Best sports & outdoors clothing according to redditors

We found 841 Reddit comments discussing the best sports & outdoors clothing. We ranked the 592 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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u/eatingsnacks · 14 pointsr/cycling

Amazon has some good basics to see if you are interested. They’re not going to be as nice or warm or comfortable as some higher end stuff but it’s a start. I’d say get nice shorts for comfort then a cheap cycling jersey top. I have two of the ones linked below and like them.

Runmaner Coconut Men's Cycling Jersey Short Sleeve Road Bike Biking Shirt Bicycle Clothes - Breathable and Quick-Dry (Black, 2XL)

SANTIC Cycling Men's Shorts Biking Bicycle Bike Pants Half Pants 4D COOLMAX Padded Blue L

Both pieces, Cycle Shorts Jersey Bike Shirt Outdoor Sportwear Cycling Short Sleeve Sets Asian XXL US XL

u/cactuspickle · 9 pointsr/bicycling

Great list.

I would also add: Padded Cycling Shorts changed my life. The cheapest of saddles feels like a comfy couch when you've got a decent pair of shorts on (compared to gym shorts/bathing suit/anything not-padded).

u/iller_mitch · 9 pointsr/IAmA

Probably. So, I'm mostly a stranger to pantyhose. BUT I do wear arm-sleeves when I cycle.

And they help with both heat reflection and cooling. Like these: $9 a pair.

I figure she's probably contracting the same companies who make these and leg sleeves and cranking up the price to $100.

u/DonOblivious · 8 pointsr/cycling

If it was advertised as a liner it's meant to go under other clothing. They're often a (see-through) mesh material and/or have a branded underwear like band around the top. The seems usually aren't meant to be seen.

Liner vs shorts. The liner model had to tape up his crotch because the mesh is too transparent to hide his junk.

Can you link what you purchased?

u/MonkeyManDan · 7 pointsr/cycling

I have a pair. I hate them. Uncomfortable after 10 miles. The legs roll up and increase chafing. Save your money and try these

u/AWildPenguinAppeared · 6 pointsr/cycling

My first:

Pedals - $50 when I bought at REI 3 years ago

Shoes - $65 when I bought them at REI 3 years ago

Jersey - $30, I absolutely love these cheap jerseys from Amazon, the zipper on the first one I bought finally gave out 3 years later. I will happily spend $30 on a new jersey every couple years.

Shorts - About $40 when I bought, I wouldn't recommend, they are hard to wear for more than an hour. This is one area where I believe it's important to buy nicer materials, especially for long rides. I have Pearl Izumi and Le Col bibs, they are fine but I am still looking for something that works better on long rides. I am trying next.

Let me know if you have additional questions as you get started, I took a relatively budget-minded approached when I jumped in.

u/RichardSir · 6 pointsr/cycling

Aegend Sun Protection Cooling Arm Sleeves with 30% off code: LB6AYV6D cost $6.29

u/way2funni · 6 pointsr/cycling

ima leave this right here. Best 8 bucks I ever spent.

Went from 5 mile rides to 50 miles rides.

Wear them under any baggy shorts you have now.

u/tworac · 5 pointsr/bicycling

> Keep pedaling while you change gears. In fact, not pedaling can mess you up. The derailer mechanism depends on the chain continuing to move (which pedaling does) in order to work. Just be sure you don't change more than one gear at a time.

Yes, keep pedaling, but I like to let up just a bit on the pedal power when shifting gears. Too much torque during a gear shift is what causes those unsettling gear changes, and letting up on the power a bit will make shifting a better experience. This takes a little bit of practice, but once you get it it'll become second nature.

This goes double when shifting gears uphill. Uphill shifting with full power to the pedals really strains your drivetrain, so definitely let up there. That video /u/UpTheDownEscalator posted is an ok reference.

About your seat, a pair of bike shorts will really come in handy (over a more comfortable saddle IMO) when your rides get longer. I have these and my ass rarely gets sore.

