All-day comfort for any short.
Take your favorite shorts and transform them into your new go-to cycling short. Whether it's busting out some dawn patrol hot-laps, the commute to work, or a quick trip for some java, you can instantly add a chamois providing much-needed comfort between yourself and the saddle. In addition to the chamois, you'll receive moisture management and support that only comes with a pair of form-fitting cycling shorts. Pick up some Pearl Izumi Select Liner Shorts and have the versatility to decide what you want to wear over it.
For the main construction of these shorts, Pearl Izumi uses a blend of polyester and elastane creating what is known as Transfer Mesh. The polyester fibers help reduce the weight of the material and combined with the perforated pattern offer a high-level of moisture management. Elastane offers four-way stretch for comfort and support. Transfer Mesh also helps prevent overheating while wearing them under a shell short. You'll remain relatively dry during your ride and much more comfortable than going sans chamois. On the lower legs, Transfer fabric is designed so shell shorts glide without friction while pedaling.
These and all liner shorts for that matter fit like second skin. Smooth fabric and minimal seams are used throughout eliminating any potential for chafing and rubbing, while a wide waistband provides support and keeps the shorts in place without excessive pressure on the midsection.
For the insert, Pearl Izumi went with the Select Escape 1:1 Chamois. The padding is greatly appreciated on rides short and long and it too helps transfer moisture while preventing odor leaving you dry and comfortable.
The Pearl Izumi Select Liner Shorts are available in the color Black and in five sizes from Small to XX-Large.
- Upgraded any short to a cycling short with this liner
- Comfortable chamois provides padding and transfer moisture
- Form-fitting cut adds support and reduces friction
- Mesh main body construction is lightweight and breathes
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- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: XL
- Height: 6'2"
- Weight: 230lbs
I like these as an option under regular pants or shorts. They have large mesh panels. The pad is nice and doesn’t flatten out too badly over time. I especially appreciate there’s no silicone strip around the thigh because those irritate me and I’m not sure they’re even necessary. They seem well-made, sizing is accurate. They’re perfect for days when riding isn’t the only activity and I’ll feel like a fool dressed like Sagan.