented WindStopper Soft Shell fabric. Like its name suggests, WindStopper is windproof, but it's also water-resistant and highly breathable. In combination with the Phantom SO's full-leg, high-torso design, the bib tights provide total insulation by trapping a layer of warm air above the skin while allowing excess heat and moisture to escape. The Bib Tights also feature a precise, anatomical fit with a design that provides a barely-there wear quality. To achieve this, Gore incorporated shifted seams throughout the tights, pre-shaped knees, and used adjustable elastic bib straps to guarantee a personalized fit. Additionally, the Bib Tights use gripper elastic at the leg cuffs, and the bib strap panel is removable, so the Phantoms can be worn as tights or a bib. For use as tights, the waistband is fully adjustable. The Phantom SO also includes a reflective treatment on the front and side panels of the tights for safer night riding.The Gore Bike Wear Phantom SO Bib Tights w/o Insert are available in sizes X-Small through XX-Large, and in the color Black.