The need to carry a list of essential items is one of our sport’s biggest drawbacks; however, you would be foolish to leave some things behind. We’re talking about your multi-tool, tube, pump and whatever else you take on a ride with you. Finding storage for all these items can be difficult, which is why many riders opt for a hydration pack with ample storage. Carrying a big pack on a short ride can be cumbersome, though, which is why many companies offer bib liners with storage pockets. Zoic is far from the first to offer this style of garment, but its newly released Carbon bib liners promise elevated comfort and function. Our test riders put Zoic’s new bibs to the test during this month’s round of product reviews.
Field test results: The Carbon bib liners are offered in a variety of sizes from small to triple extra large, so finding a pair that fit was a nonissue for our testers. We slipped into our new bibs and found the wide straps to be comfortable enough that we didn’t need a base layer underneath them. This is a fairly uncommon issue, but there’s nothing worse than bib straps digging into your shoulders or chest on a ride. Chamois feel is subjective; however, in our tests we got along just fine with Zoic’s design.
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