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Comfortable Hybrid

  • Gender: Female
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

C.C. offered these first, so I had already ordered from them; anyway, they are very, very soft & comfortable on. I'm not sure if pro-riders would appriciate them as much as they are not all that 'compressive', as some other garmets. I'm not too wild about this new waist line for cycling, feel somewhat 'exposed'; keep tugging at top to pull down and cover up,and conversely pulling up on waistline, even with the appropriate long bike jersey (but that's just me)...You fit-n-trim ladies will probably have no problems (I'm a size 10, and working on it!). The chamois is comfortable and not diaper-like. The leg bands are not restrictive, and the overall length is very good; plus these are so stretchy, you can tweak them a bit longer, or even hike them up a bit with no pinching. I would say these are probably best for novice/intermediate riders mostly (the FR-C line is still way better, but also way more $).
Wouldn't personally wear these in winter, the fabric just isn't winter-worthy, but spring/fall is fine . All-n-all they are worth it (as usuall for Giordana). And because these are so comfortable, I've decided to go for the matching shorts as well: can't wait till they, and Spring get here, AND STAYS! I think you all will like these very much!

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hi you say you are a size 10 is that a US size 10? and what size did you purchase in these pants?

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Yes, that's a U.S. size '10' (a size '31' in J Brand, 7's, Joe's, etc. jeans)...but I've a bit of a wide 'waist', so with the Italian bike wear lines, and Giordana in particular, I order a 'XL', which fits perfectly, and no bags/sags anywhere, yet not too constrictive, either.

What a great sale, too!

Hope this helps!