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Next level.

While Castelli calls its Women's Evoluzione Shorts "entry level," the flattering fit, high-end fabrics, and supportive design makes us have to disagree, slightly, with the folks in the brand's marketing department.

The Evoluzione shorts use Castelli's ProDry2Strati fabric. This material features a two-layer construction that wicks moisture from your skin to the exterior of the shorts so that it quickly evaporates to keep you dry. The shorts were sewn 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 that keep the shorts securely in place.

The Kiss Air Donna chamois is used in the Evoluzione shorts, which 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 as you ride.

  • ProDry 2Strati fabric
  • Kiss Air Donna chamois
  • Double needle stitching
  • Silicone leg gripper

Tech Specs

ProDry 2Strati
spring, summer, fall
Kiss Air Donna
Leg Gripper:
Recommended Use:
Manufacturer Warranty:
1 year

Size Chart


Women's Cycling Apparel












































Note: Castelli has a "Euro" slimmer fit. We suggest ordering at least one size larger than your normal US size.
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.

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Buying a second one!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Bought these as part of my first set of cycling gear, when I first got into it. I have since ridden a few thousand miles and these shorts are still my go-to favorite pair! The chamois is comfortable, even on longer 40+ mile rides, you hardly know it's there! Washes and wears well, and they don't stretch with washing. Leg grippers are comfortable and don't bunch up or pinch. When first reading the reviews, I decided to size up one size; the medium fits me perfectly. I'm 5'3" and weigh 120lbs. Ordered a second pair over the Black Friday weekend!

Comfy chamois, questionable durability

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: Small

Great chamois - comfy but not excessively bulky. The waist band stays flat and doesn't roll, and I don't notice it at all during rides. Leg grips stay flat and smooth, no sausage effect. Overall a great pair of shorts when I first got them...

Unfortunately after just a handful of washes (cool water, air dry), the material has gone nearly-transparent, some stitching is pulling around the chamois, and the leg openings are fraying quite badly.

New favorite shorts

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Small

Got these for easier pit stops on long rides without bathrooms. They're the best unbibs I've worn, and Castelli finally got the leg grippers right. No awkward band with severe line of demarcation digging in. As usual, they got the chamois right. No pointless contouring, just a flat, comfortable pad. Thinner than some other Castelli chamois pads but these aren't top of the line racing shorts, and are perfect for my use. Perfect fit and length.

My best cycling shorts

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: Medium

These are the best cycling shorts I've found to date. I bought two pairs, however, this is the first time I've ever had to buy a medium in any brand of cycling shorts. Every other pair of cycling shorts I've ever had were size small. One pair I've had for a year now, and have worn them once a week for longer rides, and they are holding up great, even with machine washing.

Great cycling shorts

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: Medium

I admit it's been a while since I had to look for new cycling shorts. I tried the Gore Oxygen+ short, size M, hoping after reading the reviews that short was geared for those who did longer rides. I was totally disappointed with that short. The chamois was horrible, and the overall short not good. I next tried the Castelli Free Areo shorts, size M. While the chamois was good, I did not like the overall look or feel of the shorts once I tried them on. Back they went. I then tried the Castelli Velocissima short, size M. Again, I didn't like the look or feel of the short when I tried them on. The last short I tried, the Evoluzione, size M, I really liked the look, and feel of the short. There is not a whole lot of compression in this short, just the right amount to not make them uncomfortable, and the chamois is really great. I rode 2 days in a row with these shorts, one longer ride (about 30 miles) and another 25 miles second day, and the shorts really held up good, I didn't feel like the chamois destroyed me and gave me pain. Really comfortable short overall. I am very happy to have found these shorts. While the size M is a bit big in the waist for me, they fit really well in my hips. My hips are 35.5, and my waist is 25.

Awesome shorts!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: Medium

These are super comfortable shorts and are great for long rides. I also found that waistband on these is more comfotable than other bike shorts I've owned. They do run a bit small, but that's not unusual for most bike clothes

great bike shorts

  • Fit: Runs small

feed back on these shorts. I love these bike shorts. They are great for long rides. They do run a little small.

Best bike shorts!

    I bought these for my wife and she says these are the best bike shorts shes owned. Great shammy, great fit, and it'll make your ass 3 times smaller. Just kidding on that last claim but if it were marketed that way these would be sold out.

    Runs true to size!

    Fits well

    • Size Bought: small

    Based on review as a gift, fits well, comfortable leg gripper, great basic short for training