Pezcyclingnews: Gear Break: Sportful & Scicon


Jan 3, 2005
Today’s GearBreak focuses on a couple of proucts from Italian companies Sportful clothing and Scicon bags. Two products from each of these specialist manufacturer’s extensive ranges were put through the PEZ test: Sportful’s Super Total Comfort Bibshorts & AC Vuelta socks and Scicon’s Hippo 550 Saddle Bag and their endurance rider special’s, Phone Frame Bag. Sportful Super Total Comfort BibShortsFirst up on the Gear Break test bench today is Sportful’s amusingly named Super Total Comfort Bibshort. The Super Total Comfort Bibshort is Sportful’s follow up from last year’s extremely popular Total Comfort Bibshort that has been accepted by many cyclists as their most comfortable bibshorts ever – but Sportful think they’ve done even better this time lifting the level up to ‘Super’ status.Let’s check out what you get for your money.First up is the fabric of the short. It’s a thin material that from first looks seems like an ordinary bibshort fabric but when you touch it, it actually feels very different. That’s because it’s a woven fabric rather than a traditional knitted fabric and this combined with it’s Lycra content of 29% and its cut provide what almost feels like a compression garment at times.Yes, it’s a tight fit but not at all restrictive – in fact pedalling in this material almost feels like you’re in a high end skinsuit. It’s tight, it stays perfectly in place and you feel fast. Fast was not the princicple objective of this short but it’s certainly a direct result and let’s face...

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