We're not sure that we can say the Pearl Izumi W PRO In-R-Cool shorts set the standard for upper tier women's shorts, but they certainly set higher expectations of what can be achieved in terms of comfort and performance. These bibs raise the bar even higher with the addition of a women's specific suspender known as the Drop Tail. Shaped specifically for a women anatomy, these suspenders are length adjustable and vented. They also have a clever joining clasp located between the front-center of the two suspenders.
The lower short part of the garment share all of the same wonderful features as the regular, non-bib version of these. this means they are optimized with the addition of In-R-Cool technology and fast drying Transfer Minerale technology. In-R-Cool reflects the sun's rays and reduce fabric surface temperature by up to 35º F /14º C under direct sunlight. In-R-Cool helps to regulate body temperature to get more performance and enjoyment out of hot weather riding. Minerale is a natural technology that exceptionally wicks and evaporates moisture.
The PRO 4D chamois is made with three layers and 12mm thick. It uses new foam technology for a 35% lighter and thinner chamois. It is pre-shaped and curved to the natural anatomic shape of the rider. A seamless and breathable 4-Way Stretch technology adjusts to the body and moves moisture away. Pressure Relief Technology (PRT) optimizes riding comfort, blood flow and athletic performance while active carbon yarns improve thermoregulation and eliminate static-induced fatigue.