2XU Sublimated Cycle Women's Shorts
Sublimation. Most materials can't handle it, yet we all want it. Simply put, there's no other process that can apply details as smoothly or with more durability potential. However, most fabrics that can be sublimated are typically either weighty, dense, or devoid of all important cycling characteristics. That is until 2XU created its Sublimated Cycle Women's Shorts.
To construct the Sublimated Cycle shorts, 2XU used its Kinetic Sub fabric. This material features many of the same characteristics found in 2XU's Kinetic Speed, only with the ability to undergo the sublimation process. So, you still receive a lightly focused graduated compression, but the most direct gains are still made through limiting muscle oscillation. Accordingly, with the fabric's enhanced level of muscle support, road vibration and jarring are controlled in order to minimize fatigue. Additionally, this material utilizes 2XU's turbulent airflow technology in order to minimize drag while you're in the saddle. And of course, the shorts' material will rapidly pull moisture away from the skin, leaving you dry, cool, and comfortable during intense aerobic outputs.
For the fit, the Sublimated shorts features a multi-panel construction in order to compliment and accentuate the female form. In fact, you'll find that 2XU actually constructed the cut of the shorts on a contour. So, the Sublimated shorts' shape is predicated on your body in the cycling position. This way, when you move in and out of the saddle, the jersey will move with you, not against you. Additionally, 2XU incorporated a flatlock stitch construction, as to eliminate abrasion. And even further along these lines, the shorts feature seamless leg grippers that perform the aforementioned, as well as evenly distributing pressure.
At the chamois, the top-tier characteristics of the Sublimated shorts continue with the use of 2XU's Fusion Pro 2 insert. Utilizing a variable density support pattern, the Fusion Pro 2 focuses support where your body needs it, not where it doesn't. Accordingly, chafing is reduced, while pressure is evenly distributed away from the nerves. In fact, you'll find that the chamois density is graduated from 120 at the rear to 40 at the nose. And while pressure is sorted through this design, abrasion is further dealt with through the insert's membrane technology. This system not only provides a soft interface between your body and the chamois, but it also regulates moisture buildup and evaporation.
The 2XU Sublimated Cycle Women's Shorts are available in five sizes from X-Small to X-Large and in the colors Black/pink and Black/charcoal.
Got a shot? Share it.
Talk shop with all the gear freaks out there: ask 'em questions, upload/browse photos, and give your 2¢.