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What to Wear Over a Pair of goUnders?

By Annette 6 months agoNo Comments

goUnders are a brief style of underwear, with padding, to be worn when cycling.  They are designed to be worn under everyday clothes instead of your normal underwear so you can benefit from the protection & comfort that padding offers. The Italian made padding is slim & minimal yet dense so provides cushioning without bulk.  Ideal for shorter rides (less than 2 hours) and comfortable for walking around when off the bike. What to wear over a pair of goUnders?  You have a huge choice and are only restricted by what is safe and practical to wear on a bike.

womens orange goUnders

A pair of Womens goUnders

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Riding around town wearing Womens goUnders

goUnders are a unique riding product in their ability to be worn with a wide range of everyday clothing.  You wear them instead of ordinary underwear – that’s right – they replace your underwear.  Great for people new to the idea of wearing padded cycling pants against their skin

Being able to wear everyday clothes, recreation clothes or work style clothing with the padded underwear gives you the ability to ride in comfort to a huge variety of places.  The very idea for this product came about because we didn’t want to turn up to places in our sweaty riding lycra.  Even though this kept us comfortable on the bike it was at times socially uncomfortable to be off the bike at our destination in short tight black pants!!  We also felt a bit over prepared going for simple rides around town or riding with our young kids in a lycra outfit.

Clothing Ideas to Wear with goUnders:

Dresses/Skirts
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Perfect because:

full or flowing style dresses and skirts allow for unrestricted leg movement which is perfect on the bike.  It will keep you cool in summer as it allows air flow

Places you can go:

town riding, commuting to work, an outing with friends, visiting a cafe, going to an event

Safety:

Watch the length of these items.  Always tuck the skirt under your bottom so that you are sitting on the back part of the skirt.  This stops it from draping over your back wheel and getting caught up or just dirty!

Casual Pants & Top
goUnders goRide in comfortable pants

Perfect because:

this combination allows for some fashion while being very functional.  A good option in cooler weather.

Places you can go:

town riding, commuting to work, an outing with friends, visiting a cafe, going to an event, riding with kids, commuting to school

Safety:

Make sure your pants have some fullness over the hip & knee area or some stretch in the fabric.

Shorts & T-Shirt
Around town summer riding clothing

Perfect because:

whether it is a sporty look or a bit more dressed up, these 2 items allow for great movement, keeping you relaxed & comfortable in a range of situations.  Great for summer riding.

Places you can go:

bike paths, trails, mountain bike parks, riding around town, riding with the kids, to the river/pool/sea, for a picnic.

Safety:

Watch that your t-shirt is long enough to cover your back that way you don’t risk sunburn or any unwanted exposure of skin.  Does the style and fabric in your shorts allow for good movement?

Tights & Sports Top
Fabric choice. Women's riding clothing. goRide

Perfect because:

tights with stretch – whatever length – are great for riding as they allow freedom of movement.  When combined with wicking fabrics they will control your temperature and keep you comfortable for long periods of time on the bike.

Places you can go:

bike paths, trails, mountain bike parks, riding with the kids, long commutes.

Safety:

Watch that your t-shirt is long enough to cover your back that way you don’t risk sunburn or any unwanted exposure of skin.

Being comfortable & safe on your bike is hugely important.  Without these 2 factors working well for you, you are unlikely to spend very much time on your bike.  A big part of comfort & safety is the clothing that you choose to wear while riding.  Being able to wear clothes that you feel good in helps you to ride more as well.  But there are a few things to think about to keep you safe and moving freely while on the bike

  1. Don’t wear anything too tight unless it has a good amount of stretch in the fabric.  You need to be able to move your body, particularly your legs
  2. Think about things that could get caught up in moving parts of your bike.  This includes long flowing skirts, trousers that are flared, anything with cords or tassels that could hang down
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