PRODUCT OF THE MONTH
GONSO MOGAN BIKE-BERMUDA (2017)
BIKE SHORTS FOR ALL INSTANCES – GONSO MOGAN BIKE-BERMUDA
No pair of bike shorts are the same as the next. As a keen cyclist, this month’s product reviewer Nadine knows all about this! She’s been obsessed with all bike related things since her first mountain biking trip in the Alps. Today, she spends as much time as possible on her bike - be it on the way to work, on a weekend trip through the nearby mountains or on longer trips further afield. Not only has she devoted her spare time to bikes, she’s found a career doing what she loves too! At Bikester, Nadine ensures the site is full of exciting and interesting content. We’re sure she’s the perfect candidate to test the Mogan Bike-Bermuda shorts from GONSO! Nadine took them with her on her most recent trip to the Italian cycling paradise Finale Ligure. Did they meet her high standards? Read on to find out more…
I was very happy to test these award-winning GONSO shorts! I own several pairs of bike shorts and was curious to test a new pair. They made a good impression immediately – they’re feather light and have a simple, sporty design. I could tell they were made to a high standard and I appreciated that the inner lining could be easily separated from the body of the shorts. The seam-free RELAX GEL COMFORT padding on the inner shorts also looked very comfortable and the design was well thought out.
My positive impression was reinforced as soon as I put the shorts on. The material felt pleasant against my skin and you could tell they were durable. Thanks to the elastic waist band, the Bermuda shorts don’t slip down. I was looking forward to testing them out in the saddle!
The Gonso Mogan shorts proved to be the perfect clothing to wear whilst riding through the picturesque alpine pastures of the Finale Ligure. Whether uphill or downhill, the shorts always sat well without slipping. They also offered me sufficient freedom of movement. Thanks to the cleverly located seams there were no pressure points; which is important for long-distance riding. The light fabric is not only soft, it is also extremely robust - perfect for use during mountain biking. The inner lining has a great fit and fits your body perfectly. The seat cushion of the inner pants was really comfortable and felt great over long distances. By the way, during my ride, I also wore leggings and shin protectors - both can be combined with the shorts.
The weather conditions during my trip were rather changeable. After a few rainy moments, the shorts surprised me with their fast drying qualities. In windy weather the shorts provide good protection and their breathable design means they are good in hot conditions. Side pockets (which have zips) offer space for keys or a mobile phone. The Bermuda shorts can also be worn without the inner lining and are suitable for leisure activities. The only shortcoming I can identify with these shorts is that the fastening buttons for the inner lining are somewhat fiddly.
GONSO - Bike & Active wear
"GO-ON-SO, GONSO”, this is the motto of the GONSO family. GONSO is a German company with a long family tradition and has been developing sportswear since 1926. Whether it’s for road bikes, mountain bikes or trekking, GONSO offers specially designed, perfectly matched bike wear for every specialty of riding. As an expert in both short and long forms of trouser, the brand meets the needs of every cycling enthusiast.