We've all got our favorite shorts for training rides, races, or local loops that top out at about three hours, but sometimes we want something that will last longer in the saddle, trading some flash for some comfort and functionality for long distance rides and touring. The Terry Bicycles Touring 8 inch Shorts are designed for those times. The Touring 8 inch Shorts use the same fabric, Terry's fastest drying material, as their predecessors, but with added elements of fit and function that benefit the touring cyclist. The front waist is elastic free, so it's less restrictive, and they include a new, long distance chamois ''' both of which you'll appreciate on long days in the saddle. The fast drying, easy care fabric means that you can wash these during a multi day cycling trip and they'll dry in time for the next leg. The Touring shorts also incorporate a zippered pocket, which is almost unheard of in cycling shorts and which frees up valuable jersey pocket space for snacks, a phone, and anything else you want quick access to from the saddle. The Flex Air Tour insert is an upgrade in comfort from Terry's less substantial Flex Air chamois. The Flex Air Tour has the same seamless, four way stretch construction, but it benefits from slightly more foam padding and uses Elastic Interface Technology to dial the insert's shape and function to your body's in the saddle needs, protecting the nerves and circulation areas that are most vulnerable while you're on the bike. The inner thigh portion of the insert is reduced to a minimalist microfiber fabric ''' in Terry's signature pink color ''' to reduce restrictive bulk and eliminate chafing. The Terry Bicycles Touring 8 inch Shorts Women's are available in six sizes ranging from X Small to XX Large in the color Black.