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QUICK-ZIP
CYCLING SHORTS

QUICK-ZIP CYCLING SHORTS

We've all had those times when we've seriously hesitated and debated whether to take a technical break in cold weather. The thought of taking off jacket, bib shorts, pulling down shorts and getting half naked, in the dead of winter no less, is no happy thought. This was the starting point for our Van Rysel road cycling women's products team to create the first Quick-Zip cycling shorts. Our team is made up entirely of women in order to have as complete an understanding of the needs of women cyclists as possible. This ingenious design allows the shorts to be opened easily while staying warm and saving time!

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    FOR WOMEN, BY WOMEN

    Quick Zip - VAN RYSEL COLLANT BRETELLES 900 NOUVELLE PEAU FEMME AH19

    Special bust design:

    We replaced the bib straps with a design that more fully covers the chest, made from an interlaced material that adapts to your bust shape. This design provides better support of the bust and more warmth.

    Quick Zip - VAN RYSEL COLLANT BRETELLES 900 NOUVELLE PEAU FEMME AH19

    Zip opening:

    This zip opening makes it easier for you to take technical breaks without having to take your clothes off.

    Quick Zip - VAN RYSEL COLLANT BRETELLES 900 NOUVELLE PEAU FEMME AH19

    Stay warm and save time!

    These tights have been tested by our product design team in winter conditions, in temperatures as low as 0°C.

    A TEAM EFFORT

    Virginia, product manager and team leader of our women's road cycling product team, started out with the following question: How do we make technical breaks easier for women cyclists?

    The product team worked on this project for two years, resulting in the first Van Rysel Quick-Zip cycling bib shorts! The zipped opening at the back of the pelvis allows you to stay warm in all conditions during your winter rides.

    Triban AH 2019 - Temps Pluvieux - Témoignage

    A CHAMPION DESIGNER


    Elise Delzenne, multiple French road cycling champion, and clothing product engineer, created these cycling shorts.

    In winter, lower temperatures and more difficult weather conditions require cycling gear that is designed for the occasion. This means warmer clothes, more layers, gloves, etc. This adds extra constraints when a female cyclist needs to stop for a technical break: She has to remove almost her entire cycling outfit, placing it on the ground (where it risks getting dirty or wet) and especially risks catching a chill. As any women cyclist can tell you, this is no fun affair. Doubly so because she has to hurry up so as not to keep the group waiting.

    Our goal was to create a pair of cycling tights that allow technical breaks without having to get undressed.


    First of all, we had to pick the right materials. A warm fleece fabric inner layer for the legs. A lattice-like material for the bust and stomach area. A nice looking mesh fabric for the spine.

    As for a technical solution, we added a zip on the upper backside. Camille, our designer, designed the two-way zip which reduces tension and opening time.

    We created several prototypes in-house in our prototyping workshop and then together with our supplier. Next, each prototype was tested in real-world use by our in-house Decathlon cyclists as well as other outside cyclists, from sizes XXS to XL.

    Shop Women

    WINTER JACKET BLACK   - Van rysel

    WINTER JACKET BLACK
    Van rysel

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    70€
    WINTER JACKET YELLOW  - Van rysel

    WINTER JACKET YELLOW
    Van rysel

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    70€
    QUICK-ZIP TIGHTS BLACK  - VAN RYSEL

    QUICK-ZIP TIGHTS BLACK
    VAN RYSEL

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    70€

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