The Velocissima isn't designed as a race short, but that doesn't mean it doesn't perform as one. Endurance Evolution fabric, Giro 3 leg bands and a Kiss Air seat pad, all with Castelli's signature Italian fit and styling, deliver a garment that lives up to its name: Velocissima, or Fast!Castelli's Endurance Evolution fabric is not only comfortable, but provides optimum muscle support. Thanks to its excellent wicking properties, it feels drier in almost all conditions. Giro 3 leg grippers not only look great but grip the leg securely, without rolling or riding up. The bib-strap is newly engineered and provides comfort, regardless of your body shape. If you haven't worn bibtights before, you will be won over after trying them. Comfortable straps keep the shorts in place, eliminating the need to pull them up at the waist when you're stopped at lights or the coffee shop. As an added bonus the mesh straps provide extra coverage for your back, whilst remaining breathable The Velocissima bibshort features the Kiss Air women's specific seatpad, incorporating many of the features of Castelli's top-of-the-range chamois. In any cycling garment, comfort is paramount and the anatomical shape of the Kiss Air pad ensures maximum comfort, no matter how long you're on the bike. Dual density foam is used to provide variable thickness - padding where it's needed and less where it isn't, to maximise your freedom of movement on and off the bike. Finally, a brushed microfibre top layer, with superior softness and an anti-bacterial treatment eliminates chaffing and saddle sores This is as close to a top of the range short you'll get, without paying a top of the range price Features: Quality Italian design and manufacture Endurance Evolution fabric provides comfortable muscle support and feels drier in almost all conditions Kiss Air pad, for all day comfort Giro 3 Leg grippers ensure a secure fit Fabric: Endurance Evolution Weight: 158g (size S)With roots dating back to 1876, Castelli has been at the forefront of fabric technology for almost 40 years. Alfredo Binda, Gino Bartali, Fausto Coppi, Jacques Anquetil and Louison Bobet were but a few of the legendary athletes clothed by Castelli. More recently, Bernard Hinault wore the first windproof jersey when he won Fleche Wallone. Castelli made that too! Buy Castelli Clothing from Chain Reaction Cycles, the World's Largest Online Bike Store.