Giro's New Road collection has gone to great lengths to cater to female cyclists, with each women's release either coinciding with or even preceding its men's counterpart. The same holds true for the new-for-2014 Giro Thermal 3/4 Leggings. These leggings feature a wool blend, which appeals to our love of cycling eras gone by, and a level of utility you'd expect from a contemporary cycling garment. With their woolen construction, these tights aren't just relying on nostalgic appeal. There are many people around the Competitive office who pair their cutting edge lycra kits with wool-blend arm and knee warmers, because, when it comes to staying warm, wool is tough to beat. The Thermal Tights take advantage of that. If there was a more effective solution to be found in today's cycling technology, Giro would not doubt have incorporated it, as evidenced by the inclusion here of a premium CyTech Carbon chamois. CyTech manufacturers almost any chamois in the world worth sitting on, so you can rest assured knowing that your nether regions will rest assured in the saddle. The Thermal 3/4 leggings are short enough that you can wear them discreetly under a pair of full-length pants, or wear a skirt without worrying about cold knees on a chilly ride. Stretchy bands below the knees ensure that they'll stay in place under your outerwear. The Thermal Leggings also boast pockets -- a true anomaly for cycling tights and a definite plus if you're in a pocket-less skirt. This affords an additional element of utility that so-called "high-performance" offerings lack. The Giro Thermal 3/4 Leggings - Women's are available in five sizes ranging from X-Small to X-Large in the color Jet Black.
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