Castelli Evoluzione Knickers - Women's

The bees knees.

Knee warmers, while useful, can be one annoying little accessory what with constantly battling to keep them in place and avoid the dreaded stripe of cold when the edge of your shorts moves above the warmer hem. Drop those wardrobe malfunction worries and keep your knees and thighs toasty with the Castelli Evoluzione Knickers. Made of moisture-wicking ProDry2Strati fabric, these knickers will keep you cozy and dry through all those chilly Fall and early Spring rides.

The Evoluzione Knickers come with Castelli's Kiss Air Donna chamois, featuring soft, brushed microfiber that sits softly against your skin to eliminate uncomfortable chafing and abrasion. Its flexible shape moves with you as you ride to provide consistent, comfy support over the miles.

  • ProDry2Strati fabric
  • Kiss Air Donna chamois
  • Silicone leg grippers
  • Double needle stitching
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Stiff fabric and bulky chamois

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

The fabric is very stiff and noisy just walking in them and the chamois is too bulky and wide for my liking, especially in the back.

Compression and Comfort

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

These fit quite snug, but once on they are very comfortable for longer rides. These are perfect for cooler days or mornings. As I have a longer torso, a wider waistband would improve the fit, as I do find myself pulling these up when I am off the bike.


  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: med

These knickers are super comfortable and the pad isn't too big or bulky. I wish I had purchased a pair sooner! Highly recommend these!


  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Small

These are my favorite biking pants! They fit like a glove and don't wiggle anywhere while riding. I was a little worried about buying capris as I thought they would bunch, but I didn't have to adjust them once! Love the padding and the higher waist to tuck in everything that needs tucking in.


  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: Runs small

At first I didn't think I'd like these knickers. I've had two other pair (blew them out from wearing them so much) that I loved. The fabric on these was a bit stiffer and the fit was tighter, despite the weight I'd recently lost. Also, the padding was slightly different and I was concerned about chaffing (I'm very narrow and the padding seemed cut wider than on my previous knickers). But, I decided to give them a try after reading about bike pant fit and thinking that perhaps some of my rump pain was related to pants that didn't fit exactly right. Well, these were amazing! I had a super comfortable ride and despite all the quirks described above, I fell in love with these. It seems the things I thought would bother me, actually worked to my advantage. The stiffer fabric (providing more compression) was great on the cold ride and the padding was just right. I do believe these run small.