Perhaps you want the best quality for your bum, but prefer to not remove your jersey every time you need a natural break on a ride. If that's a familiar scenario, then you'll be super happy with these Giordana FormaRed Carbon Women's Shorts. You can have all the style and quality without the assault on your modesty or the hassle of potentially dumping out your pockets when you make a mid-ride pit stop.The snug ergonomic fit is a result of the Giordana Women's Contour Fit system and their specific panel shaping. But just like the men's versions, these shorts use HC-44 high compression fabric to facilitate the precise fit as well as aid in your performance while giving you maximum comfort. The tight weave and compression makes you feel like your muscles are being gently held-in place as you ride over rough roads. The HC-44 is backed with carbon-infused Ametista fabric along the waist and cuffs to hold the shorts in place without the use of irritating elastic or silicone grippers. Antigua fabric is the internal, red semi-perforated material that creates small pockets of air next to the ...all the style and quality of bibs, with the convenience of shorts... skin, allowing it to breathe. The resulting silhouette is sleeker and more aerodynamic on the bike.Giordana uses a four-needle flat stitch for all the seams which makes them discrete and durable. Reflective elements have been added to make you more visible and consequently safer on the roads in the early morning or late evening.The ALTA O.F. represents the highest level of technology available in women's specific chamois. Giordana has translated its Women's Contour Fit process to develop a pad that provides the appropriate protection for lady cyclists. The modified and streamlined silhouette of the pad is narrower which contours better to the female form on the bike. As a result, the ALTA is considerably less bulky, yet retains the protective qualities that will keep you comfy even over the course of three to four hour rides. The insert is elastic and conforms to the body in motion, but returns every time to its original shape after activity. The Giordana FormaRed Carbon Women's Shorts are available in Black/black, Black/pink, Black/white. They come in five sizes from X-Small through X-Large. In support of the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Giordana will donate a portion of the proceeds from the sale of each pair of shorts with pink accents to help the fight against cancer.