Recommendations for comfy padded shorts

Discussion in 'Components, Accessories and Clothing' started by Kizibu, 17 Jul 2012.

  1. Kizibu

    Kizibu Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Sussex by the Sea
    Hi

    Can anyone recommend some good padded shorts or advise on how best to go about buying some please? Or is it just trial and error?

    Looking inside a few pairs, there seems to be a wide variety of padding materials. What should I be looking for in there please?
     
  2. musa

    musa Über Member

    Location:
    Surrey
    Wiggle's brand dhb I've found to be very good
     
  3. MrJamie

    MrJamie Oaf on a Bike

    Another vote for dhbs, I use their padded undershorts under normal shorts/clothes on longer rides :smile:
     
  4. rb58

    rb58 Enigma

    Location:
    Bexley, Kent
    Shutt VR regular bibs have a great pad. I also find DHB really good too. But, it's a very personal thing.
     
  5. martint235

    martint235 Dog on a bike

    Location:
    Welling
    I just seem to have got lucky. I like Nike but I can't seem to get the ones I really like which were quite thick almost wetsuit feeling material. I've also got Pearl Izumi, Briko and Altura. The pad on the Altura is a bit thick for long distance rides but is ok for commuting.

    I'll have to give dhbs a try.
     
  6. John_c

    John_c Active Member

    Location:
    Co Durham
    Another vote for Wiggles DHB bib shorts, very comfy, good price and a good fit.
     
  7. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Location:
    Atop a Ti
    Schutt VR are the most comfortable shorts I have ever owned. Closely followed by DHB.
     
  8. Falwheeler

    Falwheeler Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Falmouth Cornwall
  9. DCLane

    DCLane Found in the Yorkshire hills ...

    A lot of it is down to individual preference;

    I like Pearl Izumi's Quest cycling shorts - they're the best I've had and are £35-ish.
    I've got some DHB & Shutt ones and they're OK.
    If you like a wide pad :eek: then Club Roost's are very good - and are just £20
     
  10. zizou

    zizou Veteran

    If you can afford it then Assos Mille. Wish all my shorts were as comfy...however unfortunately i cant afford a whole cycling wardrobe of Assos bibs!

    At the moment i think the best value are the ones that Zipvit Sport sell - i dont know who makes them but they are pretty cheap and good quality too, i got them with a discount code for about £25 (normal price of £35) and IMO they are comparable quality with shorts costing twice that. The downside is you end up looking like a billboard for Zipvit!
     
  11. johnr

    johnr Über Member

    Thanks for that. I bought some on your recommendation and also find them great.
     
  12. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    dhb here. Excellent value.
     
  13. l4dva

    l4dva Über Member

    Location:
    Sunny Brum!
    dhb again! they are a lot more comfortable than my Endura ones...
     
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