Mavic Bellissima Knicker - Women's $159.90
Mavic's Bellissima Women's Knickers improve upon the established platform of the Bellissima shorts by providing additional coverage. This means that you're able to start cool mornings with comfort and still be content once the sun rises.
Constructed from Mavic's Sleek Power fabric (a lightly structured, highly elastic blend of polyamide, elastane, and Lycra), the Bellissima effectively pulls perspiration away from the skin to keep you dry and comfortable. While wicking capabilities are an expected touch, Sleek Power also features a higher-than-average fiber weight along with a dense knit.
As a result, the material provides compressive support to alleviate fatigue-inducing effects of road vibration and muscle oscillation. So, you'll be able to deliver more power to the pedals for a longer period of time. And this doesn't sacrifice flexibility, in fact, Sleek Power has a better-than-normal stretch property engineered into the material -- so, you're able to pedal freely, and maneuver around your bike, without any pinching or discomfort.
No pair of knickers are complete without a quality chamois. And in this application, Mavic opted for its Ergo 3D pad. It provides anatomically correct support that's supplied by three different densities and six different thicknesses. A moisture wicking, low density, and open cell foam pulls perspiration away from the skin. Additionally, an antimicrobial treatment to combats bacteria, keeping both the insert and your skin clean and comfortable.
This first layer is incredibly soft against the skin in order to prevent irritation, but for long-distance comfort, it uses two more higher density foams. Essentially, the reason for varying these sections is that your body doesn't require the same level of support throughout. Instead, you'll find that the chamois provides more cushion at the sit bones, and less towards the front.
To hold the Bellissima securely in place, Mavic incorporated its Ergo Waist, a wide, highly elastic insert with silicon grippers that effectively prevents any pinching throughout the movements of cycling. The Mavic Bellissima Women's Knickers are available in five sizes from X-Small to X-Large and in the color Black/white.
|Chest||31.1 - 31.9in
|33.1 - 33.9in
|34.6 - 36.2in
|37.0 - 38.6in|
|39.4 - 40.9in|
|41.7 - 43.3in|
|Waist||24.0 - 24.8in
|26.0 - 26.8in
|27.6 - 29.1in
|29.9 - 31.5in|
|32.3 - 33.9in|
|34.6 - 36.2in|
|Hip||35.0 - 35.8in
|37.0 - 37.8in
|38.6 - 40.2in
|40.9 - 42.5in|
|43.3 - 44.9in|
|45.7 - 47.2in|
- 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.
What community has to say
Put on a show in these Knickers
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Great fit, amazing workmanship, but there's on gaping flaw...
The white fabric that runs down the sides of these knickers is completely see through. I'm not talking a faint outline or a trace, you can see it all.
Basically if you don't mind people seeing your undies while you cycle, or plan on going commando these might be for you.