Many people like and had to purchase tight-fitting Lycra shorts for cycling. But some cyclist not feel comfort in more fitting, For modest cyclist new type of cycling short introduced called baggy shorts, offering the casual fit and earth tones of hiking and walking shorts, baggy shorts is a alternative of Lycra shorts ,especially for mountain bikers ,tourists and commuters who spend as much time off the bike as on.
Baggy shorts are also called double shorts because they are padded and brief inside. They are really high function pedaling short or pedaling pants with more comfort to spare on the inside.
Deko baggy short retail price points from$20 to $25 depending on fabric,features and construction.
Technical features of baggy shorts:
Baggies have different type of lining that are in Lycra shorts. It is some time 8 panel padded bike shorts with leg grippers. Some time we produced baggy shorts with removable detachable liner so it can be adjustable either leg gripper. Mostly we are using mesh or a technical fabric that wicks moisture and breathable.
Liners typically include pads (sometimes called a chamois too. This is sewn into the crotch of the shorts to add a little softness, eliminate chafing, wick moisture and prevent bacteria growth. The way that the pad is sewn into the liner varies substantially among manufacturers. So, when looking at baggies, make sure the pad adds comfort and doesn’t bunch or chafe. If it doesn’t feel comfortable, it’s probably not right for your anatomy and you should try on a different short.
most technical baggies have a gusseted crotch to eliminate seams that may snag as you move forward and back on the seat. This gusseted panel is usually made of a Cordura nylon or stretch Spandura nylon for added durability and ease of movement.
Waistbands vary substantially. Most have a drawstring or belt to keep the baggy from slipping down when you’re in your riding position. You’ll also find stretch Spandura or Lycra panels in the backs of the shorts at the waistbands, too, to allow the short to move with you without binding or slipping down.
the more technical baggies allow adjusting the legs, which prevents the pants from catching air, branches, etc. Stretch panels in the legs or the gusseted crotch panel allow the legs to fit snugly without binding.
Pocket design has a lot to do with the style of the baggy, so pick one that offers the look you prefer. Pockets come in handy, too, for securing car keys and cash while riding. Pocket closures include Velcro, zippers, buttons or flaps.
There are baggies with flies and those without. Which is best is up to you. A fly adds convenience for men but many riders do fine without.
look at the sewing and construction to gauge how well the shorts will hold up to the wear and tear of regular use. See if there are bar-tac reinforcements (horizontal stitching) at pockets and seams that take a lot of stress. Make sure the seams are sewn well to take the abuse of riding through branches and brush.
Remember about mountain baggy shorts
That cycling shorts are made to be worn without underwear. The pad inside the shorts fights bacteria so the shorts are actually more sanitary when worn alone. Equally important, when you wear underwear with your cycling shorts, you end up sitting on the seams in the underwear, which can cause numbness, chafing and pain — the very things the baggy is trying to eliminate! And, the extra clothing prevents the baggie’s cooling features from working, which means you’re hotter and sweatier.
When you come in to try on shorts, be sure to assume the cycling position, too, so you can feel how the different baggies will fit when you’re on the bike. If you have any questions at all, be sure to ask!