Zen Ventilated Cycling Liner
- Strategic stretch-mesh paneling ensures maximum active ventilation
- Lightweight nylon compression fabric provides exceptional compression, wicking, durability, and breathability
- Effectively moves moisture to surface for rapid evaporation – the feel is almost cooling to the touch
- 30% spandex provides high power compression supporting leg muscles for faster recovery
- 7 panel construction for optimal fit while in riding position
- Industry-leading Cytech® pad for all-day comfort
- Sewn in the USA (Old Fort, NC)
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The price is crazy, but they are my favorite bike shorts. I'm a 32" waist and wear a medium in every other bottom but a large in these fits great, with good compression. The cut and chamois on these seems to make them just that much more comfortable than other shorts, like the Pearl Izumi Select ($50). In hindsight, I wish I'd saved that money and put it toward another pair of these.
Had these for almost a year now. They’re the best padded riding shorts I own. Really like the vented areas. Mine have held up fine to extensive laundering. Sizing: definitely size up. I’m 5’10” 185# waist 32. Wear a medium in bottoms for everything. These, in a large, are tight—like compression shorts—but are actually more comfortable than looser fitting chamois. I recently got a pair of $50 Pearl Izumi Select shorts and regret it, as I wish I’d saved the money to put toward these whenever they’re back in stock.
I've only done a few rides in them but I think the sizing is tricky... I'm 5'8 (173cm) and weigh approx 165lbs (75kg) and I chose size Medium. They are very very snug... The quality of the material and the workmanship seems great but too soon to tell.
With all the great looking trail-to-table Kitsbow gear, you might overlook how well they execute the basics, too. This liner is, plainly and simply, an exceptionally well built staple for the bike. The ventilated mesh provides airflow without sacrificing compression and support. The chamois is comfy. An absolute must-have for long summer rides (or, here in the winter, long trainer rides in a ****** basement). As some have noted, the fit is a bit small. It's just slightly trimmer than my origin liner of the same size. Size up if you are between sizes.
I debated buying a PI liner for $50 vs these...after comparing the two, these are worth it. Kitsbow customer service is awesome too! Note - kitsbow says that “an inch is an inch” when it comes to sizing. My waist measures 2-3 inches larger than the pants I usually wear (33). I usually wear a large and that what worked here too.