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Castelli Velocissima Shorts - Women's


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Item # CST006S

Bibs are for kids.

There's a die-hard pro-bib faction out there, but there's a growing group that contends that bibs aren't really cut out for ladies in the first place. If you're not into the slightly tweaked men's bibs that are marketed as female-specific gear, the Castelli Velocissima Women's Shorts might be right up your alley. They're a straightforward short, without bells and whistles but with a thoughtful design and convenient features to keep you rolling in comfort on short, medium, and long-distance rides.

The heart of the Velocissima is the Endurance Evolution fabric, which provides compressive support to reduce muscle fatigue and manage moisture. Not only will you feel cooler and drier, but your muscles won't fatigue as quickly, so your 100-miler will feel like a 75-mile cruise. Just as key is the KISS4 Air Donna chamois, a women's-specific pad designed to eliminate pressure points and provide extra padding in key areas. Castelli finished the Velocissima off with flat-form waist paneling for a comfortable fit around the waistline and a Giro3 elastic-free leg gripper that helps eliminate pinching and rubbing.

  • Endurance Evolution fabric
  • KISS4 Air Donna chamois
  • Giro3 elastic-free leg gripper
  • Flat-form waist paneling
  • Reflective detailing

Tech Specs

Endurance Evolution
KISS4 Air Donna
Leg Gripper:
Claimed Weight:
[size small] 158 g
Recommended Use:
road, mountain
Manufacturer Warranty:
1 year

Size chart

Castelli Sizing Chart

Note: Castelli has a "Euro" slimmer fit. We suggest ordering at least one size larger than your normal US size.

Women's Cycling Apparel
Chest 79cm
Waist 63cm
Hips 87cm
How to Measure:
For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
Measure under your arms, around the fullest part of your chest.
Natural Waist:
Measure around your natural waistline, keeping the tape a bit loose.
Measure around the fullest part of your body at the top of your legs.
Using pants that fit well, measure the crotch seam to the bottom of the leg.

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Avg. ride time: 3h 18m per week
  • Average ride time is based on Strava activity over the last 3 months. Give your reviews credibility by connecting your account.

Nice but may want to size up

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: Small

I love these shorts! Very comfortable on long rides (100 miles). Provide just the right amount of support. I would buy them again. Originally ordered an XS, but returned for a S.

Very nice- but shorts run very small

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: Medium

I am a pretty solid medium (sometimes even small) in womens cycling clothing but these shorts run super small. I would size up at least 1 size. I could barely pull the medium on so they will be returned.

Avg. ride time: 5h 3m per week
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Love but sizing is small

  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: S & M

I'm 5'5", 115 lbs, hips measure 35" and I ordered the small, which was plenty snug putting them on the first time. After several wears, they've stretched out just a bit but fabric is compressive by design without a lot of give. Once on the bike, they are by far the most comfortable shorts / chamois I've worn for longer (50 mile) rides. The chamois works great for me with hardly a wiggle to reposition myself. I would suggest sizing up one size. I love them and am buying a second pair, but will purchase the medium.

Nice quality shorts, sizing is small

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: Small

These are nice quality shorts, and the padding seems like it would be quite nice and breathable. Unfortunately they were too small for me. I normally wear a size small in cycling shorts, which is what I ordered, but I could just barely even get these on. I liked them them enough that I think I may try a size medium.

I had the same problem. But the medium is too big in the legs.. I don't like the new material they are using, there is zero stretch.

Not Bad

  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: Med

I love Castelli products but these shorts were a little snug. I was able to stretch them once I put them on. I am 5/7" 125 lbs and a medium was snug. Quality is always good with Castelli and they do look good on.

can anyone help with sizing? I know Castelli runs super small, just wondering if I go by the size chart if they will be too small??

they do run one size smaller than measurements shown. order a size bigger than your norm.

Nice short

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

I liked very much this short, the only comment I have is that the one I order has a pink line in the legs, and the oone I recived didn't.
Has some pink lines on the back.
So it was different to the one in the order.