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Funkier Force Active 17 Panel Bib Shorts SS16

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Product Description

Funkier Force Active bib shorts are an excellent ‘every-day’ option for a more comfortable commute to work, fitness session or long-distance treks. Funkier’s Force Active bibs come with a super comfortable Italian pad with added antibacterial fabric. Silicon grippers keep everything where they should be. A great cycling bib short for every ride.

Materials

  • 80% polyamide, 20% spandex
  • Weight: 210g
  • Lycra fabric technology

Italian Pad

  • Antibacterial fabric
  • Moisture transference
  • Maximum comfort
  • Four-way lycra
  • Sublimation print

Silicon Gripper

  • Super soft
  • Highly elastic
  • Inner smooth silicon drops

Occasionally, without notice, manufacturers change product design and/or specifications.

Funkier Force Active 17 Panel Bib Shorts SS16 Reviews

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Overall Rating:
4.5
out of 5
4.53
Build Quality
4.70
Performance
4.30
Value For Money
4.60

Customer Reviews (10)

5
nice shorts
by Anonymous user on 11/07/2020

i'm on the large size and been struggling with fit. these fit very well and very comfortable. having said that they are very loose at the end of each legs as near to the knee my muscles are smaller or it could be the legs lengths are a little to long. this is very minor to me it is nice for my size to be comfortable where it matters most. overall very nice shorts glad i brought 2.

i'm on the large size and been struggling with fit. these fit very well and very comfortable. having said that they are very loose at the end of each legs as near to the knee my muscles are smaller or it could be the legs lengths are a little to long. this is very minor to me it is nice for my size to be comfortable where it matters most. overall very nice shorts glad i brought 2.

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
2
Disappointing pad
by Simon D on 18/09/2018

Lovely fit and nice wide straps I am 6.4 and 190lbs after an hour ride the pad felt like it had dissolved very dissapointed as they are such a good fit and well made

Lovely fit and nice wide straps I am 6.4 and 190lbs after an hour ride the pad felt like it had dissolved very dissapointed as they are such a good fit and well made

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2.5 out of 5
Build Quality: 3.5/5
Performance: 1.5/5
Value For Money: 2.5/5
4
Good fit and plenty of pad
by Anonymous user on 06/08/2018

My first Funnier product and so far, impressed. I wanted bib shorts for longer rides (40 miles +) but having ordered other more well known makes, their pads didn't inspire me. The Funnier bib arrived and immediately could see a thicker pad with comfort zones. Took on a 35 mile ride and very comfortable. I'm 6ft 2 and 110 kg. The XXL was a good fit for me with good length in body and leg gripped worked well. Very happy.

My first Funnier product and so far, impressed. I wanted bib shorts for longer rides (40 miles +) but having ordered other more well known makes, their pads didn't inspire me. The Funnier bib arrived and immediately could see a thicker pad with comfort zones. Took on a 35 mile ride and very comfortable. I'm 6ft 2 and 110 kg. The XXL was a good fit for me with good length in body and leg gripped worked well. Very happy.

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4.2 out of 5
Build Quality: 4/5
Performance: 3.5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
Excellent
by Gavin W on 20/07/2018

Really well made, very comfortable pad. Very pleased.

Really well made, very comfortable pad. Very pleased.

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
Best bibs I have tried
by Anonymous user on 21/06/2018

After trying a few different shorts and 3 bibs, these are the best by far in terms of comfort and feel. At a great price from Tredz with the usual excellent customer service. So pleased with my purchase I got a 2nd pair.

After trying a few different shorts and 3 bibs, these are the best by far in terms of comfort and feel. At a great price from Tredz with the usual excellent customer service. So pleased with my purchase I got a 2nd pair.

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
Seem OK
by Andy M on 16/04/2018

Only used on one ride, bit fit / comfort seemed superb. Happy to review again once the Sportive season has tested them. Tempted to buy a 2nd pair at this price. Spoilt only by poor service from Tredz (on this occasion)

Only used on one ride, bit fit / comfort seemed superb. Happy to review again once the Sportive season has tested them. Tempted to buy a 2nd pair at this price. Spoilt only by poor service from Tredz (on this occasion)

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4.7 out of 5
Build Quality: 4.5/5
Performance: 4.5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
Big enough for a big lad
by Anonymous user on 14/04/2018

I'm 6ft 2" and 120kgs and these shorts fitted great. I'm a 40inch waist and bought the XXL. Comfy pad and really quite nicely finished, straps are long enough and don't cut in.

I'm 6ft 2" and 120kgs and these shorts fitted great. I'm a 40inch waist and bought the XXL. Comfy pad and really quite nicely finished, straps are long enough and don't cut in.

