VeloVixen's own padded cycling knickers bring together the best of everything we've learnt from selling women's padded cycling pants over the years. That means great fit*, outstandingly comfortable technical material, a high quality Italian chamois pad, and superb finish. They're the ideal piece of kit for wearing under shorts, jeans, leggings or even skirts, and perfect for commuting, leisurely rides, spin classes, touring and holidays.
It took us 6 years to put our own name on a product - so we wanted to ensure we were creating something truly special. Designed initially for rides of up to 10-15 miles, our testing over the months has shown us that for many people they can be worn for much longer distances thanks to the great material, pad and fit.
Add to all that some of the snazziest designs you'll find (we love these classic black stars on sophisticated teal), and you may find you'll need a pair for every day of the week.
X-Small ~ UK size 8
Small ~ UK Size 10
Medium ~ UK Size 12
Large ~ UK Size 14
X-Large ~ UK Size 16
XX-Large ~ UK Size 18
- Italian chamois – perfect for short or long distance
- Perineal area designed to support female anatomy
- Moisture wicking, stretchy, durable and lightweight DRY-CLIM fabric
- Made in Latvia, North Europe
- 84% Polyester
- 16% Elastane and Microfiber Chamois
Machine washable 40°C
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.
We are! After 6 years of hand picking and curating the best cycling kit around, VeloVixen range was born in 2018. After that long, a couple of things were especially important: first, we'd learnt a lot about what works and looks great in women's cycling kit - we're not the Home of Women's Cycling Kit for nothing; second, we didn't want to create anything and risk our good name if we weren't 100% convinced about it ourselves - so we are.
We create VeloVixen products by boiling down what we've learnt over the years to the very essence of quality and style. We hope you like it!
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8 customer reviews
Worth every pennyReview by Ellenegg
I'm size 10 and the recommended size was a perfect fit. At first I thought they'd be too small and almost exchanged them for a medium. I'm pleased I didn't - they were comfortable and stayed where they were meant to...protecting vital areas!
I'm not a seasoned cyclist so wanted to be prepared for a holiday with a bike wearing normal summer clothes. The first day involved 5 hours on the saddle, often on bumpy tracks, which, frankly, would have been hell without these. The cheaper pair I bought as back-up were no comparison. These pants are also easy to hand-wash and dry while camping and get softer each time but not less effective.
So, if you value your undercarriage (and let's face it, why wouldn't you?!) you will certainly not regret buying these.
Very goodReview by Cath
Bought these to wear for the Ride London 46 (4/8/19) and they were great. Bum did go a bit numb two thirds of the way through but recovered and is much less sore than would have been without these. Also they fit nicely under leggings. Much better than wearing cycling shorts which I found too tight and uncomfortable. Sizing was fine - small for 8-10.
Lovely pants!Review by SueG
Bought these this week as we are spending a week in the Isle of Wight, doing the festival. We have a five mile ride in and back from where we are staying and I didn’t fancy wearing Lycra all day. Tried them out at a spin class today and they were great. One small criticism - they didn’t make my bum look like the one in the picture! However, the sizing is pretty accurate. I am a 16 and they fit perfectly.
VeloVixen Says: thanks for your lovely review, Sue! Stick with them - they're guaranteed to make your bum look identical to the picture in the end! x
Love themReview by GertyX
Picked up a pair at the London Bike Show. I mountain bike, and while they aren't meant to be really heavy duty padding, they're pretty good, and address the big issue I have of overheating. With a pair of baggy shorts they are really comfy. I regret not getting more, but I'm under doctors orders to lose weight, so I'm waiting. The size XL is plenty big enough for size 18/20.
Comfortable and stylish knickersReview by Annie
These knickers are great to wear under ordinary leggings and provide that extra comfort needed when a little saddle sore. The size guide was accurate too.
9.5/10 for the road and 10/10 on the Spin bikeReview by Katrina
I thought I would give you my thoughts on the VeloVixen padded pants. I road tested these on two separate occasions whilst out on my road bike a 31 mile ride and a 43 mile ride) and also twice whilst teaching Spinning®️ 2 x 45 minutes.
I have rated them 9.5/10 for the road and 10/10 on the Spin bike...why?
First thoughts: I liked the different colour options, I chose the pale blue with white stars. The elastic around the waist and the legs are not too thin that they cut into your flesh or too thick that they rub when legs are moving. They are just the right tension around the stomach and do not dig in when reaching over to the handle bars and the material is breathable and stretchy.
The padding is spot on when it comes to padding over your sit bones. The width of padding across the widest part my bottom was spot on (and this is quite wide????). The width of the padding between the legs was good and did not cause any chaffing.
The reason I deducted a half mark was that I could have done with a little extra length at the front, so the padding came up a little higher toward the pubic bone. I found that that there was a line of stitching which caused discomfort towards the end of my ride on my road bike. This particular ride was very windy and I was low down to cut down wind resistance and therefore there was more pressure at the front.
I then tested them on my Spin bike and again they were brilliant. This time I did not have a problem with the stitching as I am in a more upright position on my Spin bike but ideally would have preferred a little extra length at the front.
Freedom Pants!Review by CycloSisStar
I've just got these for my birthday. Yippeee! I can now cycle wearing all my exisiting favourite leggings and beyond :) They look super cute on and I love the design that feels less bulky at the front and discreet at the back.
Thank you Velo Vixen
VeloVixen Says: SOOO glad you like them! Here's to a whole brave new world...! x
Very pleased with my purchaseReview by cebky
I bought these because I'm cycling for 3 days just with panniers and thought they would be smaller and lighter than normal cycling shorts, which they are. I hadn't realised that they were available in size 18/2XL/XXL. I thought size 18 might be a bit small for me because other reviews said to buy a size larger than normal but in fact they fitted perfectly. Love the stars with teal as well, makes a nice change from black. Some washing instructions would have been useful, there are none on the knickers. Would be useful to at least have a sheet of paper enclosed with the knickers with washing instructions on but that's only a minor problem. Looking forward to using them for the first time when the weather gets warmer.
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