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Bike Pants

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 Chamois

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

SQlab Pro Tour

The SQlab Pro Tour chamois is the ideal choice if you are riding in a more upright position, whether for a comfortable mountain bike tour or a sporty trekking tour. The 8 mm thick seat cushion has a thin, shock absorbing gel layer at the seat bones that dampens vibrations and distributes the pressure more evenly, which means less irritation on your periosteum. This SQlab chamois is also ergonomic, very breathable and the 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.

Equipped with a thin gel layer (TPE insert) at the seat bones, this naturally absorbs vibrations and distributes the pressure of the saddle over a larger area. This ensures much less irritation than with conventional chamois.

Advanced Cycling Eco

Advanced chamois were developed for ambitious recreational cyclists and tours of moderate intensity or mid-length distances. The pad is 10 mm thick and consists of high-tech S-Café® material . The primary material is made with recycled coffee grounds and is therefore particularly environmentally friendly, UV-resistant, odor-inhibiting and quick-drying.

You can find interesting facts about recycled materials such as textiles made of coffee grounds in our Sustainability Report.

Active Cycling

Chamois in our Active category offer hobby cyclists optimum comfort for covering shorter distances with less intensity. The pad is 8 mm thick.

Outer Pants

From a functional standpoint, any VAUDE pants and shorts without a chamois are considered outer pants. All of the shorts in the All Mountain and Travel collections come with inner pants, but the Enduro and City shorts do not.