The Pearl Izumi catalog is loaded with items that fall neatly into the 'exactly what you need' category. Elite in R Cool shorts just happen to fall easily into that category, as well. Elite shorts transform too hot to ride days into comfortable temperature days, at least for your posterior, with smart design and heat beating technology. The Elite's main body fabric is lightweight, stretchy, Transfer In R Cool. It's been treated with ColdBlack, which reduces the surface temperature of the fabric by reflecting heat instead of absorbing it. For the insert, Pearl Izumi chose its Elite 3D chamois. The insert's 3 layer construction incorporates variable density padding and a four way stretch anatomic shape. This shape uses Pearl Izumi's Pressure Relief Channel to eliminate numbness and promote comfort during long rides. It also incorporates carbon yarns to control odor and aid in moisture management.