Medinya is one of the first villages you pass through when you head north out of Girona, every day you will see the world’s best professional cyclist’s passing through, these are where these shorts were tested and proven. They’re designed to be all-purpose comfortable, yes, you could race in them – after all they use Castelli’s performance seat pads – yet we prefer to think of these as your everyday go-to shorts, for any ride, long, slow, brief or intense.
Building on the success of the original Defiant Mk2 shorts the Medinya is finished with luxurious touches everywhere you look. The polyamide yarn we've selected is not only a performance choice but designed to be easy on the eye, too. So rich is the Italian fabric, it almost sucks in any light, resulting in a deep, matte finish. Wrapping up a confident, understated look, the CHPT3 logo is printed proudly on the leg, whilst red embellishments nod to the flair of bespoke Savile Row tailors.
The Medinya bib shorts fit true to size and, though not designed for racing, are still a close-fitting item. The multi-panel construction makes for a supportive fit which may feel closer than you're used to - if in doubt select a size up.