NoPinz SubZero shorts review

Innovators NoPinz have brought us another creative solution

NoPinz Sub zero shorts
(Image credit: Michelle Arthurs-Brennan)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

When administered with ideal timing, the gel packs that set the SubZero shorts apart are useful, and they do make tough sessions feel that tiny bit easier. I'm not convinced it's a solution most riders will really get the maximum benefit from during day-to-day sessions - freezing the packs and applying them after a warm-up adds yet another hurdle on top of what has already become a much more involved process than it was in pre-Zwift days. However, indoor racing is gathering steam as a sporting pursuit, and those aiming to be competitive in Watopia will no doubt want to hunt out and utilise every performance gain they can. For those taking indoor racing seriously, this system could certainly help make the discomfort of max efforts indoors a little more palatable. 

Reasons to buy
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    Breathable fabric of shorts

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    Moisture-managing chamois

Reasons to avoid
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    Gel ice packs require pre-planning

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NoPinz is not a brand that holds back from innovation, and for 2020 the manufacturer responsible for the number pocket skinsuit has brought forward another seeming game-changer: SubZero indoor training kit.

One of the major struggles of indoor riding is overheating. To combat this NoPinz has created a capsule wardrobe of kit featuring internal pockets expressly designed for housing frozen gel packs.

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