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Louis Garneau
Optimum 2 Short - Women's

3.25 out of 5 stars
4 Reviews


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Optimum 2 Short

Every year when spring's chill gives way to hot summer days, we're encouraged to replace our knickers for the Louis Garneau's Optimum 2 Short. Its highly flexible material wicks moisture and dries quickly, and there are mesh panels to provide ventilation. The four-way stretch, graduated chamois that provides support where it's desirable and relief where support would be a bad thing. The waist ensures that everything stays in place with the HugFit band construction. LG's typical Powerband surfaces at the hems to provide grip, and an internal waist pocket keeps your house key from mingling with spare arm warmers, wind vests, and knit gloves in your jersey pockets.


  • Non-thermal short for three-season cycling
  • High-stretch material with power mesh panels for moisture management
  • AirSport chamois provides support for casual and training rides
  • Gently compressive leg and waistband maintain coverage
  • Finished with an internal waist pocket and reflective details
  • Item #LGNZ4AB
[face fabric] Quantum, [legs] Signature Mat, Power Mesh
3 season
Leg Gripper
UPF Rating
trim and logos
Recommended Use
commuting, cross-country, gravel, road cycling
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

Overall Rating

3.5 based on 4 ratings

Review Summary

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5 out of 5 stars

August 30, 2021


I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Did a 4.5 hour ride and no pain or discomfort.

Sarah H

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2 out of 5 stars

April 8, 2021

Chamois too thin, ride up

I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Size Bought:
5' 3"

I found the padding to be way too thin. Also, the shorts rode up on my thighs, which didn't happen with another pair of the same brand. Otherwise the fit was good and the waste high, which I like, and it doesn't roll.

Becky F
2 out of 5 stars

August 24, 2020

Chamois not supportive

I've used it several times

Think of Louis Garneau as a quality brand but not for this product. After just a few times wearing these shorts, the chamois does nothing in terms of support. Not expensive so I should have get what you pay for. Spend the money and invest in a longer lasting option to ensure you're not wishing you had during your rides...

Joseph C
4 out of 5 stars

May 12, 2020

nice short at good price

I've used it several times
Size Bought:
5' 5"

I bought the short because of the brand and the price. The fabric is quite light and the chamois is a little thin. For my Peloton and short rides, or under mountain biking shorts, its great. I wouldnt recommend for long rides

Caryn H