Product Overview

Overall rating:

Score 7

Pros:

  • Breathable
  • supportive

Cons:

  • Uncomfortable crotch

Product:

Santini Nat Smart Bibshorts

Manufacturer:

Price as reviewed:

£99.99

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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.

Verdict

Chamois cream (Conotrane) solved the problem completely, but I still prefer Santini’s range of more traditional materials.

Full Specification

Supplier:
www.fisheroutdoor.co.uk