The Foundation Bib from 7mesh is best described as a “base layer underbib”. It doesn’t exactly roll of the tongue, but all the right words are in there! The Foundation has a similar design to the MK2 bib whilst using a lighter material on the main part of the short - one that would let a cooling breeze flow through it and body heat flow out of it. With that in mind, these are best used underneath either a part of baggy shorts or a set of over tights.
If you do decide to pair them with tights, they do work (unsurprisingly) well with 7mesh’s own Strata tights and 3/4s using set of neat gClips – effectively making your bib shorts into bib tights. A good space saving technique for your wardrobe and a great comfort increasing technique for you.
Attention to detail is what 7Mesh really pride themselves on and that is clear on the Foundation bibs. The shorts are made out of a polyester knit mesh and the bib straps are soft and wide – both of which are in the name of luxurious comfort. A DWR coating is also used on the shorts to help shrug off any damp – something you would hope isn’t too necessary on an under short, but it’s a handy feature to have nonetheless.