Sugoi Evolution women's shorts review

A simple pair of shorts, with a good chamois that will easily coordinate with your bike and cycling wardrobe

Cycling Weekly Verdict

A warmer pair of shorts, ideal for cooler days, but need teaming with a long base layer and jersey to keep drafts out.

Reasons to buy
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    Contouring without over compressing.

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    Comfortable chamois

Reasons to avoid
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    Low waistline

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With an aim of providing swift wicking properties, I actually found the Evolution fabric thicker than other shorts on test, so teamed well with leg and knee warmers on cooler days.

Sugoi Evolution women's shorts gave a supportive feel, and although no silicone or specialist material is used around the leg cuff, they held their length well.

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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.