From Staff Writer, Cheri Felix
Full disclaimer: I don’t run or swim or ride a road bike or do triathlons. This is what I told the people from SOAS when they asked me to review their Red Houndstooth Tri Kit. “But I’ll ride my mountain bike and go to spin class and for good measure, I’ll run into spin class, “I added to my pitch. So they sent me what at first glance were a pair of lycra shorts and a cute matching tank. At second glance, it might be some of the most comfortable lycra I’ve ever worn.
If you’ve read my other reviews of clothing you know I am a mountain biker. Baggies all the way. The more disheveled the look the better so I was a bit skeptical. Until I put on the shorts. I think they are the cutest lycra shorts I’ve ever seen. And dare I say I think I look really good them. They are super comfortable. The stylistic touches are spot on. The houndstooth design on the perfectly crafted waist band is cute. The just wide enough waist band is comfortable in that holds in any bit of blubber you might have kind of way. Although I am sure you don’t have any. There are three just the right size built in pockets on the back that are great for holding your locker key, your $5 bucks for coffee and your gel. The chamois is slight as I suspect is preferable for triathletes since the bike is just one of the three events. It’s soft and cozy in all the right spots and perfect for spin, running indoors and yes, I did wear them while out for a mountain bike ride. They also worked perfectly for weight lifting before spin class. Which is not super fun when you wear cycling shorts that have a big maxi pad for a chamois.