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Old 04-02-11, 12:33 AM
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nylon vs polyester

I was getting my first pair of cycling shorts and was stuck between the decision of nylon and polyester. Which of the two is cooler, holds up to rides and washing better, and any other factors you think matter.
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Old 04-02-11, 07:47 AM
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Other things being equal (they seldom are), nylon fiber is more durable, more absorbent and more expensive than polyester fiber. Other factors such as fabric construction and weight, fit, type of seams, chamois type / weight / size / etc. probably make more difference than nylon versus polyester.

Just my opinion, YMMV.
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Old 04-02-11, 07:57 AM
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Polyester fabric can be made to transport moisture more effectively than nylon. Think CoolMax and other wicking poly sports-oriented gear.
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I'd be more concerned with the chamois (pad) material, size and thickness.

What shorts are you considering?
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Old 04-03-11, 01:37 AM
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I got a pair from Academy.
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Old 04-03-11, 02:37 PM
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Its the rubber part .. the spandex, that presents the breathing issues .
once it goes away, breaks down, the fabric is rather sheer.
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