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Assos Women’s T.laalalaiShorts_S7 and SS.laalalaiJersey_evo7


Assos Women’s T.laalalaiShorts_S7 and SS.laalalaiJersey_evo7

$249 and $189 (respectively), Assos.com

The draw: Ultra padded

No, that’s not a typo. The chamois in these crazily-named bibs is so substantial, the shorts stand upright on their own. If padding is your priority, these are a smart choice. The short length is on the longer side, and the bibs are cut to rise high over the mid-section for a slimming effect. The upper straps of the so-called “mono bib” slide over the head from behind, and a magnetic closure mid-torso keeps them snugly in place. Designed in Switzerland and made in Bulgaria, both the shorts and jersey utilize quality performance fabrics that blend elasticity and breathability.