And remember biking is all about fun! Whether its lifestyle change, competitiveness, fitness or just having a good ride, enjoying every ride is the key to improving!

EDIT: I'd also recommend getting a seat bag to put under your seat to hold a spare tube, CO2 cannister and tire levers/small toolkit. This will allow you to take the bike out for quick rides without worrying about being stranded anywhere if you don't bring your panniers/backpack full of supplies.

u/bikesbrewsandbbq · 5 pointsr/cycling

skull cap such as, also keeps the sweat from running into your eyes

u/lazyfck · 4 pointsr/bicycling

You may use bike underwear and any shorts you like on top.

u/KARL_MALOWNED · 4 pointsr/financialindependence

One of my best purchases for winter cycling has been a pair of winter cycling pants from amazon for $25 (link here). The DC winters aren't as cold as the Midwest, but I've been fine riding in single digit temperatures with them + a decent coat, gloves, scarf, and hat.

Happy cycling!

u/NYKyle610 · 4 pointsr/bicycling

Sweet bike! If you still have ass pain, you should invest in a decent pair of padded cycling shorts.

u/Sinbound86 · 4 pointsr/MTB

I wear padded shorts underneath regular basketball shorts. I have a pair of mtb specific shorts as well, but they aren't my first choice when I go for a ride.

Also, if you're like me and have tree trunk thighs, make sure to get the padded shorts with the longest leg length, preferably ones that a cut to the knee. If you have something like a pair of these they tend to ride up and get your boys and one man in a choke hold.... These are the ones I use now

edit: words

u/trecool · 3 pointsr/Miami

Just be careful and dont get a beach cruiser!!!!! id recommend a hybrid bike like a trek 7.1 and put a rack on it for panniers so you can carry your stuff. Also if you are over weight i highly recommend a brooks saddle i have a b17 and its wonderful on my ass. Also bike shorts 4.3 miles aint long, but it will make your life much easier. A cheap walmart bike will break often and be expensive to repair. Refer over to r/bicycling to learn more if you are strapped for cash id go with this bike its a good all rounder and bikesdirect is a good company, or a trek and the seat brooks b17 bike rack panniers shorts
Once again do not buy a bike from walmart it will make you hate bicycling. Oh also rules and sheldon brown a repository of all things cycling
Best of luck to you, safe riding and Dont buy this!!

u/satanicwaffles · 3 pointsr/bicycling
u/duckliondog · 3 pointsr/bicycling

You mean like how I think this is the safest jersey you can buy?

u/Evil_Bonsai · 3 pointsr/cycling

biking underwear. as good as any of my actual bike shorts. I ALMOST want to wear this alone. A bit short, but really not much different than lightweight shorts I've had in the past. I usually use these with a pair of light weight Jed North shorts

u/Kraphtyone · 3 pointsr/pelotoncycle

Anything you normally work out in.

If you feel like you need more padding, wear a cheap padded underwear like this:

I’ve got all sorts of “real” cycling shorts, but you won’t really need something like that. Just find some comfortable shorts for cross training and add padding as desired.

u/prophetjohn · 3 pointsr/bikecommuting

This is what I figured out via trial and error over the last year of full-time commuting in NYC (~15F - ~100F temp range). I probably only kind of count as cost conscious. There might be cheaper alternatives to some of this stuff.

  • Feet: SPD cleats ($55). They're fine, but a bit small. I may upgrade them this year to something around $100.
  • add waterproof socks (~$30) if it's raining. Don't bother with overshoes for waterproofing, they don't work well enough. Embrace wet shoes and just keep your feet dry.
  • add neoprene overshoes if it very cold (<25 F) ($25)
  • Legs: Jeans or khakis or whatever I'm wearing to work the day
  • Add long johns if it's below 25F ($15 from Uniqlo)
  • Add waterproof pants ($52) if it's raining
  • I have cycling shorts ($35), but never wear them for commuting, only long rides.
  • Top: T-shirt or whatever I'm wearing to work that day in optimal weather
  • Cheap, non-cotton shirt in warm weather (~$10)
  • Cycling-specific jacket if it's cold or cold and raining ($75). If it's raining and warm, I just get wet and bring a change of clothes.
  • Add long-sleeve t-shirt if it's pretty cold ($15 from Uniqlo)
  • Add merino wool sweater if it's very cold ($30 from Uniqlo)
  • Head: Helmet
    • Add cycling cap if it's raining ($15, it keeps the rain out of your eyes)
    • Add skull cap if it's below ~35F ($12)
    • Add face mask if it's below ~30F ($22)
  • Hands: Gloves (none or any combination of teh following depending on how cold it is and if it's raining)
u/HellooNewmann · 3 pointsr/MTB

