From your first ride/run training block in this short you’ll recognize that we have a lot of experience with shorts. We engineered a new seat pad for this short, and we’ve actually machined away the padding from the places where you don’t need it, leaving just the right amount of padding in the perineum and ischial bone areas.
Nothing extra to bother you during the run or swim. By eliminating all the foam from the non-essential areas of the pad, we were able to make a slightly larger pad and move the stitching farther away from the crotch so you have less chafing during the ride and the run. For the run, we’ve placed a liner on the front that helps hold the package in place, something you’ll appreciate if you’ve ever run with an unsupportive Lycra® short. Body Paint technology lets us knit the gripper elastic directly into the fabric around the leg so everything lies flat and gently grips without binding.
Castelli Body Paint Donna Womens Triathlon Short Features:
Single-piece construction eliminates seams.
Integrated gripper elastic for perfect comfort and support in swim, bike and run.
Internal pocket for gel, keys or whatever.
Tri-kiss seat pad is optimized for aerobar position on the Bike, yet practically disappears during the swim and run.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Just used these shorts in a 2/80/20 race and LOVED them! The chamois is without a doubt the best I have found in a tri short and is perfect in the aero position on a TT bike - just the right amount of padding in the right places. They fit beautifully and true to their sizing, although the waist is actually a drawstring, not the flat type as in this picture. The waist is quite high (sits right on your waist, not the hips) which is good considering the matching top is actually quite short and does tend to roll up. These shorts sit perfectly and didn't move throughout the whole race. Deadset feels like you're not wearing anything! I've yet to try them in anything longer than 2.5 hours on the bike but hopefully they'll be great for IM distance too.
04 February 2013