Ride Prologue 2 Waistshorts  £29.00

8/10

Affordable and comfortable cycling shorts without the bib straps, also good for slipping under jeans or touring shorts.

Weight 165g   Contact  www.i-ride.co.uk

by David Arthur   September 20, 2013  

Ride Prologue 2 Waistshorts

Ride's Prologue 2 waist shorts are made from a 190g weight Lycra that is comfortable next to the skin and provides good breathability in a range of temperatures.

With no bib straps, it's down to the elasticated waist band to keep the shorts in place. Ultimately, they're not as comfortable as bib shorts, but I was impressed with how comfortable they were considering. They're well suited to short rides, commuting or for donning under a pair of jeans, baggy or touring shorts, without incurring the fuss of bib straps.

They're constructed with flat-lock seams which improves comfort against the skin, and the multi-panel design is anatomical so they fit around the legs really nicely. Silicone gripper tape around the leg openings stops the shorts riding up out of place. A couple of reflective logos boosts visibility.

Inside the short is a medium density Dr.Pad Doc35 Bicolour padded insert. It has a variable thickness, from 3 to 6mm, and this ensures it's a slim insert yet with enough depth of padding to keep you comfortable, even on longer jaunts. Considering the asking price for these shorts, it's brilliant to get such a comfortable pad.

Five sizes from S to XXL are available.

Verdict

Affordable and comfortable cycling shorts without the bib straps, also good for slipping under jeans or touring shorts.

road.cc test report

Make and model: Ride Prologue 2 Waistshorts

Size tested: Black, Medium

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?

Silicone leggrippers to hold position reliably and comfortably

190 gram lycra for stable fit and breathability

Matt finish outer

Reflective logo front and rear for excellent visibility

Elasticated fitted waist

Flat-lock seems for excellent comfort against the skin

Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?

Mutli-panel Anatomic Fit

Medium Density Dr.Pad Doc35 Bicolour Insert

Insert Details: 3 to 6mm thickness transition with 30-65kg Densit

Rate the product for quality of construction:
 
7/10

The flat-lock seams improve comfort

Rate the product for performance:
 
7/10

I'm not usually a fan of waist shorts, but these are pretty comfortable. They're well suited to shorter rides, or wearing under trousers for commuting or baggy shorts for touring

Rate the product for durability:
 
7/10

Yes very good so far

Rate the product for comfort, if applicable:
 
7/10

ltimately, they're not as comfortable as bib shorts, but I was impressed with how comfortable they were considering

Rate the product for value:
 
9/10

Considering the quality and comfort of the insert, they're very good value

Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose

They ticked the boxes

Tell us what you particularly liked about the product

The insert and good fit of the shorts

Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product

Nothing really

Did you enjoy using the product? Yes

Would you consider buying the product? Yes

Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes

Overall rating: 8/10

About the tester

Age: 31  Height: 180  Weight: 67

I usually ride:   My best bike is:

I've been riding for: 10-20 years  I ride: Every day  I would class myself as: Expert

I regularly do the following types of riding: road racing, time trialling, cyclo cross, commuting, touring, mtb,

 

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