- Uncomfortable crotch
Product:Santini Nat Smart Bibshorts
Price as reviewed:£99.99
I’m a fan of Santini bibshorts – most of my own kit is made by the Italian brand.
These shorts fit really well and Santini’s latest NAT (Next, Airflow, Thermoshock) pad offers day-long comfort.
Why the designers thought that white was a good idea still baffles me, though.
The only other thing I wasn’t so keen on was the feel of the slightly coarse mesh fabric around the crotch.
While it may offer better venting compared to smoother, non-perforated Lycra, it caused slight rubbing in delicate places on rides of three hours or more.
Chamois cream (Conotrane) solved the problem completely, but I still prefer Santini's range of more traditional materials.