Skirt Sports Free Ride Women's Shorts - $84.95

Almost ten years ago, Skirt Sports revolutionized the world of fitness clothing by turning heads without compromising any technical ability. The Skirt Sports Free Ride Women's Shorts continue that tradition by providing support, freedom-of-movement, and wicking characteristics in a bottom optimized for fashionistas. The Free Ride Shorts' ten panel, four-way stretch construction provides a light compression to muscles in order to reduce muscle vibration and to enhance resistance to fatigue. Those panels are also complemented by an ultra-wide waist band that allows you to maneuver around without the all-too-common pinching from migrating shorts. And while this ease of movement is essential to a pair of shorts justly named 'Free Ride,' of equal importance are the shorts' technical ability and support. Skirt Sports uses a soft blend of polyester and spandex in order to combine a heightened wicking ability with the aforementioned controlled stretch. Why is this important' Well, if you've worn compressive bottoms before, you're familiar with the typical stuffiness that comes as a result of this characteristic. Not so with the Free Ride. Instead, moisture is rapidly wicked away from the skin and transported to the quick-drying surface for evaporation -- a crucial property for any training piece. And, even if you're not training for Kona, the Free Ride's fabric will not only keep you dry and comfortable on hot rides, but its UPF 50+ protection will also defend against sun-exposure. For further comfort, the shorts feature an Italian-sourced, female-specific insert, the midweight Skirt Elite Chamois. Essentially, this insert is optimized to cushion the sit bones, whether you're tucked behind the bars or sitting up for a break. Additionally, its variable density padding supports the regions where thicker padding is necessary, not where it isn't. This means that the chamois feels nearly invisible to pedaling legs. - $84.95