When it comes to plus size cycling shorts, offerings are few and far between. To make your life a little easier, we have rounded up 10 of the best plus size cycling shorts on the market.
We have also gathered information about what to look for and where to buy plus size cycling clothing which is worth checking out before you purchase.
[part title="Northwave Extreme Tech Plus Bib Shorts"]
Northwave Extreme Tech Plus Bib Shorts
If you are looking for a pair of high performance plus size shorts then this pair of bib shorts are worth the investment. There are extremely elastic and envelop the leg really comfortably. The chamois offers unbelievable breathability thanks to 8mm holes.
[part title="Corinne Dennis Double Comfort Pedal Pusher"]
Corinne Dennis Double Comfort Pedal Pusher
If you like a short with a lot of padding then this is a great choice for you. Available in both a short and more flattering pedal pusher version, these plus size shorts are made from a highly breathable fabric which is soft next to the skin and very hard wearing.
The chamois is double thickness offering superior comfort in the saddle.
Sizes: UK 8-20
Stockist: Corinne Dennis
[part title="Aerotech Designs Women’s Century Shorts"]
Aerotech Designs Women’s Century Shorts
Described by the brand as the short with the ‘butt pillow’ this short aims to offer supreme comfort for the larger lady. This short is extremely comfortable and perfect for those heading out on longer rides.
Made from a soft polyester with lycra, these shorts feel great next to skin. They have a soft waist band that will not dig in and a seamless inner leg to prevent chaffing while silicone leg grippers ensure the shorts will not ride up.
Sizes: XS- 5XL
[part title="Terry Liner Short"]
Terry Liner Short
This Terry Liner is a huge hit with those who have tried them. They are made from a stretch mesh which helps to keep your temperature regulated. In addition to this they have a flex chamois which is seamless and contours with your shape meaning it doesn’t bunch.
A wide waist and leg band further compliment the comfort element of this plus size liner. These are perfect not only for mountain bikers wanting to wear their favourite baggies but also for those who prefer not keen to embrace the lycra out on the road but want the comfort of a padded short.
Stockist: Minx Girl
[part title="Terry Knicker"]
The Terry Knicker is Minx’s all time best seller, and to be honest, we are not too surprised. Featuring dense matte stretch fabric with an exceptional cut, the Terry Knicker is not just a high performer on the saddle, it is designed to flatter too.
The chamois is very breathable and designed for bunch free comfort while strategically placed flex channels allow it to mould to your shape.
The waist is nice and generous so does not dig in when you are riding resulting in the dreaded tummy ache.
[part title="Sugoi RSE Short"]
Sugoi RSE Short
If you are looking for a high performance pair of plus size cycling shorts then this pair from Sugoi is well worth your consideration. Made from a high performance lycra, these shorts will effectively wick away sweat as you ride. The lycra is also quite tight and thick which will offer some support to your muscles. In addition to this, the short has silicone leg grippers and bonded seams for additional comfort.
Stockist: Pro Bike Kit
[part title=" Tenn Outdoors Ladies 8 Panel Viper Professional Cycling Shorts"]
Tenn Outdoors Ladies 8 Panel Viper Professional Cycling Shorts
These shorts have been designed for the mid to long distance cyclist in mind. A moulded foam pad gives wider and longer coverage in the saddle area while an over-locking stitch construction has been put in place to prevent chafe just where you don’t want it.
Elsewhere, reflective detailing flat lock stitching and silicone leg gripper further add to the fact that this is a smashing short for the price.
Sizes: UK 8-20
Stockist: Tenn Outdoors
[part title="Pearl Izumi P.R.O In-R Cool Leader Cycling Shorts"]
Pearl Izumi P.R.O In-R Cool Leader Cycling Shorts
This cycling short is available up to a XXL and is perfect for endurance rides. Equipped with a cooling technology the short is designed to keep you cool. Elsewhere there is a seamless chamois and thick waistband to ensure a comfortable ride.
Stockist: Sierra Trading Post
[part title="Altura Airstream Bib Shorts"]
Altura Airstream Bib Shorts
This is a versatile short suitable so all types of riders. Made from a durable stretch fabric, the bib shorts are highly breathable and feel very comfortable on.
The shorts feature a reasonably thick chamois and has silicone leg grippers to ensure those shorts stay just where you want them!
[part title="Primal Vega Women’s Baggy Short"]
Primal Vega Women’s Baggy Short
This pair of shorts has a lose fit, not as baggy as a downhill short, but perfect for any type for riding as especially if the idea of riding in lycra fills you with dread.
There is an elastic waist, side pockets and a sewn in chamois.
Sizes: S- XXL