Guide To Comfort Break Bib Shorts

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Comfort Break Bib Shorts are the perfect solution for bathroom breaks while riding. Whether you need to discreetly go to the bathroom on the side of the road or don’t want to take off all your clothes in the bathroom during a stop at a cafe, the Comfort Break feature is perfect for reducing your overall hassle – How To Pee If Your A Women When Wearing Bib Shorts

Because this is a relatively new concept and has only just begun to be used regularly in women’s bib shorts and shorts, there are many variations in design, and different designs work best for different people.

We’ve tried and tested a wide range of the most popular and comfortable bib shorts so you can decide which one is best for you. Check out our recommendations for the best comfortable resting bib shorts.

Best comfort break bib shorts

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The comfort break feature has many different names: potty break, nature break, drop tail, to name a few, but the premise is the same. The Cycling Bib Shorts allow the back of the shorts to be pulled down for a better fit, allowing drivers to go to the bathroom without removing the bib strap.

This is useful for a variety of reasons, including less hassle when you need to go to the bathroom. The comfort rest feature works well so the driver doesn’t have to take off his jacket to go to the toilet, which is handy when it’s really cold. It also makes emergency pee stops faster and easier while driving.

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1. Castelli Unlimited cargo bib shorts

Womens Unlimited cargo bib shorts

RRP: £135
Highlights: Great break feature on women’s version, Pockets, Quality chamois, Price
Sizes available: XS – XL Colours available: Black, Gunmetal grey

Castelli Unlimited Cargo Bib Shorts are one of the two most popular and comfortable bib shorts. The cross-strap design is stretchy, easy to pull down, and has an all-over high-waisted fit that’s extremely comfortable.

Additionally, the bib shorts also feature cargo pockets for easy-access storage and thick chamois designed for long-distance travel. Although designed for gravel/adventure riding, these bib shorts are perfect for rides longer than 1 hour.

2. Petrichor Projects women’s bib shorts

Petrichor Projects Bib Short

RRP: £149
Highlights: Clever comfort break design, Pocket, Comfortable chamois, Smooth, flattering fabric
Sizes available: XXS – XXXL Colours available: Black

The Petrichor Project bib shorts are not inferior to the Castellis in terms of comfort, but their functionality is quite different. The Comfort Break feature uses a magnetic clasp on one of the straps and is removable, allowing the back panel to fall off. The strap has an extra loop for easy finding and reconnecting.

There is a pocket on the right leg and a good seat pad as well. Bonus points for being an independent, woman-owned brand.

3. SQ Lab SQ-Short One12 women’s bib shorts

SQ Lab SQ-Short One12 women’s bib shorts

RRP: £170.00
Highlights: High support chamois, Effective comfort break design, Accurate ergonomic fit
Sizes available: XS – XXL Colours available: Black

The SQ Lab bib shorts follow a traditional cross-strap design, but the straps extend beyond the back. This extra length provides additional support when wearing the bib shorts, preventing them from loosening in your back while ensuring you have enough stretch to take advantage of the features.
The sizing is good, the fit is compressive but not restrictive, and the chamois is impressive. The maximum thickness is 5mm, but it is pre-compressed and very effective on long rides.

4. Albion ABR1 pocket bib shorts

Albion ABR1 pocket bib shorts

RRP: £145
Highlights: Comfortable cut, Highly stretchy, Effective comfort break design, Great pockets
Sizes available: XS – XL Colours available: Black

Perfectly designed for long-distance riding, the Albion ABR1 bib shorts feature a back pocket for storing a jacket or layers, and two side pockets for on-the-go essentials. The fabric is super soft against the skin and super stretchy, perfect for spending hours on and around your bike.

The carrier’s straps are wide and strong, and the bottom panel stretches effectively to provide a simple but effective comfort rest feature. An added bonus is that most of them are made from recycled materials.

5. 7 mesh WK3 cargo bib shorts

5. 7 mesh WK3 cargo bib shorts

RRP: £160
Highlights: Pockets, Comfort break feature, High quality fabric, Good leg length
Sizes available: XS – XL Colours available: Peat, black, midnight blue

The 7mesh WK3 Bib Shorts continue the Comfort Break and Cargo Pocket crossover with four pockets, two on the back and one on each leg. The fabric felt nice against my skin and I loved the overall cut and leg length.
The backstraps are attached to the sides of the shorts rather than the back, allowing you to pull down a wider section of the fabric, which may be easier for some people. However, the strap itself felt a bit flimsy, although I didn’t have any real issues with it.

