Cinzano Wool Bib Shorts
Vintage Cinzano Woolen Bib Shorts
- Anatomical BOLT cut
- Elasticated Silicone leg gripper
- COOLMAX H pad
- Double fabric with Merino Wool and Polyamide for increased comfort and performance
Join Team Cinzano! Become part of the unique Italian professional team that competed during the 70’s and 80’s! Made famous in the 1979 Oscar-awarded film “Breaking Away”, thanks to exclusive licensing between Pella and Cinzano, you can wear this historic ensemble today. The rare vintage cycling jersey will take you back in time to experience some of the best memories this sport produces.
Men / Women: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL
Child: 01, 02, 03
The Pella Sportswear wool bib shorts are a combination of traditional manufacturing with modern fabric technology. These shorts feature the unique double layer fabric. The outside is constructed from merino wool while the inside uses a synthetic polyamide fabric providing the wearer with increased comfort and softness. Furthermore using COOLMAX H cycling pads the shorts still offer the luxury of modern day alternatives.
The selected pad is COOLMAX H:
A thermoformed pad that prevents folds, it consists of a single piece that is flexible and lightweight. The pad is made of polyester microfiber and designed to fit the contours of the body permitting natural movement.
COOLMAX H is produced with a high frequency process that avoids hardening and scarring caused by the high temperatures used in the normal processes of modeling.
It is shaped with different thicknesses to provide more protection where needed while guaranteeing softness and comfort. In order to ensure permanent protection against bacteria the pad fabric is antibacterial.
Merino wool is commonly used in high-end, performance athletic wear. Typically meant for use in running, hiking, skiing, mountain climbing, cycling, and in other types of outdoor aerobic exercise, merino wool generally commands a premium over synthetic fabrics.
Several properties contribute to merino wools’ popularity in sports clothing.
Merino is excellent at regulating body temperature, especially when worn against the skin. The wool provides insulation, while still reaming breathable. It draws moisture (sweat) away from the skin, a phenomenon known as wicking. The fabric is slightly moisture repellent (keratin fibers are hydrophobic at one end and hydrophilic at the other), allowing the user to avoid the feeling sweaty.
Like cotton, wool absorbs water (up to 1/3 its weight), but, unlike cotton, wool retains warmth when wet, thus helping wearers avoid hypothermia after strenuous workouts (climbs) or weather events.
Like most wools, merino contains lanolin, which exhibits antibacterial properties. Merino is one of the softest types of wool available, due the finer wool strands.
Merino has an excellent warmth-to-weight ratio compared to other wools, in part because the smaller fibers have microscopic strands of dead air, trapping body heat similar to the way a sleeping bag warms its occupant.