Chapeau! Ladies Classic Bibshorts Black Mint Polka Dot


Everyone needs a pair of shorts for day to day riding – commuting, an evening spin with friends, riding to the cafe on a sunny afternoon. The Classic is our entry level bibshort, less technical than our Pave range but still comfy and designed for the rigours of daily use. They make an ideal first pair if you are just getting used to the idea of bibshorts, offering top quality at a modest price. We promise you’ll notice how much more comfortable they are compared to regular shorts!


The Classic is built around a versatile female specific Fiandre pad which uses perforated dual density foam so you stay fresh and get support where you need it most. The pad is sensitively shaped to conform to your body without bunching up and causing discomfort. Like the other pads in our range, the Fiandre features a unique channel which guides and supports your pelvis through a full pedal stroke.


Of course the priority for any pair of shorts is to keep you comfortable on the bike. A good pair of bibshorts should be a snug fit, so the Classics have a multi-panel design, full mesh back and soft straps to hold them in place, no matter what your body shape. The legs are a proper length too, coming down to the bottom of your thigh. Coupled with a wide elasticated cuff and subtle silicone printing the shorts will stay in place without pinching or causing the dreaded ‘sausage leg’.


Even though it’s our entry level bibshort, the Classic doesn’t lack for features that you’d expect to find on shorts costing a lot more. New for 2015 we’ve added a splash of colour, with a stylish spotty (polka dot?) pattern on the legs and coloured trim on the straps. Less obvious is the stitching – some brands use flatlocked stitching on the pad, which might look great but doesn’t allow the fabric to stretch. We prefer to use a zig-zag pattern (on the pad), which gives more flexibility and doesn’t come adrift so easily. External labels and a reflective Chapeau! label add up to a bibshort that looks and feels better than you’d expect at such a modest price.



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Size Chart

Slim Fit
Inseam Length
Extra Small (XS)
25 inches
6.5 inches (less than 27″)
7.5 inches (18″ or less)
Small (S)
27 inches
7 inches (27″)
8 inches (17″ – 20″)
Medium (M)
29 inches
7.5 inches (29″)
8.25 inches (18″ – 21″)
Large (L)
31 inches +
8 inches (31″)
8.5 inches (19″ – 22″)