Sunday, January 24, 2010

Desperately Seeking Cycling Shorts

You may recall from reading past cycling posts that I like to rock the Terry cycling skort while riding. I've actually loved their skorts for over ten years now, but lately feel that I am ready to start mixing it up. I don't always want to throw on a skort for riding for multiple reasons, but due to my limited cycling wardrobe that is basically all I've got.

Misty on Mountain Bike Ride

I've been scouring through all the newest cycling clothes for the upcoming season and this is what I've narrowed it down to.

Specialized Enduro Short

The length looks the simple color (we don't always need to clash colors)... but still can't really get a feel for how the actual short looks. Mock-up drawings just can't quite depict it enough for me to try them out. Plus, the price tag is a bit steep at $120.

Loeka Shell Short in Plaid

I love the length and fun print, but I've never tried this company. Also, they look like they may be a bit of a low rider. Not good for biking since basically every pair of bicycle shorts I've ever owned slides right off my butt while riding. These are still a maybe though. Especially is they are comfortable with a pair of Terry cycling liners underneath.

Breezer Board Short by SheBeest

These are basically the ideal pair of shorts, except that mesh liner part. Mesh liners...I don't know... they just... sound like they rub.

Anyways, let me know if you have any other suggestions. I'm open to ideas. I also like a lot of the outdoor clothing that Outdoor Divas has online, just not any of the cycling shorts right now.


Richard said...

... nice leg. ... nice dog too.

bettymountaingirl said...

She's a great biking dog too! when she stays with me that is :)

Red Bike said...

I don't know if it's the same for girls but go for bibs. They stay up and they're far more comfortable.

I had major trouble buying swimming shorts last week. Apparently knee length baggy shorts are very unfashionable.

starfish264 said...

Hey - maybe have a look at Harlot biking wear. A quick Google will find them - they're a US based company specialising in designing girls biking gear that looks good and functions well. I'm personally hankering for their Houlihan shorts, although I'm currently rocking Altura's which are very comfy. Harlot have had loads of hood reviews in the biking press and whilst not cheap seem to be good value. They also sell through some other supplier so you might be able to cut the shipping costs down? That's my 2 cents worth!

bettymountaingirl said...

Thanks for the tips all!!

Starfish- freakin love their stuff and hadn't heard about it before you mentioned it. Thank you!!