get some padded mtb shorts so wear under your shorts.

Your ass is going to hurt as youre first starting, its just your sit bones getting used to it. Give it a little time to hurt less, then go back out and repeat, eventually it wont hurt anymore. The key is letting it heal before going again. Think of it as little bruises right in your ass crack. Your body isnt used to having something there with weight and its just getting used to it.

These are the first ones that popped up on amazon

u/GundoSkimmer · 3 pointsr/FixedGearBicycle


I'm personally going to get these because they are overwear, not underwear, and have a nice pocket. But the brand is a notorious hit or miss brand:

EDIT Here's a better reviewed option:

Here's an underwear option:

u/claimed4all · 3 pointsr/bicycling

Did you try using actual bike shorts?

Amazon Link

They do a pretty good job of soaking up the sweat. Think of the padding as a sponge, its purpose is to soak up sweat and move it away from your body.

u/No-Nrg · 3 pointsr/MTB

I also do this. I wear Pearl Izumi Quest shorts with baggy shorts over them. I need a chamois so this is a must and the MTB shorts with chamois aren't nearly as good most of the time.

They work fine for me.

u/fiveArghs · 2 pointsr/pelotoncycle

Rather than changing the seat, try cycling shorts:

u/bigTractor · 2 pointsr/bikecommuting

I'm new to cycling. So take with a grain of salt...

But I bought a pair of these and really like them so far.

Baleaf Men's Bike Cycling Underwear Shorts 3D Padded Bicycle MTB (Blue, L)

I would like to hear others thoughts on this pair since it's my first pair. Even though I like them, is there anything better?

u/sylvainmirouf · 2 pointsr/GlobalOffensive

Well I bought them because I hate playing in the summer with a sweaty arm against the mousepad. So yeah it's doing a fantastic job, it's very smooth and life changing if it's hot in my room. Buy some on Amazon, return them if it's not helping.

I personally bought these ones, same as JaCkz. He's been wearing sleeves for quite some time so I trusted his choice. Also the only csplayer I've seen wearing those.

Ps: take medium, unless you're swole as fuck.

u/DooDooBrownz · 2 pointsr/motorcycles

padded cycling shorts, work pretty good. the thing that gets you is moisture and friction. these have no seam on the butt and are designed to keep you dry, plus the massive soft pad on the butt to keep from being sore. but making your own seat is easy too. take the vinyl cover off scoop out some foam and glue down a gel pad cover back up. done

u/SquireCD · 2 pointsr/bicycling

I like these a lot. Lots of padding. I bought a pair and liked them so much that I bought two more a couple months later.

They may help you. Not sure what you're current shorts are like.

u/mindsound · 2 pointsr/bicycling

I actually came in here to make a spandex joke, but dude -- if you're out there having fun, who cares what you have or don't have.

That said, you can get nice Pearl shorts on Amazon for like $40. I love my LBS but yeah that whole "paying double for stuff because you're local" is a bitter pill.

u/mgltraveler · 2 pointsr/MTB

These are my go to,
They are decent for sub two hour rides, and I just wear them under my synthetic hiking/outdoor shorts.

u/Twist_Vector · 2 pointsr/motorcycles

I know what you mean. It doesn't take much movement of the glasses to shift the vision. As others have said, a different helmet with better channels might help. Also some glasses are worse than others. I find the bigger lenses tend to shift less so you could buy a cheap pair online just for riding. I also found a liner like this works for me. It gives just enough padding/slip to keep the glasses in place. It's a cheap option so may be worth a try first.

u/not_your_attorney · 2 pointsr/bicycling

In the heat, cooling helmet liners can be great. I have some buddies who swear by them for the UV protection as well (buddies with less and less hair up there...).

u/loopscadoop · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon


I really want these bike shorts cause as of now my butt really hurts whenever I go for a bike ride!

