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    Baggy Cycling Shorts?

    Anybody know of a source for baggy, MTB-style cycling shorts for uberclydes? I'm talking the 46+ waist range.

    Would really love something with the padding of my lycra pants that I could run errands on and not feel embarrased to walk around inside a store, etc.
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    http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_ID=1123

    Cheaper than lycra or MTB shorts - wear em under your regular cargo shorts. It helps a lot if you try to buy cargo shorts with flat seams or a gusseted crotch.
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    I am a 44-46, and Pearl's XXL fits me. I really liked the Impact short, which it apears has been discontinued.
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    and they are on sale I fond out (closeout I bet). Thanks for asking, I went ahead & ordered 2 more pairs :-)

    https://www.competitivecyclist.com/z...653&MODE=&TFC=
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    I wear LL bean's baggy bike shorts and tehy go to expanded sizes

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    check out Mt Borah, mtborah.com, I bought a couple pair of their recumbent shorts (xxl), very comfortable.
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    REI now has extended sizes in tights and shorts (up to 52 inches) including their Exposure II Mountain bike shorts. Also you might want to check out J&G (www.bicycleclothing.com) for their Patrol shorts and touring shorts that both go up to 52". At www.aerotechdesigns.com you can find the Plus size baggy short by Borah that go up to 48-50". I use to swear by Bike Nashbar but the last 2 orders of in-house brand the sizing has seemingly shrunk and don't fit like they use to. I currently ride with bib shorts from Performance and just wear shorts over the top and haven't had any problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chipcom
    http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_ID=1123

    Cheaper than lycra or MTB shorts - wear em under your regular cargo shorts. It helps a lot if you try to buy cargo shorts with flat seams or a gusseted crotch.
    I like wearing cargo shorts. The velcro pockets on the lower thighs are really useful for storing stuff that I don't want accidentally slipping out (like my wallet and cell phone)

    Oh, and I use these for now:



    Rivendell sells them:

    http://www.rivbike.com/webalog/clothing/22301.html

    But I buy mine from the LBS because they stock them, and they're cheaper at the LBS.

    Until I can afford lycra shorts, anyway.

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    I have one pair of the Andiamo boxer-briefs, don't like them much, they tend to fall down over my okole too easy. The Performance stay where they are supposed to so I don't look like a plumber when bent over fixing a flat.
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    A friend of mine says he got some shorts made by Hoss MTB that he likes. www.hossmtb.com

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    +1 for hoss. I'm 6'6" and 240 with a 42 waist.

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    thanks for all the help, ya'll. did not realize that I actually had options. I'm happy to see REI is finally carrying bigger sizes!
    Richard Bryan | Clinton, NC
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    Try this http://www.aerotechdesigns.com/bigsize.htm#topshelf

    I am a 48 and ordered the 4X. PLENTY of room in the baggy shorts. Front pockets are the deepest I've ever seen in any kind of pants. I also ordered one of their "Bright Orange" shirts in a 4X and it was the first jersey I ever ordered that I had room in (and I got a big gut). Their "Enduro" socks also fit my size 14 barges nicely.

    SUPERRRRR nice people to deal with--stuff is made here in the USA just outside of Pittsburgh, PA.

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