Any recommended baggy padded shorts........?

daniel_b
daniel_b Posts: 11,761
edited September 2009 in Women
Hello all,

my girlfriend is after some padded baggy shorts, and was on the verge of purchasing a pair of these:

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=1646016460.jpg

And a pair of these:
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=3659836598.jpg

Alas neither of them have reviews on CRC, so just wondered if anyone here used them, or had their own recommendations??

Cheers

Dan
Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
Scott CR1 SL 12
Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
Scott Foil 18

Comments

  • i just bought a pair of Altura Quantum 3/4 shorts and they fit really nice, which is not easy as we girls always think our bums look to big in padded shorts lol. :oops:
    they say 3/4 but only just come over the knee on me
  • miss notax
    miss notax Posts: 2,572
    I can hightly recommend both the Ladies Endura Hummvee and the Endura Singletrack (both 3/4 length) shorts. The Singletrack shorts are a bit more robust and are water repellant, whereas the Hummvee's have more venting and a lighter fabric, but both are excellent quality and stop your knees getting scraped if you come off :wink: I came off on one of the berms at Brechfa and was expecting lots of blood - but the shorts had protected me and they weren't even ripped 8)

    The only slight moan I would have is that the sizes of the Hummvees are weird. You get a padded liner with it, but where I am an XS in the Singletrack and the XS shorts are fine on the Hummvees, the liner looks like it's designed for a 5 year old :evil: I could barely breathe in it, let alone ride a bike!! Anyway, so thats my only gripe, that the sizing of the shorts and the liners don't match on the Hummvees (I obviously went for the size up).

    Anyway, hope that helps!
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  • TBH, i'd buy some decent lycra shorts the liners are usually rubbish.

    Then buy some shorts you like, personally i use board shorts 'cos they're lairy and long enough to protect my knees. But otherwise basically and reasonably baggy shorts from the high-street or interweb will do fine.
  • miss notax
    miss notax Posts: 2,572
    TBH, i'd buy some decent lycra shorts the liners are usually rubbish.

    Don't know if that's in response to my post, but if so, yes - I agree! They are usually rubbish (these aren't bad...) but it just annoyed me that the two elements of the same thing were sized completely differently :D

    Hey ho!!
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  • Not really, just a general observation...

    plus i prefer being able to choose slightly more interesting shorts than black, grey or brown, how else can i colour coordinate with my bike?
  • miss notax
    miss notax Posts: 2,572
    :lol::lol::lol:
    Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the number of moments that take your breath away....

    Riding a gorgeous ano orange Turner Burner!

    Sponsor the CC2CC at http://www.justgiving.com/cc2cc
  • Sombrio shorts are good. They are a bit pricey but come in lots of colours.

    I do wear padded liners and find the gore ones excellent.
  • .blitz
    .blitz Posts: 6,197
    mrs.blitz just bought some Humvees. A few observations:

    * they are nothing like the bloke's Humvees. They say Endura on them and the material is the same but otherwise they have nothing in common. Pockets, zips, belt, vents, basic cut - all different.
    * size S is huge. mrs.blitz is a slender size 10 and the small Humvees were like Coco The Clown's shorts.
    * there is no difference in length between the XS and S shorts. They are both very short compared to the men's Humvees.
    * the XS has a liner designed for a child but it stretches a lot :wink:

    If you're buying online, order at least two different sizes and be prepared for some hysterics when you try them on :lol: