Castelli Velocissima Short – Women’s

We’ve read the reviews across the web for the Castelli Velocissima Short – Women’s and summarize the results below:

Universal Ranking

PeakScore: 81 (out of 100)
User Rating: 4.3 stars 
Expert Rating: 3.5 stars

Number of Ratings Reviewed: 115

Pros & Cons

Reasons to buy:

User Reviews

  • Low-rise, without being too low or uncomfortable.
  • Waistband is comfortable and has elastic.
  • Leg fit hugs nicely and doesn’t ride up during use.
  • Breathable and wide chamois for ventilation and comfort.
  • Fabric stretches and moves with your body.
  • Waist covers your back to ensure a snug fit and prevent chaffing.
  • Strip of material goes around bottom of the legs to ensure a snug and secure fit.
  • Leg bands don’t leave any marks but are snug on your leg.

Expert Reviews

  • Flat-form waist construction allows the waist to sit against your skin without digging in.
  • The new seat pad is comfortable and less bulky than other models.
  • Leg grippers are wide to avoid pinching or digging into skin.
  • Reflective details are present on the legs for safety.
  • Great option if you are on a budget and are looking for a mid-range short.
  • Chamois has ridges to fit a woman’s body snugly.
  • Able to benefit from the added breathability of a thin chamois.
  • The fabric is a synthetic blend of lightweight breathable material and soft fabric, for ventilation and comfort.
  • Wicks moisture away and keeps your temperature range comfortable.
  • The Giro-3 leg grippers are adequate at keeping leg sections in place during movement.

Reasons NOT to buy:

User Reviews

  • Some reports of durability issues like the elastic fibers showing.
  • Runs very small and tight.
  • Some reports of stitching binding after minimal use.

Expert Reviews

  • Logo reportedly came off during testing.
  • Lots of seams.


The Castelli Velocissima Short for women is a breathable, stretchy, and comfortable option for cyclists looking to find a short that stays in place and moves with your legs. They are not the most durable option and the fit may run tight, but these shorts are still a great choice.


Note: User and expert rankings were reviewed across the web. Some expert reviews include these: 1, 2, 3, 4.