Craft Rise Bib Shorts

 

Craft Rise Bib Shorts are a great choice for summer riding, they offer outstanding comfort and great fit, with a top quality pad and well thought out design.

 

Craft Rise Bib Shorts are a great choice for summer riding, they offer outstanding comfort and great fit, with a top quality pad and well thought out design

 

We have had the pleasure of testing a number of pairs of shorts from Craft and the bottom line is they have always been excellent, so it comes as no surprise that we found the Craft Rise bib shorts a great option for summer riding.

 

In particular we love the cut of the Craft Rise bib shorts, which allows for a close, almost supportive feel but with the 20% elastane content in the fabric, we found them wonderfully stretchy, moving with the body beautifully.  In addition, the Infinity C4 pad used in these shorts is everything we would expect from Craft; female specific and offering first-class comfort on longer rides, thanks to the three layer high density foam and four way stretch.

 

We have been testing the Craft Rise bib shorts for a few months now and we found they work well on the turbo or in spin classes, but really come into their own in hot weather riding out on the road.  The shorter leg length feels great in warmer weather and the overall comfort is further upgraded by the avoidance of any constricting bands to keep them in place.  Instead Craft have used a double thickness of fabric and plenty of silicone dots on the inside of the leg hems and we found this holds them perfectly in place, as witnessed by our super-sharp tan lines!

 

With their customary attention to detail Craft have designed the bib straps well and these are wide for comfort, made from a mesh fabric to assist in moving moisture away from the body and they are beautifully finished, with piped edges.  The centre back panel is made from the same mesh and we have really appreciated the additional ventilation during our hot weather training.

 

We have worn and washed these shorts a good few times now and can attest to their durability and it is worth mentioning that the UPF50+ offered by this apparently robust fabric gives some additional and much appreciated protection from the sun.

 

We have teamed them with the Craft Velo Art Jersey for a coordinated look.

 

The Craft Rise bib shorts feel great on and perform really well making them the perfect choice for hot weather training or commuting.  Thoughtful design features coupled with quality fabrics upgrade the overall performance to a level that belies the price point.

 

Sizes: XS-L

Colours: black

RRP: £60.00

Website: craftsportswear.co.uk - womens rise bib shorts

 

Performance: 9/10

Value: 9/10

 

Reviewed by Jan Birkmyre

 

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