No one says you can’t use your road bib shorts when going for a gravel ride. But our Gravel Bib Shorts have been made using heavy duty, extra durable fabrics that are especially resistant to abrasions. There is a ceramic coating material that has been strategically placed on the sides in order to protect the fabric from tearing in case of a crash. The ultra-long distance insert has been used for extra comfort on long or multi-day rides. The bib material offers a high degree of compression to help your circulation through those long hours in the saddle. If you are looking to have a less compressive feel, then we suggest you order one size up. The Swiss made fabric has received a DWR treatment to repel water and dirt, and a Coldblack finish to make the black tights feel as cool as white bibs in the sun. A super soft and fast moisture wicking mesh fabric has been placed on the back side of tights for better temperature control.