We’ve taken what we’ve learned from our recumbent shorts and put it into underwear. You don’t always want to wear full-on cycling shorts, sometimes you’re just out for a good ride. Our Basswood liners will leave you more comfortable on your recumbent bike in any outer shorts or pants.
Let’s be honest – on short rides you can get away with anything as your lowest layer, pretty much. But if you’re riding for more than an hour, say, or you’re in a hot climate, ‘regular’ underwear can rub and chafe and create sore spots. More than a half-day and you’ll be very uncomfortable when you’re done.
Our recumbent short liners are made of a very comfortable, breathable fabric. Most importantly, they feature our ‘bent linerTM designed specifically for recumbents. Rather than a thick pad running front to back like regular bike shorts and liners, this is a slim wicking fleece that runs up the thighs and across the crotch. It’s where you need it on a recumbent, to prevent chafing and pressure points in the crotch and thighs when cycling without a saddle keeping your legs apart. And while we say ‘fleece’, it’s a soft fleece-like fabric – this isn’t about keeping you warm, it’s soft and comfortable and breathable.
While our Basswood liners enable you to finally spend the day riding in your favourite pair of low-rise baggy cargos (if that’s your thing), we’d still encourage you to avoid bulky rear pockets, chunky waistbands and belts since they’re going to get uncomfortable in a recumbent seat eventually. But other than that, you’re free to ride in anything. Such as our Moonah over-pants or Shellbark riding tights, for example.
- Breathable stretch fabric,
- Special Reverse Gear ‘bent linerTM,
- Proudly made in Canada.