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Castelli - Premio 2 Short - Women's

Castelli Premio 2 Short - Women's

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$191.96 Original price:$239.95
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Item #CST00RF




Tech Specs

spring, summer, fall
Progetto X2 Air Seamless
Leg Gripper:
vertical silicone grippers
Recommended Use:
road cycling
Manufacturer Warranty:
2 years

Premio 2 Short

Forty years of dedication to anything will no doubt result in a level of expertise that's hard to beat, so we're hardly surprised by the next-level attention to detail and precision that we see in Castelli's Premio 2 Shorts. As a brain child from Castelli's lead product developer, and her 4-decades of tenure crafting kits in the cycling industry, the Premio 2 Shorts are ready to take to the tarmac with an unbeatable fit from Forza fabric, lumbar support, and reduced seaming.

Forza makes up the bulk of the construction, offering 38% Lycra content for generous stretch and support of your muscles, while a dual-layer lumbar band offers extra support to keep the shorts locked in place at the waist while you ride. The reduced seaming means fewer panels, but we'd be lying if we said we didn't think that the seams that are placed strategically throughout the shorts weren't beautifully executed, while remaining minimal. The result is a short that's much less likely to irritate and chafe on the longer rides we embark on.

The Premio 2 Short is finished off with Castelli's Progetto X1 Air Seamless chamois for undeniable comfort through long miles. It's built to be tough, with multi-density foam that strategically targets irritation-prone areas, damping harsh vibrations from the tarmac, while perforations throughout offer an escape for sweat and moisture build up while you ride. The top of the Progetto X2 Air is made from seamless buttery-smooth microfiber that is gentle against your most sensitive anatomy, and aids in moisture transfer.

  • A top-tier short crafted with 40 years of expertise
  • Forza fabric featuers 38% Lycra content for generous stretch
  • Keep waist locked in place with dual-layer lumbar support
  • Minimalist seaming reduces irritation and chaffing
  • Progetto X2 Air chamois cushions with seamless support
  • Raw-edge hem reduces aerodynamic drag in the wind
  • Lock your hems in place with help from vertical silicone grippers

Fabulous Quality as Always

  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: medium

Beautiful fabrics and chamois but I could not get these shorts on. They run quite small and I can usually wear a small or medium at 5'7" and 122 lbs. Have to return them.

Nice cycling short but fit issue

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: medium and large

I agree with the first reviewer. I am smaller than her, and based on her review and my knowledge of how castelli runs, I just ordered the medium and large. I am 5' 100 lbs and normally wear a small or medium in cycling compression shorts. Well the medium was too tight on my waist - painful. The large it was still snug in the waist but the legs were too long and too loose on me. Needless to say both the medium and the large are going back. The fit issue is unfortunately because the short itself is nice. I honestly don't know very many women or body types that would fit into this short comfortably.

Order a size up .

  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: Small

I wear a small in all bike shorts I've ever owned (including other Castelli shorts). I ordered the shorts in a small - they were SO tight, especially at the waist - and had to be returned. Bummer because the fabric is great.


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Note: Castelli has a "Euro" slimmer fit. We suggest ordering at least one size larger than your normal US size.
How to Measure:
For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
Measure under your arms, around the fullest part of your chest.
Natural Waist:
Measure around your natural waistline, keeping the tape a bit loose.
Measure around the fullest part of your body at the top of your legs.
Using pants that fit well, measure the crotch seam to the bottom of the leg.