Padded Bike Pants Buying Guide

Supporting you to get the right solutions for comfort on your seat so you can smile when you ride

Answer the following questions and think through the points made.  This will help you get the right padded pants.

Do you need Padded Bike Pants? 

Padded bike pants will make time on the bike more enjoyable. The padding in the bike underwear (Women’s goUnders), lycra bike pants or liners help to provide comfort and protection at the contact points you make on the bike seat. Riders of all abilities generally choose to wear padding to support their comfort. However the longer you ride, the more frequent you ride – is it on consecutive days? are all factors that elevate the importance of wearing padded bike pants to support your comfort. If you are new to riding, feel any tenderness or discomfort when you ride are all factors that say YES you need padding. If in doubt answer YES you won’t regret your decision.

What do you want to wear when you ride?

Choosing what you want to wear on the bike will help determine whether a padded pant, underwear or a liner is the right solution for you You want to make sure you are comfortable and feel good in your riding clothing, and you have the appropriate protection from the weather and/or the terrain.

Padded Bike Underwear (goUnders) –  underwear specifically designed for biking with padding (a chamois) sewn in offers the most flexibility. The padded underwear – go under your riding clothes of choice, everyday or recreational/activity clothes. You get to choose clothes from your wardrobe that suit the weather, your destination, your level of activity or your mood. Available in different styles.

For Women: A Full Brief or Boyleg. For Youth and Kids: Boy Leg or Boxer. For Men: Boxer

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Lycra Bike Pants – fitting riding pants made of lycra which is usually black, with the padding (chamois) sewn in.  These bike pants come in a variety of lengths,

  • short – good for summer riding
  • 3/4 length – often a more flattering length for women. Offers a solution through the seasons and different weather conditions but can get hot in the peak of summer
  • full length – good for riding in cooler temperatures

Liners – can be purchased separately but generally come with baggy bike shorts (a popular choice with Mountain Bike riders). The liner is often made of mesh material with padding sewn in and they are in the style of a short lycra bike pant.  Designed to be worn under your baggy bike shorts.

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The Padding (Chamois)

The chamois is the padding that will provide comfort and protection when you ride. The chamois is sewn into the pant, underwear or liner.

The chamois needs to match you as a rider and the time you spend riding.  They are Women, Men and Kid specific in shape.  A chamois is made from high density foam which will have different design elements and thickness to wick away moisture, be breathable and provide cushioning in all the right places.

Our Padded Bike Underwear – goUnders – are available with different chamois options to maximise your comfort. Please pay attention to the type of chamois you are buying to ensure you will get the performance and comfort you are seeking.

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The Fabric 

The fabric your bike pants are made from should be a performance material that is breathable and wicks away moisture. The fabric needs to stretch to allow movement but compress for the best fit possible.  If the chamois is held in place it will provide cushioning in all the right places.  Functional high quality man made fabrics don’t need to impact the environment negatively so seek out sustainable manufacturing processes.

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Padded Bike Underwear – Briefs & BoyLeg

Womens Standard Brief
Padded Underwear
Type of Riding
Suits shorter ride times. Town, urban, bikepath, easy trail
Duration & Frequency
Up to 2 hours or those who prefer a minimal feel chamois
Chamois (the padding)
Minimal Chamois - Womens specific, slim but good density, less bulk. Padding placement suits all types of bikes.
Features
Soft feel performance fabric. Brief style in a high waist or mid waist height.
Cost

$79.00

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Womens Endurance Brief
Padded Underwear
Type of Riding
Multi-day or endurance/regular riding. All season riding. Off or on road – all surfaces. Ideal touring. Suits recreation riders where tenderness is a problem.
Duration & Frequency
Regular rider. Up to 6 hours.
Chamois (the padding)
Endurance chamois, womens specific, up to 6 hrs ride time. Perforated for air flow. Padding placement suits all types of bikes.
Features
Full Brief Underwear, soft feel performance fabric, breathable and moisture wicking.
Cost

$89.00

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Youth Girl Boy Leg
Padded Underwear
Type of Riding
Multi-day, tour or regular riding. Teenage girls 11-15yrs. Mountain bike or trail ride
Duration & Frequency
Regular rider. Up to 4hours.
Chamois (the padding)
Minimal Performance Chamois, suits both on & off road, slim, reduced bulk
Features
Boyleg style underwear. Soft performance fabric, breathable, moisture wicking.
Cost

