Whether your preference is for wearing bib tights over your favorite pair of bib shorts, or you're looking for something with cross functional versatility this winter, Specialized's Element 1.5 Bib Tights with No Chamois will provide you with protection and comfort all winter long. They're made from one of the most venerable materials in the business—Gore Windstopper Soft Shell. As its name suggests, this material is extremely wind- and water-resistant. But what its name doesn't tell you is that it's also highly efficient at wicking moisture away from the skin, while also remaining soft against the skin and quite breathable. The fabric also possesses the perfect amount of stretch, which complements the articulated cycling cut of the bib tights. Essentially, this all adds up to a complete freedom of movement throughout the motions of cycling, which equates to the elimination of any rubbing, pinching, or chafing. And to ease entry and exit of the bib tights, Specialized also included an eight-inch ankle zipper. The garment have been purposefully constructed without a chamois. The reason for this boils down to both preference and versatility. For cycling, you're able to layer them over your favorite pair of bib shorts for added warmth and predictable comfort. And for other winter sports like Nordic skiing or trail running, you'll find the close, warming fit of these tights to be the perfect match.