Boasting one of the best lightweight pads on the market, the Origin Bib Shorts from Northwave get close to pro quality, at a less-than-pro price point.
Light compression keeps your muscles working without fatigue setting in with the beautifully designed Northwave Origin Bib Shorts. Both vibration from the road and lactic acid are squashed before they become an issue, held in place by a 4.5cm microfibre gripper that never causes tightness of discomfort. Star of the show has to be the legendary K110 chamois pad however: it’s astonishingly light and thin to prevent distraction, but still does a great job of defending your most sensitive areas as you ride, as well as packing in the cooling and moisture-wicking ventilation every bit as effectively as the mesh straps. Finally, reflective details in all the right spots keep you safe and seen when the light is low.