Your entry to high-end shorts.

Rather than making a few color changes and rereleasing the same version of the SilverLine kit as last year, Giordana saw an opportunity for a serious revamp across its entire line for 2016. The company redesigned most of its kit from the studs up, and the SilverLine Women's Short received one of the most significant upgrades, without a jump up to a less accessible price point. Wear the SilverLine on your next shop ride, solo training day, or your first ride ever to benefit from a versatile piece of kit that moves with you in the saddle.

Two panels of stretchy, breathable woven fabric provide a contoured fit that supports your muscles as you pedal, while pulling moisture away from your skin to keep you cool in summer temperatures. You'll find some mid-range or entry-level shorts start employing a more generous cut as their prices drop, but the SilverLine still features compressive leg panels helping to stabilize your muscles and reduce fatigue, creating a flattering, form-fitting silhouette. While you're pedaling, elastic leg bands keep wandering hems from breaking your concentration, with Giordana's Cirro S-W chamois acting as a plush, cushioned barrier between you and the saddle with its breathable foam and soothing aloe vera treatment.

  • Elastic-free yoga-inspired waistband
  • Elastic leg cuffs
  • Compressive leg panels
  • Reflect accents
  • Women's Cirro S-W chamois
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Comfortable but not quite the right fit

    My wife got the Giordana Silverline but ended up returning them without riding in them. The material was comfortable with minimal compression and slipped on easily. The hips are quite wide, which didn't work for her but would likely be great for someone else.

    The quality of the build seemed solid, but without having ridden it, she can't be sure about the durability.

    Great for long ride days

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Small

    I ride anywhere from 200-300 miles a week during the summer (a random 100 mile ride is not out of the question). In the winter I average about 12 hours a week on the trainer. These are my go to shorts for long ride days. I really like the chamois. It is just right not too bulky, yet not to thin. Most importantly the seams on the chamois is fairly minimal. There are some shorts out there that do not have any edge, but this one is as close as it gets to no seam at all. The style is nice and flattering due to the waist band. It comes up to about the belly button and has a nice color insert to match the legs. They look really nice on. The leg grippers are unique from most other shorts and I like them. The only negative to date about these shorts is that on my first pair (used about 6 months) the little rubber company logo has come partially unsewn, which any weight weenie would probably try to tear off anyway. My first pair I bought a Medium, which proved to be too big. I bought 2 other pairs and they are smalls and first perfect. I am between SM and Med. in Castelli, SM Garneau,SM Specialized. See what the chamois looks like in my photos

    Great for long ride days

    It gets better? Wow.

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium

    I was pretty impressed with my Castelli chamois. Thin and comfortable and a killer bib. I’ve only used bibs but decided shorts were a reasonable investment for less serious rides. For my sixth straight day of riding, I pulled these on and waited for the pain. It never came. These shorts are like riding on clouds. Initially I thought the sizing was off due to slightly loose leg bands but after a few hours in the saddle, they didn’t budge and were very comfortable. The panels are also perfectly compressive. I am a M in Castelli and S in Garneau and, as another reviewer (helpfully) said, these are slightly larger than Castelli sizing.

    I have virtually no waist and I find I can pull them up pretty high. They don’t roll. I am sure they would also suit long waisted riders. I wish the bib reviews were better as I would buy those too. These are my new favorites.

    Nice length, great chamois

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

    I wanted another pair of non-bib shorts for long hot summer rides, and these are perfect so far. Great padding in the chamois, enough for 3+ hours in the saddle, and flattering length. Held up through several washes with no issues.

    Great chamois, poor craftsmanship

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size

    I wore these shorts twice on century rides & then washed on gentle & air dried them. However, after the second wash, the stitching connecting the chamois to the shorts came undone in two places. I'm hesitant to buy them again due to the poor construction. It's too bad - the other reviewers are right about the wonderful chamois - it truly is like riding on a cloud.

    Love these bike shorts

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size

    I rode a 30 mile ride to test them out then rode 100 miles. Very comfortable. Good length and updated colors.

    What is the inseam length?

    Hi Anne,



    The inseam on these are 7".

    Improved Silverline

      These are one of the best pairs of shorts for the money. Updated designs look fantastic and the chamois for this pair of shorts is a big improvement. Same chamois used on their higher level shorts!

      True to size?