Updated and from their predecessor, the UMA GT Evo Half Short proves you can leave the bibs behind and still get the comfort and support you want and need, helping you perform your best on solo efforts or during challenging road races. The lack of bibs allows these shorts to remain comfortable during warm rides and make stopping for nature breaks a little easier. Whether these are your first pair of cycling shorts or a pair that you picked up for everyday training or racing, these bibs will serve you well.
In addition to the goldenGate tech mentioned above, the UMA GT Half Short brings a women's specific UMA insert which is cut narrow in the front to reduce bulk and increase comfort. The same _s7 chamois technology found throughout Assos' line is utilized here with the 8mm-thick memoryFoam material with remarkable return properties. It quickly resumes its original position and shape after deformation, filling the gaps between body and chamois created by your pedal stroke while your weight shifts. As you can imagine, the free-floating, goldenGate design also facilitates this gap-free fit, which keeps contact constant, to avoid chafing.
Finally, the superAir and waffle construction of the insert's layers warrant a shout out as they increase breathability and shed weight with negative space. They also effectively increase the material's surface area, transporting moisture away from your skin to accelerate drying for hours of comfort that go beyond what the insert's low weight would suggest. As a final measure, Assos treats the insert with odorControl, an anti-bacterial treatment that reduces unpleasant odors while improving durability.