Kids Padded Bike Pants Buying Guide

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

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

Do you need Padded Bike Pants? 

The padding in the bike underwear (goUnders), bike pants or liners help to provide comfort and protection at the contact point of the bottom on the bike seat. The length of time riding, the frequency they ride – is it on consecutive days?  Do they talk about discomfort?  Do you want to eliminate all barriers to help just get them out there… will all be factors to help you decide – do they need them? Learn more at Kids Bike Pants – do they need them?

What do you want to wear when you ride?

Choosing what to wear on the bike will depend on what they feel comfortable in, what is appropriate to provide protection from the season, the weather, the terrain. Learn more at What to Wear on the Bike.  Bike underwear with padding (a chamois) sewn in offers the most flexibility. Worn like underwear – they goUnder their riding clothing of choice, everyday or recreational clothes, clothing in their wardrobe that suits the season, the weather on the day, their mood, and their changeable likes and dislikes. See Bike in Everyday/Recreational Clothes.  

Traditionally – in the adult world of riding – bike pants are made of lycra with padding sewn in. See Bike in Lycra Padded Bike Pants. The other option is bike shorts that may or may not come with a liner (liners normally have padding sewn in).

The Padding (Chamois)

The chamois is the padding that will provide the comfort and protection when they ride. The chamois should be kids specific to fit their smaller structure. Made from a fabric that wicks away moisture and is breathable. One they are 12 plus then it is likely that they will need to be moving to a adult chamois – to get they support that is required. 

See more at Fancy pants- why wear padded bike pants.

The Fabric 

The fabric should be a performance material that is breathable and wicks away moisture. The fabric needs to stretch to provide firmness so the chamois can be held in place to provide the cushioning in all the right places. See Women Riding Clothing – Fabric Choice

Kids Padded Bike Pant Solutions 

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 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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Padded Bike Underwear - Youth - boys and girls
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 - 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

Coming Soon $89.00

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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 help you be comfortable

  1. The saddle may need to be considered. Kids bikes are often not blessed with great bike seats.
  2. Help them ride in the correct body position – See Chi Riding video and other Chi Riding tips.

 

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

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