Ladies padded cycling shorts

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11/07/2010 at 15:30


My male friend has some loose cycling shorts by Gore that just have a pad affixed to them but not a lycra pair of detachable inner shorts. I would like a similar pair as currently I just have a pair of padded lycra shorts which I wear under loose running shorts (I am NOT wearing lycra with nothing over the top) but this gets really hot. I haven't been able to find any. I would like them to be shorter than the usual knee length ones.

Any suggestions (other than stop being so fussy)?

Thank you.

11/07/2010 at 15:36

Have you tried Wiggle?   I like Altura shorts, tend to be reasonably priced and comfortable fitting.

11/07/2010 at 15:56
Thanks Clag but these all seem to have detachable shorts inside rather than just a pad.
11/07/2010 at 17:31
Try looking at ,
the madison brand ones are good.
11/07/2010 at 18:01
Ostrich wrote (see
Thanks Clag but these all seem to have detachable shorts inside rather than just a pad.

The inner shorts aren't proper lyrca shorts, they're basically padded cycling underwear, and are pretty thin so wont make you too hot.

Alternatively you could just get some padded cycling underwear and wear it with any shorts you like.

Edited: 11/07/2010 at 18:03
11/07/2010 at 23:02
do Gore do a ladies version of those shorts?
12/07/2010 at 08:04
Some of them, like these say they have a 'mesh' liner which sounds as if it might be cooler.
12/07/2010 at 10:07
"I am NOT wearing lycra with nothing over the top"

why - do you have a problem?? the vast majority of cyclists, male and female, appear to be happy wearing lycra.

you can however get padded undershorts that you can wear under ordinary shorts - they're not the easiest to find but these are sold by CRC

12/07/2010 at 12:00

Hi FB I just prefer to keep my saddlebags under wraps.

Thanks to all for the suggestions. I am going to have a look at them all now!

12/07/2010 at 22:20
Edited: 12/07/2010 at 22:23
13/07/2010 at 12:47
Thanks biker mouse!
13/07/2010 at 13:42

Lots of stuff at wiggle too - varying prices and availabilities:

Shorts with padding:

Padded undies:


Might be worth searching on the words 'cycling boxer' as well as 'liner', and 'undershort' 

14/07/2010 at 12:57

Thank you very much everyone. Think this is teh only thread that's stayed on topic!

I've gone for the terry padded liner as suggested by biker mouse so thanks especially to her!

14/07/2010 at 18:03

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