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Foil the wind.
The POC Multi D Aerofoil Women's Bib Shorts bring impeccable long-mile comfort and a keen eye on aerodynamics to any day in the saddle. Whether you're embarking on a double century through the mountains or toeing the line at a local criterium, these shorts are built to get you through it with sleek, comfortable style.
While we aren't aerodynamic physicists ourselves, POC claims the textured material wrapping the thighs and sitting on the lower back reduces drag by managing airflow across its surface in a fashion similar to the dimpling on golf balls and certain makes of deep carbon rims. The high elastane content of the body fabric provides more obvious aerodynamic benefits, ensuring a painted-on fit throughout that won't shift or bunch. The seamless, integrated leg bands also do their part by eliminating the transitional ridges between skin and shorts caused by traditional folded cuffs and silicone gripper bands, creating one less opportunity for passing air to grab onto you.
The shorts are finished with a hit of reflectivity on the rear panel and POC's silicone-injected Multi D WO chamois on the inside. You'll appreciate the former when the slick Navy Black color becomes less desirable in low-light conditions, and the latter any time you throw a leg over the top tube. The Multi D WO's core incorporates silicone-based VPDS inserts that not only cushion bumps and absorb road noise and chip-seal vibrations, but also taper to allow comfort through a wide range of positions in the saddle.
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
- Fit: True to size
This bib has great aspects and a few not-so-great ones. First, the good. From the waist down, these are great. Material is soft and stretchy, and has a really cool texture that limits sausage leg. The pad seems good, but I didn't ride in them so I can't really comment on function. Now, the bad. The bib straps cross right over your boobs and kind of smash them right down the middle. If you're small chested, maybe this isn't an issue but it's uncomfortable and looks super weird The bib straps also have a rubbery sticky material in them that I didn't like. Even on sale, they weren't worth it.