6. Endura women’s GV500 Reiver bib shorts

RRP: £139.99
Highlights: Excellent comfort break feature, Supportive chamois, Pockets, Soft fabric
Sizes available: XS – XL Colours available: Black

The Endura GV500 Bib Shorts feature one of our most popular comfort rest features. This design cleverly utilizes straps that connect at the upper back and split again to overlap at the lower back. This is great because it prevents the straps from slipping off your shoulders and keeps the fabric securely in place when the feature is not in use, without the need for a cross-strap design.

The seat pad is dense and provides effective support during long journeys. There are also leg pockets for storage. Notice that it is on the front of the leg instead of on the side as usual. The GV500 bib shorts run quite small, so we recommend choosing at least one size larger.

7. Velocio women’s Utility bib shorts

Velocio women’s Utility bib shorts

RRP: £239
Highlights: Highly compressive, Comfortable straps, Sizing options, Decent comfort break feature
Sizes available: XXS – XXXL Colours available: Black

The Velocio Utility Bib Shorts use traditional straps with an additional connection on the upper back to stay in place when using the Comfort Break feature. Bib shorts are very small, but safe and easy to use. Therefore, we highly recommend choosing a larger size to get the most out of your shorts and toilet break features.

The cut itself is compressible and soft, with a wide range of size options.

8. Universal Colours Mono women’s bib shorts

RRP: £120
Highlights: Comfort break feature, Comfortable, Use of recycled fabrics, Good length, Compressive
Sizes available: XXS – XXL Colours available: Black, navy blue, lawson gold, deep red, canopy green

The Universal Color Mono Bib Shorts are made from recycled materials and have a compression fit for long distance riding. I really liked the compression, but I would recommend it for moderate to cool weather rides with bib overalls, as the breathability of the fabric is limited for really hot days.

The mono bib shorts feature a classic cross-strap Comfort Break design with extra stretch and a rear panel that snaps back into place when not in use. The price is also very affordable, making it a good option for people on a budget.

9. Pactimo women’s Summit Classic bib shorts

RRP: £165
Highlights: Comfortable, Lightweight, Comfort break feature
Sizes available: XS – XL Colours available: Black

The Pactimo Summit Bib Shorts use a hybrid comfort break system with a cutout that connects the rear straps and is facilitated by a clip between the front straps. It seems strange, but it works incredibly well. Simply unclip the front (deep enough to reach under a jersey or jacket) and pull down the back.

The fabric is light and the chamois is great especially for long rides, but I personally prefer the slightly longer bib shorts than the Summit.

10. Lusso women’s Comfort break bib shorts

Lusso women’s Comfort break bib shorts

RRP: £100
Highlights: Smart comfort break feature, Minimal seams, Good chamois, Breathable
Sizes available: XS – XXXL Colours available: Black

The Lusso Comfort Break Bib Shorts deliver what you expect. There’s a secure bib strap connection on the upper back, and Lusso has managed to create a highly stretchable design for when you need strap overlap or additional security. The back panel can be pulled down easily and is highly functional.

The bib shorts also feature a high-density seat pad and minimal seams. The size is a little small, so I recommend ordering one size up, but the price is reasonable, so it’s a great value.

11. Poc Ultimate VPDs bib shorts

Poc Ultimate VPDs bib shorts

RRP: £180
Highlights: Soft fabric, Effective chamois, Compressive legs, Comfort break option
Sizes available: XS – XL Colours available: Uranium black

POC VPD’s bib shorts are silky smooth and definitely win the competition for the softest bib short fabric. The material has moderate compression on the body and more compression on the legs. The seat pad is medium thick and very comfortable.
VPD’s Comfort Pause feature is simple, but perhaps too simple. It’s easy to pull down, but there’s no bib strap connection on the back, so the straps can slip if you’re wearing slippery base layers. It’s a good thing that this feature is included in quality gear and has little negative impact on the bib shorts overall.

12. Assos UMA GTV bib shorts C2

RRP: £210
Highlights: Toilet break feature, Comfortable, Compressive, Decent leg length, Flattering
Sizes available: XS – XXL Colours available: Black

POC VPD’s bib shorts are silky smooth and definitely win the competition for the softest bib short fabric. The material has moderate compression on the body and more compression on the legs. The seat pad is medium thick and very comfortable.
VPD’s Comfort Pause feature is simple, but perhaps too simple. It’s easy to pull down, but there’s no bib strap connection on the back, so the straps can slip if you’re wearing slippery base layers. It’s a good thing that this feature is included in quality gear and has little negative impact on the bib shorts overall.