Looking for blissful comfort on your next ride, with premium, Italian made craftsmanship as well' The Santini Women's Gil Rea Shorts not only fit the bill, but they far exceed expectations, thanks to their exact, flattering fit, lightweight, breathable fabrics, and high levels of comfort. For the design of the Gil Rea shorts, Santini used its Lycra Newport fabric to ensure a precise, comfortable fit. This material supports the legs' muscle groups through a slightly compressive weave, helping to combat fatigue from road vibration and general strain. Moreover, you'll appreciate the fabric's highly breathable, moisture wicking properties, which keep you cool and sweat free when you're riding on hot summer days. And while high end fabrics are fantastic, Santini's multi paneled, minimally seamed design conforms to the contours of your body while in motion. This means that, in the saddle, you won't experience any bunching or chafing. And to ensure that the fit remains secure, Santini incorporated its external, silicone leg grippers. These grippers apply even pressure across the leg, so you won't experience any pinching or loss in circulation. At the waist, Santini used a wide, wrapping band that's akin to a more slender iteration of a yoga band. This interface provides stability and support, while at the same time, flattering the body. As for the chamois, the Gil Rea Shorts use a Gel Intech Lady GIL insert for the abrasion reduction and support. Shaped to closely follow female body contours, this women's specific chamois features a silicone gel core that absorbs shock and retains its shape, even after long hours in the saddle. Moreover, you'll appreciate the chamois' two layer foam for its superior anti shock properties, as well as its soft, antimicrobial microfiber upper layer.