Ole for comfortable shorts
Just because you haven't made the switch to bib shorts doesn't mean you should find your only choice in riding shorts ill-fitting and scratchy. Etxeondo took the best features of its women's bibs and added a few more details so that you'll be just as comfortable as your bib wearing friends.
- Item #ETX000M
- Q & A
I like them, yet I don't...
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: L
- Height: 5'8"
- Weight: 145lbs
I'm 5'8" and 145 lbs; I got size L. The fabric is very nice and giving. Almost thought I could fit in a M if I wanted a tighter fit. I like the shorts, yet I don't. They're comfortable and light on. However, I noticed the chamois comes up high on the back of my bum, not really aligning with my sit bones. Because of this, when I rode in them, for the first time my butt felt numb. It was an odd sensation. Numb but not a pleasant numb because it felt like the numbness was wanting to run down my legs. Which was not ideal when climbing 2500ft in 9 miles. I kind of appreciated tho that the chamois was more thin in front around my lady bits. I hate when shorts tend to bunch there. I like the shorts overall, but can't see enduring more than a 50 or so mile ride in them-because of the numbing sensation. Also, they come up really high on my waist, past my belly button-a first. I thought it would aggravate me while bent forward on the bike but it actually didn't, I hardly noticed since the material is that light. Overall I like them and will keep them.
Great short and even better Chamois
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I am always looking for a thinner chamois that is comfortable, even on long rides. These are well made with quality fabric. I own Assos, Castelli & Giordana. Like the other reviewer, I am not a fan of elastic leg grippers but these are wide and don't give me "sausage legs." I am 5'5" and 125 lbs. I bought the medium and love the fit.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
Good quality, excellent quality/craftsmanship. Very comfortable waist and leg - I am not a big fan of tight elastic or grippers and these are fitted but don't bind up at the waist or legs. Thick comfy chamois. I'm female, 5'-4" and 135 lbs and the L fit me well (and that is what I normally wear in cycling shorts). Inseam/leg length is a bit long on me (almost to knee) but that works out fine in wintertime as it provides more leg coverage.