Gore Xenon III women’s shorts review

Female-specific riding wear

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
GBP £94.99 RRP
Gore Xenon III womens short tights

Our review

Good female-specific styling in fine performing shorts
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Cycling shorts for women are a bit like saddles – men’s ones just won’t cut it. Most importantly, female-specific pads are very different shapes to account for key differences in anatomy.


The shape of the shorts also needs to account for wider hips and smaller waists, so more panels generally mean a better fit.

These Gore Xenon III shorts have a wide and flat waistband around the front, which reduces any digging in when leaning forward on the bike.


The pad is close fitting and comfortable on long rides, and the wide leg grippers effectively stop the fabric riding up when pedalling.

Product Specifications


Name Xenon III Womens Short Tights (10)
Brand Gore

Description # Abrasion resistant material at inside leg and saddle area # Reflective inserts on back legs # Comfortable insert without elastic in front waist # Xenon - Lady Seat Pad # Inseam length 9 inches # Special fit for cyclist posture # Gripper elastic on bottom hem # Minimized seams for less chafing # Reflective logo on leg and on seat # Ergonomic elastic seat padding for perfect fit
Clothing Sizes Available L M S XL XS XXL
Available Colours Black Black/White