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Urbanist Padded Cycling Knickers - Bettie

£45.00

Why to Buy: The Holy Grail! - stunning undies for short/medium daily rides, with exceptional built-in padding.


"The panties were certainly selling like hot cakes at Spin London 2016.  As for me, I love my new Bettie pants" - Ride Velo


For sizing details, please see our Size Guide near the bottom of this page.
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Ever dreamt of a comfortable ride around town without having to resort to full-on cycling shorts? Something you can wear all day and feel feminine in under any other garment, but still helps cushion your most sensitive parts as you ride?

Urbanist Cycling's Bettie chamois-padded knickers are the answer to your prayers. Beautifully cut to fit and enhance the female form, these padded cycling pants have been tested tirelessly by the Texas cycling community where Urbanist is based to ensure no chaffing or digging in.

The material is sumptuous, whilst the chamois pads come from one of Italy's most respected chamois designers. A quantum leap forward for women's cycling kit.

The Urbanist Bettie is suited for short/medium urban rides of up to 15 miles.

*Check out the video with the lovely Anna's Legs designer for some friendly advise on 'How to ride in complete comfort'

Its strongly advised in the cycling world, NOT to wear your everyday knickers underneath cycling bibs, shorts or panties. They've been created to replace knickers and provide a comfortable padded alternative.

Size Guide

 

UK Size

(we find in practice that the sizes work out as)

Waist Hips
Small 10 25-27" / 63.5-68.5cm  35.5-37.5" / 90-95cm
Medium 12 28-29" / 71-74.5cm 38.5-39.5" / 98-100cm
Large 14 30-32" / 76-81cm 40.5-42.5" / 104-108cm
X-Large 16 33-35" / 84-89cm 42.5-45.5" / 113-116cm

 

How to Measure?

Waist: Bend to one side to find the natural indentation in your torso. This is your natural waist. Run a measuring tape around your natural waistline, keeping the tape parallel with floor and one finger between your body and tape for a more comfortable fit.

Hip: Stand on a level surface with your feet together. Measure around the fullest part of your hips and bottom (approximately 7-9in/18-23cm below waistline), keeping the tape parallel with the floor.

Geek's Corner

  • Polyester/ elastane blend
  • Full coverage cycling knickers
  • Thinner & flexible chamois pad designed and made in Italy
  • Breathable
  • Quick drying - to wick moisture efficiently
  • Tested by real women to ensure no chaffing or digging in discomfort
  • Wear under clothes - for outdoor riding or spinning
  • Suited for short/medium urban rides of up to 15 miles

*Check out the video with the lovely Anna's Legs designer for some friendly advise on 'How to ride in complete comfort'

Its strongly advised in the cycling world, NOT to wear your everyday knickers underneath cycling bibs, shorts or panties. They've been created to replace knickers and provide a comfortable padded alternative.

Who's Behind It?

Urbanist Cycling are a small design outfit based in Austen, Texas - a true hub of US cycling. Their 'lightbulb moment' was to decide to create beautiful underwear that could be used practically and flatteringly for riding a bike.

In their words: 'We aspire to create products that enable people to live in the city and commute on their bikes. We don’t think you should have to sacrifice style, convenience or comfort to do so'. Hear hear, we say.

Others agreed. Their KickStarter fund raising programme earned them 250% of their target sum and they were off, with real inspiration and passion to produce an ever growing range. We have high hopes for them. True creative pioneers for women's cycling.

3 customer reviews

  1. Nice and Comfy

    Review by La Cris (Posted on December 12, 2015)

    I simple love these pair of padded underwear. They fit great (true to size), they are very soft and comfortable, and they look really nice. Highly recommended!!

    VeloVixen Says: fantastic to hear! Delighted they're doing you proud! x

  2. Brilliant cycling underwear

    Review by Muttima (Posted on September 14, 2015)

    I brought the two pack of the Bettie because they looked so good. Thankfully they not only look good but perform excellently as well. They saw me through some rough riding in Longleaf forest this weekend. They're wonderfully comfortable and you just forget you're wearing them.

  3. Great for commuting!

    Review by Frankie s (Posted on September 07, 2015)

    The urbanist bettie are a great pair of padded underwear for those days of commuting when lycra isn't an option. The fit is true to size and the betties are extremely comfortable. The chamois is thin but perfect for a 30minute bike ride to work..Overall I think that they are a great for commuting although a little on the expensive side. I love them!

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