roger Very good. Nearly Castelli quality at half the price
Jonathan Hesketh Yes, so far very pleased after the first few rides. Sizing is spot on for a tight fit don't be tempted to drop a size.
Bob Great bib shorts, great price! I'm 5'7" 138#...the small fits snug, but I don't feel like I've been poured into a sausage casing. Sizing seems to be spot on.
Mr Park I bought the best quality product. The pad is also great. At this price I am grateful to buy a good Merlin product. If you purchase the size you see fit the size of your size will be an excellent choice.
Mr Kose They are very good shorts. 186cm 95kg XL nice tight fit.
Thibault Really great Bib from Merlin. I've done couple of 100km rides in it without any pain.
Mr B Mid level bibs at a bargain bin price. Nicest I've tried at this price point. Straps could be little more substantial, but overall impressed with the construction, fit, chamois and ride comfort. Reflective accents and Merlin symbol are a nice touch. 181cm/71.5 kg - medium fit is spot on for me.
Mr Williams Great shorts. I have had trouble with other brands size guidelines but these were spot on. Very comfortable and very well made. Absolute bargain. Thank you Merlin.
Rowett These look and feel the business and they certainly don't feel like a 'budget' pair of bib shorts. Yet to do a long haul ride but the comfort factor on the few short rides so far is not to be sniffed at.
Jupp I'm very impressed with the quality for such a bargain price. Highly recommended and I'll certainly buy another pair. I'm 193 and 85kg and the XL are perfect.
Mr Lightburn Great fit, pad seems good on first 52km ride. Great compression too. Size XL good fit for me at 1.92m and 95kg..Time will tell how they last.
Mr John They are very good shorts. 182cm 78kg M nice tight fit. Going to buy second one soon.
Marty Pretty good quality and excellent value. I already had a pair of Merlin Elite's. The Elites have better leg grippers and chamois, but these are really good for the price. More comfortable than other expensive bib shorts I have worn.
desastar Nice and comfy, pad is dense so you can hardly feel the saddle. I'm 30 waist and Medium fits well.
Dave W Really comfortable, nice amount of padding, done a few 30 mile mtb rides and have had no problems, great Merlin price too.
Griffin Only used for turbo use so far but impressions are good for the money. Well put together, comfortable and sizing is accurate. For longer rides I would choose other bibs but for my intended use of turbo and summer commutes these appear to represent excellent value for money.
Andy Great knicks with a terrific chamois. I originally bought these for shorter rides of 60-90min but they're comfortable for 3 hour rides. Very comfortable.
Mundy Incredible value. As far as entry-level bib shorts go, nothing compares. The pad alone is fantastic; not gone out for longer than 2hrs on my MTB, but as comfortable as other short liners I have at double the price--and no having to constantly pull them up. Never thought I'd say it but I'm finally converted to bibs. Plus you can pretend to be Freddie Mercury... a real bonus.
Mark Fantastic value, as good as brand-name shorts twice the price.
ChickenFried66 I have only worn these a few times but I am very impressed with the build quality as well as the comfort level. I am always looking for a true value in cycling clothes and to me these are definitely. I am a 220 pound, 70 inch rider who wears American size 36 inch waist pants and shorts and the XL size is spot on.
Mr George Great fit and very comfortable. Been out on a few rides with them now and so much more comfortable than shorts I've had in this price range from other suppliers.
Mr Waits Arrived on time and in great shape. Good quality for the price. This isn't top end race gear, and doesn't promise to be. It is perfect for long and casual rides. The chamois was very high quality for what I expected. These fit true to size for a medium.
Thibault Excellent quality for the price. The bib shorts are really comfortable with great paddings. I would recommend !
Greg Faure Very good value, fit, and quality. Went for a 30 mi ride today to try them for the first time, and was very impressed. Material is first quality, and the pad is equal to shorts that I've paid much more for. I'm 5'7" 165 lbs and size large fit very well with nice leg compression. I ordered a second pair today!
Teale Nice fit ordered medium which was perfect for my 30" waist very good quality with excellent padding, only slight niggle is would have preferred them 1" longer
Mr Jasinski Great bib shorts with excellent padding.
