The new Pro shorts (green chamosis) are very different then older model Pro shorts(red chamosis). First, they are shorter. Second, the material at the bottoms is looser, and does not grip the quads as much. Third, the sizing is way off. The new model runs a size smaller then the older model. Finally, the chamosis is a different shape, thickness, and material. These are still very good quality and feel, but if you have been using the older version, be prepared for a different experience.
Ive been riding various Castilli shorts and Bibs for several years but this was my first pair of Velocissimos. I use these primarily for mountain biking and found the chamois to be quite comfortable and perfect for a long day in the saddle. I liked these so much and they were so comfortable I ordered another pair after one ride. They have a Europeanrace fit so they run small. I usually wear a medium but a large fits fine. For the money they are a darn nice pair of Bibs. As an added plus the yellow fluorescent color is highly visible.
I'm 6'0 & 225 lbs. The 2xl fit perfectly. The construction and the materials are top notch & the chamois was very comfortable. The first time I wore them was for a metric century last week, and now I will most likely stick the PI's I've always used in the back of my closet. I absolutely recommend these bibs to anyone who wants a great product for a great price.
I ride for enjoyment and I prefer to stay dry and comfortable. I saw this jacket last year and it looked good to me so I found out how its made and heard a lot of good things about the brand. I have been adding better visibility to my biking outfits and I bought this in the cayenne color which I think really holds your attention and I feel safer when I ride with it. I saw reviews which were mostly very favorable but I saw a few in which the writer was disappointed not to have side pockets. I also would prefer that but the pit zips open to the inner layer so wear a base layer with side pockets and reach inside to use those pockets, problem solved. It really is a great jacket.