got padless tights by mistake - can't find chamois

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got padless tights by mistake - can't find chamois

Postby absorption » Mon Nov 19, 2012 22:12 pm

Unfortunately I got the pad-less version of the Pearl Izumi Men's Elite Barrier Thermal bib by mistake and before sending it back thought I'd try to find an insert/pad but can't seem to find any (except from the US). I can find manufacturers/suppliers but not single inserts for general sale.

Are padless tights meant to be worn over shorts with pads or just sans-pads or??

I'm confused! All my other kit has them sewn in and that's my pref but before I return them I thought I'd give something new a try....

Thanks for the help. I've searched the forums and seen someone else that was mis-lead by the description on these tights but wasn't able find info on this topic. Maybe my internet searching skills aren't up to scratch...

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Re: got padless tights by mistake - can't find chamois

Postby chaymck » Mon Nov 19, 2012 22:40 pm

Jut wear them over padded shorts

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Re: got padless tights by mistake - can't find chamois

Postby ddraver » Mon Nov 19, 2012 22:46 pm

Or get some of the inner shorts MTBers use under baggies....

Most people just use their usual bibs though.
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Re: got padless tights by mistake - can't find chamois

Postby cougie » Mon Nov 19, 2012 23:12 pm

Yeah just wear them over bib shorts.

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Re: got padless tights by mistake - can't find chamois

Postby Velonutter » Mon Nov 19, 2012 23:19 pm

I only buy unpadded tights, much preferring to wear my big shorts underneath for extra padding, warmth and comfort during the cooler months.

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Re: got padless tights by mistake - can't find chamois

Postby schleckster » Tue Nov 20, 2012 02:10 am

Ditto others, wear over or under padded shorts.

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Re: got padless tights by mistake - can't find chamois

Postby absorption » Tue Nov 20, 2012 07:41 am

thanks much everyone for the info. I'll try and see how it goes.
much appreciated.

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Re: got padless tights by mistake - can't find chamois

Postby oxoman » Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:33 pm

A lot of the lads i cycle with buy several pair of shorts bib or otherwise and wear the unpadded tights over the top. They tend to wear the tights more than once and just change the shorts each time.
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Re: got padless tights by mistake - can't find chamois

Postby jmdirt » Wed Nov 28, 2012 04:50 am

Boure' will sew a chamois in for you. The Elite chamois is my favorite.

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Re: got padless tights by mistake - can't find chamois

Postby Herbsman » Thu Nov 29, 2012 13:42 pm

oxoman wrote:A lot of the lads i cycle with buy several pair of shorts bib or otherwise and wear the unpadded tights over the top. They tend to wear the tights more than once and just change the shorts each time.

Yep, got 7 pairs of bib shorts for all year round commuting + training, can get away with washing the unpadded bib tights once or twice a week depending on how much you sweat. Then

Much better compared to having to wash the same pair of padded bib tights every day, or wear the same pair for multiple days without washing? Or having numerous pairs that you can only use half the year. not worth it!
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Re: got padless tights by mistake - can't find chamois

Postby ethanhayes » Thu Nov 29, 2012 20:10 pm

Is it only me who buys unpadded and wears them under my shorts? :D

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Re: got padless tights by mistake - can't find chamois

Postby priory » Thu Nov 29, 2012 23:03 pm

I did that for years , but couldn't stand the ridicule it attracted. Wearing tights under your shorts stops them slipping down so much. Bib tights is better but more washing and drying and cost.
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Re: got padless tights by mistake - can't find chamois

Postby skooter » Fri Nov 30, 2012 14:44 pm

I would return the goods if they allow and get what you want.. :)


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