Ranking above average on every measure we have, what earns them the Best Bang for the Buck award is their consistently high performance, competing for top scores in a number of categories. These are fairly priced bibs that will last a long time and give solid performance throughout their use. Our testing and analysis showed us that they really did well in breathability and pedal friendliness, but it is their consistency across all measures that makes them such a good deal.
Other products, like the Pearl Izumi Elite In-R-Cool Bibs had exceptional breathability, but at the cost of comfort and pedal friendliness. The Louis Garneau were visually stunning and felt incredible, but they lacked the durability and were priced at a steep premium. The Power 3.0 did not make any trade-offs, they just delivered the most consistent, above average performance across the board and did it at a good price. They are a good product and worth the buy for those looking for a strong, long-lasting product with good overall performance.