Top-of-the-line women's short by Descente.
Descente Cycling Apparel Information
Descente cycling apparel made its name in the world when the brand outfitted the legendary 7-Eleven cycling team in the late 1980’s. Racing to victory in the Giro d’Italia and Tour de France, the team was known for it’s cunning riding style and glowing team spirit. Today, Descente continues to create high-performing road cycling apparel and mountain bike clothing.
Descente cycling shorts, bibs, tights, and knickers feature one of two chamois insert designs. Both pads use a seamless, molded construction that contours to the riders shape to relieve pressure points on the saddle area. The soft surface of the highest-end Infinity chamois feels smooth next to the skin and features perforations for breathability. Wide leg grippers on form-fitting Descente road bike shorts are sewn to the exterior of the hem to reduce squeezing. Different fabric panels follow the leg muscle anatomy to provide targeted compression to combat fatigue. Men’s and women’s Descente bib shorts have bib strap lay-outs to accommodate for each anatomy, and women’s bibs feature a nifty clasp on the back that allows for quick restroom stops. Descente mountain biking shorts look more casual than typical lycra shorts and protect the skin from branches and trail crashes. They have a durable outer short with zippered pockets and an inner liner with a chamois.
Race-inspired Descente jerseys for road riding have three rear pockets, hidden or full length zippers, and flat-lock stitching to minimize irritation. Road biking jerseys are form-fitting and shaped to fit the body on the bike. Women’s jersey styles do not have a waistband for better fit over the hips. Descente mountain biking jerseys have a relaxed fit, lower collar, and zippered pockets so gear doesn’t fall out on the single track. Short sleeve jerseys, sleeveless jerseys and tank top styles comprise Descente’s summer line, and long sleeve jerseys are available for winter.
Descente summer apparel uses revolutionary fabrics that are engineered to cool the skin. Not only does the material wick sweat, but it actually reflects the sun’s rays to lower the core body temperature. Most Descente cycling jerseys and shorts have UV protection integrated into the fabric and feature mesh panels for ventilation. Descente winter wear uses moisture-wicking materials that are thicker and have a brushed interior for insulation. For cold-weather riding, Descente cycling jackets and cycling vests can be layered over your kit, or stuffed into a back jersey pocket for emergency use. All outerwear has ample reflective accents for safety in low-visibility conditions.