Been for a 40 mile ride (~3hrs in the saddle) with no discomfort at all.. Straps nice and comfy, and the fit leaves me arched forwards slightly, which I'm told is the perfect fit. I'm 6ft, with 38" waist and ordered the 2XL.
Mr Blight Ordered on line, and delivered 2 days later, safely wrapped. I've only worn them a couple of times, but they are comfortable, with no restriction in movement, and no creeping up my legs when riding. If they wear well I will certainly order more.
Mr Bates Nice bib for the price - they fit me better than the Italian brand I had before. Size up small - I am 6'1" 12.5st and XL just fit - could've got an XXL.
Mr Porter Very comfortable and durable bibs at a very comfortable price!
Tim These are really great bibs for a great price. Sizing is perhaps a touch smaller than expected (either that or I am larger than I expected?!) Very comfortable though. Have done a couple of 100k rides in them and no issues.
Mr Murphy I ordered these to try them as the Elites I wanted were out of stock. I think I'm quite difficult to size being 5'8" with a 42 inch chest and 32 in waist. Any how thanks to the many reviews on here I took a punt and opted for a size large. I thought I made a wrong choice when I got them as they have a bit of compression compared to my Gores. I thought they were too tight but nope, they're perfect. Really comfy. Done a couple of runs in them and they're brill. The materials feel good and the stitching doesn't give me any cause for concern. I'd order more but they are out of stock.
Patiently waiting for these and the Elites to be stocked again in my size. Definitely ordering more. Service from Merlin was excellent.
La Bellezza del Ciclismo I purchased these shorts after a few years off the bike and several *cough* kilo's of extra weight gained meaning my cycling wardrobe was looking a little more see-through than I'd feel comfortable with. Using these daily for the last two weeks for my commute (8.5 miles each way) these have been fantastic. I love the reflective strip on the back.
Mike These bib shorts are absolutely worth the price. They definitely feel like an expensive pair of bib shorts but for 1/4 of the price. I'm 5'8 170 lbs average build and a large fits perfect. The pad was still comfortable during a 50 mile ride so I can imagine how comfy the elite bib shorts are.
Mr WATTS Excellent product, I usually buy more expensive shorts however having seen a continuing drop in quality and increase in price I wanted something more cost effective for daily training. I purchased a pair of these and have been really impressed with the quality and comfort, they easily match shorts 3 times the price. I ride most days riding 50-75 miles on average and have had not issues with the shorts. They wash well and dry quickly. I've been that satisfied I've bought two more pairs..
Gzepi Excellent value, does not get better at his price-point. Fit was perfect. I am a bit on the heaver side, and XL fit just fine.
Williamson Love the material, liked the reflective tag. Fits tight.
Mr Laos I can't say enough about the quality of the Merlin brand items, great materials, stitching, light and most importantly comfortable. All these features make it easy to choose time and time again!
D Rain Great bib, quality material and excellent padding
Schmidt These shorts were a huge surprise. Very comfortable pads and fit well. Took it out for a 50mi ride after I got them and a few smaller ones since, still as comfortable as the first time. These wash well.
Mr Hazard For the money, these are as good as it gets. The fit it nice and comfy (L for 5'10 & 80kg) and they hold nicely on the legs. I've used them for a couple of 2 hour rides and you'd struggle to know the difference between these and name brands that cost 3 times as much. Superb value.
Neil R Good fit, though would advise giving merlin customer service a call for guidance on sizing. Fast delivery. Have worn these for a couple of thirty mile rides with no discomfort
Howard These shorts are great for the price,. The chamois is a little stiff and is somewhat awkward when walking around, it may soften up over time though. Rides well though for short distances.
Plaz Good price. Decent delivery time from UK to US. Bibs tend to fit a bit on the small side, so when in between sizes, go up one. Had to send it back, pay shipping. Still think Merlin is great.
