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), bike pants or liners help to provide comfort and protection at the contact points you make on the bike seat. The length of time you ride, the frequency you ride – is it on consecutive days?  Do you feel any tenderness or discomfort when you ride?  These 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 to wear on the bike will depend on what you feel comfortable in.  Also what is appropriate to provide protection from the season, the weather, or the terrain. Learn more at What to Wear on the Bike.  Bike underwear with padding (a chamois) sewn in offers the most flexibility. They become your underwear – they goUnder your riding clothes of choice, everyday or recreation clothes. You get to choose clothes from your wardrobe that suit the season, the weather on the day or your mood.  Read: Bike in Everyday/Recreation Clothes.  Alternatively you can choose bike pants – specific riding pants made of lycra with the padding (chamois) sewn in.  These bike pants come in a variety of lengths.  Read: Bike in Lycra Padded Bike Pants. The final option is women specific baggy bike shorts that may or may not come with a liner (a liner normally has padding sewn in).

The Padding (Chamois)

The chamois is the padding that will provide comfort and protection when you ride. The chamois needs to be women specific to support your female specific structure.  It’s density should also match the length of time you normally ride for.  Read:  How to Choose the Correct Chamois... It needs to be made from materials that wick away moisture, are breathable and provide cushioning in all the right places. Read: Fancy Pants – Why wear padded bike pants?

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.  Read: Womens Riding Clothing – Fabric Choice

Endurance Padded Bike Pant Solutions 

3/4 Pants - Womens Endurance
Padded Pant
Type of Riding
Multi-day or endurance/regular riding. All season riding. Off or on road - all surfaces. Ideal touring and mountain biking pant. Recreation riders where tenderness is a problem.
Duration & Frequency
Regular rider. Greater than 1 and half hours.
Chamois (the padding)
Endurance Chamois - Womens specific high density chamois up to 5 hrs ride time. Padding placement suits all types of bikes.
Features
Quickest drying lycra fabric, woven leg band, elastic free front waistband.
Cost

$189.00

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Padded Bike Underwear - Womens Endurance
Padded Pant
Type of Riding
Multi-day or endurance/regular riding. All season riding. Off or on road – all surfaces. Ideal touring and mountain biking where you choose what you wear. Suits recreation riders where tenderness is a problem.
Duration & Frequency
Regular rider. Greater than 1 and half 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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Padded Bike Underwear - Boxer - Men, Women, Youth
Padded Pant
Type of Riding
Multi-day, endurance, regular recreation riding. All season riding. Off or on road - all surfaces. Ideal mountain biking underwear. Great youth option from 12yrs+, women & men specific design.
Duration & Frequency
Regular rider. Up to and over 1 and half hours.
Chamois (the padding)
Mid range to endurance chamois, up to 5 hrs ride time. Padding placement suits sport, trail or mountain bikes. Male & female specific.
Features
Boxer Style Underwear, soft feel performance fabric, breathable and moisture wicking.
Cost

Coming Soon $89.00

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Padded Bike Underwear - Kids Endurance
Padded Pant
Type of Riding
Multi-day, tour or endurance riding. Kids that ride regularly. Kids that mountain bike on uneven surfaces. Kids that experience discomfort.
Duration & Frequency
Regular rider. Up to and over 1 and half hours.
Chamois (the padding)
Kids Endurance Chamois, inner leg coverage, age range 3-12 yrs
Features
Boxer style underwear. Soft performance fabric, breathable, moisture wicking.
Cost

$69.00

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 Recreation Padded Bike Pant Solutions 

3/4 Pants - Women Recreation
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 2 to 3 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. Lycra fabric. Mesh side pockets.
Cost

$189.00

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Padded Bike Underwear - Womens
Padded Pant
Type of Riding
Recreation riders. Town, bike path, simple trails.
Duration & Frequency
Riding up to 2 hrs.
Chamois (the padding)
Flat minimal high density chamois. Comfort without the bulk. Perfect for anyone new to wearing a chamois.
Features
Full Brief Underwear, soft feel performance fabric, breathable and moisture wicking.
Cost

$79.00

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Padded Bike Underwear - Kids
Padded Pant
Type of Riding
Everyday, regular riders. Fits approximately 3-12 yrs. Kids that enjoy riding for recreation.
Duration & Frequency
Riding up to 1 to 1.5 hrs.
Chamois (the padding)
Kids specific chamois, age range 3 to 12yrs.
Features
Boxer style underwear. Soft performance fabric, breathable, moisture wicking.
Cost

$59.00

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Padded Pant
Type of Riding
Duration & Frequency
Chamois (the padding)
Features
Cost
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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.

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT COMFORT:   Be Comfortable on your Bike Seat Guide

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