These shorts are designed to be worn with all the other items in our 'Defiant' collection. The collection is inspired by iconic races, such as Paris-Roubaix and the Giro d'Italia, with a backstory referencing the hardship and sacrifice involved in professional racing. These shorts feature a bi-elastic fabric manufactured using a polyamide yarn made of 100% recycled material.
The fabric is a 190 g/m2 weight with 35% Lycra® XTRA LIFE™ content. The shorts are constructed in a multipanel fashion, unlike the flagship 1.11 shorts, which use a more expensive "body paint" construction method that involves high wastage in the manufacturing process.
In other words, this construction method allows us to create a short that uses the highest quality of fabric but at a slightly lower price point than the 1.11. This is also the reason we used a bib that is identical to the type of bib used in racing, the only difference being that it has a pattern printed on it in order to provide an internal reveal of colour and pattern in contrast to the subdued exterior, much like a Savile Row suit
The Defiant collection fits true to size. CHPT3 bespoke clothing uses a tailoring system for its sizes. We use the physical chest or waist size as the garment size - If you have a 40" chest you need a 40" Jersey - Please note while the CHPT3 range is not designed for racing it is still a close fitting athletic design suitable for active cyclists.