Cycling Trousers for Women: What makes the difference?
In our general category you can read what characterises good cycling trousers. But there are also differences concerning gender and age, which we now would like to address:
Women’s cycling trousers basically are different due to their cut adapted to the female anatomy. Cycling trousers should fit as tight as possible both for enhanced comfort and aerodynamic performance. This is why it is important for women to choose suitable trousers.
Apart from the cut there are two additional crucial aspects: seat pad and straps.
Padded Cycling Trousers for Women
Apart from a good women’s bicycle saddle for sitting comfortably on longer cycling tours it is also necessary to have a good, women-specific seat pad. Because pain in the seat area while riding not only isn’t fun, it also has a direct negative effect on your performance.
Women’s cycling trousers feature a women-specific layered construction with different densities so that shocks and vibrations are damped in the best possible way. The make-up can be directed inwards as 3D seat pad or as smooth seat pad towards the outside facing the saddle. Women’s seat pads with gel inserts are specifically effective and individually adapt to the body.
Apart from the gender-specific seat pad you should also consider the duration of the ride the pad is recommended for – the longer your planned cycling tour the higher the strain and the higher the quality the seat pad should be of.
Women’s cycling trousers without pad are ideally matched with padded women’s briefs or women’s padded liner shorts. This way you can flexibly adapt to changing conditions.
Women’s Bib Tights or Shorts – or preferably Women’S Cycling Tights or Shorts?
The selection of women’s cycling trousers is huge. A crucial decisive factor is the question concerning straps. This question is more important for female cyclists than it is in Men’s cycling trousers.
Cycling Tights and shorts without straps for women are more prone to sliding and do not protect the sensitive renal area. Women’s bib tights and shorts have an anti-slide effect and offer a firm fit and cut. Due to the extra long cut they protect the kidneys from getting too cold.
Biological breaks, though, can be made more difficult. This is why manufacturers often come up with innovative designs, so that the straps (and garment layers worn on top) do not need to be laboriously taken off.
For city tours fashion-conscious female cyclists have another special type of cycling trousers at their disposal:
Cycling skorts. They are compelling due to their durable Stretch material and cool fit. At the same time the skort also looks impressive when you are not on the saddle, during a break or after the cycling tour.