Which Cycling shorts are the best for me?
Riding comfort is the be-all and end-all of any tour and the cycling shorts are the most important piece of equipment in your bike clothing. The saddle is the most sensitive point of contact between the biker and the bike. The cycling shorts are therefore crucial for whether a bike tour is a pleasure or an ordeal.
Discover cycling shorts for men and women in the VAUDE Shop:
Bicycle pants with seat pad
High and permanent stress on the hip and buttocks area can be reduced to a minimum by using an anatomically shaped seat pad. We recommend the use of bike pants with integrated seat pad for every bike tour. VAUDE uses different pad heights and foam variants to meet the requirements of the different areas of application and to provide an optimal biking experience. For each seating position, there are different designs in terms of foam density and thickness.
The right cycling shorts
Cycling shorts fit properly when they fit snugly against the body and feel like a second skin. This way you can avoid pressure points and increase riding comfort. Depending on the weather and season, the requirements vary: In the summer, the bike pants should be airy and light or transport moisture quickly to the outside. In winter, they should keep you warm and be windproof in certain places.
Inner pants & outer pants
There are different designs of bike shorts with seat pad: inner shorts with integrated seat pad offer better ventilation. The inner pants can be worn under different overtrousers. If the pad is sewn into the outer pants, the pants themselves are more robustly made and more resistant.
SQlab seat pad
SQlab is a pioneer in the development of high-quality and ergonomic products in cycling. Years of experience in saddle development result in anatomically perfectly adapted seat pads for best comfort, especially on longer distances. The minimal use of seams ensures maximum comfort. The pants are made from recycled polyamide in a resource-friendly way.
SQlab Pro Performance seat pad
The SQlab Pro Performance seat pads were developed for top performance in cross-country, marathon as well as road cycling. They are created for riding in a stretched body position and with high intensity. The thickness of only 4 mm is optimal for longer distances and avoids wrinkles. The pad is ergonomically shaped or strongly waisted and the breathability is exceptionally high despite the highest density (360 kg/m³). The Super High Density Foam is also certified with Oeko-Tex® 100 and the supple, skin-friendly outer material is bluesign® certified.
The flat pad retains its shape thanks to its tight design and is not pushed inward uncomfortably during pedaling.
- Tight and thin - "no diaper feeling"
- High comfort on long distances
- No wrinkling
- Highest material quality
Advanced Cycling Green seat pad
Our most sustainable seat pad yet, made from 100% recycled fabric and 20% sustainable (bio-based and recycled) foam. Designed for ambitious recreational cyclists and medium intensity training.
Learn more about bio-based and recycled materials in our sustainability report.
Active Cycling Seat Pad
Active seat pads offer optimal comfort to casual and recreational cyclists who tend to ride shorter distances at low intensity. The pad thickness is 8 mm.
Cycling pants and shorts
VAUDE pants and shorts without seat padding are functionally overtrousers. The shorts are delivered partly with inner shorts incl. seat pad and partly without inner shorts. The exact scope of delivery can be found in the product description.
Discoverfor women and for men in the VAUDE store.