CRAFT WOMEN'S SHORTS/BIBS - ROAD
In the quest for comfy bottoms, it's a given that everything has to stay in place, yet move with your body. Craft attacks the problem in their Women's Active Short by deploying not only smart patterning, but carefully using extra elastic and silicone to make sure the shorts feel free and the chamois stays in place.
The innovative X patterns sewn in flatlock stitching on each leg allow the necessary pivoting of the legs, while limiting the stretch to where your body needs it. The stitching is smooth on the inside to make sure there's no irritation from seams. At the bottom, the wide spandex bands are printed with silicone on the inside to keep the legs in place without biting into the skin. At the waist, a wide band dips and rises, and subtly changes in height to better conform to your body without bunching or binding. Another smart feature of the waistband is that elastic is only utilized on the rear half of the band, acting as an anchor and allowing the front to more easily conform to the stomach.
Craft brings out the women's-specific Active chamois for these bottoms. Like its others, it is a seamless stretch pad with anti-microbial properties. It also boasts multiple densities, with a cushy 10mm of padding in the seated region, dropping down to 4mm in the transitional region, and then down to a slim 2.5mm on the wings.The Craft Women's Active Short has a 20cm inseam. Sizes run from XSmall to XXLarge.