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Old 06-09-12, 04:58 PM   #1
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Mens vs / Women shorts

What is the difference between women riding shorts and men riding shorts?
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Old 06-09-12, 06:30 PM   #2
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The fit in the hip area and sometimes the padding is a different shape.
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The fit in the hip area and sometimes the padding is a different shape.
Yep. Principally thinner waist with respect to hips, fuller butt, perhaps a bit more taper in the legs.
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The padding is completely different for men and women. Think about the anatomy...
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What is the difference between women riding shorts and men riding shorts?
That's a topic that I intend to research. I already know about men's shorts.
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At least one difference is the padding comes up bit further in the front to protect the brothers. My wife and daughter have been using my men's shorts without issue, however. I ordered some women's shorts from Aerotech for her recently. They were too small for my wife, and my daughter didn't like thye design and wouldn't wear them. I tried them to see what the difference was and it was as I previously said, the padding did not come up as far in the front. I exchanged them for a pair of lycra road shorts for myself.
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