Sometimes simple things are the best things. The knickers in this case, are a great design, and they offer versatility for those trans-seasonal days on the bike. The Castelli Palmares Women's Knickers are long enough to protect your knees in cool weather, but light enough to be worn when the days are getting warmer and longer. The fit and look are classic Castelli, and the pad is great for short and long rides alike.The knickers are constructed from Softflex RS fabric. It's a synthetic fabric that offers a cotton-like feel and excellent stretch -- comfy enough that you might think of putting them on after a workout. While the comfort might be alluring enough for general purpose wear, the six-panel design has been cut to stretch and move with you on the bike. The seams are joined with flat-lock stitching as to not rub or chafe as you spin in circles, mile after mile.At the top, your comfort is assured with a 2.5cm-wide Softlex waistband. The band is soft and stretchy and has no elastic. Rather than feeling like you're being squeezed in the wrong places, you'll feel like you're being hugged instead. At the bottom of the legs, the hem should sit atop your calves, and a silicone gripper will keep it there. Just above the calves are reflective tabs for a little unobtrusive safety.When you pull on these knickers, you'll sit atop the KISS3 donna seat pad. It's smaller and a bit wider than the men's pad; designed for female dimensions down there. It's a one-piece stretch pad with differing densities so you've got protection where you need it and don't have material in your way where you don't.The Castelli Palmares Women's Knickers are Black. There is a White screened pattern on the backside panel. Sizes run from X-Small to X-Large.