If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, as the old saying goes – and that’s applicable to the Funkier Matera Pad F1 bib shorts. These shorts have an excellent chamois but the unique take on bib straps means they fall significantly short.
Let’s start with the chamois, as it’s a very good pad which feels comfortable from the first ride. It strikes a balance between padding and compression, and offers effective ventilation and temperature control thanks to the perforated, multi-layered foam.
The lower legs are made from a mix of 240 and 250gm lycra. The panels are all well cut and sit well on the body, and while the grippers are a little narrow, they are effective in holding the shorts in place.