De Marchi Women's Contour Shorts

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De Marchi Women's Contour Shorts
The Contour womens lycra short from De Marchi is perfect for warm weather cycling and anatomically cut to provide the best fit and performance. It is constructed from a breathable lycra that is soft to the touch and quick drying. The women's specific chamois is minimally styled with strategically placed padding to enhance comfort while riding. This women's cycling short also features elastic leg grippers to keep them in place as well as reflective highlights for increased visibility. 7" inseam.
De Marchi Women's Contour Shorts
  • FABRIC
  • PANELS
  • CHAMOIS
  • DRAWSTRING
  • INSEAM
  • Rating 4

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De Marchi Women's Contour Short
 
4.0

(based on 11 reviews)

64%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good padding (10)
  • Comfortable (8)
  • Breathable (5)
  • Dries quickly (5)
  • Good size/fit (4)

Cons

  • Weak seams (3)

Best Uses

  • Long rides (6)
  • Road biking (6)
  • Warm weather (4)
    • Waist:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      78% 

      (7 reviews)

      Feels too big

       
    • Length:
    • Feels too short

       

      Feels true to length

       

      89% 

      (8 reviews)

      Feels too long

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)

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4.0

Happy with them

By Slowjennfizz

from Tampa, FL

About Me Avid Cyclist

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Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about De Marchi Women's Contour Short:

        Due to previous comments I bought 2 sizes up (XL vs M) and glad I did. Like the chamois and the short is comfortable. Only drawback: the way the tags were sewn in made for a very uncomfortable ride....I snipped them off after the first ride and it's been nice riding since.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Well padded

        By longtime cyclist

        from Columbus, OH

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Good Padding

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Long Rides

          Comments about De Marchi Women's Contour Short:

          The chamois shape in these shorts is different than most. It is thick, but was comfy on the two rides I've been on (first was 71 miles, and the second was the very slow Ride of Silence). It is on the hot side because of the thickness, but I still thought they were very comfortable.

          • Waist:
          • Feels true to size
          • Length:
          • Feels true to length
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Glad I got a deal

          By Just another bike rider

          from Loveland, CO

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Dries Quickly
          • Good Padding

          Cons

          • Weak Seams

          Best Uses

          • Mountain Biking
          • Road Biking

          Comments about De Marchi Women's Contour Short:

          I needed another pair of bike shorts and usually wear pear izumi's but I was looking for a deal. I came across these De Marchi shorts and got a good deal. These are average shorts and glad I didn't pay full price. The padding is good, but the seams are in weird places. I can feel them running across my butt and they are not comfortable. Also the drawstring sticks out in the front of the short, it's not built in which I do not like. Last, I'm glad I read the sizing chart b/c I am a size 8-10 womens and typically wear a size large in bike shorts, but according to the size chart, it said I was an XXL. So I ordered an XXL and they did fit. Make sure you read the sizing chart or plan to return or loose like 10 lbs. Overall, not too impressed, I'm going back to pearl izumi.

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          • No

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          4.0

          They fit...No 'break in' period.

          By Min

          from Roanoke, VA

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Good Fit
          • Good Padding

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Long Rides
            • Road Biking

            Comments about De Marchi Women's Contour Short:

            Wow, they fit! I am slender & long waisted. This is the only brand I've found that fits me properly. I especially like the placement & density of the padding. No 'breaking in' period for these shorts. Even without 'grippers' on the legs, the shorts stay in place. If washed in cold water and air dried, this brand of shorts gives me 3 seasons before the dreaded 'see through' areas start showing up. Great brand. Great value.

            • Waist:
            • Feels true to size
            • Length:
            • Feels true to length
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Buying another pair

            By Trail Tramp

            from Anchorage, AK

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Durable
            • Good Fit
            • Good Padding

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Long Rides
              • Mountain Biking
              • Road Biking
              • Warm Weather
              • Wet Weather

              Comments about De Marchi Women's Contour Short:

              This has become my favorite pair of shorts. I always reach for these first. I need at least one more pair or I need to do laundry more often. I am a size 6. They are snug, which i find comfortable. (I don't like catching a baggy chamois on the nose of the seat when I get on or am riding technical trails). I have ridden up to 120 miles in them a good part in rain without any chaffing. Can't beat that.

