PressCamp 2013: Sugoi’s Restroom-Friendly Women’s RS Pro Bib Shorts
While male and female cyclists alike appreciate the comfort offered by bib shorts, all know of the challenges associated with relieving oneself with under-jersey suspenders in place. While men can (usually) make bib’d pee breaks work, women aren’t so lucky. At PressCamp last week, Canadian clothiers Sugoi were on hand with what looks like a promising solution. In their 2014 Women’s RS Pro Bib Shorts, the company have added a pair of quick release clips at the base of the straps’ front that make nature calls something to be taken rather than ignored. No one-trick pony, the RS Pros are a full-featured high-end short. More after the break…
In addition to their trademark clips, the Women’s RS Pro bibs feature a re-engineered leg opening with silicone printed inner tape and a low-profile leg band to keep the short in place. Here, Sugoi use their molded and welded women’s Formula FX chamois and removed the inseam to minimize bulk. The Ultra Aero fabric is said to offer “excellent stretch and recovery” while providing “outstanding moisture management and breathability.”
Altogether, the Women’s RS Pro Bib Shorts look like a nice package- with a well considered flagship feature. Word is that there is at least one men’s version floating around, too- but isn’t currently slated for production. We don’t have pricing at the moment, but the RS Pros should be available late this winter.