Sugoi Women's RS Shorts

 

We had very high expectations of these award winning shorts, so we took them out to Mallorca to put them through their paces in the unforgiving environment of a training camp and we weren't disappointed. 

 

 Sugoi RS Short 2

 

 

First impressions were excellent, they looked great were openly checked out by a number of the women present as we gathered for the first ride of the day.  More importantly, they felt fabulous thanks to the women’s specific fit and 10 panel styling (Sugoi call it ‘contour fit’), which follows the female curves and feels great with absolutely no restriction of movement.  In addition they have highly breathable panels at the sides.  We had the black shorts with the white panels, which add to the flattering look as well as keeping you as cool as can be expected in the unseasonably hot Mallorcan spring sunshine (sorry to rub that in!).

 

Given the time we were spending in the saddle during the camp, we were delighted to find the chammy was top notch.  There is no inseam, reducing the bulk under the Formula FX pad, which is described as ‘Meryl® Skinlife synthetic knit with 2-way stretch and V-Control high density vibration dampening relief pads’ – how could we improve on that?!  The bottom line is that it provides protection in all the right places, without being bulky and it incorporates perforations and channels that reduce pressure and help with ventilation and the wicking away of moisture - after many hours in the saddle we really could not fault it.  In addtion the pad has antimicrobial properties and four way stretch side panels that enhance the excellent fit.

 

The legs are not the longest, with an 8 inch inseam, which was all the better for maximising the tan!  The worry with a shorter leg length is that they can ride up, but the combination of an excellent cut, the stretch panels and the grip strip at the bottom of the leg meant that they stayed perfectly in place, hour after hour.

 

The shorts are finished with flat seams for comfort – surely a given for this quality of clothing – and there is a drawstring inside the elasticated waist.  Actually, we did not need to use this at all, which is testament to the excellent fit of these shorts.

 

For long training ride we would usually opt for a bib short, but we were really sold on these shorts, even washing them out in the bath in the evening to wear them the next day and the next...  We are currently testing the Sugoi RS Jersey, which is going down a storm too, come back soon for that review.

 

Award winning shorts with flattering styling and excellent comfort.

Price: £89.00

Sizes: XS, S, M, L XL

Colours: Black/black/gunmetal or black/white/black

Fabric: Ultra Aero

Website: www.sugoi.com

 

Performance: 9/10

Value: 9/10

 

Tested by Janet Birkmyre

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