Getting kitted out when you're new to cycling can be an overwhelming endeavor. You want to invest in something that will last, but breaking the bank isn't an option when you've already got jerseys, shoes, and a helmet on your shopping list. Castelli makes it easy for you with the Women's Vista Short — designed at an entry-level price, but packed with technology that lasts long beyond the beginner miles. While many companies may skimp on the tech for entry-level gear, Castelli put its team of engineers to work designing a new 2-layer fabric, and packing in a top-tier chamois for the Vista Shorts, so you can stay confident, supported, and comfortable as you work from casual group rides to your first century.
The new Pro Dry Soft fabric was engineered for the perfect balance of breathability and stretch. The inner-layer of the fabric uses a combination of polyester and nylon that actively manage moisture while you're working, moving things outwards to the second layer, which combines nylon with spandex for excellent stretch. Topping off the fit is a 6-panel construction that supports you with an anatomic fit while you push yourself to conquer steeper canyons and longer rides ahead.
When you saddle up in the Vista Shorts you'll find a welcome cushion from the women's-specific Kiss Air chamois. The multi-density foam, and tapering thickness tells us that the chamois keeps with the theme of the bibs — top-notch quality at entry level price. The Kiss Air is designed with a completely seamless microfiber top that brushes against your skin softly, and fights odor to keep you fresh. The foam behind is contoured to support you with cushion where you need it most, and cutaways where you want a little more relief. Finishing off the bibs with the right details is key, so Castelli wraps up the shorts with a cross-wrap leg band with reflective detailing, and a silicone gripper to lock your hem in place.
- Support yourself without killing your budget
- 2-layer fabric wicks and stretches with you
- Take the sting out of rough roads with Kiss Air chamois
- Boost low light visibility with the help of reflective accents
- Wide, yoga-style waistband holds in place, but doesn't pinch
- Keep your hems locked in place with cross-wrap elastic and silicone gripper