Of Athens So far so good! Feels high quality and my hairs don't stick through which my previous ones did. Rather unsightly. Haven't had them long so can't comment on durability but feels like it's made to last. Also, I saw a lot of reviews commenting on the size. The size guide didn't help me at all so I just emailed customer service with my sizes and they gave me the perfect recommendation.
G Fantastic value bibshorts. Have worn them for rides up to 4 hours with no problems. Fit is "race fit" with plenty of compression. Medium for me, 5 10 and 72kg, is a good fit. Will purchase another pair when medium back in stock.
Bromwich This is the second pair of these I have bought. Well made, good fit, excellent price. Really good shorts made even better by the price.
mcguirk One word for these shorts is wow. The fit is perfect and the pad is awesome
Mr Gannaway This is my first pair of bib shorts and I am sold on only wearing these in the future. Very comfortable over a few 50 mile rides with no issue. Will be buying more. Order came through really quickly too.
Mr Phillips Great shorts at a bargain price, just finished 140 mile ride and still no chafing after 10 hours in the saddle, look nice enough for the price and seem well made, very pleased and delivery was amazing ordered friday morning, arrived saturday lunch time on free standard delivery, thanks!
Mr Cooke I have been looking into buying my first pair of bib shorts for some time now but with the wide variety available I wasnt sure which to purchase or how much to spend. As I have never owned a pair I wasnt sure what quality you would get for the price paid but I have to say these are fantastic. They fit great and the padding is perfect, I have used them a number of times now and they are still the same as when I bought them. I would highly recommend this product, I will be purchasing more in the future!
Mr James For the money you just can't fault these. I've already done a century ride in them and they remained comfortable throughout. The fit was good and there's a nice bit of compression going on around the legs. As always, service from Merlin was faultless, ordered on the Monday and delivered on the Tuesday.
DaveT Good shorts for the money, although personally I struggled with sizing. I take a 34 in jeans and found the large to be extremely tight. Too much for me. Ordered the XL and they were a better fit but too loose around the leg grips. So all in, good shorts for the price, if you can get the fit you need.
Mr Bromwich I was looking to upgrade my shorts, without spending too much, and had a look at these having read a good review online. They had my size (not always the case; I'm a short fat bloke), and so I gave them a try. I couldn't be happier - the compression fit is really comfortable, and having worn them regularly since I can't praise them enough, as the pad is really comfortable on long rides. Add in a great price and really quick delivery, and I can't find anything to complain about, and if I need shorts again I know what I'm buying!
Mr baker I love these shorts the fit is great, tight enough without too much compression, the pad is really comfortable and one of the best I have ever used, so much so I would love merlin to make a liner short that I could wear under my baggy shorts, they wash up okay without looking shabby after a few washes. I would recommend them to anyone and at this price they are a steal
Mr parkes For the price a outstanding pair of shorts. While not on par with more expensive shorts for fit and comfort they are good.
Mr dawes I`m surprised by actually how good these are much better than my similar priced items from another well known in house brand. The pad is great and the quality of the lycra is brilliant. Perfect fit too I will definitely be buying more..
Barry Bridle Great delivery - ordered Friday afternoon arrived Saturday (and customer service, just thought I'd check my size with them and they were spot on)- the bib shorts are a superb fit done two 80 mile rides and all good - real quality kit for an unbeatable price.
Andrew Marshfield Excellent product, fit and style. Delivery exceeded expectations. All in all, well chuffed with the product and service. Thanks :-)
Mr Ives Very good quality bib shorts for the money, can recommend them.
Mr H Great value shorts, very comfortable chamois and some nice details. I'm 6'2, 34 waist and a large fits great. They beat a lot of more expensive bibs!
Mr KINGDOM I have now ridden a couple of 3-4 hour rides with these and have found them to be excellent. They are well made and the pad is firm but not uncomfortable. I am 5'10" and 70kg, the large size fits perfectly. Usual Merlin service as well, ordered Sunday evening, arrived Tuesday. Recommended.
Middle Aged Rouleur Well I never. These are as good, and dare I say it, much better to bibshorts that I own that cost triple what I paid.
The sizing is spot on (I'm 183cm & 83kg & wear (L) ) and the pad is excellent.