Cycling in Sydney Australia
I wonder if anyone could recommend a 3/4 length pair of shorts?
I want regular shorts NOT bicycle specific shorts. (I'll be wearing padded underwear.)
I want 3/4 length so that they will cover my upper legs and knees from the sun.
I want something with a high-ish back so I’m not flashing my underwear as I ride.
I want something that washes and dries quickly so I can use these while touring.
Currently I’m using a pair of Kathmandu 3/4 length hiking shorts that work well but they no longer sell these.
I bought a stack at big discount at sportspursuit, but their process means delivery times can be very long and things come on and off the site. very cheap prices through. i think the brand was alpine something..
I have a couple of pairs of Pearl Izumi Canyon shorts which I really like for holiday trail riding etc.
Stretchy and with a removable 3D inner - so you can use the PI padded inner, or regular undies or other padded undies.
The leg length 1/2 covers the knee.
Pearl Izumi have another model called the Summit which looks like it fully covers knees - might be worth a look.
That's given me a few things to look into. Thanks for your help everyone.
Just back from a tour.
I ended up wearing a $40 pair of 3/4 length Farah Outback Shorts from Lowes. Worked well and met all my criteria above. I wore them with padded underwear.
P.S. Don't tell anyone I buy my cycling clothes from Lowes.