Winter longs buying guide - Find the correct tights for cold days

ashmei offers three cold-condition options for your legs. Between our Thermal Merino 3/4 Bib Shorts and twin-spec Thermal Merino Bib Tights, riders will be able to find their ideal option. First, as the seasons change and the cold starts biting at your legs, the increased length of our Thermal Merino 3/4 Bib Shorts will keep your calves covered. Constructed of an insulating and wind-resistant Merino-rich fabric, their augmented upper section further keeps the chill from your front. Then, as the winter sets in, our full-length tights extend this protection down as far as your feet. Produced with an integrated chamois for convenience, or padless for repeat wearing over a separate short, all three models feature reflective detailing and laser-cut cuffs.

 

MEN'S PADDED THERMAL MERINO 3/4 BIB SHORTS

Temperature range - 10 degrees and below

Versatile mid-length protection and an endurance-focused chamois make these a simple choice for colder conditions

A crucial asset in cool or changeable conditions, ashmei’s Padded Thermal Merino 3/4 Bib Shorts can be thrown on to provide comfort, warmth, and security. With a bespoke high-density foam chamois, this suppresses vibrations from the road before they reach the rider. Tailoring the shorts to endurance-style riding, the rest of their construction further backs this ability.

Indispensable performance

Starting midway up the calf, the shorts’ traditional three-quarter length design begins with a laser-cut cuff above which our Thermal Merino fabric takes care of insulating your key muscle groups. Supremely soft yet gently compressive, this material is simultaneously wind-resistant and breathable. Treated with a PFC-free durable water repellent finish, this encourages short showers to bead off and speeds drying if the material should eventually become saturated.

Providing the same properties as our highly-respected base layers, the shorts’ upper panels extend high across the wearer’s back and over their midriff. Made of ashmei’s lighter Merino + Carbon fabric, this expands the garment’s coverage to ensure both legs and core remain protected and at a comfortably regulated temperature.

Shop men's 3/4 length Merino Bib Tights

KEY FEATURES

  • Merino-rich ¾ shorts
  • Bespoke high-density chamois
  • High compression
  • Water and wind-resistant
  • Precision laser-cut cuff
  • Reflective detailing
  • Alcantara zip guard
  • Merino + Carbon upper body fabric
  • Weight (Men's Size M): 340g
ashmei Merino winter bib tights

MEN'S PADDED THERMAL MERINO BIB TIGHTS

Temperature range - 5 degrees and below

Superior cold-weather protection in a single garment. These full-length thermal tights feature a bespoke high-density chamois for endurance riding.

Winter conditions covered in one. With an integrated chamois pad, highly insulated legs, and extensive upper body coverage, ashmei’s full-length Padded Thermal Merino Bib Tights leave no area undefended.

Using our bespoke high-density foam chamois, this creates an agreeable interface between bicycle and rider for all-day comfort. Ensuring your contact with the elements is just as well mediated, our Thermal Merino fabric then covers the legs with a wind-resistant face that’s paired to a soft brushed interior.

All-over warmth and protection

Further treated with a PFC-free durable water repellent finish, this helps fend off showers while improving the material’s ability to expel moisture. Gently compressive and with a close-knit structure, we designed it from the ground up for cold and inclement conditions.

Furthering the garment’s ability to protect the rider, these same thermo-regulating qualities are extended along the tights' upper sections. Here, ashmei’s exclusive Merino + Carbon fabric is used to wrap the rider’s core on both sides to provide an additional layer of soft and breathable insulation.

Rounded off with laser-cut cuffs and rear-facing reflective detailing, each element is tailored to provide versatile winter-condition protection in a single garment.

Shop men's Padded Merino Bib Tights

KEY FEATURES

  • Merino-rich, full-length tight
  • Bespoke high-density chamois
  • Compressive fit
  • Water and wind-resistant
  • Precision laser-cut cuff
  • Reflective detailing
  • Alcantara zip guard
  • Merino + Carbon upper body fabric
  • Weight (Men's Size M): 312g
ashmei Merino Bib Tights (No pad)

MERINO THERMAL BIB TIGHTS (NO PAD)

Temperature range - 5 degrees and below

Repeat wearability and superlative insulation make these padless tights an abiding winter companion.  

Designed to keep the wind and rain off your legs, ashmei’s Merino Thermal Bib Tights have been engineered to perform across all sports. Produced using our warm and soft Thermal Merino material, they impart comfort from the core down to the ankles.

Possessing excellent wind-resistance along with breathability and a gently compressive fit, a PFC-free durable water repellent finish adds an additional degree of foul-weather protection to your legs. Above this, extended front and rear panels made of our Merino + Carbon fabric provide further insurance against the cold.

Go and go again

Coming without a pad, our unisex Merino Thermal Bib Tights are intended to be worn over an existing pair of shorts. Besides offering extra warmth, doubling up has the key benefit of cutting the requirement to wash the outer tights, a facet boosted by the natural anti-odour qualities of their Merino fabric. Assuming you already own a couple of summer shorts, this should allow for multiple days of cold weather protection before the whole assembly needs refreshing.

Finished with a laser-cut cuff and reflective detailing, they’re a practical and hassle-free way to insulate yourself from suboptimal conditions.

Shop unisex Merino Bib Tights

KEY FEATURES

  • Merino-rich, full-length tight
  • Unisex design pairs with existing padded shorts
  • Compressive fit
  • Water and wind-resistant
  • Precision laser-cut cuff
  • Reflective detailing
  • Alcantara zip guard
  • Merino + Carbon upper body fabric
  • Weight (Men's Size M): 312g