Shorts are an obsession at Castelli and the Women's Prima Short shows this attention to detail. They're the most vital piece of clothing and one of the hardest to get right. Even though the Prima is Castelli's entry-level short, it shows that there is no compromise on comfort and performance.
It starts with the women's-specific KISS Air2 seat pad. Just the name gives an idea of the process of constant improvement, which started with a soft KISS pad that was improved by making it more breathable (Air) and then improved again in the latest update to use the softest-ever top fabric (2). It's ready for your next big ride indoors or out.
Castelli has updated the fabric to the new Pro Dry Soft, which has a smooth matte finish that feels cool on the skin while being very supportive and quick to dry. Details like the reflective patches are stitched in instead of being glued on and the GIRO3 elastic has the grip woven right into the fabric, proving this short is designed to go the distance.
This attention to detail — go ahead and call it an obsession — is why Castelli's entry-level short is just a better short.
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Chamois: KISS Air2
Fabric: Pro Dry Soft matte Lycra
Fit: Form Fit
Season: Spring Summer Fall
Style Type: Shorts
Leg Type: Shorts
Black/Dark Gray - X-Small
Mfg PartNum: L20063010-1
Black/Dark Gray - Small
Mfg PartNum: L20063010-2
Black/Dark Gray - Medium
Mfg PartNum: L20063010-3
Black/Dark Gray - Large
Mfg PartNum: L20063010-4
Black/Dark Gray - X-Large
Mfg PartNum: L20063010-5
A friend encouraged me to dive off the deep end and purchase high-quality gear, even if I'm just a newbie at cycling. I can't agree more with her recommendation on Castelli. They fit perfectly the grip is great no riding up the leg and the waist is great no slippage and oh boy the padding is fantastic.
Curiosity, and the anticipation of an excellent product prompted me to buy these riding shorts. Perhaps my expectations were too high, because I did not find where these shorts were any better, or worse than Pearl Izumi shorts-the brand I've been using for several years.
The shorts are very comfortable, and fit well. In regards to the size chart, I disregarded the suggestion to order a larger size. I wear a small, and found the shorts were true to size. My short rides are 30 miles and my longer rides are 50 miles, so I appreciated the padding- the KISS pad delivers on its promise of comfort. My one complaint is the logo on the shorts.
The logo of the lobster looks so cool, it's discreet, but at the same time let's everybody know you are wearing Castelli. No doubt, that is the desired effect. I was disappointed that after three washes (hand washed, and air dried, the logo began to peel off. If consumers are paying for the name Castelli, shouldn't the logo be made to withstand hand washing. In addition, I was very surprised at how the material bleeds. Once again, I hand wash my shorts, and I've not seen that type of bleeding in my Pearl Izumi shorts.
In short, the shorts are a good product, but you are paying for the name. I hope this information has been helpful.
I've had other Castelli shorts, but was disappointed with these. The material is flimsy. They crawled down from the waist and crawled up on the legs. Kept one pair because I was desperate for a pair of shorts, but sent the other pair back.