Other than that, I always want vinyl records!

u/Sander_vitreus · 2 pointsr/xcountryskiing

If you are on a budget, these pants have been solid for me. Last year, I did a long distance race (113km), and it was -34C for the night portion of the race. They kept me plenty warm with a base layer underneath and are not too bulky. The only downside is that the material stiffens up a bit when it is that cold, but on a budget they were more than acceptable.

u/White_Lobster · 2 pointsr/artc

I took a chance on these last year and they're great. Can't beat the price, either.

u/calebyte64 · 2 pointsr/bicycling

Hey buddy! Happy to hear that your getting a hybrid. My first bike was also a hybrid.

Wear whatever you want. You can start with just gym shorts and a t-shirt.

I’d definitely recommend getting a few pairs of padded bicycle underwear (also known as a chamois). You can wear it under your shorts/pants. Check these out

As you ride more, you might decide that you want to get some cycling-specific apparel, but maybe not. Either way, happy riding!

u/blindtranche · 2 pointsr/motorcycles

Get a skull cap that covers the top of your ears.

Yes, it too will also be pulled off when you remove your helmet, but it is easy to put back on.

u/zumu · 2 pointsr/bicycling

> What price ranges should I be looking in?

Entry level bikes are around 700$. If you have the money and biking is something you are going to pursue aggressively, think more 1000-1500$. However, you can always buy an entry level bike, then sell it down the road for a decent return.

> What are some good brand names?

All of them. I personally poo-poo on Fuji and bikes from, but that's just my own snobbery. If you are buying the bike in person at a Local Bike Store (LBS), which I recommend, then whatever brands they carry will be fine, so long as you are into it.

> What size bike do I need?

Probably a 60-62cm, but your LBS can help you with the fitting. To give you an idea of fitting, here is a popular DIY calculating tool from

> Will it be difficult finding a bike for my height?


> Do I need proper cycling shoes/pedals? Or are these fore more advanced riders?

Yes and no, respectively. You can wait to buy the pedals and shoes whenever you're comfortable riding around and ready to get fast.

> Are there any important features I should be looking for in a road bike?

I suppose you should make sure you get brifters(shifters in the break levers), but I am pretty sure virtually all new bikes come with those these days.

The more appropriate question is probably "Is there any marketing mumbo jumbo I should flat out ignore in my quest for a road bike?" The answer to this is: carbon. Carbon fiber anything is a giant waste of money unless you are spending $2,000+ and need to shave seconds off your race times. Steel and aluminum are the materials you should be concerned with.

Other tips: Bike shorts, get 'em. Something like this will suffice for now. Cycling clothing runs small, so I would try some on at your LBS

Also, bookmark, because it contains a lot of information you will want access to at some point.

Lastly, bike lights, a u-lock from kryptonite and a helmet are also things you will most likely want to buy sooner rather than later, but first lets get you a bike.

u/pinkpooj · 2 pointsr/bicycling

I am seriously considering buying this gadsden flag cycling jersey.

u/poorlyexecutedjab · 2 pointsr/unicycling

What clothing are you wearing? These are worth their weight in gold to my saddle contact spots. Also do you find yourself have to adjust your shorts/pants? If they're bunching up on you, get some athletic pants which are more lose. Jeans are a killer.

