Since Chris Hoy leant his name to a line of clothing with Vulpine, we’ve seen a steady stream of products that aim to match the style and quality of the Vulpine brand with the performance edge that a six-time Olympic gold medallist can bring.
These thermal bib shorts are a good example of this: on the surface, good-looking with some nice design touches, and some features that make them worth their weight in the saddle, too.
Let’s start with the weight though, because for a thermal pair of bib shorts they feel particularly lightweight in construction. Despite having a microfleece layer inside, they feel much more like summer-construction bib shorts, and look like it too. Throw into the mix the fact that the outside-facing fabric feels like a lightweight softshell, rather than your usual standard lycra, and it’s surprising just how svelte they feel.