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5 stars for the waist band

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

Peal Izumi got it right with the design of this short, especially the seams and panels up to the waist band. The best fitting and most comfortable shorts as far as the waist is concerned that I have tried on, especially for a curvier, pear-shaped person. (For reference, I have probably tried on a good 15 or so different pairs of shorts in the last couple months). The chamois is pretty thick though, and I've been looking for thinner chamois, so I ended up returning them. Otherwise I think they are great shorts and I wish ALL Pearl Izumi women's shorts were constructed in the same or similar way.

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You may really like Giordana's Silverline shorts/jerseys. They fit ladies like us with a little "more-to-offer"! Still fit, but not a tight race-fit; and the highest quality. Period.
Also, I just got a pair of Gore's Xenon that I now also love! They, too, fit just fine. Waist stays in place with no binding or overspill! Leg bottoms also stay in place, with none of that "sausage-leg" look that you hear sometimes from some shorts.
They're worth saving up for, and both on sale right now!

Have a great summer riding season, and stay safe!