If there's anything that can immediately spoil the luxurious feel of pedaling in Assos bottoms, it's the addition of ill fitting, thigh pinching knee warmers. The hK. laalaLaiKnickersS7 eliminate knee warmer issues altogether, extending the targeted compression and gloriously dialed fit of the T. laalaLaiShorts to a 34 length ideal for cycling in the 50s and overcast rides in the low 60s. No warmer droop, no layering, just the quality construction and signature fit you've come to expect from Assos. Instead of the T. lalaaLaiShorts' half elastichalf silicone grip hems and magnetically connected bib, the hK. lalaaLaiKnickers incorporate elastic cuffs at the bottom and a wide, unrestrictive band at the waist. It took the company six years to design the men's S7 line, and in the seventh year, it comes to women, too. And it didn't come alone. It's brought with it a host of features that were pioneered in the men's S7 line but have now been refined for women. Like the shorts of the same name, the hK. laalaLaiKnickers are made of the same type. 439 material used in the men's T. equipe and T. cento shorts. The material is laid out in a pattern designed to accommodate a woman's body in the saddle with a more comfortable, regular fit than the T. laalaLaiShorts, but the type. 439 material still provides the same functional benefits as it does in the more race oriented shorts. Specifically, the material is breathable, moisture wicking, and quick drying. All of which are obvious and, at this point, just assumed features. The material's real shine lies in its compression, which Assos engineered to provide an asymmetrically compressive hold that stretches more around your body rather than vertically. While unmediated, all way stretch is a nice element for general comfort in cycling shorts, Assos' targeted, direction specific stretch ups the ante by balancing compression, yield, return, and support for a cycling specific application. This balance allows uninhibited pedalin...