Castelli Evoluzione Bib Shorts
The updated Castelli Evoluzione 2 Bib Short remains one of the best garments available to cyclists, dollar for dollar. By employing formerly top-end materials, Castelli delivers a sub $90 bib short that you'll swear should have cost twice that. With a soft feel, durable exterior, high quality chamois pad, stretch anatomic fit, and upper design cues from the Free-series bib design, the Evoluzione 2 can easily be your go-to, every day bib short.
The body of the short section is constructed from 8 panels of Castelli's proprietary ProDry2 Soft fabric. This is a 220 gram two layer fabric, where both layers work in tandem to keep you both dry and cool. ProDry2 Soft works like this: you sweat and perspire onto the polyester layer of ProDry2 that is next to your skin. This moisture then gets transferred to the outer nylon layer, which sheds the moisture immediately. The layer next to your skin is now dry again and the moisture in the outer layer dries out quickly from exposure to the elements. This simple design is effective and the nylon adds significant durability to the outside of the short body
The uppers and suspenders use proven Castelli Free design principles and technology. The front upper section is wide and open in the front of your body, void of any excess material leaving you with maximum ventilation by simply having no material present. The fabric is highly elastic and vented. All edges are hemmed and doubled stitched for comfort and durability.
What we enjoy most about the Evoluzione 2 bib is the chamois pad choice. Castelli choose the Kiss Air, which was a top of the line endurance insert just a few years ago. This level of chamois at this price point is simply unheard of. The Kiss Air features seamless integrated technology that has soft fabric on the skin care layer is lined with a thin layer of moderate density foam for additional comfort. This pad design employs infinite shaping of the high density foam to make sure the right support is located in the key zones. With excellent stretch, comfort and feel, this bacteriostatic chamois works to keep your skin healthy and your sit bones protected.
- ProDry2 Soft dual-layer fabric delivers excellent moisture management
- 8 panel anatomical fit with stretch side leg panels for flattering performance
- Free-style upper bib design for support and open ventilation
- Endurance style Kiss Air chamois insert dries fast, delivers comfort
- InMold 360° silicone leg gripper with clean edge finish
- Best performance for the money we've seen in a legit bib
- Subtle styling cues and leg graphics
- Sizes: Small, Medium, Large, XL, XXL, XXXL
- Colors: Black, Black/White
- Weight: 177 grams (Medium)
AnonymousPosted on 6/17/2016
The last pair of bib shorts I bought was over $300.00, and although very nice, they left me wondering... are they really hundreds of dollars better than...let's say, the "base " price point short? So, to compare, and then use for training , I ordered the Evolution bib. Ouch!! What I got was a short I was certain was the wrong order.....how can a short at that price be....as good or even BETTER than my expensive pair? First (order up one size) the fit is amazing...these shorts stay in place on 70 mile hard training rides....no stopping to pull up creeping legs etc......the lycra is a good weight, not the super thin kind that shows wear in just a few rides.....the front is not cut so low that you feel like someone forgot to finish the front panel.....and the Kis3 chamois is one of the best I have ever used.......these are now my #1 short.
Pros simply an amazing short at any price