Your taste is refined, and when it comes to craft, you're unwilling to compromise — but that doesn't mean you want to squeeze into race-day bibs every time you embark on a coffee ride or weekend cruise along the coast. That's why Giordana's Women's Lungo Compression Bib Shorts are a fast favorite here at Competitive — they showcase beautiful craftsmanship, keen eye for detail, top level fabrics, and a cut that's a little less aggressive for every-day rides and maybe a gran fondo once in a while. Cut from remarkably soft fabric that offers gentle compression and an anatomic fit, the Lungo Compression Bibs are a reminder that Giordana's classic styling and clean silhouettes are, much like a fine wine, getting better with age.
The shorts begin with a single piece of fabric used for each leg, minimizing the number of seams that can come in contact with skin for a fit that not only reduces abrasion, but also creates an incredibly smooth aesthetic. The legs are held in place with silky bands that feature a raw edge, and honeycomb patterned interior to grip into place for a hem that won't cut in, and doesn't waiver and wrinkle while you ride. Updating the core on the shorts, designers at Giordana employ a double-woven and textured system which elevates comfort and support around the hips and waist. This double-weave helps assist in moisture management, while providing excellent breathability to keep you comfortable and cool when you're pushing up a steep alpine climb before you meet your well-earned descent.
Though the Lungo was crafted to fit its best in the riding position, specific fit tweaks were made to allow it to still feel comfortable while standing up and walking around, including changes made to bib strap construction. The perforated straps are whisper-thin yet maintain stability and structure by stretching more along the front of the bib for shoulder and arm mobility. They have significantly less stretch along the back of the bib, helping to achieve a more natural fit when standing while maintaining support when you're in the saddle.
The Lungo Bibs are finished off with Giordana's Cirro S-W chamois. It equips you with what you would expect from a top-tier chamois — multi-density foam to support and cushion, without bulking, pressure-relieving cutouts for your sensitive anatomy, a women's-specific cut that places support where we need it most, and a buttery-smooth finish that fights odor, while wicking away moisture. To top it off, the chamois is infused with Aloe Vera that Giordana claims can reduce healing time and fight saddle sores, and while we don't have the proof, we're quick to adopt just about anything that might shorten healing time and get us back on the bike faster.
- Refined bibs with a relaxed fit for everyday rides
- Smooth and compressive material hugs your muscles
- Minimal seaming reduces abraison and chaffing
- Whisper-thin straps stretch and stabilize
- Double-woven core system supports and breathes
- Silky cuffs finish leg with raw hem and grippers
- Cirro S-W chamois supports you with 4-layer construction and aloe-infused top sheet