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  • Bib short sizing, Castelli Vs Galibier
  • Bazz
    Full Member

    Hi all, I’m looking to get some new bib shorts and am looking at Galibier as I have a couple of their tops and think that they are good value. However on the Galibier sizing charts I seem to come up between a medium and large, which is a little annoying.

    I do have a pair of Casstelli bibs that are a great fit in a size large, but I’m sure I’ve read that they come up on the small side for any given size, but I don’t know how they compare to Galibiers sizing.

    I have contacted Galibier and they reckon a large for tops and bottoms, but I have two tops of theirs both in a medium that fit really well, I prefer a “race fit” rather than a more relaxed fit, so to be honest that hasn’t really helped.

    Anyone own or worn both and care to offer a comparison?

    Thanks.

    escrs
    Free Member

    Im a large in Galibier but an XL in Castelli

    Can i ask why you are choosing Galibier bibs over Castelli which you currently have?

    Do you not like them? is there an issue with themor just fancy a change?

    My Galibier kit is just for winter use, all other times i use Castelli or Sportful (owned by the same company), ive found my Castelli and Sportful kit to be very robust yet light, yet the Galibier kit has been a bit heavier and not as robust (certain items have been returned mutiple times for repairs)

    I may have just been lucky with Castelli & Sportful and unlucky with Galibier

    Bazz
    Full Member

    My Castelli shorts are really comfy, but it does come with a price tag. I already own a couple of Galibier items and am of the opinion that the quality is top notch so I thought I’d give the bib shorts a try, and save a little money in the process.

    Bazz
    Full Member

    Thanks for your reply btw, definitely got me leaning towards a medium 👍

    escrs
    Free Member

    No problem, Yes Castelli does have a premuim price hence why i buy my Castelli/Sportful spring/summer/autumn kit in winter when they reduce last season ‘s gear, i did buy 1k worth of Castelli in the great Wigle fire sale for £300 so im good for a few years

    Think i must of just been very unlucky with Galibier but after having to return one item 3 times and another twice for repairs within 3 months of ownership has made me wary of buying anymore

    infovore
    Full Member

    +1 on “Castelli comes up small, size up”. But again”: my Castelli bibs are super-comfortable. Good cut, good pad.

    ransos
    Free Member

    Castelli definitely come up small, I need a large in their bibs and a medium in most other brands I’ve used. I only have Galibier jerseys and they too are a touch smaller than other brands. Probably true to size if you’re looking for a race fit.

    scotroutes
    Full Member

    I recently bought some Castelli bibshorts and some Galibier 3/4 bibs, both in medium. Both fit well.

    tall_martin
    Full Member

    I’m large in most things, but a tight fit XL or fine fit in XXL in Castelli.

    Good stuff but I’d size up to XXL if I bought any more of their gear.

    I’m large in gabaltier gilet and gloves, not tried their shorts

    Bazz
    Full Member

    Thanks for the replies all, looks as though i’ll be taking a punt whichever size I decide on.

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