$79.00

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Womens BoyLeg
Padded Underwear
Type of Riding
Cross performance, Multi-day, endurance, regular recreation or mountain bike riding. All surfaces riding. Off or on road. Ideal mountain biking underwear. Women specific design.
Duration & Frequency
Regular rider. Up to 5 hours.
Chamois (the padding)
Mid range to endurance chamois, up to 5 hrs ride time. Padding placement suits sport, trail or mountain bikes. Female specific.
Features
Boyleg Underwear, soft feel performance fabric, breathable and moisture wicking.
Cost

$89.00

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Padded Bike Underwear – Boxers

Kids Standard
Padded Underwear
Type of Riding
Kids who love to ride but need a bit of comfort. Recreation, regular on trails, bike paths, mountain bike tracks.
Duration & Frequency
Up to 2 hours
Chamois (the padding)
Kids Chamois - slim but good density. Padding placement suits all types of bikes.
Features
Soft feel performance fabric. Boxer style with mesh side panel and elastic waist.
Cost

$59.00

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Kids Endurance
Padded Underwear
Type of Riding
Multi-day or endurance/regular riding. Ideal touring and multi day mountain biking. Suits recreation riders where tenderness is a problem.
Duration & Frequency
Regular rider. Up to 4 hours.
Chamois (the padding)
Kids endurance chamois. Dense and full coverage including inside leg. Padding placement suits all types of bikes.
Features
Boxer style underwear, soft feel performance fabric, mesh side panel and elastic wasit.
Cost

$69.00

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Youth Boy
Padded Underwear
Type of Riding
Multi-day, tour or regular riding. Teenage boys 11-15yrs. Mountain bike or trail ride
Duration & Frequency
Regular rider. Up to 4hours.
Chamois (the padding)
Minimal Performance Chamois, suits both on & off road, slim, reduced bulk, male specific.
Features
Boxer style underwear, 2cm inside leg length. Soft performance fabric, breathable, moisture wicking.
Cost

$79.00 Winter 2022

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Mens
Padded Underwear
Type of Riding
Cross performance, Multi-day, endurance, regular recreation or mountain bike riding. All surfaces riding. Off or on road. Ideal touring underwear. Mens specific design.
Duration & Frequency
Regular rider. Up to 5 hours.
Chamois (the padding)
Mid range to endurance chamois, up to 5 hrs ride time. Padding placement suits sport, trail or mountain bikes. Male specific.
Features
Boxer Underwear, 2cm inside leg length. Soft feel performance fabric, breathable and moisture wicking.
Cost

$89.00 Winter 2022

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Padded 3/4 Bike Pant Solutions

Womens Endurance
Padded Pant
Type of Riding
Endurance riders, multi day, tour riding and regular training rides.
Duration & Frequency
Riding up to 5 hrs.
Chamois (the padding)
Supportive high density chamois. Perforated for breathability & wicking, quick dry.
Features
High compression feel, quick dry, zip pocket, 42cm inside leg length
Cost

$189.00

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Women Casual Style
Padded Pant
Type of Riding
Everyday cycling, relaxed styling, designed for comfort. Ideal for recreation riders & curvy bodies. All season.
Duration & Frequency
Riding up to 4 hrs.
Chamois (the padding)
Womens specific high density chamois. Padding placement suits all types of bikes.
Features
High rise ultra wide waist band, self fabric leg band, relaxed compression & style. Two deep mesh side pockets.
Cost

$189.00

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Youth Girl
Padded Pant
Type of Riding
Everyday, regular riders. Suits teenage girls who ride in all seasons.
Duration & Frequency
Riding up to 5 hrs.
Chamois (the padding)
Two choices chamois up to 4hrs, or up to 5hrs.
Features
Choose Endurance or Casual style in small youth sizing.
Cost

$169.00

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MAKE YOUR PURCHASE A SUCCESS…

Bike Pant Care

Your bike pants will have specific care instructions. Please follow them. As your bike pants are worn directly against your skin while exercising you will need to wash them after every ride. Read: Caring for you Bike Pants.

Be Comfortable on your Bike Seat

There is more you can do to achieve comfort.  Your saddle, how your saddle is set up, your body position and how you ride – your strength and fitness – can all play a part in your comfort.

 

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