You know you've been relying on your best friend's cycling wardrobe a little too long when she starts to give you the "stop asking to borrow my clothes" look, and we understand why you'd ride it out with hand-me-downs as long as possible. Shopping for a cycling kit is pricey, but there comes a time when you've determined that your new hobby has stuck, and you're ready to start your own kit. The Pearl Izumi Escape Sugar Shorts for Women are an ideal go-to when you're ready to get started, with a price that won't break your "new hobby" bank, but enough support to carry you on when you start blasting by the veteran cyclists through steep and windy canyons. The Escape Sugar shorts are made with a nylon LYCRA blend that gives you just enough stretch to keep your muscles hugged tight, and moisture-wicking properties to keep you cool when you hammer up a big climb. The waistband is wide, with yoga-inspiration, helping you stay comfortable when in the saddle, with minimal fidgeting needed. Pearl Izumi uses its basic Women's Select 1:1 chamois for these shorts, giving just enough support to carry you through the miles, cushioning your sit bones from rough road so you can stay comfortable. The shorts use a silicone gripper on the ends of the legs to keep things in place, preventing rolling or riding-up when you put the power down.