What saddle do you have? Most can attest to the comfort of the Kris Holm Freeride, especially those who tour.

u/BattoowooGreekgreek · 2 pointsr/bikecommuting

I bought these ones. I use them very often for a 10-mile commute and they have worked just as well as I need them to. I'm happy with the purchase, especially given the price.

u/El_duderino_33 · 2 pointsr/oculus

This thing:

More comfortable against your skin than the foam too (you can pull it down to cover where the foam rests on your forehead. Works for sweat too.

u/jpbronco · 2 pointsr/running

I got these this year based on someone else's recommendation in /r/running. I really like the fit. Not loose, but not tight. 5'11 32" inseam is a Medium. I wear them any time below 35F.

u/Bluelens · 1 pointr/cycling

I have a couple pair of these Przewalski

Figured that for the price it was worth giving it a shot. The padding hits in the right spot and so far they have lasted without flaws. I picked them up last summer and they still feel new.

u/PriceKnight · 1 pointr/amazondealsus

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u/vamosatumadre · 1 pointr/MTB
  1. I want knee/shin pads. Are there any review sites that do comparisons of different models? Everything I have seen is like an individual review of one model, with no comparisons drawn between its competitors.

  2. Anyone wear anything under their helmets? I was thinking something like this to help deal with sweat and hopefully cut down on itchiness
u/drsmith302003 · 1 pointr/bicycling

Bike Shorts with a Shammy and a tube of Chamious Cream. Properly adjusted seat and just getting used to it again.

Chamois Cream -

Bike Shorts -

that will be a VERY large quality of life improvement.

Speed will come but what i started out doing and do now is i'll do what are refered to as Intervals (Fast riding for a set time) Slow riding for a set time. I do intervals through the week as not a lot of time but on Saturday I do a nice long 30+ mile ride and try to average 12 to 14 mph (started as try to maintain a 10 mph average). Sunday and Wednesday are my rest days, although i've recently started riding on Wednesday nights just for a short jaunt around town.

u/bkrassn · 1 pointr/bicycling

I like these shorts they are not that expensive and have lasted well over a year and going strong. My floor pump looks something like this but I can't remember the brand name. As far as tools you likely just need a screw driver and an allen key for the adjustments. There are some youtube videos that explain the process. You will want a work stand. <-- is the one I got. It is a little bouncy but it works and it was under $100 so I'm happy with it. You may want to throw in a pedal wrench while your at it.

u/Mattjaq · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

My girlfriend had our baby through c-section. I decided to buy the movie Due Date the next morning after the surgery. I made a huge mistake. The movie was so funny to her that she would cry when she laughed due to the pain of the surgery. But for parenting advice...

Don't shake your baby!
Don't name him/her a strange name no one has ever heard of!
If it is a boy, name him Matt. Not Mike. This is valuable parenting advice given to me by my parents. Mike's tend to be trouble makers, while Matt's tend to be not trouble makers!

That is my advice!


u/wvchrome · 1 pointr/bicycling

I have a pair of these by Sportneer. They’re a great value at $15, but I still reach for other pairs when going on longer rides.

Sportneer Men's Padded Cycling and Biking Shorts Medium

u/JustinDoesTriathlon · 1 pointr/triathlon

If you're really looking to maximize your dollar, I'd probably just get regular cycling shorts and a cycling jersey over a two piece tri suit. Swim in your swimsuit, put the cycling shorts on over that, pull them off and then throw run shorts on for modesty or just run. Something like this and these would be perfectly acceptable to start out on.

u/field_marzhall · 1 pointr/WindowsMR

Do you not feel pain with this? I bought
and it was pretty useless. It did not take the pain away. I also want one sports-oriented but I am worried that this one will simply not be thick enough. I even tried butting both beanies at the same time form the pack I got and it was still too thin.

u/dshervy · 1 pointr/bicycling

Well you should order from Amazon to stay in that price range. Check these shorts out 1 or 2. I really recommned full bibs though because the shorts tend to move around, but I really don't know your preference with that. With that being said, if you live close enough to one of those bike shops just go in so you can try a pair on to know your size so you don't have to order multiple pairs online.

u/SgtBaxter · 1 pointr/cycling

You can find decent ones pretty inexpensive

I have those Canari ones, and 2 pairs of another brand that are really comfortable, but I can't find them on amazon anymore.

