GEL isn't what you want!!!

Reviewed by OmiBryan from Japan on Thursday, May 7, 2015
So these shorts are whatever. For very short rides (say 20km) , I guess they would be fine, but at that point why were padded shorts to begin with?

Anyways after 20km in they started to put pressure on the soft tissue in my groin area and caused numbing. In fact I had earlier onset of this numbing with these shorts then I did without shorts.

Google what people think about GEL chamois and everyone will tell you that it's not what you want. It's a gimmick. It's definitely not worth the money.

On top of that the pad is really thick and does look pretty unattractive when you are wearing them, more so than usual.

Anyways, the pearl izumi attack shorts I got for the same price are much better and comfortable.


To clarify, I recommend that you do not buy these shorts. You want a chamois with dense foam like all pro brands use. There are very affordable options here on STP. I recommend Pearl izumi, castelli, or sugoi. If these are Canari's pro line, i can't imagine what the other stuff they make is like.
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