An evolution in comfort
While bib style shorts are the norm among professional riders, there are plenty of cyclists who prefer to be unencumbered by straps. Yet, the absence of straps shouldn't equate to an absence of fit or using less technologically advanced fabrics. Castelli's Evoluzione Shorts were inspired by the Castelli Progetto Y Short, one of its original designs that turned the world of cycling apparel on its head. they prove that you don't need bibs to be comfortable.
Unlike many non-bib shorts which are constructed from inexpensive lycra, the Evoluzione shorts use Castelli's ProDry2Strati fabric. This fabric features a two-layer construction which wicks moisture from your skin to the exterior of the shorts so that it quickly evaporates to keep you dry. The shorts were sewn from 8 panels which were curved to conform to your body while you are in riding position. Additionally, double needle stitching means that the shorts are durable so that you can put them through their paces. The leg openings feature in-mold silicone leg grippers which keep the shorts securely in place.
Castelli is known for its chamois. The Kiss Air, which is used in the Evoluzione short, is no exception. This insert features a soft, brushed microfiber top to rest comfortably against your skin. This layer is seamlessly engineered so as to eliminate chafing and abrasion. Additionally, the insert has been designed with a flexible shape that moves with you. Dual density provides maximum thickness in the ischial zone and it tapers to moderate thickness in the perineal zone and minimum thickness at the perimeter. In this manner your nether regions are padded without feeling like they are swathed in a diaper. It has been bacteriostatically treated so that saddle sores and friction are minimized.
The Castelli Evoluzione Shorts are available in six sizes from Small to XXX-large and in two colors: Black/white and Black.
- Eight-panel construction
- KISS Air chamois
- ProDry2Strati two-layer, moisture-wicking fabric