DON’T LET THE HEAT GET YOU DOWN
This short was created based on Team Garmin-Sharp request for a short for the blazing heat of Italy in May and France in July. We examined the specific function of each part of the short and used 7 different fabrics to make a short that is as cool as possible yet up to the task of performing for the most demanding riders on 7-hour mountain stages.
The short fabrics are all white-based fabrics with sublimation printing over the top. We’ve incorporated titanium dioxide, the active ingredient in sunscreen, directly into the fabrics so that they reflect the sun’s rays. Each part of the short features fabric that we feel is as open as possible while still providing some sun protection where necessary and avoiding transparency on the front and back.
But this short is not just about staying cool. We’ve kept an abrasion-resistant ballistic nylon fabric on the inside of the leg but knitted it with wicking polyester on the inside to keep you dry. The leg ending is our renowned and often copied (though never equaled) GIRO3 elastic, and our Progetto X2 Air seat pad is used with its ventilated skin-care layer to keep you cool.