Three quarter leggings are an essential part of any cyclist’s wardrobe. They’re for those not-quite-winter and almost-summer moments where you really would feel the cold if you put your shorts on!
The fabric is thick and the seams reassuringly robust. The inner padding is encased in a bright pink lining, reminding wearers that this product is quite clearly for the ladies.
I tested size 12 and actually felt they came up quite large on me, size 10 might have actually fitted better despite my thunder thighs! The length was a about right on me, perhaps if I was a little taller the fit would be better, but I felt very comfortable.
I always think shorts and leggings fit better after a few washes, so the padding softens a little, but these were comfortable from the off and were a very welcome breath of fresh air after a winter of long tights.
There are cheaper options on the market, but I get the impression these will wash and wear well. Really comfortable and a great pair of shorts!
road.cc test report
Make and model: Altura Progel womens 3/4 knickers
Size tested: M
Tell us what the product is for, and who it's aimed at. What do the manufacturers say about it? How does that compare to your own feelings about it?
Women's lyrca performance shorts with gel padded inserts for added comfort. Claim to be hard wearing and anti-bacterial. I would agree so far!
Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?
Technical aspects to do with stitching - they seem hard wearing to me!!
Feels a bit big but otherwise great. Need to wear a bit more to see how they perform over time.
Need to wash a few more times, very good so far!
Wouldn't race in them, but nice and warm for spring/autumn
Slightly big on me but gel pad is comfortable.
Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose
Tell us what you particularly liked about the product
Seems really well made and nice fit
Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product
Did you enjoy using the product? Yes, Perfect for getting out of winter tights!
Would you consider buying the product? Yes, definitely
Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes
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