PSN Lightweight Bib Shorts by La Passione
Velo Insider Rating
The PSN Lightweight Bib Shorts by La Passione are a true summer short that not only look fantastic out on the road but also provide excellent performance no matter the ride. We love the navy blue colour, it looks so refreshing to see on the road compared to all the black bib shorts out there!
PROS: Excellent quality and choice of fabrics, very good fit which is extremely comfortable.
CONS: None that we found.
Quality and Comfort
The main selling point of these bib shorts has to be the quality. The lightweight lycra feels silky smooth in your hands and against your skin, and the bib straps are some of the best we’ve seen.
The quality also shines through in their attention to detail and stitching. The shorts feature the La Passione logo’s, reflective details, generous sized silicone grippers, multi-panel design for a great fit and an E.I.T. Cytech pad for total comfort during rides of any duration.
Because you get the best in quality, they are an extremely comfortable pair of shorts. The fabric clings to your body while allowing you to comfortable move around freely, there’s no tight areas or bunching up of fabric while riding. The straps are a great size which sit in place without moving and have enough stretch in them not to create discomfort.
The large leg grippers do a great job of securely holding those legs in place while you ride in and out the saddle. Something which can become very irritating if your shorts keep riding up your thighs.
Being designed as a summer lightweight bib short, the long distance E.I.T. Cytech pad provides superior comfort without being too bulky or feeling like you are sat on a sofa cushion. The pad ventilates very well and helps you stay dry while riding.
Overall, these are probably one of our top 3 bib shorts this year!
We’ve worn these in a variety of temperatures and can confidently say they perform extremely well. In temperatures of over 20°C they allow you to stay comfortable and dry, they ventilate your body heat very well and don’t feel too cumbersome for the warmer temperatures. Even in lower temperatures of between 12-20°C they perform as expected and provide more than enough protection against cooler rides.
The E.I.T. Cytech pad provides superior performance for long days in the saddle. It’s well designed shape allows you to perform in and out the saddle all day long in total comfort, allowing you to focus on the ride and not your rear end!
They are a great all summer bib short which might just become your favourite go-to choice for every ride.
Size and Fit
Size on review is a Medium which fits extremely well. Unfortunately I’m always between a small and medium so sizing is often a problem for me, but the PSN Lightweight shorts by La Passione fit extremely well.
The leg cuffs have more than enough stretch to provide total comfort without being too tight. The legs are a great length and the seat, body and torso fit closely without any loose areas of fabric. We’re also impressed with the bib section which provides good support and nice broad straps to stay comfortably in place.
Overall, the Medium size has proved to be a great fit for my 80cm waist & 86cm hips. If I had ordered these myself, I may have ordered the Small based on their sizing, but after trying the Medium I can see it’s a great fit!
Double check your size before ordering and if in doubt contact La Passione direct who will be more than happy to help you out!
Value for Money
At £111 GBP we think the price is spot on. You definitely get what you are paying for, and the quality of these shorts is going to provide many many years of comfortable cycling. At the time of writing this they are even on offer for just £78!!! Go buy some before they’re gone!
We love them. They fit well, they’re 100% comfortable, they look great and are available for a great price. Why not pair them with a La Passione jersey while you are at it and look the business on your next ride out!