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
Surprised at how good they are
by Gary H on 23/10/2017

I needed a pair of shorts for riding to and from work, so didn't want to spend a fortune. I was surprised at how well made they are, they also have a great, comfortable pad which is often what lets the cheaper shorts down. I'm starting to wonder why I have spent so much money on bib shorts in the past, these easily compete with top brands.

I needed a pair of shorts for riding to and from work, so didn't want to spend a fortune. I was surprised at how well made they are, they also have a great, comfortable pad which is often what lets the cheaper shorts down. I'm starting to wonder why I have spent so much money on bib shorts in the past, these easily compete with top brands.

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
5
A Good Purchase
by Christopher P on 27/05/2017

I have been out cycling for a few hours and these bib shorts are very comfortable to wear, the padded seat performed better than any of my other shorts. I think I shall be buying more "FUNKIER" cycle clothing in the future.

I have been out cycling for a few hours and these bib shorts are very comfortable to wear, the padded seat performed better than any of my other shorts. I think I shall be buying more "FUNKIER" cycle clothing in the future.

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5 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 5/5
4
First trial
by Christopher P on 13/05/2017

This is my first pair of bib shorts, Just tried them on a very short 6 mile ride to give them a try, they seem to be ok. I will give another review when I have been out for several hours and had a chance to test them properly

This is my first pair of bib shorts, Just tried them on a very short 6 mile ride to give them a try, they seem to be ok. I will give another review when I have been out for several hours and had a chance to test them properly

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4 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 3.5/5
Value For Money: 3.5/5

Funkier Sizing Guide

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Funkier Clothing Size Chart

Chest: Wrap a tape measure evenly around the fullest part around the chest under your arms.

Hips: Standing with your feet together, measure around the fullest part of your hips. Note: This is not a waist measurement

Inseam: Standing with your feet together, measure from the crotch all the way down to the floor. Don't forget to stand as straight as possible. You may have to ask a friend to help you. 

Men's Funkier Clothing

Measurements in CM

EU 2XS XS S M L XL 2XL 3XL 4XL 5XL
Chest 85 89 93 97 101 105 111 117 122 127
Hips (not waist) 87 91 95 99 103 107 113 119 125 131
Inseam 80 82 84 86 88 90 92 94 96 98

Measurements in Inch

EU 2XS XS S M L XL 2XL 3XL 4XL 5XL
Chest 33.5 35 36.6 38.2 39.7 41.3 43.7 46 48 50
Hips (not waist) 34.2 35.7 37.3 39 40.5 42.1 44.5 46.8 49.2 51.3
Inseam 31.5 32.2 33 33.8 34.6 35.5 36.2 37 37.7 38.6

Women's Funkier Clothing

Measurements in CM

EU 2XS XS S M L XL 2XL 3XL 4XL 5XL
Chest 78 82 86 90 94 98 102 106 110 114
Hips (not waist) 84 88 92 96 100 104 108 112 116 120
Inseam 77.5 79 80.5 82 83.5 85 86.5 88 89.5 91

Measurements in Inch

EU 2XS XS S M L XL 2XL 3XL 4XL 5XL
Chest 30.7 32.2 34 35.3 37 38.6 40.1 41.7 43.2 44.8
Hips (not waist) 33 34.6 36.2 37.7 39.3 41 42.5 44.1 45.6 47.2
Inseam 30.5 31.1 31.6 32.2 32.8 33.5 34.1 34.6 35.2 35.8

Kid's Size Chart

Measurements in CM

Size 8 10 12 14
Chest 70 74 78 82
Hips 74 76 80 84
Inseam 66 72 77 80

Measurements in Inch

Size 8 10 12 14
Chest 27.5 29.1 30.7 32.2
Hips 29.1 30 31.5 33
Inseam 26 28.3 30.2 31.5

Read our clothing size guide for more information on sizing.

Please note, all size information is provided as a guide - if you're unsure or need any further assistance you can call us on 01792 799508 ... we're happy to help!

Bib Shorts Guide

 

Bib Shorts Guide

A good pair of cycling bib shorts should be a staple piece of kit in your wardrobe. If you've ever spent a long time in the saddle you'll know how uncomfortable wearing casual shorts can be. They chafe, fit poorly and offer little mobility. Cycling shorts make all the difference.

Whether you’re commuting, training or racing, bib shorts keep things comfortable. You can get standard shorts that stop at the waist, but we’re focusing on bib shorts here. The added shoulder straps help keep bib shorts in place and are widely considered to be more comfortable. There’s no waist band to dig in as you ride, which can become a problem on longer rides. A higher cut waist offered by bib shorts also helps to keep your core warm.


