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Essence Short - Women's

3.3333333333333335 out of 5 stars
3 Reviews


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Essence Short

Riding in the Craft Essence Shorts makes all of the difference, because when you're comfortable on your bike you can focus on pushing yourself. Lycra Sport Energy material is built with 4-way elasticity, so it provides a compressive fit that supports your muscles without restricting your motion. A C3 chamois provides cushion between you and your seat, and flat seams eliminate chafing throughout your pedal strokes. The Essence is rated to UPF 50+, so you don't have to worry about harmful sun exposure, and silicone leg grippers hold the hem in place so you can rest assured that your shorts won't ride up and expose your skin.


  • Shorts for road cycling in comfort and control
  • Lycra Sport Energy provides support and reduces vibration
  • 4-way elasticity ensures freedom of motion
  • UPF 50+ protects your skin from harmful sun exposure
  • C3 chamois offers cushion throughout your ride
  • Flat seams eliminate chaffing through repetitive motion
  • Silicone leg gripper secures the hem
  • Item #CRA00GW
Responsible Collection
Lycra Sport Energy (78% recycled nylon, 12% elastane)
Leg Gripper
UPF Rating
Manufacturer Warranty
30 days

Overall Rating

3.5 based on 3 ratings

Review Summary

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3 out of 5 stars

April 27, 2021

Too big and too small!

Size Bought:
5' 7"

I used to be a small, but gained a little weight. I tried a medium, and the waistband was great. Plenty of stretch to be comfortable. My legs are pretty thin, but the leg band fit like a small. I could fit, but expected these to be bigger, and unless you have tiny legs, these don't seem like they would be comfortable for most! Then the chamois seemed too big. I tried sitting in them and could feel my sit bones didn't even hit the cushy part of the chamois. I guess I should still be wearing a small! I am 5'7" and around 130 lbs with a bit of a tummy!

Lesley O
3 out of 5 stars

December 6, 2020

Wanted to like them

I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

Waist band fit well, the fabric I would lean to "compression fit" it didn't have much give, specifically in the thighs. While I do have larger quads, I've never had other shorts be too small in the thighs...

Samantha R

Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com

4 out of 5 stars

October 2, 2020

Good fit

I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I am very pleased with these shorts. I have struggled to find shorts for everyday use that fit me properly. As a short woman, barely five feet tall, I find that most shorts are too long and thus hang loose on my thighs. These hug my thighs well. They?re lightweight and very comfortable as well. Though not inexpensive, they aren?t as pricey as some of the other brands. I wasn?t familiar with this manufacturer, but was actually referred to them by another company whose shorts did not fit me properly. I will check back to see if there are tights that also meet my needs.

Judith G

Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com