The Women’s Carve Hip-Hugger Shorts by iXS was awarded the top podium position in the 2021 Design & Innovation Award. These bike shorts, specifically designed for women, won the coveted prize within the “Equipment Offroad” category.
For the past eight consecutive years, the Design & Innovation Award has honoured innovative and ground-breaking products in the bike sector. To win the award, candidates must complete thousands of kilometres of test runs and convince a jury who imposes strict standards. No other award uses real product testing or applies such a holistic assessment method.
Functional and Comfortable
That’s why we’re especially proud of this success – a curtain call for our winner in the “Equipment Offroad” category: the Women’s Carve Hip-Hugger Shorts by iXS!
The Women’s Carve Hip-Hugger Shorts by iXS set the new benchmark for comfort, functionality, and range of movement in women’s MTB riding apparel. iXS has replaced buttons and Velcro fasteners with an elastic waistband, ensuring these shorts fit snug around the waist. The upper section of the Hip-Hugger Shorts clings to the body very nicely, like yoga pants, and the rear panel rounds the design off superbly – so it’s goodbye forever to pressure points! Integrated pockets with functional details such as a special pocket for lift tickets, and an overall modern look, results in a product that surely appeals and caters to women who live and lead an active lifestyle.
Moreover, these shorts are manufactured from recycled PET fabrics in combination with elastic fibres, allowing for these shorts to be highly breathable and stretchy, while also considering environmental sustainability. Pascal Haf, CEO of the iXS Sports Division, comments: “We’re delighted about this award, and we’re proud that our MTB clothing has now been honoured in a very special way for the second time in a row.”