Scott Women's RC Pro bibshorts review

A close fitted race pair of shorts that are perfect for hot summer rides

Cycling Weekly Verdict

Super breathable fabric makes these an excellent summer choice, just a bit too cool for the rest of the shorts season.

Reasons to buy
  • +

    Excellent and flattering fit

  • +

    Barely there feeling straps

Reasons to avoid
  • -

    Limited wearability

Why you can trust Cycling Weekly Our expert reviewers spend hours testing and comparing products and services so you can choose the best for you. Find out more about how we test.

These athletic fitting Scott Women's RC Pro bibshorts fitted perfectly, finding the perfect  equilibrium - skin tight without over-compressing of body parts. The semi-transparent side mesh panels which run down the side of the short legs may make some riders feel self-conscious, but they did a great ventilation job on a hot ride and keep the overall short weight and bulk to an absolute minimum.

>>> Women’s cycling shorts: a buyer’s guide

Using a raw finish on the wide and tacky leg gripper meant the short was held securely in place without over compressing the thigh, giving a flattering silhouette.

The slim line foam chamois delivered both in terms of comfort and suppleness and the bibstraps were unnoticeable once on the shoulders, and, thanks to the lightweight breathable mesh upper, didn’t interfere with baselayer selection.

Scott RC Pro women's shorts - full length for article

With all this breathability and ventilation, the shorts excelled on really hot days in the saddle, but it will limit their usability outside this limited weather window.

The only other elephant in the room is colour selection. With just Ocean Blue and Berry Purple to choose from, these are nigh on impossible to match with an existing cycling wardrobe, so you’ll need a matching jersey before sitting astride your velo.

Thank you for reading 10 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Hannah Bussey

Hannah is Cycling Weekly’s longest-serving tech writer, having started with the magazine back in 2011. She has covered all things technical for both print and digital over multiple seasons representing CW at spring Classics, and Grand Tours and all races in between.

Hannah was a successful road and track racer herself, competing in UCI races all over Europe as well as in China, Pakistan and New Zealand.

For fun, she's ridden LEJOG unaided, a lap of Majorca in a day, won a 24-hour mountain bike race and tackled famous mountain passes in the French Alps, Pyrenees, Dolomites and Himalayas. 

She lives just outside the Peak District National Park near Manchester UK with her partner, daughter and a small but beautifully formed bike collection.