Founded in 2012 in Pune by a team of fitness and sport enthusiasts, Apace is a fast growing sports apparel brand that specializes in performance apparel for Cycling, Triathlon and Running. We got to review the Echelon Bib Shorts for Women, read on for our thoughts.
The Apace Echelon bib shorts have been designed keeping comfort and performance in mind. The cycling shorts come with a bib attached, for superior comfort while on the saddle. The benefit of bib shorts would be that there is no added strain around the waist, from elastic tightened shorts, and also the bib holds the shorts in place allowing for that additional comfort. These bib shorts have prominent branding in two areas - a reflective logo on the front left leg, and the brand name on the hemlines of the shorts on both legs. The branding is minimal while prominent - making the overall appearance of these shorts sleek and aesthetically pleasing. These shorts are available in a single colour option i.e. black, with a white bib.
The Apace Echelon Bib shorts are designed to have a slightly tight, snug fit. The length of the shorts is designed to be knee length. I felt that it was slightly on the shorter side. The hemline compression band on the legs provides the necessary grip required to keep the shorts from riding up the leg, while not being overly tight. The bib and suspenders had a comfortable fit that was not too snug or tight, yet stayed on comfortably while on a ride. These shorts are available in two sizing options - Medium and Large.
The Apace Echelon Bib Shorts for Women is made using a 92% Polyester,8% Spandex knitted fabric for the shorts, and a 100% polyester mesh for the bib suspenders. The quick-wick fabric ensures to remove moisture away from the skin enabling the rider to stay dry, even on high paced rides. Additionally, the four-way stretchable fabric enhances the comfort, though the fit is snug. Furthermore, these shorts have a gel padding for additional comfort and separate inseam panelling to prevent chafing. If this isn’t enough, the shorts come with a pocket on each side to store extra gels, energy bars etc.
The Apace Echelon Bib Shorts are ideal for women looking for a comfortable pair of cycling shorts that can be used for longer distance rides, and also for intense, fast paced training and racing.
Prices are subject to change by the brand, without due notice.