When we reach for knickers, our go-to pairs are thermal, insulated versions like these Garneau Bib Knickers. After all, when it's chilly enough to pass over knee warmers and shorts, the extra insulation is nice to have. Garneau cuts these from their HeatMaxx thermal fabric. It's similar to Roubaix type fabrics you might've worn, with a smooth knit exterior and a brushed, cozy interior.That same brushed inside acts to wick moisture from your skin to keep you comfortable even as you sweat up a climb and descend over the backside into the wind. If you're like us, you wear knickers to protect your knees and when you know that full tights would be overkill. That's why these knickers have panels across the knees and lower quads made of Light WindDry 2 fabric. It's a 2-ply fabric with a windproof membrane on the inside. The best part is that it's stretchy, like the rest of the Bib Knickers, and won't hinder your pedaling movements. Since you'll be wearing your knickers while you rack up base miles for next season, it's also important to have a high quality chamois. This is why Garneau stitches in their Airzone chamois. It's comfortable for extended saddle time due to the reliance on a layering of low-density foam over high-density memory foam. The edges are tapered for comfort -- no pinching and no chafing. The foam pad is perforated to help it breathe and transfer moisture away from your skin along with the wicking action of the anti-bacterial treated topsheet. The Airzone chamois is seamless and has a 4-way stretch that ensures a comfortable fit.The Garneau Bib Knickers are Black and come in five sizes from Small to XX-Large. All of the seams are flatstitched for comfort and durability.