With its proven performance enhancing ability, compression plays an integral role in the fit and functionality of all of our apparel. By itself, the role of compression is considered in every garment in order to improve comfort and longevity while riding but perhaps most apparent is the amount and necessity of compression found in Velocio bibs, shorts, leggings and tights.
We always recommend that you wash your new apparel before wearing. The garment will relax and break in over the first few wearings and washes - not a profound amount - but enough to be noticeable and more comfortable. In part this is due to the production process of fabrics and garments, where washing will tend to release, relax and soften fabrics and finishes.
Getting Them On
(Wait, you’re telling me how to put on pants? Yes...yes we are.) A common question for us, this is a legitimate process… We highly recommend when pulling your bibs/shorts on, you start at the bottom - pull them up to the knees, then align the leg gripper on your thighs. From there, work the legs of the shorts up your thighs until you can position the chamois, then pull up around the waist. This preserves the shorts and chamois any extraneous stretching and pulling and simultaneously positions the short correctly. For example, you should always avoid pulling from the front/back at or above the chamois as this can damage the fabrics where the chamois is attached to the lycra.