Zen Cycling Liner
Spec'd with a highly comfortable Cytech® chamois pad, the breathable compression fabric supports comfortably, minimizing fatigue.
Designed to be worn as a liner, or alone as a short.
More choices, premium quality gear and the commitment of less waste, sounds pretty great, right? The trade-off is that it takes longer for us to make, but you get exactly what you want, and we never make apparel that isn’t wanted.
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- Lightweight nylon compression fabric provides exceptional compression, wicking, durability, and breathability.
- Effectively moves moisture to the outside of the fabric and spreads out on the surface for rapid evaporation – the feel is almost cooling to the touch (that's the really cool part – how it feels!)
- 30% spandex provides high power compression to support leg muscles
- UPF 50 sun protection
- Industry-leading Cytech® pad for all-day comfort
- Sewn in the USA (Old Fort, NC)
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Excellent chamois pad and nice amount of compression.
I've always used a liner that came included with an outer short, and thus probably fall a little short compared to these. One pair I have from another brand have an Elastic Interface chamois pad, and when I saw that Kitsbow uses the same brand I thought I'd give them a try. Overall the fit of the shorts definitely has more compression than I am used to, and a thicker sturdier fabric but both of those are things I've found to be a benefit in most circumstances. I don't find myself wanting to hang out in them after a ride though! The Elastic Interface chamois pad is awesome. The price is right in line with other brands too.
So very comfortable
I wore these for the first time on a 18 mile bike ride through the rolling hills of the northern Kettle Moraine. They were extremely comfortable throughout the ride. Given that I fit well into 36 inch waist size pants the extra large I ordered fit quite well. So not sure what to say about size. Is it true to size. Not sure. Lots of support throughout.
Zen Cycling Liner
The chamois and padding is decent. These runs pretty tight. I am normally between a large and XL, and the XL liner is super tight.
Quality craftsmanship, excellent comfort for an extended time on the bike, but not bulky. Great product!
The perfect liner
I received two pairs of Zen Cyling Liners in early June and couldn't be happier with them. They occupy the sweet spot between flimsy liners (padded boxer-briefs, basically) and stand-alone roadie shorts. My previous favorite was any higher-end Peral Izumi short designed as a stand-alone, form-fitting roadie short. They are supportive and offer a good chamois. While they are designed as a stand-alone, they work well under an "overshort". The other type of liner shorts that I still have in my collection are from companies like Swobo, Sombrio, etc. These are the types of liners that are sold in tandem with a pair of overshorts- your typical $50 liner. There are form-fitting and function well enough for a shorter ride, but tend to offer less support, lower quality chamois, and do not work as a stand-alone. (eek!) What I like about the Zen Cycling Liners is that they are true liners, but could pass aesthetically (and perhaps functionally) as a stand-alone. The fabric is more robust than the typical liner short, but they are slightly lighter than a stand-alone roadie short. I like that they offer a *little* less compression than Pearl Izumi's high-end stuff, but are worlds better than a typical liner. And the chamois is amazing! They are comfortable and durable. They dry faster than older-style chamois and even fold in the middle, so these shorts will lie flat when folded. These are my go-to liners for any ride over 90 minutes. The price is also quite reasonable. I plan to replace my entire collection with Kitsbow Liner shorts as the others wear out.
Thanks for the feedback, Chris! We're glad to hear the Zen Cycling Liner is a perfect match for your needs!