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Evolution Zap Short - Men's

3.75 out of 5 stars
4 Reviews
Current price: $127.50 Original price: $169.99
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Evolution Zap Short

You've never felt particularly moved to adorn your frame with a twinkling arrangement of blinking safety lights or wear a reflective vest complete with its own light-up display, but you've lately been inspired to be a little more visible during your evening rides. Step up your reflectivity without going the way of a Christmas display in Sugoi's Evolution Zap Short. Like you, Sugoi decided to step up its visibility game recently, and it's answer was Zap.

More luminous than the tired reflective accents adorning your old shorts, Za is visible from up to 140 meters away, which gives motorists time to recognize your presence and plan accordingly. Sugoi specifically places the material on its garments in a way that silhouettes a rider's form, alerting motorists to the fact that they are approaching a human rather than an unmoving road sign or reflector. Aside from its luminescent nature, the Evolution is a versatile everyday short, supportive and breathable. It includes Sugoi's also recently upgraded RC Pro chamois, with its stretchy, breathable blend of cushioning and support for rides long or short, daytime or dusk.


  • Step up your visibility game in this reflective short
  • Slim fit is ideal for training rides
  • Ultra Evo fabric supports and breathes in the saddle
  • Zap reflective material is highly visible to motorists
  • RC Pro Chamois features pressure-relief channel for comfort
  • Silicone leg grippers keep hems in place without pinching
  • Item #SUG00C5
Ultra Evo
9 in
RC Pro
Chamois Thickness
15 mm
Leg Gripper
Claimed Weight
[medium] 7oz
Manufacturer Warranty
30 days

Overall Rating

4 based on 4 ratings

Review Summary

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2 out of 5 stars

April 21, 2021

Disappointing - not like they used to be

I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Size Bought:
5' 10"

I just completed a 17 mile bike ride today wearing these shorts. I am glad I did a short ride because these shorts are nothing like my previous Sugoi shorts. The chamois padding is horrible. My older pair is my go to pair for several years now, they are extremely comfortable during the 40 to 50 mile rides I do with my club every weekend . The new Sugoi chamois is a cheap looking piece with flimsy padding. After the ride I felt like I rode with bike shorts with no padding. I am disappointed to say the least , Especially for shorts that cost over 100 dollars. Sugoi products in the past were of high quality. However, now I will look for another brand . I would agree with a previous reviewer these shorts are nothing like they used to be

mark T
5 out of 5 stars

October 31, 2020


I've used it several times

Good shorts

Dave A

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3 out of 5 stars

August 20, 2020

"RC Pro" does not mean what it used to.

I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

The fit on these is fine, and the fabric seems decent quality. What I am a bit disappointed with is the Chamois. I have two older (8-9 year old) Sugoi shorts with the "RC Pro" chamois. They are fantastic, and the main reason I bought these shorts. Unfortunately, this chamois in no way resembles the older version and IMO is rather inferior to it. They should have spent more energy on making the chamois work well, and less on sticking stupid looking graphics all over it. The Chamois is "OK", about on par with shorts running about $50 less. Below par for a $120 pair. Unfortunately, I don't think you can return these after you ride in them.

5 out of 5 stars

August 17, 2020


I've put it through the wringer
Size Bought:
5' 11"

This is probably my 6 or 7th attempt at obtaining well made and comfortable bike shorts for long rides. Did an 80 miler followed by a 30 miler the next day.. These shorts did not disappoint. They were comfortable throughout my back-to-back ride days with out a fault. I would HIGHLY recommend these and plan on getting another in the not too distant future.