Types of shorts

Spring – Autumn

For most of the year in the UK a pair of warm weather bib shorts that offer light protection for use in double digit temperatures are ideal. These bib shorts are usually made from slimline materials, like Lycra as it is quick wicking to help transfer moisture away from the body.

A road cyclist wearing bib shorts in fair weather

Winter

When the temperature drops into single digits, then a pair of thicker winter bib shorts will be more beneficial. Thicker fabrics with a brushed ‘Roubaix’ inner lining will help trap warm air between your skin and the fabric.

Look for bibs with a higher cut up the torso and up the back to help keep your core warmer.

A rider wearing bib-shorts combined with arm warmers and skull cap

Fabrics designed with wind protection such as Gore Windstopper will keep the wind chill from dampening your enjoyment.


Deep Winter

For where the temperature drops below freezing, you’ll want to choose bibs with the best weather protection and insulation. You might want to look into bib tights, or wearing winter tights over your bib shorts for extra protection and insulation

The fabrics used are highly technical and will ensure your body heat stays within the fabric, while letting moisture escape out.

Two mountain bikers wearing bib-shorts with leg warmers and long-sleeve jerseys with base layers

These shorts are usually constructed out of multiple panels and from a range of fabrics in strategically placed areas in multiple layers.


Women’s Specific shorts

Unisex bib shorts can cause discomfort around the chest area for female cyclists. You’ll find that women’s specific bib shorts often have straps that cover a larger area to reduce this discomfort.

Women’s specific shorts will usually have a higher cut on the chest to offer more insulation for your core.

Two female cyclists wearing women-specific bib shorts

Key Features

Bib Straps

Bib straps will vary from brand to brand, with a range of styles and designs. Wide seamless straps offer the best comfort to avoid chaffing on your shoulders. A high cut panel on the core and up the back can act like an extra layer for the coldest rides.

For warmer weather mesh bibs can enhance breathability while brushed bibs can help trap body heat for extra insulation.

A cyclist tucking a long sleeve jersey into bib shorts

Fit

Fit is by far the most important factor in comfort when it comes to bib shorts. shorts are constructed from several panels that are stitched together. Premium shorts will come with more panels and strategic stitching for a better fit.

A cyclist wearing close-fitting bib-shorts made up of multiple panels

Pad

Most bib shorts will be fitted with a padded insert called a Chamois. This pad sits next to your skin and offers more comfort for your lower vitals, which is ideal on longer rides. Premium pads will utilise a multi-density construction for maximum comfort and ergonomics while you’re in the saddle.

Two cyclists wearing bib-shorts with a Chamois pad

Weatherproof Fabrics

It’s a good idea to get bib shorts that are waterproof or splash proof to prevent you getting wet and cold. Most manufacturers will treat their shorts with some form of water repellent coating like DWR to help water bead up and run off.

Windproof shorts use front facing panels to help keep the wind chill out. Some manufacturers will also use multiple layers of fabric to shield your skin from the elements.

Endura FS-260 Bibshorts with water beading-up on the surface

Reflectivity

If you’re planning on cycling to work or fitness training in the evening, then added reflective elements are a bonus. More brands are offering shorts with reflective panels for low light conditions. Look for logos, stripes and graphics positioned on the thighs and around the ankles for maximum visibility.

Endura bib-shorts with reflective details

Delivery & Guarantee

UK Delivery Information

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Please note on the TNT tracking app it may show your delivery status as ‘Collecting’ (as per image below). This means your delivery has left our warehouse and is currently held at TNT main depot and there could be up to a 48 hour delay.

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Please keep checking the TNT tracking for further updates. On behalf of TNT we apologise for any delay and inconvenience this may cause. 

We are committed to offering fast and free delivery, whether you're ordering bikes, accessories or clothing. Our standard delivery service is FREE in the UK, regardless of the size and on all orders over £20.

Please note that bulky products and bikes shipped to outlying UK regions are excluded from free shipping.

Please note that Pre-Order dates can sometimes change due to updated stock information.

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Returns & Warranty

It's easy to return a product with our 365 day, hassle free returns. 

We will give you a full refund or exchange on any item that is returned to us unused/unfitted, in a resaleable condition and in its original packaging (where possible).

Please note: For hygiene reasons, we cannot accept returns of facemasks, undershorts or underwear if the item has been removed/unsealed from its original packaging.

If your item develops a fault or arrives damaged, please contact us first so we can resolve the issue for you as quickly as possible.

For more information please visit our Returns & Warranty page.