The chamois pad is identical on Craft’s women’s performance bib shorts as in the shorts. We’ve spotted a small logo ‘button’ at the front of the pad that we’re worried may catch while riding, we’re unsure as to why this has been included.
Again, as with the shorts, the bibs are tight fitting – we struggled to get into these, but once on they offered compressive properties that aim to support our muscles as we cycle.
The straps are standard bib straps, made from mesh fabric to aid breathability – although tight when stood up straight, when we sat in the saddle briefly they loosened off and were not restrictive.
Available in any colour as-long-as-you-like black, we will see how the Craft bib shorts fair in test. At the affordable end of the budget, if the chamois pad is comfortable, we think these will be a good staple bib as we like the tight fitting, compressive qualities.