Full or even three quarter length cycling bottoms can sometimes be a bit too much. On those days when you know the weather's going to improve later in the day, sometimes you just want enough warmth to get you going and you'll use stashable knee warmers until then. For those particular conditions, you'll love the Gore Oxygen Partial Thermo Men's Bib Shorts. The shorts feature strategically placed panels of Gore's venerable Windstopper fabric for wind and road spray protection in the crotch and the center of the back. This protects the areas where you're most likely to catch chilling air and water, while offering additional ventilation through in the areas where you won't miss the added barrier. Since Windstopper is literally windproof i. e., it meets or exceeds the level of wind resistance required to officially qualify a fabric as windproof, your engine and back will stay warm and dry while the thermo fabric used throughout the rest of the shorts maintains a comfortable temperature. The bibs themselves are the one non thermal area, which we appreciate for flexibility and the ability to layer as little or as much as we like up top. The Men's Oxygen insert is designed for long rides around the four hour mark. It blends variable high density and open cell foam padding and wicking and ventilating material in a pliable, supportive structure. The Oxygen's landscape pads the bones you sit on aka, your ischial tuberosity and creates voids to protect the areas you'd rather not sit on. Elsewhere in the shorts, the flatlock stitching and shifted seams eliminate abrasion on areas that are prone to abuse and friction. You can focus on the scenery rather than counting down the base miles because of an uncomfortable chamois or irritating seams. Reflective elements on the front, sides, and back help keep you visible in low light conditions. The Gore Bike Wear Oxygen Partial Thermo Men's Bib Shorts are available in five sizes ranging from Small to XX Large, and in the col...