Pearl Izumi

Women's 2012 Drop Tail Cycling Bib Short

4.8 stars
4.8 out of 5 stars, 5 reviews
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Pearl Izumi

Women's 2012 Drop Tail Cycling Bib Short

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The Drop Tail Cycling Bib Short with In-R-Cool® technology is specially designed with the lady rider in mind. It offers the convenience of a drop tail so you can ride in your favorite bibs and make use of the facilities hassle free. No more peeling off those layers. Phew!

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fit: form fit
fabric type: synthetic
# of pockets: 0
inseam (inches): 6.50
waistband: no elastic
grippers: silicone band
chamois type: multi-density foam, contoured
chamois suggested use: long distance rides
chamois sizes: one size
country of origin: Vietnam
gender: women's

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details
fit: form fit
fabric type: synthetic
# of pockets: 0
inseam (inches): 6.50
waistband: no elastic
grippers: silicone band
chamois type: multi-density foam, contoured
chamois suggested use: long distance rides
chamois sizes: one size
country of origin: Vietnam
gender: women's
  • Elite Transfer fabric with In-R-Cool® ColdBlack® technology provides optimal cooling and sun protection by reflecting UV rays
  • women's specific, anatomic multi-panel design
  • women's anatomic Elite 3D Chamois pad with 13mm contoured pad protection
  • plush elastic boy band leg gripper with silicon design
  • drop tail for convenience
  • reflective elements for low-light visibility
  • revolutionary bib fitting system keeps bib straps in place
  • leg gripper has silicone tape strips with welded construction
  • body: 80% Polyester / 20% Elastane, UPF 50+
  • mesh: 80% Polyester / 20% Elastane, UPF 40+
size chart
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Pearl Izumi Sizing Chart Women's Apparel
Size XS S M L XL XXL
Bust (inches) 31-33 33-35 35-37.5 37.5-40 40.5-42.5 42.5-45
Waist (inches) 23-25 25-27 27-29.5 29.5-32 32-34.5 34.5-37
Hips (inches) 33-35 35-37 37-39 39.5-42 42.5-45 45-47.5

Adult Socks
Size S M L XL
USA Women's Shoe Size 5-7 7-9 9+ na
USA Men's Shoe Size na 6-8 8-10 10+
Euro Shoe Size 35-38 38.5-41 41-44 44+

Women's Gloves
Size S M L XL
width [1] (inches) 6.5-7.25 7.25-8 8-8.75 8.75-9.5

Notes
[1] width refers to palm circumference measurement taken around the widest part of the palm just below the knuckles with hand flat.

Men's Gloves
Size XS S M L XL XXL
knuckle circumference (inches) 6.5-7.25 7.25-8 8-8.75 8.75-9.5 9.5-10.25 10.25-11

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reviews

4.8 stars 4.8 for 2012 Drop Tail Cycling Bib Short by Pearl Izumi (5 reviews)

4.0 stars 4.0

surprisingly happy with first lady bibs.

(Casual/ Recreational) September 13, 2012

Surprisingly happy with my first lady bibs. Very comfortable on longer rides but take a bit of getting used to in fit and extra fabric on hot rides. The drop tail was not a problem.

Pros
  • Good Fit
  • Good chamois
  • Drop Tail Works
  • Comfortable
Cons
  • Warm in hot weather
Uses
  • Long Rides
  • Waist: Feels true to size
  • Length: Feels true to length
5.0 stars 5.0

Great comfort and convenience

(Avid Cyclist) June 9, 2012

Really comfortable! No ride down and waist digging on long rides. Love the leg bands also - very comfortable.

Pros
  • Good Padding
  • Good Fit
  • Comfortable
  • Dries Quickly
Cons
Uses
  • Long Rides
  • Waist: Feels true to size
  • Length: Feels true to length
5.0 stars 5.0

Comfortable and convenient

(Avid Cyclist) March 2, 2012

For a long time, I was reluctant to try bib shorts given the high price. I finally decided to use a gift certificate to spring for a pair, and am glad I did.

I've had my Pearl Izumi drop-tail bib shorts for about a year, and use them on club rides and for racing. They are a marked improvement on regular shorts, particularly for longer rides, as there is no waistband to dig into you. The leg grippers are a little uncomfortable and rubbery-feeling off the bike, but not at all noticeable when riding. The drop-tail system works as advertised, so on group rides I can zip in and out of the restroom and not hold people up. (The drop-tail feature also keeps me a lot warmer than other bibs, with which I have to remove several layers to get the shorts off.)

I have only one quibble with these shorts: the inseam is short, and I have trouble wearing knee warmers with them because there is not enough overlap. So on colder rides, I opt for bib tights rather than a shorts/knee warmers combination. Even on a warm day, though, I would prefer an extra few inches of length.

Pros
  • Good Fit
  • Good Padding
  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Dries Quickly
  • Convenient
  • Breathable
Cons
  • Inseam could be longer
Uses
  • Long Rides
  • Road Biking
  • Warm Weather
  • Waist: Feels true to size
  • Length: Feels true to length
5.0 stars 5.0

Still my favorites

(Avid Cyclist) May 9, 2011

These shorts are definitely a favorite. I have other types of Pearl Izumi shorts and I love the padding on all of them. What I love about the bib style is the comfort on not having the waistband and with this pair the ease in going to the lady's room is a bonus. I ride 25-62 miles every day and these shorts let me concentrate on the ride since I don't have pull at the legs or pull up the waistband like I have with other shorts in the past.

Pros
  • Comfortable
  • Good Fit
  • Dries Quickly
  • Durable
  • Good Padding
  • Breathable
Cons
Uses
  • Long Rides
  • Warm Weather
  • Road Biking
  • Waist: Feels true to size
  • Length: Feels true to length
5.0 stars 5.0

My new favorite shorts

(Avid Cyclist) April 19, 2011

These were my first pair of bibs and I was really hesitant to drop down the cash with all the mixed reviews I had seen about female bibs. All the negative reviewers are wrong, bibs are the way to go! I didn't even realize how much my regular shorts cut into my waist until I rode 50-ish miles wearing the bibs. Feels great to not worry about showing off the slit between my jersey and shorts!

Pros
  • Good Pockets
  • Durable
  • Good Padding
  • Dries Quickly
  • Comfortable
  • Good Fit
  • Breathable
Cons
Uses
  • Road Biking
  • Long Rides
  • Warm Weather
  • Wet Weather
  • Waist: Feels true to size
  • Length: Feels true to length
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  • UPC code: 0703051786182
  • Manufacturer Part Number: 11211110
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