I was very excited to try out the new Eliel Lost Coast Cargo Bibs at Content Camp Catalina Island. Like SUPER excited. This is a product I have wanted for a while. The first time I saw a woman wearing tights with a pocket on the thigh I immediately blurted out "I want that on my bibs!" Pockets on bibs is a slam dunk, and Eliel makes my favorite bibs. So when I heard we were demoing Eliel pocket bibs I was all in. My expectations could not have been higher. Now, when someone writes something like that, you expect them to start to tell you about how they were let down. That didn't happen. The bibs are great. There is no reason to buy any other bib.
The bibs have a large thigh pocket on each leg. These pockets are huge and deep. You can ride with a GoPro on a selfie stick in your pocket and forget it is there. I actually did forget my phone was there. I panicked for a minute thinking I must have dropped it 10 miles back, but it was just in my pocket.
There are also 2 pockets on the back way up under the jersey. These pockets are smaller, and hard to get too, but still useful. One of these back pockets has a zipper. I put my ID and credit card in there. I didn't use the other one, but it is big enough for a few bars or arm warmers.
I appreciate that they do not call out the pockets with color as some other brands have done. The pockets are nearly invisible when they have nothing in them.
Elliel added some reflective material on the back of the legs. I like it. It's nice, but who cares. These bibs have pockets.
I could go on and on about how large and useful the pockets are, but maybe it’s easier to show you.
Here I am, looking like a dork with my pockets stuffed with way too much stuff. But, I COULD ride like this.
A closer look at the side pockets.
And the back pockets.
Watch the video below to see what I had in my pockets:
Now, I know what you are thinking. That’s a lot of stuff, but what else could I fit in the Eliel Cargo Bibs?
How about an iPad? Yes!
Four water bottles? Yes!
A DSLR and lens? Yes!
A cat? No! But I tried.
Some people will look at the $260 MSRP and do a spit-take because it is so extravagantly high. Other people will be surprised at how much cheaper it is than other premium brands. Two things I would like to point out though, are
We took your favorite ELIEL Laguna Seca Cycling Bib Short and amplified its utility for all kinds of cycling adventures. Both legs include an additional panel of the short's high-quality Italian fabric to create exterior cargo pockets, perfect for extra snacks, your iPhone, or that stick of sunscreen to want quick access to. We also inserted a small silver trim on the rear side of the leg to incorporate a reflective element for foggy mornings or late night excursions. This short's construction also included rear panel pockets (one with a zipper!) and a sleek new bib strap construction that removed all seams for a flat lay and zero-edge finish.
Learn more at elielcycling.com
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