Pella Vintage Wool Bib Cycling Shorts

Special Price £69.99 £58.32 Regular Price £139.99
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Pella Wool Bib Cycling Shorts


Featuring the latest double layer fabric technology, these shorts combine the classic vintage wool look and feel while providing superior comfort and sweat wicking perfomance.


• Sport fit
• Elasticated silicone leg gripper
• Coolmax Skyve pad
• Double layer Merino Wool and Polyamide fabric for increased comfort and performance

Available Sizes

Unisex: 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 the Coolmax Skyve H cycling pads the shorts still offer the luxury of modern day alternatives.

Edelweiss was a professional cycling team that competed during the 1940’s in Italy. In 1948 infamous rider Luigi Malabrocca rode for the team, he is the only rider to win the notorious black jersey twice! The black jersey was ‘won’ by the last ranked ‘Tour of Italy’ rider. 

The jersey became particularly famous because of the rivalry between riders Luigi Malabrocca and Sante Carollo. In an effort to lose as much time as possible and become the winner of the black jersey, the two riders used some rather extreme tactics such as hiding in bars, barns and deliberately creating mechanical problems.

Since the Edelweiss team and brand no longer exists, Pella Sportswear has re-created this famous clothing in honour of this historical team and its rider Luigi Malabrocca.

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 modelling. 

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:

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.

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