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Chafing can be such a pain in the … well, you get it. Wear the Gore Bike Wear Base Layer Boxers as underwear on your bike commute, on the trails, or anytime a bike ride may unexpectedly become part of your itinerary. With an ergonomic seat pad and excellent moisture management, they offer the on-the-bike comforts of a cycling short without the full-compression feel of heavier spandex.

The Base Layer Boxers are made of a thin and soft polypropylene/elastane blend that wicks sweat away from your skin to the outer layer of the fabric, where it can evaporate. The 9% elastane in these boxers makes them stretchy, but not overly compressive. The elastic waistband is brushed on the inside for comfort. The few seams on the Base Layer Boxers are flat-locked to minimize abrasion, and the back is cut high so that they don't slip below your outer pants or shorts.

The Contest Man seat pad is elastic, so it moves with you, and it's designed to provide comfort over short to medium routes. The Gore Bike Wear Base Layer Boxers come in sizes Small through XX-Large. They're available in Black or White.

  • Contest chamois wicks sweat to keep you comfortable during your ride
  • Minimized seams and flatlock stitching reduce chafing
  • Soft, elastic waistband is brushed on the inside to promote moisture transport

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Very average bike pad

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit:True to size

I've used this quite a bit, and although the chamois is very good, the material of the short is pretty subpar. It does hold shape very well, the elasticity wore out quite, and it rides up constantly. There are definitely better options on this site.


Pretty good riding underwear

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times
  • Fit:True to size

Typically I am more of a hobbyist when it comes to biking, but with these on me I am likely to ride more often. They do not shift or bunch up like other pieces I have tried. They provide the protection where it is needed to prevent any kind of proctitis from an all day excursion. The best part is that they are a separate piece and can be worn with any clothing item. And for the deal that they are going for I might just pick up a spare.