Craft Active Bike Thermal Tights


Craft Active Bike Thermal Tights are made from a brushed fabric that gives great warm on winter rides and they are stretchy enough to fit well and be super comfortable too.


Craft Active Bike Thermal Tights


Craft have designed their Active Bike Thermal tights to help you laugh in the face of winter weather.  The fabric is soft and fleecy on the inside and has great insulating properties – surprisingly so given that it is not particularly thick.  We have ridden them in the worst weather we have had this winter and found them plenty warm enough, which was particularly impressive on the day we encountered freezing rain.


The cut is multi-panelled and follows the female form really well, allowing for a full range of movement on the bike.  Craft have managed to design them so that they are nicely flattering to the figure as well and the contrast stitching on the legs definitely helps with that.  Critically, the cut allows for the waist to come up high enough to tuck in base layers and protect the lower back – no issues with gapping here.


The pad felt amazing (as we have come to expect from Craft) and its four way stretch works well with the fabric used by Craft in these tights.  We particularly liked that the pad stayed perfectly in place, despite these tights not having bibs.


The waistline is so well designed as you don’t even notice it’s there.  This is helped by the fact that Craft have concentrated the elastic in the back section of the waistband, which definitely helps with comfort.


The tights are held together with flat-locked seams, so there is no chafing or rubbing and as an added bonus, there are no embossed seams or hems on your skin when you take them off post ride!


They are a good length, even on a taller figure (our tester is 5’10) and there was no tendency to ride up, even though they did not have stirrups.  Craft have got the bottom hem just right, we found that they are not too tight around the ankles, but clearly just tight enough to do the job of keeping the legs in place.


So good were these tights that the only flaw our tester could find was with the flowery design on the back of the calf which, let’s be fair, is very much a matter of personal choice.


Fabulously warm and really comfortable, the Craft Active Bike Thermal Tights come close to winter tight perfection.


Colours: Black with platinum seams

Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL

Price: £60

Website: Craft Active Bike Thermal Tights


Performance: 9.5/10

Value for money: 9.5/10


Tested by Anna Railton

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