If bib shorts aren't your thing, but the Castelli Entrata line-up intrigues you, don't worry, the Entrata Short delivers the same essential short features, durability and value as the bib. Innovation, fabric technologies, and better-informed anatomic design have driven cycling clothing to continually rising levels of performance, comfort, and value. Castelli has been a pioneer in many such aspects, including among the first to bring high-end features, fabrics and concepts down to more cost-effective options. The Entrata Short is a perfect example, and priced under $90, this 8-panel design will wow you from top to bottom.
Concept must always be complemented by fabric and construction. The Entrata Short features Castelli's Pro Dry matte Lycra, which offers a consistent directional stretch of the short section along with moderate compression and excellent moisture management. The panel structure follows the human form in a semi-aggressive ergonomic cycling position while pedaling. So the panels and actual stretch are aligned for optimal muscle support and freedom of movement. The famed Giro3 engineered flat leg bands are generally found on Castelli options costing twice as much. As you can see, the Entrata Short doesn't have any external seaming or indication of a waist band. This very clean visual effect hides the wider, flatter stretch waist band with a low-profile and comfortable, even pressure that follows body form and works exceptionally well.
At the business end, Castelli has opted for the Kiss Air2 seatpad. Dual density and infinitely variable thickness foam delivers optimal optimal cushioning by pressure need for every area of the pad. A soft stretchy skin care layer provides total freedom of movement with minimal friction or excess bulk. The Kiss Air2 is an excellent mileage pad for long hours in the saddle, and also ideal for a 2-3 hour gravel throw down.
The Entrata Short was not only developed for performance and comfort, but also for durability, so be sure to follow the care instructions for maximal life. The designers even choose to stitch logos and the reflective zones so your investment will offer identification and safety long-term. We expect this short to be a best seller with everyday cyclists who love comfort and value as much as performance from Spring through Fall.