Italian manufacturers Santini have released their Vega Acquazero range, designed to see you through the cold temperatures and fight off the rain too. These bib tights form part of this range, and we took them out in the recent downturn in weather to see what they’re made of.
What they’re made of, literally, is an apt starting point too, because the water resistant fabric is one of the headline features. In short, there’s a hydrophobic technical treatment which allows water to bead off, rather than absorb into the fabric.
As a result, the Vega Acquazero range is positioned in a similar vein as Rapha’s Shadow, Sportful’s Fiandre and Castelli’s Gabba collections, so the tights (and the Acquazero jersey we’ve reviewed here) needed to impress to take their place as a credible rival. And impress they did – for the most part.