Sport­ful To­tal Com­fort £125

Cycling Weekly - - TECH GROUPTEST -

A fleece-backed ny­lon/elas­tane mix is used through­out the lower part of the Sport­fuls, in the ex­actly the same in­gre­di­ent per­cent­ages as the widely used Roubaix fab­ric, well known for its ther­mal and breatha­bil­ity qual­i­ties. As well as be­ing warm, the fab­ric is also su­per stretchy, which means it’s pretty body-hug­ging.

For wind re­sis­tance, Sport­ful has dou­bled up on the fab­ric at the front from stom­ach to shin, al­low­ing the rest of the tights to be lighter and un­re­stric­tive.

The bibs use a laser-cut lie-flat de­sign, which spreads the pres­sure across the whole of the up­per, while at the other end the calves are show­ered in sub­tle re­flec­tive dots and closed with zips at the an­kle. The To­tal Com­fort pad is good for long win­ter club runs and stayed in place well too.

We do think a DWR coat­ing would have given these tights a wider ap­pli­ca­tion and it’s a shame the calf re­flec­tives are half cov­ered up by over­shoes. Hence these are good but not award­win­ning tights.

Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL www.sport­ful.com

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