If you prefer to wear cycling shorts more than bibs, you probably already know the importance of fit and a comfortable waistband. The Evolution Shorts by Sugoi feature both, and they fit like a second skin.
The Evolution shorts were knit from EvoPlus fabric with a high amount of spandex fibers. These fibers ensure that the shorts hug your body and retain their shape wear after wear. Additionally, the shorts are knit in panels that provide a light compression to support your muscles and help to dampen vibration from rough roads and trails. This will keep you feeling fresher and riding longer. The form-fit, 8-panel shorts feature a wide, yoga-inspired waistband that won't pinch while you ride, and power leg bands at the leg openings help to hold them in place.
Because Sugoi knows that having the right chamois is just as important, it chose the Sugoi RC Pro insert for the Evolution shorts. This women's-specific chamois features V-control shape and padding that supports your sit bones while cushioning soft tissue areas. Its antimicrobial, moisture-wicking top layer keeps you cool and dry for hours of in-saddle comfort.
The Sugoi Evolution Shorts - Women's are available in sizes X-Small through Large and in the colors Glacier, Black, Bright Rose, and Black/rose red.
- EvoPlus fabric (nylon, polyester, spandex)
- Sugoi RC Pro insert (women's-specific, antimicrobial)
- Lightly compressive knit panels
- Wide, yoga-inspired waistband
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- How to Measure:
- For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
- Measure under your arms, around the fullest part of your chest.
- Natural Waist:
- Measure around your natural waistline, keeping the tape a bit loose.
- Measure around the fullest part of your body at the top of your legs.
- Using pants that fit well, measure the crotch seam to the bottom of the leg.
Reviews & Community
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: medium
These are great shorts for 20-40 mile rides. Anything past that and the chamois begins to cause issues for my wife. Good all-around bike short if you are looking to keep your fitness up, but not for high-intensity workouts.
love the waistband and soft leg openings
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: large
This is my first pair of shorts that don't have rubber at the leg openings. I love how soft these are there.
The waistband is funky and cool: it kind of slants a bit in front with two pieces joining instead of the traditional elastic that is solid. I like it and it stays up great. Very comfy.
I got a new saddle and I chafe in these shorts where the edge of my saddle is. I don't think it is due to the short. I ride 100 miles a week and the padding is great for my bum, just not for the chafing at the very edge. These shorts got pretty hot around the 'shammy' midride today, but then seemed alright (a 50-miler.)
Basically, I'm undecided if I love them or not. They seem really high quality, I'm just having personal issues :). I only have one other short to compare them to, so I'm on the hunt for others to try.
That being said, I'm really glad I got them and they're super comfy and soft (despite the rubbing.) I love how the material is smooth and not like an elastic grid.
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
I tried these on as soon as I received them, and my first impression was to love them. Very comfortable, I love the band at the bottom, but I looked it the mirror to discover that they are a bit see through. I will be returning them.
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I bought these shorts based on customer reviews. I was "wowed" by them! Instant comfort in the saddle from the beginning and felt comfy for 50+ miles on my first ride with them. The chamois is perfect--enough where you need it and not too bulky. I wear a XL in most cycling shorts as I am "thick" in the middle. I size my waist as 33". The XL was too big and I'm glad I ordered a Large at the same time. The large fit great. The material allows for a comfy, snug but not binding fit. No elastic leg grippers (bonus!) as my legs break out from grippers in the warm summer months. I highly recommend these shorts.