Men’s cycling shorts: Always sit comfortably in the saddle
Hardly any piece of clothing is as important as a well-fitting pair of cycling shorts when you swing onto the saddle – especially on longer and more challenging bike tours. Men’s cycling shorts are not only worn on racing bikes or mountain bikes, but also on bike trips or extended tours with the family, so nothing should pinch or rub. Cycling shorts for men by VAUDE go beyond being comfortable to wear: we are committed to eco-friendly and sustainable materials as well as fair manufacturing conditions.
Mountain bikes, racing bikes and the like: Well-fitting men’s cycling shorts
Any regular cyclist knows that you can’t ride without cycling shorts! Cycling shorts are the point of contact between the body and the bike – the bottom has to withstand quite a bit. Men's padded cycling shorts take away the pressure and provide more comfort in the saddle. This is important not only for active men on a sporty racing bike saddle – mountain bikers enjoy a pair of padded cycling shorts just as much.
While tight-fitting cycling shorts provide the necessary aerodynamics for a racing bike, mountain bikers prefer casual MTB shorts with padded innershorts. The advantages of mountain bike shorts? They have trouser pockets in which you can stow small items, and the elastic material leaves enough freedom of movement for all-out trail action.
Men’s racing bike shorts are available as long and short bib shorts. Unlike bibless cycling shorts, their big plus is that they don't have a fixed waistband. Instead, thanks to the straps, they don't cut into the abdomen even when worn for long periods – which is key when your stooped posture on the bike and its narrow saddle make the comfort requirements for cycling shorts for racing bikes particularly high. What’s more, bib shorts are still pleasantly airy in summer thanks to their breathable material.
Men’s cycling shorts: Get on your bike in all weathers!
The elastic material in a pair of men's cycling shorts not only ensures plenty of freedom of movement, but also the necessary breathability. While racing bike shorts and mountain bike shorts transport moisture away from the body in summer, dry quickly and therefore protect against overheating, men’s long cycling shorts are pleasantly warm on the legs in winter and in mid-season. They not only protect against cold temperatures, but also against rain and wind. The thighs in particular get cold quickly on a bike – a warm pair of insulating shorts can help with this in winter. In mid-season, a pair of mountain bike tights or thin, long bib shorts under your cycling shorts will keep your legs warm while keeping you looking cool.
Functional men's cycling shorts for cycling trips and everyday life
On longer bike trips and when bikepacking, tight-fitting cycling shorts for men are not necessarily the clothing item of choice. In order to keep you looking good in the city while eating ice cream or shopping, cycling shorts tend to be functional and stylish at the same time. You can also store small change, keys and your mobile phone in their pockets. Zip-off cycling trousers for men prove to be practical especially on cycling trips, because this way active men are well equipped for different weather conditions and benefit from having a pair of shorts and long cycling trousers all in one. Removable innershorts turn mountain bike shorts into a casual garment for everyday use.
Eco-friendly cycling shorts for men by VAUDE
VAUDE men’s cycling shorts are made from eco-friendly, sustainable materials – they are partially recycled, which helps keep our environment clean. Furthermore, we ensure fair working conditions and wages during production, while the stringent Green Shape sustainability label on our men's cycling shorts stands for functional, ecological and fair products. Find out more about Green Shape.
VAUDE also offers matching cycling jerseys and cycling jackets to complete your cycling outfit.
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