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Sirens

Women's premium 4-way stretch nylon lycra cycle shorts.
NZ$189
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Seductive shorts to help the self-assured kick free-loaders off their wheel. The state-of-art eXo™ skeletal pad is laminated to the shorts' body for exact contact with the saddle. While the 12-panel design, Bandolier™ cuffs and s-shaped seams ensure the Sirens map your body for unrivalled performance on the toughest circuits.


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eXo™ skeletal pad - 3D anatomical shaping, multi-level foam, rapid drying, seamless synthetic 'chamois' pad with anti-bacterial finish.
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'Contour fit' with s-shaped seams.
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12-panel construction.
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Full flat seaming for a contour-fit.
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Wide Bandolier™ waistband for maximum comfort.
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HighRise™ rear overlaps with your cycle top.
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Bandolier textured-lycra cuffs.
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Weight: 180 gm.
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Made by us in New Zealand.

Tell me about the pad in these shorts.

> The state-of-art eXo skeletal pad delivers maximum performance for those who ride long and fast. The pad and nylon lycra outer fabric are laminated as a single layer and sewn in as a separate panel - offering a near-seamless interface between the pad and body of the shorts and increased precision with direct contact between the pad and your saddle.

> Combined with variable density foams, 3D anatomical shaping, 4-way stretch and seamless construction, the eXo pad packs one helluva punch.

> There are two main differences between the women's-specific and men's-unisex versions of the eXo pad. While the moulded part of the pad remains the same, the pad is shorter at the front in the women's version. The position of the pad in the short is also gender specific, with differently shaped panels in the short's gusset supporting the pad.

What's the difference between the Sirens, Mojos and Jitterbugs?

> The Sirens, Mojos and Jitterbugs are made from ShockWave nylon lycra with a high lycra content (16%) giving the fabric heaps of stretch and memory. In addition it is treated with a moisture management solution which disperses moisture - which makes them less 'sweaty' than conventional nylon shorts and they dry very quickly (overnight if you're touring).

> The Sirens feature the top-shelf eXo pad. It has 3D padding on both the inside and outside - more cushioning but with less bulk. More critically the pad and shorts' outer fabric are laminated together as a single layer for increased precision, with minimal movement between the fabrics and your saddle. The Mojos and Jitterbugs share the same multi-level Softail pad - an excellent pad but a notch lower in absolute performance than the eXo.

> The Sirens are constructed with 12-panels. Along with the Mojos they feature twin s-shaped seams. The Mojos boast a 10-panel design, while the Jitterbugs sport 8-panels and single s-shaped seams. More panels allow for more shaping in the design, providing a firmer performance fit.

> Both the Sirens and Mojos feature a Bandolier waist and Bandolier cuffs - textured-lycra bands that glue the legs of our premium shorts to your thighs, and provide muscle support, all without the discomfort of gripper elastic.

Should I wear underwear with these shorts?

> Hell no. You want to have as smooth an interface as possible between your bum and the saddle. The seams on your underwear will inevitably be in the wrong place - causing rubbing and saddle sores. Also underwear is generally cotton - nice for everyday use but damp skin below is more susceptible to chaffing.

Washing Instructions?

> Hand washing is sometimes the only option on tour, but a washing machine rinses more thoroughly and is preferable if you have the choice.

> With shorts in particular, cold-water detergents and those with bleach can cause 'nappy-rash' so if you're experiencing issues in that department try a warm wash and a change of cleaning brew. As a rule of thumb, product that is easy on the planet is also easy on your body. Select a mild plant-based soap like Ecover, Ecostore, Earthwise or Aware.

> Most Ground Effect gear dries super-fast so drying on the line or hanging over the bedpost does the trick. Or use a dryer on a warm (not hot) cycle.

> UV rays accelerate the decay of lycra. Our fabric is knitted so the lycra component lies on the inside of the fabric - shielding it from the sun when you're out riding. Consequently you should avoid drying these shorts inside-out. It's not a bad idea to do so occasionally as the sun does help keep the pad hygienic - although it is treated with an anti-bacterial finish anyway. But drying in this manner is a trade-off with the damage done to the lycra.

> It's common practice to not wear underwear with your riding shorts so you need to wash your shorts daily. And it's recommended to give your shorts an initial wash when they're new - the eXo and Softail pads in particular become less stiff after the first wash.