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Winter Bib Shorts - Which Of These Two?

I'm thinking about buying some "Winter" (Autumn, Winter and Spring) bib shorts, and I've narrowed it down to these two.

Castelli Tutto Nano Bib Shorts
https://www.wiggle.co.uk/castelli-tutto-nano-bib-shorts

Endura FS260 Pro Thermo Bib Shorts
https://www.wiggle.co.uk/endura-fs260-pro-thermo-bib-shorts

(The links are just for the info, not for the pricing. The Castelli's would work out £8 approx dearer).


At moment I have some Endura Pro SL Bib Shorts, in large. Size wise I'm a small, maybe medium.
But medium was too tight around the groin. Large suits me better.
So if I bought Endura's I'd have some idea what size to get.

If I bought the Castelli's, I'd guess at a large size to start with, and move up.
I recently bought some Castelli NanoFlex 3G Arm & Leg Warmers, so they'd match I suppose.

Which would you recommend for pad comfort (20 - 40 miles leisure riding), warmth and just generally?

Thanks for your advice :)

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  • super_davosuper_davo Posts: 552
    Castelli Tutto Nanos have the Kiss pad which is nowhere near as good (IMO) as the Progetto in their better stuff.

    I have the Omloops which are absolutely sublime, and I paid considerably less than the Tutto Nanos you linked to, but I can't see any good deals for them at the moment.

    So out of the two I would probably go for the Enduras, but for rides of only up to 40 miles, you'll probably be just as comfortable in DHB Classic Thermals at £60.

    https://www.wiggle.co.uk/dhb-classic-thermal-bib-shorts

    Save paying for the nice Castellis till next Spring when the winter stuff is on sale.
  • Harry182Harry182 Posts: 910
    edited 13 October

    Castelli Tutto Nanos have the Kiss pad which is nowhere near as good (IMO) as the Progetto in their better stuff.

    I have the Omloops which are absolutely sublime, and I paid considerably less than the Tutto Nanos you linked to, but I can't see any good deals for them at the moment.

    So out of the two I would probably go for the Enduras, but for rides of only up to 40 miles, you'll probably be just as comfortable in DHB Classic Thermals at £60.

    https://www.wiggle.co.uk/dhb-classic-thermal-bib-shorts

    Save paying for the nice Castellis till next Spring when the winter stuff is on sale.

    Ha! Agree! (I was thinking almost exactly this before I read your reply.)

    I have Castelli Nano Flex 3/4s and DHB thermal shorts. I find the DHB (with roubaix knee warmers) warmer than the Nano Flex and at least as comfortable. (YMMV)
  • RedClipRedClip Posts: 73

    Castelli Tutto Nanos have the Kiss pad which is nowhere near as good (IMO) as the Progetto in their better stuff.

    I have the Omloops which are absolutely sublime, and I paid considerably less than the Tutto Nanos you linked to, but I can't see any good deals for them at the moment.

    So out of the two I would probably go for the Enduras, but for rides of only up to 40 miles, you'll probably be just as comfortable in DHB Classic Thermals at £60.

    https://www.wiggle.co.uk/dhb-classic-thermal-bib-shorts

    Save paying for the nice Castellis till next Spring when the winter stuff is on sale.

    Harry182 said:

    Castelli Tutto Nanos have the Kiss pad which is nowhere near as good (IMO) as the Progetto in their better stuff.

    I have the Omloops which are absolutely sublime, and I paid considerably less than the Tutto Nanos you linked to, but I can't see any good deals for them at the moment.

    So out of the two I would probably go for the Enduras, but for rides of only up to 40 miles, you'll probably be just as comfortable in DHB Classic Thermals at £60.

    https://www.wiggle.co.uk/dhb-classic-thermal-bib-shorts

    Save paying for the nice Castellis till next Spring when the winter stuff is on sale.

    Ha! Agree! (I was thinking almost exactly this before I read your reply.)

    I have Castelli Nano Flex 3/4s and DHB thermal shorts. I find the DHB (with roubaix knee warmers) warmer than the Nano Flex and at least as comfortable. (YMMV)
    Thank you both very much :)
    I've just looked at the DHB's, and they're £39.60 with discounts (Wiggle and Strava) :D
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 50,027 Lives Here
    I have both castelli and endura and if they were priced the same I’d go for endura every time. I really rate their stuff.
  • shirley_bassoshirley_basso Posts: 3,212
    While we're on the subject - what would people recommend for winter bibs which also some degree of rain protection (either repel treatment or fleecy lined which stays warm?)

    I have the Sportful No Rain bibs which are great - warm when dry and work remarkably well when wet - keeping you warm. The pad is comfy enough but I'd love to upgrade to something a bit more plush.
  • RedClipRedClip Posts: 73

    I have both castelli and endura and if they were priced the same I’d go for endura every time. I really rate their stuff.

    Thank you :)
    I think I'll go with the Endura thermals.
    I like their Pro SL's.
  • RedClip said:



    Thank you both very much :)
    I've just looked at the DHB's, and they're £39.60 with discounts (Wiggle and Strava) :D

    Are these generic codes you can share? i'm looking for a set of winter bibs as well, and at that price they fit the bill nicely!
    Less internal organs, same supertwisted great taste.
  • RedClipRedClip Posts: 73
    edited 14 October

    RedClip said:



    Thank you both very much :)
    I've just looked at the DHB's, and they're £39.60 with discounts (Wiggle and Strava) :D

    Are these generic codes you can share? i'm looking for a set of winter bibs as well, and at that price they fit the bill nicely!
    My discount for Wiggle is based on their loyalty scheme. That's not possible to share.
    But the Strava discount is :) It's just for certain DHB products, and you'll get 25% off.
    https://www.wiggle.co.uk/dhb-x-strava-beat-the-chill
    Use this code at the checkout: BEATTHECHILL25

    The code should be valid until 23:59 November 1st (UK time).
    I believe you can only use it once per order. But you can use the code multiple times on different orders.
  • Thank you very much! Ordered myself a pair.
    Less internal organs, same supertwisted great taste.
  • RedClipRedClip Posts: 73

    Thank you very much! Ordered myself a pair.

    My pleasure :)
  • CargobikeCargobike Posts: 294
    Ah, Castelli!!

    Those of us who aren't anorexic haven't got a chance.

    Thank God for Endura
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 50,027 Lives Here
    Cargobike said:

    Ah, Castelli!!

    Those of us who aren't anorexic haven't got a chance.

    Thank God for Endura

    Lol my castelli tights could reasonably be tighter
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