Castelli made this short to incorporate as much technology as possible from their top-of-the-line pro-level race shorts at a more accessible price. And although it’s certainly capable of weekend racing, it’s also a great comfort performance short even if you never pin on a number. The main Vortex textured fabric and the GIRO⁴ leg gripper come straight from their top Free Aero Race 4 Bibshort, while the KISS Air² seat pad has most of the comfort of their top seat pad but represents maximum value. The intangible part that you’ll appreciate most is their knack for building in perfect fit, thanks to the Castelli pattern engineering team. This is the short that brings the best of Castelli’s know-how in building comfort performance shorts into an accessible product in your cycling wardrobe.
KISS Air 2 seat pad
A new, optimized shape, higher density foam and a softer top layer make the KISS cushion more comfortable than ever. Seamless Skin Care top layer The extra soft outer layer feels incredibly comfortable against the skin. Seamless design to reduce chafing or uncomfortable rubbing. Flexible for full freedom of movement. Double layer, transitionless variable thickness Double layer, transitionless, variable thickness pad provides perfect cushioning in all areas of the pad. Maximum thickness and density in the seat area, decreasing and moderate thickness in the perineal area and minimal thickness at the edge. Anatomically shaped, increased seating comfort due to excellent adaptation to the body.
- Affinity Lycra material on the inside of the legs for excellent stretchability
- Textured Affinity BLC material on the legs for better aerodynamics
- Mesh straps for comfort and breathability
- Weight: 173 g (size L)