Fast meets comfort.

You've heard the hype about bib shorts, but remained skeptical about the comfort they claim to provide over your standard shorts. None the less, your curiosity is piqued and you're ready to give them a shot, so reach for a pair of the Pearl Izumi ELITE Pursuit Bib Shorts for Women. These shorts make the perfect introduction into the world of bibs, with a supportive short on bottom not unlike your favorite go-to cycling shorts, and a bib that's designed with female anatomy in mind, with an adjustable center strap that sits in line with your sports bra, and a drop tail hem for comfort and easier nature calls.

Pearl Izumi starts with its tried-and-true ELITE Transfer In-R-Cool fabric to give the shorts a contoured fit that won't bunch or chafe while rapidly pulling moisture away from your skin so you can stay cool and dry as you ride. The cut of the shorts are not unlike the standard ELITE Pursuit Short, giving you the comfort you are used to from the bottom, with only major changes coming through in the top of the bib. The shorts' drop tail construction addresses one of the more valid complaints many of us have had about the design of bib shorts —the mid ride nature break. The drop tail design promises to make those occasions far less of a hassle with an open, free moving hem that can be tucked in for a clean fit.

Pearl Izumi includes its ELITE Pursuit 1:1 Chamois, which combines plush, high-density foam layered under forgiving four-way stretch fabric to ensure you stay comfortable without feeling restricted as you begin to take on longer, more demanding rides. Lightweight, breathable mesh bib straps sit cleanly under a jersey or over a base layer without trapping heat, while silicone leg grippers promise to keep the legs' nine-inch inseams firmly in place without making you question whether or not they're cutting off your circulation.

  • Break into the bib scene with classic comfort
  • In-R-Cool fabric provides superior cooling
  • Mesh uppers keep you cool on the ride
  • Drop tail makes for easier nature breaks
  • Leg grippers hold raw-edge hem in place
  • ELITE Pursuit 1:1 chamois cushions your sit bones
  • Reflective accents help you stay visible in low light
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