Even at this price point, Assos designers and engineers once again prove that through careful research and testing, you can make the world's greatest cycling apparel. Building off the FI.Uno S5 short platform (previously considered the gold standard) the Mille S7 shorts, feature upgraded fabrics for improved comfort and performance through compression along with the wonderful and purple S7 seatpad.
All panels of the H.milleShorts_s7 (commonly referred to as the Mille S7) are constructed from Assos's proprietary Type 429 Lycra. This fabric is low volume and low weight which make these shorts feel like an extension of your body. The sheer and taught qualities of Type 429 provide you with a perfect balance of muscle compression and elasticity with superior moisture wicking capacity. And although you get compression for muscle support and improved blood flow, it has the right amount, so the shorts never feel tight and confining. All short panels are anatomically cut patterns, that when sewn together, form a uniformed and anatomically correct fit for your body when postured in the cycling position. This is called AEPD II or Advanced Ergonomic Pattern Design.
The waist band is wide and thin to disperse pressure evenly. Add a laser cut edge and the band literally melts into you skin while offering support at the same time. The leg grippers are soft-woven elastic that keep the short legs in place without slicing into your thighs. Small silicone dots offer the right amount grip to aid the leg grippers by making sure the short remain secure around your legs and stay put when cycling.
The insert is elastic, so it will stretch while you are cycling to help cut down on friction from chafing. The chamois features GoldenGate technology, which means it is only attached at the front and rear of the insert, allowing the un-stitched center to free float and act as if it were a natural extension of your body. These innovations give the S7 chamois an organic and comfortable sensation. The padding and support comes from the Assos designed memoryFoam which features a shock absorbing, closed cell foam construction. The memoryFoam padding returns to its original form as soon as pressure is released. This means that every time your pedaling position changes, you move on the saddle or shift your weight, memoryFoam foam fills the gap. The foam is placed in strategic areas including around each side of the prostate area to create a well for pressure release. The top layer of the chamois is billed as Assos superAir and is located directly under the top sheet. This waffled pattern design dissipates heat by creating proper air flow, while simultaneously wicks moisture and perspiration away from your body. Anti-bacterial threading is used on the top sheet to help keep the top pad clean and sanitary.