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Jen C wrote a review of on June 2, 2014

1 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size

Sportful makes pro team kits, but put none of that technical nature of racing kits into the women's stuff here. I mean the pad is maybe ok, but like the only cool part of the shorts is the pink stripes at the bottom and you can't tell from online, but it is like this thin mesh fabric, nothing technical or gripper. It is this thin sheer mesh that actually tickles my legs!!! There's no pro team in the world that would ride that for two seconds. If you make clothes for S/T team then put that technology into serious decent cycling kits for women and not this joke of shorts. You would have thought from picture the pink stripes part was still thick compressive fabric and you'd imagine with silicone gripper inside, but I kid you not it is just this thin airy mesh that I've seen used in women's fashion tops.

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Jen C

Jen C wrote a review of on June 2, 2014

1 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: True to size

Just it has the same pad as the more advanced cycling shorts, but in this very short short that has no gripper to stay put on your leg. It just feels really awkward. I guess being a serious cyclist this was a dumb order, but I wanted to see if I could be sexy when super hot out and still have something with performance to do serious rides, but no, cannot. I guess this was made for a short pedal to the beach, I dunno. I just don't think you can have the same full pad in a short this short, it just won't stay in place right without the tight compressive fabric of the more serious cycling shorts. I guess the outfit is cute if you are just pedaling thru the hood, but if you are, you prolly wouldn't put on this big chamois pad. It is skimpy for hot weather, but then the fabric is too heavy and black especially would be hot in the sun.

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Jen C

Jen C wrote a review of on June 2, 2014

1 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

The thing about the size is the waistband runs small BUT NOT THE REST OF THE SHORTS. So if you size up, the waist band gets more comfy, but then the rest of the shorts gets too big. Huge disappointment because I figured in hot weather I'd like not have the extra layer of fabric from the bibs covering my sweaty back when with sports bra and jersey makes three layers in 80 and 90 degree weather. Plus this is not the 2014 shorts bec those should have the cirro chamois, at least per what I read elsewhere. These have the alta chamois. I may have to stick with the bibs. I am starting to wonder too if the shorts are just a wee bit short on the legs. I'm 5'4 and wear the xs and I just feel like I wear my shorts considerably shorter than the guys do, but maybe we ladies are just supposed to show more skin??

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Jen C

Jen C wrote a review of on May 9, 2014

2 5

This appears to have piping the other jerseys don't have and that is probably why people say it puckers. I get the aesthetic appeal of the piping, but if it don't work, it don't work. Also, Giordana, you should be coming up with more innovative designs by now, more exciting kits. Some pink on the sleeves and pink down the zipper is still quite a snooze. I want a kit that says I like speed and is exciting and visually interesting. Not just a lot of plain white and plain black, which is mostly what I've been seeing. 2014 Trade FRC appears to be somewhat of an improvement so I'm looking forward to that now that I scoured the internet to find my size in it. Hire some graphic artists, please!

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Jen C wrote a question about on September 14, 2012

Are the sleeves too short to be able to wear with arm warmers? I kinda like being able to match jerseys to specific shorts so I was gonna buy the whole outfit, but round this time of year I think would be practical if the jersey sleeves were long enough to work with arm warmers. Because in warmer weather I tend wear sleeveless.

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