              • Waist:
              • Feels true to size
              • Length:
              • Feels true to length
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Snug but comfy

              By funatfifty

              from Adirondacks, NY

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Pros

              • Breathable
              • Dries Quickly
              • Good Padding

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Warm Weather

                Comments about De Marchi Women's Contour Short:

                I wear a size 6 in pants/shorts so I ordered a medium. These shorts are quite snug fitting, but I rode in them and they were comfortable. The elastic bands on the legs felt a bit too tight, but once again they did not bother me when I was riding. Overall, I really like the shorts.

                • Waist:
                • Feels too small
                • Length:
                • Feels true to length
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                2.0

                poor stitching

                By brendakum

                from SWOntario Canada

                About Me Avid Cyclist

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Good Padding

                Cons

                • Out of box poorstitching
                • Poor Fit
                • Weak Seams

                Best Uses

                • Road Biking

                Comments about De Marchi Women's Contour Short:

                fits a little small, but right out of the package both side stitching were coming out without using them.
                Should have been seen by the packer.

                • Waist:
                • Feels too small
                • Length:
                • Feels true to length

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Buyer Beware

                By rjcroix

                from St. Louis, MO

                About Me Avid Cyclist

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Good Fit
                • Good Padding

                Cons

                • Not durable
                • Weak Seams
                • Wears quickly

                Best Uses

                • Cold Weather
                • Long Rides
                • Road Biking

                Comments about De Marchi Women's Contour Short:

                I have tried two pairs of these shorts. The seams and logo in both pair came undone after one wear and wash. The logo is not as pictured; instead of it being a small rooster between De and Marchi, it is actually a big rooster with De Marchi under it. When you put the shorts on the legs will obviously stretch, this causes the logo's edges to peel off, and after one wash, to peel off even more. The logo looks like it was ironed on and not silk screened/painted on.

                I have read a lot about how De Marchi is a great brand with superior product; I would have to say the opposite for these. Granted, they are very comfortable for long rids. I just don't see the sense in investing money into something that doesn't last longer than one wear.

                Also, they are best for cooler weather, your thighs will get extremely hot when riding in hot/direct sunlight.

                • Waist:
                • Feels true to size
                • Length:
                • Feels true to length

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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                solid shorts

                By northhaven

                from connecticut

                About Me Avid Cyclist

                Pros

                • Breathable
                • Comfortable
                • Dries Quickly
                • Good Fit
                • Good Padding

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Long Rides
                  • Warm Weather

                  Comments about De Marchi Women's Contour Short:

                  Just finished a 100-mile ride without chafing or problems (Terry butterfly saddle and Palmer's Shea Butter chamois cream). I'm 5'3 and 133 lbs (29-inch waist / size 8). The large fits perfectly. The waist is high enough to cover you adequately when you're leaning forward in the saddle. The chamois looks like the EIT "W10". It's soft and has multilevel, seamless construction. There's enough padding, but it isn't diaper-like. The seam attaching the chamois to the short is pretty flat, and it wasn't noticeable during the ride. The short has panel construction and the fabric is great. (Stretchier than my other shorts, yet holds everything in better.) Made in Italy. I can't yet comment on durability.

                  • Waist:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Length:
                  • Feels true to length

                  Comment on this review

                  (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Love these shorts

                  By Kkfitz

                  from Dallas TX

                  About Me Avid Cyclist

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Breathable
                  • Comfortable
                  • Dries Quickly
                  • Durable
                  • Good Padding

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about De Marchi Women's Contour Short:

                      Love these shorts. The chamois is the best ever. These fit on the snug side, so be prepared for that. The thigh grippers also seem to be designed for fairly narrow thighs. I have really muscular thighs, so I'll just have to get used to it. However, I can tell these will quickly become my favorite shorts for long rides.

                      • Waist:
                      • Feels true to size
                      • Length:
                      • Feels too long

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