Can shorts be too tight on your legs?

by stapes78   September 24, 2011  

I have a pair of really nice Craft bib shorts, however the leg grippers/lower hem are really tight, after wearing these shorts on my 40 mile loop, my upper leg muscles feel sore and a kind of pins and needles feeling? Ditch the shorts or is it all in my mind?

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Recognise your experience. Take two ends of the shorts and stretch them. They should be fine. They'll shrink again in the wash even if you pull too far.

posted by londonplayer [671 posts]
24th September 2011 - 22:33

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As Londonplayer says, stretch them out a bit, they will become tight after washing, just stretch them out again

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posted by Gkam84 [9308 posts]
25th September 2011 - 2:32


I wish I'd known about that little trick before I returned some very nice shorts that had similar tight leg gripper prob. Knowledge for next time.

Pepita rides again!

posted by pepita1 [192 posts]
25th September 2011 - 10:46