Craft Essence Cycling Short


Sustainably produced cycling shorts with Lycra Sport Energy compression fabric with 4-way elasticity that reduces muscle vibration and focuses power for optimal comfort and control. Ideal for the everyday cyclist who is looking for comfort and function. Constructed with mesh fabric and a wide, soft and elastic leg ending with a silicone grip to keep the shorts in place. Infinity C3 Pad is designed to suit all kinds of riders. So whether it's a recreational ride, a two day tour or a TransAM Epic this short is sure to make every ride a comfortable experience. Black.

  • Elastic, soft, and durable fabric.
  • Lycra® Sport Energy compression fabric with 4-way elasticity reduces muscle vibration and focuses power for optimal comfort and control.
  • Ergonomic bib construction with mesh fabric.
  • Wide, soft and elastic leg ending with grip keeps the bib shorts in place.
  • C3 Men's and Women's specific C3 chamois pad.
  • UPF50+

Fabric: 78% Polyamide (Recycled), 22% Elastane

Size chart (As a Swedish brand Craft products usually fit long and lean. So, if your normal fit is typically between sizes we suggest sizing up one size): 

 Men's  Small  Medium  Large  XLarge  XXLarge
 Waist  30-31"  32-33"  34-35"  36-37"  38" +
 Inseam  31.5"  32"  32.5"  33" 33.5"


 Women's  Small  Medium  Large  XLarge
 Waist  26-27"  28-29"   30-31"  32-33"
 Inseam  30.5-31"  31-31.5"  31.5-31.5"  31.5-32"




Average rating: based on 7 reviews.



Reviewed By: Donna on 9/29/21

I just bought a more expensive Terry short and these are more comfortable.

Craft Essence Cycling Short are great


Reviewed By: Dennis Harvey on 6/3/21

The cycling shorts are a steal at $90. The compression fabric feels great and is very light. The chamois is comfortable for all-day cycling. They fit great -- I generally wear either M or L depending on the brand, and the L size fits me perfectly.

Good Shorts, but Less Expensive Ones are Just as Good


Reviewed By: Tomas on 5/31/21

I've worn the shorts about six times on 60 mile, day-long rides. They are comfortable, but feel about the same as a pair of Louis Garneau Gel Cycling Shorts at half the price.



Reviewed By: Alex Murdock on 3/11/21

They say it's a compression fabric, but not as much as my Castelli's. The leg grippers are really comfortable and that's what I was most concerned about. Too much silicone and I get welts on my legs, but these are just perfect. Really comfortable shorts to wear, but it's spring and a only short rides so far. Will report back on the chamois.

Great Short


Reviewed By: Jason on 12/10/20

I have been using the evolution shorts for the last few years without issues, however I needed a new short option and saw these and decided to try them out. I am very impressed with them. Excellent comfort on long days on the road (I use a Brooks B17 saddle) and zero slipping issues nor chafing. I just got back from a portion of the Southern Tier and had no issues or problems using these shorts at all. Would recommend them to anyone looking for a great all around bike touring or road riding short. Jason M.

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