Apparel & Gear Reviews: Page 34

Rapha Souplesse women’s bibs

Rapha’s Souplesse bibs are our go-to choice for long days in the saddle on the bumpy dirt roads outside of town. The thicker chamois provides just a little more padding than some of the more race-specific women’s bibs. While this extra padding feels a bit bulky off the bike or even when pedaling out of […]

Panache women’s bibs

Panache uses a shorter inseam on its women’s bibs for a distinctly feminine look and feel. And to keep the already short shorts from riding up to the point of being too-short shorts, no-slip silicon grippers line the inside of the leg bands, holding everything in place without pulling uncomfortably on your thighs. Panche’s Endurance […]

Pactimo Ascent Vector Pro women’s bibs

These new women’s bibs are the best we’ve seen from Pactimo with plush Italian-manufactured materials that incorporate Coldblack technology that helps push water and heat away from the body. The light and breathable material also protects against UV rays so you won’t have to worry about sunburns through your kit on sunny summer rides. The […]

Garneau Women’s Course Race 2 bibs

While bathroom-break accessibility isn’t the most important quality for bib shorts, Garneau’s buckle system is easy to use and a nice addition. But more importantly, the medium-thickness, women’s specific chamois is extremely comfortable without feeling bulky. Fewer seams mean fewer chances for irritation or painful rubbing and these bibs are nearly seamless. Using a laser […]

Shimano RP5 women’s shoes

Shimano’s line of women’s specific shoes is impressive from top to bottom this season. While the top-of-the-line WR89 competition shoes offer superb stiffness and responsiveness for racing, the second tier, RP5 women’s shoes are really where Shimano shines. At $150, the RP5s are a bargain. Not only are they a comfortable, resilient set of shoes, […]

Bontrager Anara women’s shoes

If you’re looking for a little wiggle room in your shoes, the Anaras have a spacious toe box and ample ventilation for a cool and comfortable feel. But this relaxed fit doesn’t mean you’ll be sloshing around in the shoes, thanks to an easily adjustable Boa closure that remains perhaps the best tightening system for […]

Fizik R3B Donna women’s shoes

Racers, look no further than Fizik’s R3B Donna shoes. They’re built with power transfer in mind with a stiff, unidirectional carbon outsole and secure Boa and Velcro closure system. The formed insole and heel of the shoe comfortably hold your feet in place during hard efforts so no watts are lost from excess foot movement. […]

Garneau Women’s Carbon LS-100 women’s shoes

The LS-100’s light and stiff carbon composite sole provides impressive power transfer for out of the saddle sprints and hard uphill efforts. Plus, built-in ventilation improves airflow to keep your feet cool and dry on hot summer rides. The shoes come with two sets of interchangeable insoles designed for different riding conditions. The blue “Cool […]

Giro Factress ACC women’s shoes

With a narrower toe box and slim last, these shoes are ideal for women with low-volume feet who like a snug fit. We had to size up a half step to from what we normally wear, but once we did, these shoes felt like they were custom-tailored around our feet. The soft and comfortable upper […]

Panache New School Plaid short sleeve jersey

This jersey is clearly made for people who ride a lot — especially those who ride so much they have Chris Froome-like arms. The cut, while not uncomfortably tight, is snug; there’s no flapping at speed. And we love how the grippy cuffs secure the sleeves to the spots where our biceps would be if […]