Sidi Dina Women's Shorts $149.95
Speed and comfort.
The detail-oriented characteristics embodying all things Sidi have now made their way into its new clothing collection, as the Italian footwear brand has teamed up with Castelli for its Dina line. This apparel relies on Castelli's top fabric technologies to create some of the best-fitting clothing available. The new Sidi Dina Women's Shorts were designed with many of the same features found in Castelli's top-end collections, making them the perfect choice for all of your big days in the saddle.
The front panels of the Dina shorts are made from Castelli's Action Micro fabric, which is highly abrasion-resistant. Additionally, there are no inner-leg seams, meaning that abrasion at this area is nearly eliminated. Meanwhile, the rear and side panels are made from Castelli's Breathe Micro fabric, which stretches more horizontally than vertically as to provide increased muscle compression and breathability. Four-needle flatlock stitching has also been employed in order to create a close fit to the skin while eliminating seam-induced abrasion.
At the cuffs, the Dina shorts were treated with Giro++ grippers. Pronounced "Giro Two" in Italy, or "Giro Due," this is a single-layer gripper that integrates gripping material into the fabric as the shorts are being made. So, you're barely able to feel them even though they hold firmly. Castelli has taken 43% Lycra content fibers and stitched them inside PowerLycra, which is 24-28% Lycra. As you stretch the material, the 43% fibers start to appear on the inside. This all means that the grippers provide incredible hold without sacrificing any comfort. At the top of the shorts, Castelli added its "Plisse" (or pleated) design which smoothly wraps your waist for a secure hold.
Furthering comfort, Castelli included its venerable KISS 3 women's-specific chamois. It's anatomically shaped, and it features a one-piece stretch pad with differing densities. This way, you receive protection where you need it, without having material in your way where you don't.
The Sidi Dina Women's Shorts are available in three sizes from Medium to X-Large and in the color Dark Violet/white.
Castelli Sizing Chart
- 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.