These matching black shorts complete the P.R.O. Octane outfit and feature a low riding 1 ½“ waistband, contrasting side panels of white fabric, and red elastic with silicone grippers in the legs. This garment is accented with red topstitching to match the detail of the jersey. The shorts feature Pearl Izumi’s top of the line 4D chamois with lightweight multi-density and multi-tiered padding for long riding comfort. Even if you’re not a fast rider, this outfit will surely make you feel fast!
Women’s P.R.O. short (0441 Pro Series)- These are quite possibly my all-time favorite pair of shorts. The fabric is a little heavier than the fabric used for the PRO-OCTANE (style 0450) shorts, but disperses heat and dries quickly. There’s even a mesh panel below the waistband in the back to help with temperature regulation. They’re entirely black, which makes them less revealing and more flattering. The seams are flatlock stitched and offer a chafe-free fit.
The waist-band is 1 inch wide and has a slightly lower cut so it doesn’t bend on itself. The inseam measures 8”and the “3D”chamois is thick and plush and designed for 3-7 rides per week. However, it’s not so heavy you feel like you’re wearing a dirty diaper. The leg seams have a fusion-welded hem with a silicone gripper. It’s lighter and less constricting, than gripper elastic from previous years.