It gets a little hot here in Atlanta during the summer, so I’m always on the lookout for cool riding gear. At Interbike last week I spotted this prototype bib short from Funkier that is so fully-featured, I could probably get away with wearing it by itself, no jersey or outer shorts necessary.
As you can see from the photo above, this forthcoming garment includes 3 rear pockets plus a fourth zippered pocket for a cellphone or keys. The upper bib material itself is a bit thicker than most bib shorts that are meant to be worn underneath a jersey, and the material even sports a nice pattern so it doesn’t look like an undergarment. Pricing and availability are still TBD.
Other companies are starting to offer bib shorts with pockets as well. Alpinestars even has a pair that comes with removable impact protection pads. Will mountain bikers one day start rocking their bib shorts in the raw? You never know. Somehow Patrick Swayze pulled it off.