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Buying bib shorts can be an involved process—so involved that, once you find the right pair, you never want to give them up. But eventually, the inevitable occurs: your bedraggled chamois and see-through bibs will earn their retirement, and you'll have to begin the arduous process of choosing a new favorite for the upcoming season. Whether you're new to Italian-born Nalini or have been relying on its careful construction for years, the Agua Lady Bib Short is equipped with all of the attention to detail and practical construction to become the new favorite in your drawer.
The Agua first achieves a soft, stretchy feel courtesy of Nalini's summer-weight Hot Moa Light fabric. The high-stretch lets Nalini cut the shorts in a second-skin silhouette that's at home in the lead pack of a summer road race. Nalini then takes an extra step and enhances the comfortable fabric with two more members of the Moa family: Moa Mantodry and Moa High Tenacity. The former lends the jersey hydrophilic capabilities, helping it resist absorbing moisture so you can avoid spending the duration of your ride with damp bibs after a long, hot climb; the latter refers to a strengthened fabric structure, arranged in a double-weave to make it resist pilling, stretching, and color changes over repetitive use.
The included Ride Lady chamois is, as its name would suggest, specifically for women, with plush foam arranged in a strategic topography to keep you comfortable in the saddle. Other details like reflective accenting, an adjustable bib strap design, and wide, flat leg grippers all work together to give the Aqua the versatility expected of a staple piece of kit.