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Urbanist Padded Cycling Knickers - Polka Dot


Why to buy: The Holy Grail! Stunning undies for medium/longer daily rides, with exceptional quality built-in Italian chamois padding (and feisty polka dots!)

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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, but still helps cushion your most sensitive parts as you ride?

Urbanist Cycling's Polka Dot chamois-padded knickers are the answer to your prayers. Beautifully cut to fit and enhance the female form, they've 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.

Urbanist's Polka Dot padded cycling pants are well suited for medium/longer rides of up to 25 miles, or even longer. A quantum leap forward for women's cycling kit.

Ideal for:

  • All year round cycling.
  • Wearing under everyday clothing.
  • A cycling holiday.

"They have lived up to their promises; they are 'designed to be functional and discreet for the fashion conscious'  Absolutely.  They are a pleasure to wear" - Ride Velo

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.

Tech Spec

  • Polyester/ elastane blend
  • Full coverage cycling knickers
  • Extra thick & 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

The Urbanist Polka Dot is well suited for medium/longer rides of up to 25 miles, or even longer.

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.

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7 customer reviews

  1. Great product

    Review by Ruth

    I thought I'd try these and wore them for the first time under a pair of normal running tights and they were great. Rode 10miles on a road bike with a hard saddle and they really cushioned the ride. When off the bike they felt comfortable and I didn't feel self-conscious that the padding was visible. They seem to have washed well too - so far, so great!

  2. Amazing!

    Review by Hazel

    Cycled just over 40 miles on my mountain bike at the weekend and these padded knickers were amazing, they're such a good idea!! They look good too - really flattering.

  3. Love these

    Review by Cycling again

    I am delighted with these. They are very comfortable and wash well and dry quickly. Great for wearing on my exercise bike and great for under my jeans when out for a cycle into the nearby town when I don't want to be wandering around in lycra.
    Saving for a second pair.

  4. Great idea!

    Review by SophieCycles

    Never again do you have to compromise between comfort and cycling -I can now cycle to see friends and to work without having to wear geeky cycling clothing. Great idea and well worth the money - lovely fabric and sizing is true.

    Everything comfy even when cycling in jeans for 20 miles. :)

  5. Pretty and practical!

    Review by Longlegs

    I had been swithering about these for a while, (quite pricey?), but took the plunge over Christmas. Glad I did, the fit is fantastic and they are perfect for my commute.

  6. top pants

    Review by Al

    These are fab! every female cyclist should own a pair, look fantastic

  7. Fab funky flattering

    Review by Rachael

    These are fab! every female cyclist should own a pair. I love them. They are great under baggies on my mountain bike and great under leggings too, they are almost invisible and they don't make your bum look big! Unless of course it is!!!

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