Ole for comfortable shorts
Just because you haven't made the switch to bib shorts doesn't mean you should find your only choice in riding shorts ill-fitting and scratchy. Etxeondo took the best features of its women's bibs and added a few more details so that you'll be just as comfortable as your bib wearing friends.
The Olaia uses Etxeondo's Powersystem 1.2 fabric cut into multiple panels. Unlike other manufacturers who strive to create as many panels as possible, Etxeondo knows that if constructed properly, minimal panels not only are able to provide the same fit, they also minimize chafing from excess seams. The Powersystem fabrics feature Lycra Sport threads woven into the fabric which gives it flex to move with you. Additionally, the material features light compressive qualities which help to minimize muscle vibration from rough roads. It also is breathable and helps to move moisture away from your skin. The 1.2 designation makes it a medium-weight fabric. Lighter weight mesh-woven panels have been placed at the hips of the Olaia shorts. These help to further keep you dry and cool by allowing excess heat to escape.
To ensure that you'll ride in comfort, Etxeondo used its top-tier women's chamois in the Olaia shorts. This multi-density insert was constructed in three pieces, all connected with chafe-free seaming, which ensure that it conforms to your curves no matter what direction you are moving. It is constructed around E.I.T. microfiber that features two layers to help move moisture away from your skin. Under the top layer are several densities of foam which provide support for your sit bones while cushioning soft tissue areas.
Don't let the "shorts" designation scare you away. The Olaia shorts feature an extra-wide waistband with a deep V in the front. This detail ensures that your waist won't be pinched by thin elastic. Wide elastic grippers at the legs hold the shorts in place. The shorts are finished with reflective details which help to increase your visibility if your ride extends into dusk.
The Etxeondo Olaia Shorts - Women's are available in six sizes from X-Small to XX-Large and in the colors: Black/pink, Black/red, and Black/white.