Quality not quantity.
The Basque brand Etxeondo might not receive quite the notoriety as some of the other brands, but it isn't because of lack of quality or cutting-edge materials. In fact, the brand sponsored the powerhouse team Euskaltel–Euskadi through the '90's and 2000's with talented climbers that always licked their chops when the stages hit the high roads. Currently, it sponsors Team Sunweb and we're fairly certain that with the mileage the pros accumulate over the season, if they aren't happy with their clothing, they'll let the brand know. If you're in the market for some new cycling shorts and you want to deviate from the norm but not give up anything to style and comfort, give the Koma 2 Short a look.
Etxeondo got its start in 1976 by a founder who spent much of his early career working in the fashion industry, so carefully choosing the right material for the job is nothing new. The soft, silky Active fabric is comfortable and quick-drying and is crafted to fit the body perfectly. It's got great elasticity contouring around your muscles offering optimal compression. Additionally, it has wonderful moisture-wicking capabilities helping you stay dry when the pace and temperature are both on the rise.
Other details of note are the anatomic and supportive waistband and elastic leg bands, both providing reassuring security while you're moving around in the saddle. For maximum comfort on your rides, the Koma 2 includes Etxeondo's Gaina chamois, a breathable, elastic arrangement of multi-density foam that's anatomically shaped for females. The strategic topography of the insert aims to reduce pressure and provide support so you can focus on the ride and the scenery and not discomfort.
- Cycling shorts with great stretch and a refined fit
- Etxeondo Active material has great elasticity for compression
- Fabrics transport moisture keeping you dry
- Gaina insert is an excellent shock-absorbing chamois
- Elastic leg and waistbands for fit retention