Naming a pair of cold-weather knickers after a classical goddess may seem a bit overblown at first blush, but when you compare the defining elements of Pallas Athena to those of Mavic's Athena Thermo Knickers, it starts to make sense. Athena is the goddess of acts of heroism and the protector of one of the most fabled cities of the west; the Athena Thermo Knickers empower your heroic ambitions for cold-weather cycling by protecting you in the low temperatures during the colder months of the year.
The Athena Thermo Knickers are composed mostly of Warm Tech fabric, which makes insulation and durability their main priority. They also incorporate Ride Wick Warm in areas that benefit from increased moisture transfer at the expense of reduced insulation. This keeps you dry and helps ventilate extra heat to keep your body temperature in the range you want it.
Ergo Waist involves an elastic insert with a lot of firm stretch, so it adapts to your body but is still sturdy enough to keep the knickers from slipping down below the hem of your jersey or jacket. Exo Grip is an elastic insert with silicone grippy bits to keep the cuffs in place. The seams are flatlock to eliminate chafing and ensure a comfortable ride. They're also offset, so they avoid riding directly over your knee.
The knickers include an Ergo 3D women's insert, which features three different densities of progressive cushioning that ensures there's material where you want it while relieving pressure on sensitive areas. The Ergo 3D's elastic construction means it's smooth, nonabrasive surface moves with you, rather than against you, for all-day comfort in the saddle.
The Women's Mavic Athena Thermo Knickers are available in five sizes ranging from X-Small to Large in the color Black.