Also - these vacuum compression bags are fantastic Really knocks down the volume of clothes - plus keeps them dry! Instead of rolling up like they show, I would lay across them to force most air out, then fold in half and compress more. They really work well.

u/TX_ftw · 1 pointr/mountainbiking

Baleaf Men's 3D Padded Bike Bicycle MTB Cycling Underwear Shorts (Blue, L)

Get shorts and a gel seat cover. You ride more when you're comfortable.

u/DasWheever · 1 pointr/cycling

Washing the shorts is extremely important. I don't get saddle sores, and and I wash my shorts after every ride.

Although saddles sores happen, it's not considered a "normal" part of riding, and can become quite painful and even can require being lanced and drained by a Dr.

I suggest you buy some cheap padded liners from Amazon and wear them under running shorts or something. (I used to use these before I surrendered to full blown lycra:

They're pretty comfortable, and affordable. Buy 5 pairs for commuting. (Or however many days you need them.)

I also recommend Something like no sweat detergent for washing shorts: (Smaller bottles are available.)

u/HungryMandrew · 1 pointr/MTB

I do use this bib, and i do like it. I used to use a cheap pair of Canary liner shorts, and while they worked well, they really felt like i was wearing a diaper. The bibs hug really well, keep the cushion securely in place, and do not feel at all like a diaper. Make sure you take measurements before selecting a size though. I had to get something like a XXXL by that sellers standards (im not a big guy) The only downside i have for the bib is that if you need to piss, you will have to take off your top so that you can take off the "suspender" portion of the bib, before you can lower them. Other than that, they do their job really well.

As for an outer layer short, i use the Pearl Izumi Elevate shorts. They are fantastic. They are made from a stretchy material, so they dont bind. They dont absorb water, and they have venting that works well. They are also long enough that you can wear knee pads with them, and not have a gap of exposed skin between the top of your knee pad, and the bottom of the short, even when you are pedaling. I highly recommend them, even though you will have a much harder time finding those at a good price. Its one of the few pieces of clothing that I was completely happy paying the premium price for. I used cheap options for years and they were never as comfortable,stylish, and functional as these are.

u/Velo-ciraptors · 1 pointr/MTB

I'm not a tire expert, and haven't ridden the tires in question, so take this with a grain of salt. But a wider tire, inflated to the same pressure, will have a greater volume of air than a narrower tire, and should feel firmer and support more weight. So I wouldn't look solely at max psi, but compare it with the width of the tire. The Komforts I linked are 700x40c, around 40mm or ~1.5" wide, whereas the Hookworms are 29x2.5", around 63.5mm wide. I would expect the Hookworms to give you a more solid ride between the two, but either one would be an improvement over the stock 29x2.0" Bontrager tires at 50psi. As for the knobs on the Komforts, the overall profile of the tire is still fairly round and solid, so they wouldn't impact rolling resistance as much. There may be a little squirm in the knobs that could increase rolling resistance slightly, but I would expect the tires to be made of a pretty firm rubber so that shouldn't impact you too much (the product description doesn't mention the TPI rating, but since they're intended for durability it's likely towards the thicker and harder end of the spectrum). From what others have said, and from looking at the specs, I would lean towards the Hookworms. Make sure you measure your front and rear tire clearance though, 2.0" to 2.5" is a fairly big jump. If those won't fit, I've heard good things about the Schwable Big One and Big Apple tires as well. Both come in 29x2.35", which I'm fairly certain would fit. The Big One is lighter and likely a little faster, while the Big Apple would be much more durable.

