Sportful’s shorts employ lightweight fabric and slim leg grippers. The BodyFit shape is close-fitting and the lower back and bib sections cling to the skin. Twin-density fabric on the shorts offers flex and compression on the outer and inner thighs respectively.
The pad is minimal but extremely comfortable, but the slim, inch-wide braces tend to roll over themselves, leading to mid-ride adjustments. We prefer the BodyFits on hotter days because the scant material can be too cool when the sun isn’t out.
This article was originally published in Cycling Plus magazine.