An extra layer of protective fabric between the crotch and
abdomen regions provides valuable extra protection from wind chill
in the bladder area, helping to minimise the need for those
cold-weather comfort breaks.
Reflective strips on the ankles mean extra visibility on those
darker winter mornings and evenings, and the high-tech fabric has
removed the need for awkward foot straps - these stay reliably in
place by themselves.
A level of water resistance has been added - they're not
intended to be waterproof, but to give some protection from the
inevitable road spray and light showers. And of course the
all-important knee area has a double layer of fabric on the front,
for additional protection.
We'll let Assos talk you through the construction in more
Using many of features found in both the T.tiburuShorts_S7 and
TK.tiburuKnicker, we have worked hard to make sure that we use the
perfect materials in key places.
RX MEDIUM FABRIC WITH WR TREATMENT - For added insulation we
have used RX Medium throughout the majority of these tights. The WR
treatment is added to help shed water from road spray and light
showers, but doesn't make the tights waterproof (no membrane).
ANATOMICALLY CUT - To make sure that they fit perfectly, we have
redesigned the rear knee portion of the tight. Tapered, with
multiple panels and made from our RX Light fabric, this new, more
elastic and breathable area makes the legs noticeably more
LOOP FREE ANKLE - Deciding to do away with all of the loops on
our tights is something new for W15. Why? We find they are more
comfortable. To keep the legs firmly in place, we have put the same
elastic used on our S7 short, which is comfortable enough that you
will not notice it.
DOUBLE LAYER OF RX MEDIUM ON KNEE - your knee catches the wind
and its chill when riding in cooler temperatures. To get the best
thermal protection in this area we have added a second layer of our
RX Medium fabric.
INTEGRATED PAD PROTECTION (IPP) - is a patent-pending technology
we have used at the front of the short. Instead of sewing the
insert directly to the fabric, it continues to the panel end. This
provides an extended layer of protection without seams in the front
area - another step towards total comfort!
BLASENSCHUTZ - A feature first used on our s5 winter tights in
2010, this has been proven to keep you more comfortable while
riding in cooler weather. By inserting a panel of our Stratagon
windblock fabric between the crotch and abdomen panel of the short,
we have protected this cold-sensitive area from wind chill,
reducing the need to urinate on those cooler rides.
BACK POCKET - To give you ultimate flexibility in what you wear
with these tights, we have included a small pocket on the back bib
of these tights so you have somewhere to put your essentials. A new
idea for W15, we feel it gives you more flexibility for the Early
REFLECTORS - Early winter means darker days. To make sure that
you are seen while out riding we have included two large reflective
strips on these tights.