I definitely think some padded cycling shorts will help you out with the soreness. There are some budget options out there, like these, these, or these, though if you're going to be riding a lot, it would be worth investing in a quality pair of shorts. Bib shorts typically run more expensive than regular shorts, but they also tend to stay in place better and ensure the padding is where you need it. It could also be worthwhile to swing by a bike shop and try out some different saddles. The width and shape of the saddle should fit your individual anatomy, and a poor match will leave you sore or numb for sure. This can also be an investment, as a comfortable saddle can be moved to another bike should you pick up a hybrid or road bike at some point. Gloves would help with palm soreness (Nashbar has a big sale on their gloves right now), but if you're having wrist issues I would experiment with different grips, or with handlebar height and rotation. You've got the right idea with standing up and moving around to alleviate pressure and soreness, but that will only work for so long, as you've encountered. Bar ends would also give you additional hand and wrist positions to work with.

Yeah I wouldn't really bother with swapping the fork, I just wanted to point out the effect it may have on road riding. I'm not sure what would be causing the handling issues with the bike. Maybe work on some slow speed balance drills around the neighborhood? Unless your fork is backwards or something, it shouldn't be that unstable.

u/kukulaj · 1 pointr/hats
u/krsvbg · 1 pointr/bicycling

To OP /u/SirNoodlesworth and you,

For Winter:

Thermal and Windproof jacket by Przewalski

Neck warmer, unless it's super duper cold, then try full Balaclava

Windproof gloves, and if you want extra padding, try Pearl Izumi from LBS. They're pricier, but may be worth it depending on your comfort tolerance levels.

For Florida/summer:

Best "cheap" bibs! Double stich and will handle lots of washes.

Comfy jerseys with high quality zipper (the zipper is usually the first thing to break on the cheapies).

For ladies, my wife loves these kits. Comfortable and durable.

u/CandethMartine · 1 pointr/bicycling

Something like these:

"Liner" is the key word I think.

edit: Dunno if Nashbar ships to Germany, but they're running 20% off right now

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/whichbike

Thanks for the reply, that's insightful. Out of curiosity, did you get these shorts off Amazon, because they seem to be the most popular pair.

I've been building myself up recently, so it seems fair to say that I'll be able to get some good, long rides in right off the bat.

One thing I must ask though: how's the comfort? Does your back hurt? Is it tough to get used to being more hunched over on a street bike?

u/jsw20 · 1 pointr/cycling

I used this before, they are underwear, and I also bought another similar one from another seller , turns out the latter one is more suitable for me.

u/Gymrat777 · 1 pointr/triathlon

I cant tell you what to do, just what i am doing. One of my training partners is about my size, so i am going to borrow his wetsuit and possibly buy one depending on if i like how it works. If i dont like the wetsuit, i'm wearing tri shorts for my full sprint. Bikeshoes have cleats on the bottom and work with clipless pedals. They are more efficient at transfering energy from your legs to the pedals, but shoes plus pedals is another $150, so i'm waiting on that. Running shoes are basically normal tennis shoes - but go to a running store and get fitted for real running shoes that work with your running gait. For bike shorts, i have these: They look silly if you aren't used to wearing them, but boy do they make rides more comfortable! You could also buy bike shorts at your local bike shop or sporting goods store. (which might be a good idea so you can get the size right on your first pair).

u/davidw1229 · 1 pointr/bicycling

I buy most of my apparel from amazon, including Pearl Izumi, Canari, Baleaf, They are good rated cycling retailers on amazon with affordable price. you might need a Mask Neck Warmer. I bought a thermal cycling pants from baleaf, Hope it works for you.

u/jturning · 1 pointr/cycling

The wife let me use her benefit to get a pair of Nike Trailwind Swift's (non Rx but you can get with Rx). These combined with a cycling head cooling helment liner pulled down to my eyebrows keeps me from ever needing to wipe sweat except during really hard efforts with the temps above 90F. They have interchangeable lenses as well. Extra tip, if you soak this helmet liner with water and put it on along with soaking your shirt, you'll get really comfortable evaporative cooling until they dry of course.

