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Seattle Cycler

Seattle Cycler

Seattle Cycler

Seattle Cyclerwrote a review of on July 15, 2017

3 5

I purchased the men's small/medium size for my slim female arms. The bicep band is elastic wrapped in soft material. There is not any silicone dots or lines on the band against the skin. Feels very nice, but will see how they stay up on the arm while cycling. The wrist band is similar construction.
The arm material is soft and not a silky sheen as with other brands. Not having used them yet, it will be interesting to see if these feel cooler than the nylon-type sheen materials used by Novarra (REI) and Castelli.
The LENGTH is certainly shorter than Novarra and Castelli. I have longer arms and it just reaches my glove.

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Seattle Cyclerwrote a review of on July 15, 2017

3 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

My comments are based on being a 32B, middle-aged, reasonably slim body. I ordered small size and found the ribcage band noticeably snug bordering on too snug and somewhat discomforting on the back. For someone who is modest, the material where cups would be is very thin and any physical reactions to cool summer mornings will be noticeable to all. The wide shoulder straps are super comfortable. I would have exchanged for a medium, but was turned off by the lack of modesty coverage on the front. It does feel like a compression bra which I found not too strong, but that is a personal, subjective opinion.

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Seattle Cyclerwrote a review of on July 9, 2017

3 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

The thigh band is super soft and comfortable, but the calf hem has a durable elastic. I didn't find the calf hem elastic really useful for the discomfort it would create, so the item was returned and went with Castelli Knee Coolers.

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Seattle Cyclerwrote a review of on July 9, 2017

4 5

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

The top band capably maintains the legging on the thigh without feeling too tight. The calf hem is very nice - no elastic, just a flat hem. I wore this product twice - once with the thigh band on top of my shorts and once underneath my shorts. Both ways worked well, but I did find having the band on top of the shorts was more comfortable. No issues with the leggings falling down.
I was disappointed after 5 hours riding that my thighs still showed some sun irritation. When held to the light, the material does permit rather good see-through. The fabric is very soft.
If you are someone like me who must be vigilant about sun exposure, these are good for cloudy days or short sunny day rides. I will keep looking for a denser knit material for longer sunny day rides. I have also read UPF-rated clothing only protects from UVB rays and not UVA rays - must wear sunscreen underneath UPF clothing to block both ray types.

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Seattle Cyclerwrote a review of on July 9, 2017

5 5

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

This is my first Assos product and I wore it road cycling for approximately 5 hours on flat paved trail. The chamois was surprisingly comfortable without the bulk I have experienced with Cappo or Garneau. The chamois outline also seems shaped different with area extending to the sitz bones. The thigh material and waistband were equally comfortable.
The first time trying them on, the cord-like seam between waistband and groin area seemed tight and inflexible. However, the second time I put them on there was no problem and no "cutting" discomfort from that seam.
Occasionally standing up and pedaling out of the saddle, I felt air flow through the crotch.
My first impressions were strong and after a few more rides, I will be better able to determine whether these will be my go-to shorts.

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