Craft Active Bike Thermal Tights

 

The Craft Active Bike Thermal Tights are fabulously warm, thanks to the soft, brushed fabric and they feature Craft’s usual ergonomic fit to make them super comfortable too.

 

Craft Active Bike Thermal Tights

 

Craft have made the Active Bike Thermal tights from a stretchy fabric that is soft and brushed on the inside, a combination which makes them both warm and comfortable.  Our tester jumped in at the deep end and the first time she wore them it was only a degree above freezing, with some sleet thrown in for good measure and she reported that they performed admirably!

 

There is no doubt that Craft know how to make kit fit women too; they know what shape we are and importantly, what shape we need to be when we are on a bike.  The Active Bike Thermal tights were a perfect fit, with well placed seams and a flattering cut.  There has been no skimping on the waist band either, which is a good one inch thick and doesn't bunch up or dig in to cause discomfort.  Overall, we have to commend Craft on producing a pair of tights that stay perfectly in place, with no exposure of the lower back when we were on the bike and no riding up at the ankle either.

 

The level of detail that Craft have embraced to produce such a great fit is evidenced in the stitching at the knee, which is shaped for a full range of movement without any bagginess, or over stretching in this area.

 

The tights are held together with flatlock seams throughout and Craft's “Active Women’s Pad” is, of course, a women-specific design.  We've had the pleasure of riding many miles with this pad in various items of Craft kit over the past few years and can say without any reservation that it is really high quality, so we were glad to see this in the Craft Active Bike Thermal Tights, because it makes them even more wearable for the long winter miles.  

 

The colour options include good old black and a rather funky black/red/white as well.  Both versions have a small amount of white stitching just below the front of the knees and this, combined with some reflective decals, mean they look a cut above the ordinary and have a little added visibility as well.

 

The Craft Active Bike Thermal Tights deliver exceptional warmth, while making no compromises on comfort and fit – a really great choice for winter riding.

 

Sizes: 8-16

Colours: black, black/white/red

Price: RRP £70.00 (but we have seen them for £50.49 – BARGAIN!)

Website: craft.se Active Bike Thermal Tights

 

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Performance: 8/10

Value for money: 8/10

 

Tested by Anna Railton

 

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