PEARL IZUMI WOMEN'S TIGHTS/KNICKERS
Every year, there comes a time when shorts just don't cut it anymore. When that happens, you know that it's time for the Pearl Izumi Superstar Women's Knickers. They provide ample comfort and coverage. So, you can stick to riding in the shoulder season, not freezing.
For a non-pinching interface, Pearl Izumi specs the Superstar with a wide and comfortable waistband, slightly akin to that of a yoga band. This, in conjunction with Izumi's stretchy SELECT Transfer fabric, allows you to freely move in and out of the saddle without experiencing any pinching, chafing, or bunching. However, that's far from the extent of this fabrics technical ability.
In fact, SELECT's fiber weight and knit have been developed as to provide a compressive characteristic that supports the leg muscles in order to reduce the fatigue-inducing effects of road vibration and oscillation. Additionally, Izumi designed the fabric to effectively pull moisture away from your skin, transporting it to the quick-drying surface for evaporation. And if you hadn't guessed it, the aforementioned is where the material gets its 'Transfer' name. As a result of this process, you stay cool and comfortable when the conditions start to heat up.
For both further comfort and long ride support, Pearl also equipped the Superstar with its Women's Tour 3D Chamois. With its varying shape and density, this insert complements the anatomic design of the knickers. As a result, the chamois provides support where it's needed, not where it isn't. Accordingly, motion-induced abrasion is eliminated, as well as any chafing that's derivative of fabric bunching or folding. And in addition to the heightened support, Izumi incorporated its Transfer fabric at the surface of the Tour 3D. Like with the knickers, Transfer wicks away moisture, keeping your ride as comfortable as possible.
The Pearl Izumi Superstar Women's Knickers are available in the color Black and in six sizes from X-Small to XX-Large. Please note that these knickers feature a 22-inch inseam in size Medium.