Comfortable riding is the most important factor if you want to really enjoy your bike tour, and your bike pants are the most critical part. The saddle is the cyclist’s most sensitive point of contact with the bike, so your bike pants are decisive for whether a cycling tour is a pleasure or a torture.
BIKE PANTS WITH CHAMOIS
An anatomical chamois can reduce the high degrees (and ongoing) stress on your hips and seat to a minimum. We recommend the use of bike pants with an integrated chamois for every bike tour. VAUDE uses different padding thicknesses and types of foam in order to meet the requirements of different types of riding and to provide an optimal bike experience. There are different versions with regard to foam density and thickness for each seating position.
Bike Pants that fit
Bike pants fit properly when they fit snugly against the body and feel like a second skin. This helps to relieve pressure points and increases your level of comfort while riding. Their requirements vary depending on the weather and season: In summer, your bike pants should be airy and lightweight, and they should quickly wick moisture to the outside. In winter they should provide warmth and be windproof in certain places.
Inner Pants & Outer Pants
There are different types of bike pants with chamois:
Inner pants with an integrated chamois provide better ventilation and they can be worn under a wide variety of overpants. If the chamois is sewn into the outer trousers, the trousers themselves are more robust and durable.
SQlab is a pioneer in the development of high-quality,ergonomic cycling products. Years of experience in saddle development have resulted in anatomical, perfectly adapted chamois for best comfort, especially on longer journeys. The LesSeam inner pants with integrated SQlab chamois are currently offered exclusively in VAUDE bike pants. The minimal use of seams ensures maximum comfort. The pants are made from recycled polyamide to conserve the earth’s resources.
SQlab Pro Performance
SQlab Pro Performance chamois were developed for top riding performance in cross-country, marathon and road cycling. They are designed for high intensity riding in a stretched body position. The thickness of only 4 mm is optimal for longer distances and eliminates the chance of creasing. The chamois is ergonomic and the breathability is extraordinarily high despite the highest density (360 kg/m³). The Super High Density Foam is also certified with Öko-Tex® 100 and the cozy, skin-friendly upper material is bluesign® certified.
The chamois reflects the human form: It’s wide at the back and narrow at the front for a perfect fit for the seat bones.
The chamois is highly contoured and designed for a distance of up to 15.5 cm between seat bones.
The thin padding is firm enough to keep its form and doesn’t get pushed inward when you pedal.
• taut and thin – no “diaper feel”
• extremely comfortable on long rides
• no formation of folds
• highest quality materials
Advanced Cycling Eco
Our most sustainable seat cushion yet, made from 100% recycled fabric and 20% sustainable (bio-based and recycled) foam.
Designed for ambitious recreational cyclists and medium intensity training.
You can find interesting facts about bio-based and recycled materials in our Sustainability Report.
Chamois in our Active category offer hobby cyclists optimum comfort for covering shorter distances with less intensity. The pad is 8 mm thick.
From a functional standpoint, any VAUDE pants and shorts without a chamois are considered outer pants. The shorts are partly delivered with inner pants incl. chamois and partly without inner pants.
The exact scope of delivery can be found in the product description.