Originally Posted by thirteen
+1 for all above -- especially flat seams and something gentler than the silicon grippers (i have delicate skin that is easily irritated).
Our club's new Louis Garneau bib-shorts have a wide strip of different/heavier spandex in lieu of the gripper elastic. It works well and is comfy. I also have some old Descent bibs that have a similar arrangement. More comfy than the gripper elastic for sure; and I haven't had any problems with them "riding up". And they don't leave a textured "trench" in your leg!
Unfortunately, the chamois pads in the Louis Garneau bibs (claimed to be their top of the line) just rub me raw after about 4 hours. 6 hours the other weekend had me bleeding a little! Ouch!