Why no pockets in padded shorts?

Discussion in 'Components, Accessories and Clothing' started by Dave7, 10 Aug 2012.

  1. Dave7

    Dave7 Guru

    I can see the obvious (aero dynamics) etc. but surely the benefits of a pockets would outweigh any negatives....just for a handkerchief?
    That's my moan for today done.....but every time I don my shorts it crosses my mind!
  2. Sittingduck

    Sittingduck Guru

    Just use Jersey pockets :smile:
  3. deptfordmarmoset

    deptfordmarmoset Full time tea drinker

    Armonmy Way
    I don't think I'd like having a side pocket full of keys, coins, etc, not for any aerodynamics considerations, simply because in the event of an off where the hip takes some of the impact, you risk gouging some painful holes into your upper thigh.
    Norm likes this.
  4. srw

    srw It's a bit more complicated than that...

    Every pair of baggy shorts I've had has had a pocket - as has every cycling jersey!
  5. Friz

    Friz The more you ride, the less your ass will hurt.

    Just snot in your gloves.
  6. lordloveaduck

    lordloveaduck Well-Known Member

    Couldn't they have a back pocket? like runners bottoms do.
  7. srw

    srw It's a bit more complicated than that...

    Why? Cycling jerseys have pockets, which are convenient. Pockets in cycling shorts are very inconvenient because of the way you're sitting on the bike.
  8. Scruffmonster

    Scruffmonster Über Member

    They have two enormous pockets. Both legs. Tuck a hanky under the elasticated leg, above the gripper strip and it has zero chance of coming out.
  9. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Atop a Ti
    No need for pockets in padded shorts.
  10. Rob3rt

    Rob3rt Man or Moose!

    Man up and wipe your snott on your glove or arm or better yet rocket that shoot to the ground!
  11. Andrew_Culture

    Andrew_Culture Internet Marketing bod

    I was going to make a comment about using a 'Bangkok Hilton' style pocket, but it would be much too uncomfortable...
  12. youngoldbloke

    youngoldbloke The older I get, the faster I used to be ...

    I make it a rule to have nothing hard - phone, keys, tools, coins - in jersey pockets. I know a chap whose cycling career was effectively ended when he landed on his mobile phone. Handkerchief goes in the jersey pocket. Pockets in shorts would just get in the way.
  13. GrasB

    GrasB Veteran

    Nr Cambridge
    As said, when falling you really don't want side pockets as that tends to be the main contact point with the ground. Pockets in your cycling top are much better.
    Norm likes this.
  14. mr_hippo

    mr_hippo Living Legend & Old Fart

    I have a couple of pairs of Santini bib shorts that have a pocket in the small of the back
  15. lordloveaduck

    lordloveaduck Well-Known Member

    I use runners cothing as i find it more comftorble to ride in. I have also seen others use runners clothing.
    It hasn't effected which bike i can ride or how i ride.
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