Womens Chamois pads

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chezzacad
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Womens Chamois pads

Postby chezzacad » Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:29 pm

I'm struggling to get shorts to fit and alot of the time I'm having to buy and wear mens shorts which dont fit properly. I'm now looking for a UK supplier of the womens specific chamois pads to replace all the pads in my mens shorts.
If anyone can give me advice of a supplier it would be much appreciated.
Chezza

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Re: Womens Chamois pads

Postby crankycrank » Mon Apr 22, 2013 15:24 pm

Try contacting some of the shops that make custom club kits. They may sell just the chamois or may even be able to fit one to a mens short. Also try Ebay. I have seen some places here in the US that just sell the chamois but don't know about the UK.

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Re: Womens Chamois pads

Postby Pumpkin Positive » Mon Apr 22, 2013 16:04 pm

Women's specific cycling kit here http://realfitkit.co.uk/

Does that help?

chezzacad
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Re: Womens Chamois pads

Postby chezzacad » Mon Apr 22, 2013 19:44 pm

Thanks Pumpkin Positive I have emailed realkitfit so hopefully they can help.

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Re: Womens Chamois pads

Postby farrina » Mon Apr 22, 2013 20:52 pm

chezzacad wrote:I'm struggling to get shorts to fit and alot of the time I'm having to buy and wear mens shorts which dont fit properly. I'm now looking for a UK supplier of the womens specific chamois pads to replace all the pads in my mens shorts.
If anyone can give me advice of a supplier it would be much appreciated.
Chezza


Probably not what you are looking for (and I mention only for sake of completeness) but women specific shorts are available albeit it at some considerable cost here http://www.sigmasport.co.uk/item/Assos/TFILady-Bibshort-SS13/157A

Assos is very expensive and it is only in middle age that I can justify the cost, but my experience is that it Is absolutely first rate stuff. Appreciate the majority will turn white at cost.

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Ps I believe that in the event of a crash they will repair free of charge.
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Re: Womens Chamois pads

Postby TakeTurns » Mon Apr 22, 2013 21:20 pm

+1 Assos.

Very well made padding. They have several designs for the best ergonomic fit.

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Re: Womens Chamois pads

Postby chezzacad » Mon May 13, 2013 12:14 pm

I'm still looking for chamois pads it seems there isn't anyone in this country that could supply just the chamois. I've found a site in Italy and one in America. But if I buy I will have shipping and import costs. The chamois each are around 20 dollars so I could probably buy ladies shorts here for the cost of chamois!!.
I cannot justify spending £150-200 for bib shorts on the off chance that these will be uncomfortable too! I'm just shocked that when looking at the shorts there seem to be huge pads in them! Because I'm a rather large lady I am struggling. I won't give up even if it means creating my own PADS! :twisted:

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Re: Womens Chamois pads

Postby singletrackanne » Mon May 13, 2013 16:33 pm

Which ladies shorts have you tried and why are they uncomfy?
I have tried many pairs and Assos bib shorts are definitely best for me (Gore are the worst - much too small), but the Decathlon bib shorts are fairly good for the money. (They come in some reasonable sizes too). Just as a thought, can you buy a pair of Decathlon shorts and transfer the chamois to another pair? I am not sure if it is possible but is worth looking at.
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Re: Womens Chamois pads

Postby msmancunia » Mon May 13, 2013 21:22 pm

Altura also do bigger sizes from what I have seen, and I've had no trouble with the pads in those.
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Re: Womens Chamois pads

Postby mrushton » Tue May 14, 2013 07:49 am

Generally Assos/Rapha/Castelli. Cytech are a big supplier of chamois pads, but by the time you've faffed about you are better buying something decent

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Re: Womens Chamois pads

Postby suzyb » Tue May 14, 2013 11:31 am

I'm a larger lady as well and find most companies (Assos/Rapha/Castelli being 3 of them) simply don't make clothes large enough for me (since when is a 16 an XL :evil: ).

Afraid I can't help with your actual question but if you don't find a pad supplier and are back hunting for womens shorts in the future the Altura shorts (and tops) seem to be a size larger than they state. There is also this ebay seller who sells cycling shorts in a few larger sizes and they aren't too expensive.

Or you could try contacting fitjo and see where they source their pads, assuming they make the shorts themselves and don't simply sew on a logo.

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Re: Womens Chamois pads

Postby maringirl » Wed May 15, 2013 14:25 pm

I have the Skins Lady's cycling /bibshorts - fab - you select size base on height and weight to get ideal fit. They feel a bit tight - but this is because they are compression ones so support muscles. Dear but excellent.

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Re: Womens Chamois pads

Postby hjghg5 » Sun May 19, 2013 15:58 pm

I saw some decathlon bibs mentioned in cycling weekly this week and decided to give them a go. Not bad at all for under £40, I may well pick up another pair.

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Re: Womens Chamois pads

Postby Vino'sGhost » Tue May 21, 2013 17:38 pm

no pictures?

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Re: Womens Chamois pads

Postby hjghg5 » Wed Jun 12, 2013 16:50 pm

I was in decathlon today and noticed they had some womens cycling underwear - 2 pairs of pants and a separate, unattached, pad. Tbh it didn't look like a particularly sophisticated pad, and I'm in spain at the moment so theymay not sell them in the uk, but it might be worth investigating.

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Re: Womens Chamois pads

Postby jaxf » Sat Sep 21, 2013 16:19 pm

appreciate that this is rather a late post, but quite a lot of MTB shorts have semi integrated liners with the pads in them. I am just too scared to go downhill these days, so have snipped the liners out, and can use them under regular running tights. Given that MTB kit can often run bigger than road kit, it may be worth a look? I had some Fox and Pearl Izumi shorts that had mesh liners with pads which were attached in just 4 places, had separate waistband, and so were ideal for this.

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Re: Womens Chamois pads

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Re: Womens Chamois pads

Postby Biking_bud » Sat Jan 25, 2014 15:05 pm

Try WWW.Terry.com Site started by a female cyclist in the US and they carry a range of female cycling specific gear.

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Re: Womens Chamois pads

Postby warrerj » Sat Feb 01, 2014 13:57 pm

You could try Lusso. they still manufacture in the UK and will do custom sizes.


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