Women's cycling shorts that's aren't made of lycra are notoriously tricky to source. And stylish women's shorts are even more elusive. So when we found Velocity Cyclewear's range of shorts and trousers, all manufactured in London, it didn't take us long to love them.
Velocity Cyclewear Climber Shorts are slim fitting with a lower waist but realistically sized with UK sizing in mind. The attention to detail in the finish and material are second to none. The material is treated to be water and stain resistant, with just enough elastication to add to the comfort.
Features like heavy duty belt loops, reflective pocket details and phone-sized pockets are evidence of the care that's gone into Velocity's shorts. A definite classic in the making.
Please note: internal lining colour varies
The waistband of the trousers is cut to sit above the hip bones (not on your waist itself – which is that much higher). Measure round your waist immediately above your hips to get a clearer idea of which size will work best for your shape.
|X-Small||8||30" / 76cm|
|Small||10||31.5" / 80cm|
|Medium||12||33" / 84cm|
|Large||14||35" / 89cm|
|X-Large||16||37" / 94cm|
Note: to guage your size and leg length, Carolyn (pictured) is around 5'9" and wears a Small
- 98% Cotton | 2% Elastane.
- Elastane ~ perfect amount of stretch
- NanoSphere treated material ~ water and stain resistance
- Reinforced diamond seat ~ hardwearing comfort & extra movement
- High back ~ cycling position & modesty
- Low waist ~ comfort and cut
- Heavy duty belt loops allows you to carry accessories like locks
- Pockets are deliberately phone sized
- Reflective pocket trim
- YKK zips
- Designed and manufactured in London, UK
Wear a pair of ZIB or Urbanist padded pants underneath your trousers for greater saddle comfort.
Velocity Urban Cyclewear is the brainchild and creation of Carolyn Gaskell. She worked for 13 years in the charity and education sectors before prising herself out and fulfilling a passion to create Great British Urban Cyclewear. She aims to create cycling clothes that are as stylish as they are functional - clothes that you can still look great in even after you hop off your steed.
Aside from the exceptional quality of design and finish, what sets Carolyn's creations apart are the cycling specific details. Those little things that you don't necessarily spot initially, but which make all the difference to how you feel when you're on or off your bike.
Equally admirable is Velocity's insistence on both designing and manufacturing in London. Not for them a distant Far Eastern factory - they prefer to able to feel the collars of those actually making their kit - sometimes literally!
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