One BIG pad and questionable straps
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Medium
Having the Endura Pro SL which I find very comfortable and then buying these, there is just to much of a difference for me to be comfortable with. The "straps" amount to two cords on each side given the fabric between them is completely unable to keep them separated. The result is the cords on each side slide towards each other as they pass the chest, and then just about come together at the shoulder. The material between the cords has nowhere to go other than bulge out. I suppose if you somehow have trapezius muscles that are flat across rather than sloped and smaller pecks they may work, but not happening for me.
The pad is huge so if that is your thing then these may be for you. It did seem like it is a better quality pad but it there was too much bulk in the front, and the rear is so big is made me look like I had a short duck tail.
Unlike the Pro SL, the bib is supportive in the lower abs (Pro SL is waist-high in the front). Legs seemed like they would have been fine for both grip and length.
When I buy bike clothes I use real measurements, not the size of my pants or shirt/jacket. I then make sure I buy the size that every applicable measurements fits in. These were the correct size doing it that way.
I am short with an athletic build
Natural waist 33.5 (size 28 in street pants)
Chest 37.5 (jacket size 38S)