Women's Bike Pants buying guide-3
Do you need them?

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 point of the bottom 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?  Are all factors that say YES you need them. 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, 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 recreational clothes. You get to choose clothes from your wardrobe that suit the season, the weather on the day or your mood, see Bike in Everyday/Recreational 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, see Bike in Lycra Padded Bike Pants . The final option is women specific bike shorts that may or may not come with a liner (a liner normally has padding sewn in).

Chamois (Padding)

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. It needs to be made from materials that wick away moisture, are breathable and provide cushioning in all the right places. See more at Fancy Pants – Why wear padded bike pants?

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 provide firmness and 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.  See Women Riding Clothing – Fabric Choice

goRide’s BIKE PANT Solutions

Protection Type

Recreation Padded Bike Underwear

Features/Chamois

Full brief underwear. Women specific chamois. Up to 2 hour bike ride. Performance fabric – breathable and moisture wicking.

Who Should Wear

Wear everyday/recreational clothes. Choose the clothes to suit the season and the weather and your mood. Be comfortable on and off the bike.

Protection Type

3/4 Lycra Padded Pants

Features/Chamois

High rise ultra wide, waist band, self fabric leg band, relaxed compression & style.  Womens specific chamois. Mesh side pockets.

Who Should Wear

Everyday cycling, relaxed styling, designed for comfort.  Ideal for recreation riders & curvy bodies. All season.

Protection Type

3/4 Lycra Padded Pants

Features/Chamois

Quickest drying fabric, woven leg band, elastic free front waistband.  Womens specific high density chamois up to 5 hrs ride time.

Who Should Wear

Multi-day or endurance riding.  All season riding. Off or on road – all surfaces.  Ideal touring.

Protection Type

Padded Bike Underwear

Features/Chamois

Boxer style underwear. Women or Mens specific mountain biking chamois.  Up to 5 hr ride time.  Performance fabric – breathable & moisture wicking.

Who Should Wear

Men, Women, Youth specific sizing & fit.  Designed for mountain biking, fitness riding, touring.  Choose to wear the clothes you are comfortable riding in.

Protection Type

Endurance Padded Bike Underwear

Features/Chamois

Full brief underwear. Women specific chamois. Up to 2 hours plus  bike ride. Performance fabric – breathable and moisture wicking.

Who Should Wear

Wear sporting/performance clothes of your choice. Choose the clothes to suit the season and the weather and your mood. Be comfortable on and off the bike.

Make your purchase a success…

Care for your bike pants

Your bike pants will have specific care instructions. Follow them. As your bike pants are worn directly against your skin while exercising you will need to wash them after every ride. Learn more at Tips for Caring for you Bike Pants.

Be comfortable on your bike seat

There is more you can do to achieve comfort

  1. Your bike saddle makes up the other half of the contact point. You need to make sure you have the right women’s specific bike saddle. See our Bike Saddle Buying Guide.  You may also want to check that your saddle is fitted/positioned for maximum comfort. Learn more at Bike Seat “Sweet Spot”.
  2. Learn to ride in a good efficient riding position – See Chi Riding video and other Chi Riding tips .

…so you and your family can SMILE when you ride.

Kids & Youth

Padded Bike Underwear

Bike Helmets

Mountain Bike Helmets

Jackets for Biking/Outdoors

Bike Gloves

Bike Bells

Handlebar Grips

Protective Padding

Bike Locks

Bike Lights

Hydration

Bags for Biking

Bike Tools & Tool Kits

Women

Padded Bike Pants & Underwear

Bike Saddles

Bike Helmets

Bike Jackets

Bike Gloves

Bike Bells

Hydration

Handlebar Grips

Family 

Full Range Kids Bike Seats – Attached or Towed

Kids Bike Seats – On the Bike

Kids Bike Seats – Towed by the Bike

Kids Balance Bikes

Men

Bike Helmets

Bike Saddle

Bike Gloves

Handlebar Grips

Bike Bell

Smile when you ride

Be Visibile on the Bike

Be Comfortable on your Bike Seat

‘Fun Up’ the Kids Bike/Biking

NZ Made by goRide

Kids Bike Seats & Bikes

Kids Bike Seats – On the Bike

Kids Bike Seats – Towed by the Bike

Kids Balance Bikes

Clothing & Bags

Padded Bike Pants & Underwear

Bike Jackets

goWarm Headbands & Neck Warmers

Bags for Biking

Rider Safety & Protection

Bike Helmets

Bike Gloves

Bike Lights

Bike Bells

First Aid & Personal Care

Hydration

Bike Parts & Care

Bike Saddles

Handlebar Grips

Bike Locks

Bike Carriers

Bike & Chain Cleaning

Bike Tools & Tool Kits

Smile when you ride

Be Visibile on the Bike

Be Comfortable on your Bike Seat

‘Fun Up’ the Kids Bike/Biking

NZ Made by goRide

Family Riding

With a 1 year old

With a 2 year old

With a 3 year old

With a 4 or 5 year old

With a 6 year old

Riding in Traffic

Women in Traffic

Kids Attached or Towed in Traffic

Bikepath Riding

Women on Bikepaths

Kids Attached or Towed on Bikepaths

Mountain Biking

Kids/Youth Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking with Kids Attached or Towed

E-biking