Named for the mountains of the region of Lombardia, Italy, the classic Giro di Lombardia race, also known as The Race of the Falling Leaves, is famous for its wildly unpredictable weather. Following suit, Capo bestowed a rain and wind resistant DWR treatment onto one of its most popular cold weather pieces to create the Capo Lombardia DWR Bib Tights, kicking their protection up a notch without sacrificing weight or breathability. As mentioned, Capo constructed the Lombardia using its proven Thermo Roubaix fabric and threw in a Durable Water Resistant material coating to boost its efficacy in fending off the elements. With a warp knit construction, this material has a natural stretch. Within the knit, the threads follow a zig zag pattern along the length of the tights. This allows more surface area coverage while using less material, equating directly to an airy, lightweight construction that still retains warmth. Thermo Roubaix's open weave also accelerates moisture transfer from the skin to the quick drying surface of the tights, but the precise brushing process is what contributes most to its warmth. After the dyeing process, dedicated machines perform a brush to the inner lining that provides a high, fleecy, and warming loft. The bib tights' uppers received Capo's super lightweight V Mesh 360. This open mesh fabric is highly elastic with a supple texture that provides unmatched comfort, support, and freedom of upper body movement. This creates a vertically stable system that stays securely in place along your shoulders throughout your ride. The chamois incorporated into the Lombardia tights is Capo's Anatomic DP Carbon Elastic Interface Technology EIT Insert. Its high density, open cell foam is bonded to an antimicrobial microfiber layer that has antimicrobial carbon fiber threads woven throughout. This effectively aids in moisture evaporation, while also keeping the insert neat and tidy. In addition to the slim, movement freei...