Summer is here, but not quite in full swing yet. While we’re all adapting to warmer temperatures, there’s still a ways to go before those stifling mid-July heat waves when you want to burn off some mileage but can barely be outdoors without sweating up a storm. When the mercury rises, road riders might want to check out Adidas’ Adizero jersey and Evasus bibshorts.
Bikerumor had a chance to check out the Adizero Evasus shorts at Eurobike last winter, which took home an award for their extremely lightweight design. With both coming in sub-100g, these may be the world’s lightest cycling jersey and bibshorts. Check out more photos and info after the break…
With featherweight fabric and generous ventilation, the Adizero jersey is an ideal choice for riding in the heat of summer when you want to wear as little as possible. The front body fabric, collar and pockets are 88% nylon and 12% ripstop elastane, and the back panel is engineered polyester. The Adizero jersey is tailored to Adidas’ Race Plus fit, which is a compressive cut designed to support key muscles and provide excellent aerodynamics for competition-level performance. The mesh armpit panels offer ventilation where you need it most, and they extend down the rider’s ribcage to help air flow freely over your torso.
The jersey has two pockets on either side of the lumbar area with silicone elastic openings for easy to access storage for food or other essentials. It also features a full length zipper, a low collar, Raglan sleeves, and a stripe down the spine for visibility. The jersey’s materials are so thin or ventilated they don’t hide what’s underneath, so be aware you’ll be showing a bit of skin on the sides and if you’re a real fashionista, match up your shorts accordingly!
The Adizero jersey weighs 65g, and sells for $112 USD. It comes in sizes XS to XL in your choice of night flash blue/white or black/white.
The Adizero Evasus Bibshorts are equally light and ventilated, providing a ‘barely there’ feel for excellent mobility and the same Race Plus cut as the jersey for a compression fit with low wind resistance. The shorts are made from 73% nylon and 27% elastane tricot, and follow Adidas’ FORMOTION design concept for optimal fit and comfort while you’re spinning your legs.
The Evasus bibshorts use Adidas’ triple-density TMF chamois pad, which they claim provides up to six hours of comfort in the saddle. The pad is also perforated to shave a few extra grams and breathe easy. The featherlight, stretch-woven bib is also highly breathable yet provides good support. Other features include trailing edge hems and strategically placed seams for optimized aerodynamics, plus reflective detailing to keep you safe on the road.
The Adizero Evasus bibshorts weigh just 99g, and come in black only. Sizes XS – 2XL are available, and the shorts sell for $133.