Although some baggy mountain bike shorts come with liners, plenty others don’t, so you’ll need to pop your own padded liner shorts under them to keep your rear end comfy when you’re rolling over rough terrain. Find a pair that suit you, that keep you ventilated and that have a good chamois pad, and you can wear them with any shorts you like, or even under your everyday wear for casual cycling or commuting.
Looking for some new baggy shorts too? 8 of the Best MTB Shorts for Women
1. Polaris Ladies LS Pro Liner
Stretchy material and a good leg length make these a good option if you are looking for some liner shorts for your mountain biking, with panelled construction giving good fit.
More info: Polaris
Sizes: UK8 – 16
2. Altura Women’s Pro Gel Liner Short
These popular liner shorts feature the well regarded Altura Pro Gel chamois pad, which should keep your nether regions cushioned when riding over rocks and drops.
More info: Altura
Sizes: UK8 – 18
3. Endura Women’s Wms Clickfast Liner Short
A versatile pair of basic liner shorts, these are designed to click into place with corresponding Endura shorts – hence the name. You can still use them with non-Endura shorts, and they perform well with a bargain
More info: Endura
Sizes: XXS – L
4. Zimtstern Missa Women’s MTB Liner Shorts
A more technical offering from Zimtstern, with a combination of stretch mesh and lycra making up the body of these shorts. They are longer in length than many of the other offerings, and have grippy silicone on the legs. Read our Review of the Zimtstern Missa Shorts for more detail.
Price: €49.95 or approx. £49.99
Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL
More info: Zimtstern
5. Yeti Cycles Women’s Ruby Liner Shorts
One of the brightest offerings on the market when it comes to liner shorts, the Ruby Liner shorts from Yeti stand out from the crowd. Our reviewer described them as comfortable and well thought out, but found the sizing a bit snug so you will probably want to go up a size. Rear our Review of the Yeti Ruby Liner Shorts for more detail.
Sizes: XS, M, L (but these size up small)
More info: Yeti on Silverfish
6. Sugoi Women’s RC Pro Liner
Made of a stretch spandex mesh that allows plenty of cooling airflow, these liners provide cushioning without being bulky.
Sizes: XS – XL
More info: Sugoi
7. dhb Ladies Pivot Padded Liner Short
A breathable stretchy lycra and mesh short with a padded chamois, these shorts also has loops so you can attach them to the dhb Dyno baggy shorts.
Price: RRP £24.99 (on sale at £12.50)
Sizes: 10, 12, 14
More info: dhb at Wiggle
8. Vulpine Merino Women’s Boyshort
More towards the underwear side of padded liner shorts, these are made of soft, wicking merino wool, perfect for regulating temperature and nice next to the skin. They don’t have the length coverage of the other shorts on offer here, but are versatile enough to be worn under a number of different garments.
Sizes: XS – XL
More info: Vulpine
9. SCOTT Women’s Underwear 10 Padded Liner Shorts
Lightweight and smooth fine-weave lycra makes up the body of these liner shorts from SCOTT, with mesh inserts to keep you cool.
Sizes: XS – XL
More info: SCOTT
10. Terry Women’s Liner Shorts
These stretch mesh liner shorts from US company Terry feature a flexible chamois pad, and go up to a size XXL – though you may have to order them over from the States.