CyclingNews reviews INVANI Bib Shorts
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INVANI men's bib shorts review
Well designed, affordable bib short option designed for long, hot days in the saddle. 4.5 / 5 Stars
OUR VERDICT: A price-conscious rebuttal to the premium players currently dominating the best cycling shorts space
Invani is a relatively new player to the cycling clothing game but has, in a short space of time, crafted a reputation for its affordable range of quality reversible cycling jerseys. Unique and compelling, Invani offers enthusiasts of all abilities a cost-effective yet-fashionably-rounded cycling wardrobe. This ethos has been carried over into the British brand's latest creation - the Invani men's bib shorts, which attempt to capture a slice of a highly competitive space with a no-compromise stance on pricing, fit, comfort, and longevity.
Aesthetics and specifications
The Invani men's bib shorts are minimalist in design and available in two colours: black or navy blue. We opted for the former given the neutrality afforded by the black colourway which makes jersey matching a far easier exercise. Unlike some of the bolder, textured design blueprints and fancy fabrics of some of its rivals, Invani has kept things fairly straightforward and simply opted for ordinary nylon material - it's simple and effective and it works.
The best cycling shorts will always be defined by the quality of the chamois pad, as this represents one of the fundamental touchpoint areas for comfort and outright performance. To ensure optimal support, Invani looked to Italian experts, Elastic Interface for advice. The result is an endurance, gender-specific option designed to support the sit bones while promoting blood flow through the use of a centralised channel. It's a quality chamois, no question. Not once during my many hours of testing - both outdoors and indoors - did I experience any kind of numbness or discomfort. In fact, the standout for me is the moisture-wicking properties of the multi-density chamois which has kept things dry and chafe-free.
The cut of the shorts tends to sit a little lower than the industry standard but Invani says this has been done to promote better ventilation by keeping material to a minimum. This has also helped reduce weight to a certain extent and the bib shorts are subsequently feathery in their construction, fit and feel - I can vouch for the high levels of breathability both in terms of outdoor and indoor use. Unlike some bib short options that quickly become saturated in sweat, the Invani bib shorts seem to repel moisture thanks to the quick-drying nature of the nylon construction.
- Price: £95 / $135 / €113,95
- Materials: 78% Nylon , 22% elastane
- Sizes: 4 ( S, M, L, XL)
- Weight: 180g (S), actual
- Colours: 2 (black, navy blue)