Customer Reviews Of:
Ibex Calais Cycling Shorts - Merino Wool (For Women)

Closeouts. Tomorrow, when you ride many miles on a bicycle, you'll be thankful for Ibex's Calais cycling shorts. A superfine merino wool blend is tailored in a women-specific cut and fitted with a cushy, climate-regulating chamois for comfort over the long haul.

Average Rating based on 7 reviews 3.714285 0 5
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  • Reviewed by GSPmom from Upstate NY on Saturday, November 16, 2013
    Can't wait for warmer weather so I can wear them more. Quality is excellent as expected of the Ibex brand. Fit is true to size in my case. People on the smaller end of a size range might want to size down since wool isn't as stretchy as Lycra and doesn't have as tight of a fit (eg, I am on the larger side of the medium range and a size medium fit perfectly). I definitely wouldn't size up.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by sfhahn from napa, ca on Wednesday, January 9, 2013
    either the padding is too big or the wool can't hold the padding tight - fit is super weird in the crotch. Maybe try a size smaller...
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Fair weather biker from Bellingham, WA on Monday, December 31, 2012
    These are the MOST comfortable bike shorts ever. They stretch but don't have the shiny Lycra look. The matte black fabric doesn't stand out, making them perfect for running errands. The rather stiff chamois is softening with wear - but was not super comfy right out of the package. Love them so much I'd buy them anyway.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Ely Woman from Ely, MN on Friday, December 28, 2012
    Other reviews said the chamois seemed stiff. It is a little, but seems comfortable to me. I like that the short itself hugs enough, but is not too revealing for some tummy bulges.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Retired from ND on Tuesday, December 25, 2012
    Good 3-season bike shorts. Being wool instead of lycra, I bought one size smaller than I get in most bike shorts and they fit good. Also, the chamois is still rather stiff even after a couple of washes. Quality-wise, it's hard to beat Ibex wool products.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Cycloholic from Healdsburg, ca on Tuesday, November 27, 2012
    I cycle a lot, and I know cycling shorts. These are super comfortable on the bike. Padding is a bit stiff and feels a bit like a diaper when walking around.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by VermontGal from Salt Lake City, UT on Friday, November 16, 2012
    I've owned quite a number of bicycling shorts in my life. The chamois on these shorts is stiff and weird. I like the merino wool, but we shall see how the chamois ends up feeling. I am skeptical, but haven't worn them yet.
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