Since joining the VeloVixen range in 2014, the Urbanist padded cycling knickers have become the single most popular range in our history, with individual models making their way into our top-5 favourite lists time and time again.

It's no surprise really - their beautiful, feminine selection of cycling-specific underwear has made a mockery of the idea that feature-rich cycling garments are often unaesthetically pleasing. Urbanist have certainly bridged the gap between everyday clothing and cycling, giving us ladies (at last) endless dress possibilities for our next commute, city ride or even workout.

In the video designer and founder, Christiana Guzman, explains her inspiration behind Urbanist.

The urbanist collection of 2018 has expanded to eight designs: that's one for every day of the week - and a spare one for special occasions. We'll leave it to you to imagine what that might be...!

To be more specific, they can be grouped into 3 main cuts:

  1. The Bettie is the slightest, lightest and most discrete, with a marginally slighter pad than the others - which all share the same pad design.
  2. The Mint Swag and Purple Flower are cut nearer to 'boy shorts', with longer legs.
  3. All the others models are cut between the two, but sizing is the same for all models no matter what shape they are.