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Need Bib Shorts with pockets

Old 09-07-15, 09:22 PM
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Need Bib Shorts with pockets

Hey guys,

What brand of bib shorts do you recommend that come with pockets big enough for an iPhone, flat kit, and bars?

Thanks!
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Old 09-07-15, 09:30 PM
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That is why we have cycling jerseys and jackets. I can't think of any bibs with pockets, nevermind pockets for that much crap.
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Old 09-07-15, 09:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Marcus_Ti View Post
That is why we have cycling jerseys and jackets. I can't think of any bibs with pockets, nevermind pockets for that much crap.
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Originally Posted by Marcus_Ti View Post
That is why we have cycling jerseys and jackets. I can't think of any bibs with pockets, nevermind pockets for that much crap.
I had no idea jerseys and jackets had pockets too. Thanks for your valuable contribution.
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Originally Posted by HCB View Post
I had no idea jerseys and jackets had pockets too. Thanks for your valuable contribution.
You must be joking.
Why would you want pockets on your bib shorts? Because your trousers have pockets? Are you trousers as close fitting as bib shorts? I can't imagine what pockets on bib shorts would even be like.

But here's something you may be interested in: They make loose shorts that have slash pockets with zippers, which is ideal - keeps things from sliding out while riding, but comfortable to use. I wear these if I'm going to be spending much time in public off the bike around a ride (I don't bother with a belt, though).

These are from Rab. I don't know if they're a current style, but there are probably others.
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I'm totally into it, camo fatigues with pad & bib straps. We like our off-roading, here in Vermont.....
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Old 09-08-15, 05:24 AM
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BITD I recall occasionally seeing a pair of shorts that had a tiny pocket for a house key or something similar. Nothing more than that and nothing like that recently.
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Old 09-08-15, 07:07 AM
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I had a pair of LG shorts that had a gel pocket. It was super discreet and I used it to hold a larabar. I actually miss it a lot - I bought it at performance a year or two ago but I think they discontinued the line.
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Some Aerotech Design bibs have a fairly large mesh pocket.
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Giro makes bib shorts with three back pockets.

Giro New Road Bib Shorts - Men's | Competitive Cyclist

You can also look to triathlon shorts/bibs. Zoot and DeSoto makes shorts with pockets and these are some of the most comfortable shorts I have ever worn.


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Old 09-08-15, 08:14 AM
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The Desoto 400 mile bibs have external pockets on the thigh area, pretty convenient for a variety of things. Nothing like having options for carrying stuff.
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Old 09-08-15, 08:28 AM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
Giro makes bib shorts with three back pockets.

Giro New Road Bib Shorts - Men's | Competitive Cyclist

You can also look to triathlon shorts/bibs. Zoot and DeSoto makes shorts with pockets and these are some of the most comfortable shorts I have ever worn.


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Thank you for posting the only helpful response so far. I was going to mention Giro as well.

I want to say Specialized also introduced similar shorts as a part of their "S.W.A.T." launch, but I try to forget that kind of stuff.
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I have a custom kit made by Champion Systems that has small pocket in the small of the back - you could probably fit a house key, id/credit card, small amount of cash, and a phone in it. Would be tight though and a bit hard to get to while riding.
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Old 09-08-15, 09:48 AM
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All of my bibs have a little pocket. I always thought it was for a radio, but it holds my MP3 player perfectly.
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Old 09-08-15, 12:02 PM
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I had a pair with a little pocket and thought it was a good idea until my ride was over and everything in the pocket was soaking wet from sweating. Best to keep everything in your jersey pockets or saddle bag.
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I have a small pocket on my bibs that hits me mid back so it is pretty worthless to me. I use the pockets in my jersey for my phone (HTC One), and put a small amount of cash in my saddle bag, or I put cash, wallet, and keys in my Geigerrig hydration pack.

I do ride with a Road ID bracelet so that is my identification and it also has contact information and the facts that I am type 2 diabetic and a veteran.
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Having an iPhone, bars and a flat changing kit in bib pockets sounds most uncomfortable.
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Old 09-08-15, 12:36 PM
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There's an area between your chamois and your body that lets you hold those items in compression. Barely enough room for the iphone 6 but the CO2 cartridges, mini pump, and shot bloks fit very well
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Some good info guys. My friend has a De Soto 400 mile and loves it. He has his iPhone 6, flat kit along with an extra tube, and bars, all in his bib. At first I though he was crazy for putting all that on his body but can it be worse than all that hanging in a jersey hanging down your ass for four hours?
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These ones work for me, they even fit my hammer, never know when you might need to drope it:

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Sounds awfully sweaty to me.

Good luck.
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Originally Posted by PepeM View Post
These ones work for me, they even fit my hammer, never know when you might need to drope it:

I bet you get more attention that you are seeking by cutting those overalls into Daisy Dukes.
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Originally Posted by PepeM View Post
These ones work for me, they even fit my hammer, never know when you might need to drope it:

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I bet you get more attention that you are seeking by cutting those overalls into Daisy Dukes.
I thought it was normal and that people stared at all cyclists, at least that's what I read here.
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The Sugoi bibs like this have a small pocket in the back

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ilpage_o08_s00

I like their bibs so far this season.
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