At the end of last season, you vowed to yourself that you wouldn't dare ride another mile in your old shorts. The legs are stretched out, the chamois is an abrasive shell of its former self, and you're fed up with having to tug the shorts back into place every time you reposition. As next season quickly approaches, don't deny your shorts the retirement they've worked so hard for. Pearl Izumi's Elite Escape Shorts are eagerly waiting to become your go-to piece of kit, and with their contoured fit and effective mix of technical features, they deserve to be just that.
Pearl Izumi starts by constructing the Elite Escapes with its ELITE Transfer fabric, which relies upon a mix of nylon and Lycra fibers to ensure moisture is rapidly pulled away from your skin as you ride. Lycra also gives the shorts their sleek, second-skin fit, which allows them to move with you as you ride without bunching or losing their shape. Pearl Izumi chose a V-shaped waistband, which wraps around your midsection softly and securely and sits far more comfortably than heavy elastic bands while you're stretched out in the saddle.
Instead of the thin, withering chamois you shudder to remember from last season, you'll be treated to Pearl Izumi's robust ELITE 3D chamois with the Elite Escape short. It offers flexible, strategically-layered cushioning for protection during long days in the saddle without feeling restrictive. Additional features like a cleverly hidden side stash pocket and reflective accenting give the Elite Escape Shorts the versatility they need to become a valued piece of your cycling wardrobe.
- Item #PLZ00BP
- Q & A
Seems shorter than 8 inches
These go halfway down my thigh, and I think that's too much leg, personally. I think this is shorter than 8 inches.
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Small
Consistent fit with all my Pearl Izumi shorts. Good length and coverage with just the right amount of stretch.