u/MadNachos · 1 pointr/MTB

I seldom need to cover my legs, love it cold, but I also live in So Cal so me definition of 'cold' isn't exactly life threatening type cold...although we have hit low 30's here at the beach this year. Anyway, I needed some warm pants to take with me on a recent riding trip that would be usable in a bit of rain so I grabbed some cheap ones from Amazon, I usually 'invest' in high quality cycling clothing since it can last forever but I took a chance on these for $29. Heck of a good buy. Very warm, good fit (not baggy but not too tight), and very comfortable. Just note that they do run a bit small...but its Amazon so no hassle on size swapping:

u/Frys100thCoffee · 1 pointr/bikecommuting

I've been wearing padded underwear under my existing gym shorts. I was a runner previously and already had a sizable collection of dry-wicking shirts and shorts. I added these for $15US to wear under my shorts and have no problem with seat soreness on my 25mi round trip.

u/tigerhiker · 1 pointr/cycling

New rider here, ride 10-15 miles, 2-3 times a week, and 25-ish once every weekend.

Pearl Izumi Quests are good shorts. First and only pair of real shorts I own, but no complaints. I bought them on Amazon for $37. Looks like they're $50 now (, but keep an eye on them... Amazon prices fluctuate a good bit. Or check REI's clearance rack.

u/odlanirkcaj · 1 pointr/MTB

I have these and they work pretty well. I bought the ones you listed and they're crap

u/saintsfan01 · 1 pointr/bicycling

For the hands there isn't much you can do. Do you where bicycle shorts with padding or the compression shorts with padding they look like this

You also need to learn how to sit on your saddle. I can't really describe it in writing but there are tons of videos that show how you are to distribute your weight and what part of your butt goes on the saddle.

u/jcalvinmarks · 1 pointr/cycling

I have a pair of these Sportneer shorts that I would estimate I've put 2,000 miles on in the last year. They've been fine. I just bought another pair a few weeks ago, in fact.

u/0xE6 · 1 pointr/bicycling

I'm experiencing some saddle discomfort, and I'm not sure what to try next.

The saddle that came with the bike is (I think) a WTB Volt 135. Any rides longer than 10 or so miles start feeling really uncomfortable, almost like it's burning. I've tried several different bike shorts but none of them really help.

I also tried out a new saddle and really want to like it as it seems better, except for the fact that when I get off the bike after a ride, it hurts a lot for a minute or two during which time I can hardly stand/walk. I thought maybe that would go away after I got used to it, but after close to 2 weeks and ~200 miles it was no different, so I decided that wasn't good and put the old saddle back on.

I've tried adjusting the saddles up/down/forward/backward/angled, and it also doesn't seem to make much difference, so any advice would be appreciated!

u/rocketpinion · 1 pointr/MTB

You can get decent padded shorts on Amazon for something like $12.
These are just fine, and dirt cheap:
That's the Canadian site, just change the .ca to a .com if you're in the US.

u/CloggyDutch · 1 pointr/MTB

Here's my list:

First Aid Kit - just handy:

Some sort of sunglasses / windglasses:

Bike maintenance book:

Mastering mountain bike skills book:

Arse saver pants:

Cheap lights:

Tool kit:



Inner tubes,
Spare chain,
Chain tool,
Water bottle and cage,
Decent pedals (AND shoes)(,
Strava App,
Decent bag, maybe a camelback one or one with spine protection?

And lastly: A willingness to get muddy regularly. With that in mind, keep your bike clean! No pressure washing, just a hose and a brush, and some stuff. I got this kit free with my LBS membership:

That's it. All you really need is your bike!

u/SkinnyHusky · 1 pointr/bicycling

Im looking at cycling shorts. When I see a product like this, are these meant to be worn alone or are they to be worn underneath other shorts (MTB)? Or both?

u/ben242 · 1 pointr/bicycling

I have a pair of these padded shorts, pretty comfortable.

u/johnpc · 0 pointsr/bicycling

Yep, you probably just need to give your butt some time to adjust.

That said, Amazon has some cheap pairs you could try to see if they help.

What kind of hybrid do you have? My wife has a Giant hybrid which is closer to a cruiser, and the saddle on that bike doesn't work for her for anything over a few miles.