Strikingly inconspicuous: the perfect cycling underpants Apr 2023

The optimal cycling undershorts follow all your movements and prevent unpleasant pressure and friction during your bike ride. But what should the perfect cycling undershorts offer?

Cycling underpants – the comfortable all-rounder

At the beginning, the question always arises: Why do I actually need cycling underpants? But after just a few kilometres on the bike, you realise that something essential is missing. The perfect cycling underpants are those that you can barely feel and that follow all your movements without constricting you. At the same time, good cycling undershorts protect you from pressure and unpleasant friction in the buttocks and thigh area.

Here in particular it is important to wear cycling pants with as few seams as possible. This prevents unpleasant chafing or pressure points. In addition to the material of the underpants, the seat padding is also important.

The ideal cycling panties should …

  • be anatomically shaped – adapted to the area of use and the gender of the cyclist.
  • fit like a second skin, but not constrict, as decorative seams in particular can press uncomfortably or even impair blood circulation
  • be fitted with a non-slip elastic band on the trouser leg or hem so that the cycling pants do not slip or ride up during the ride.

But what is the advantage of cycling undershorts compared to normal cycling shorts?

  • They can be worn inconspicuously under normal clothing
  • Perfect fit in the critical areas

This makes the cycling underpants a comfortable all-rounder on every bike tour.

Whether on a road bike, mountain bike, gravel bike or e-bike – on long or short distances. A good pair of cycling pants fits the body like a second skin.


While cycling undershorts with a 6 millimetre thick seat pad are sufficient for a padded saddle, a 12 to 16 millimetre thick seat pad is recommended for hard saddles without gel.

There are suitable cycling undershorts to choose from depending on the intensity, requirement and individual saddle.

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Different cycling undershorts for women and for men

Of course, cycling undershorts for men and women differ. Especially when it comes to underwear, the physique plays an important role. Cycling undershorts for women are usually cut wider than underpants for men and have a completely different fit. We also use special padding in our cycling undershorts that is adapted to the physique of women and men. Read more here: Finding the perfect cycling shorts. Therefore, it is not recommended that women wear cycling undershorts for men and vice versa.

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Different models for every need


Our basic model is suitable for active cyclists who focus on comfort. The material of the cycling undershorts – transtex® light – is made in the in-house knitting department in Ried im Innkreis, Austria, and quickly transports moisture to the outside. The well thought-out combination of seat pad, material and finish is designed for short to medium rides and guarantees a pleasant body climate, rapid sweat transport and a close fit. The Comfort Basic seat pad consists of 6 millimetre thick foam and is ergonomically pre-shaped. Thanks to the low weight and the discreet seat pad, you almost forget that you are wearing underpants. And thanks to the extra-flat seams, there are definitely no pressure points.

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The Elastic 2.0 bike undershorts are a classic for ambitious bikers while mountainbiking or touring biking. The extra-short pants made from multi-elastic material are highly breathable, so that you won’t feel uncomfortable even on exhausting bike tours. And thanks to the wide elastic waistband and leg cuffs with silicone grippers, the pants stay exactly where they belong. The integrated Comfort Elastic seat pad (12 mm) is a sporty all-round seat pad with foam zones of varying density (80 kg/m2) for optimum pressure distribution. The soft upper material with a fine feel guarantees pleasant seating comfort in an upright to compact sitting posture.

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The queen of cycling undershorts: For sporty cyclists who value freedom of movement and reliable seat cushioning. At the same time, the cycling undershorts should be as light as possible and fit the body like a second skin. The unique hotBOND® technology developed by Löffler without needle & thread is used to create ultrasonically welded seams. These are not only particularly comfortable to wear, but also more tear-resistant and durable than conventional seams. Thanks to the high-quality Comfort Gel Air seat pad (16 mm), even extended tours become an unforgettable experience. This makes the cycling undershorts comfortably padded. The wide waistband adapts perfectly to the hips and ensures a firm but comfortable fit. The extra-wide leg cuffs also secure the cycling shorts without constricting. The breathable elastic material ensures a permanently balanced body climate. In addition, air-permeable mesh inserts ensure perfect ventilation while cycling.
The sporty cycling underpants can also be worn as short or light summer cycling shorts and are available as bib shorts for men.

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All cycling undershorts are manufactured at the company’s site in Ried im Innkreis, Austria – from fabric production to the finished product. We produce sustainably in Austria and pay attention to resource-saving use of raw materials, short transport routes and fair working conditions. Read more.


To ensure that you enjoy your “comfort bringer” cycling undershorts for as long as possible, we recommend that you observe the following care instructions:

  • Be careful when washing:
    The padding and elasticity of the cycling shorts in particular can suffer if washed incorrectly.
  • Do not wash too hot (max. 40°C or as recommended on the care label).
  • Do not use fabric softener as this reduces the breathability and cushioning properties of the seat pad.
  • To prolong the life of the pad, wash on the gentle cycle.

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