The Primo Maternity Chamois Shorts from Kaden Apparel are the first padded cycling short designed specifically for pregnant cyclists. Designed from the ground up, these padded shorts are the same as our Como Chamois shorts with the exception of the tall belly band and articulated curve under the belly area. We created these shorts because there was nothing out there for women who wanted to keep cycling during their pregnancies or afterwards…until now! These shorts are perfect for pregnant or postpartum cyclists and are c-section friendly. The tall belly band can be worn up or rolled down so you can wear them long after your pregnancy days. No more stealing your partner’s sweaty old chamois - you deserve your own that are designed just for you!
While many other companies just white-label other brand’s chamois shorts, ours is designed with all the best features combined into one short. The non-see-through Italian fabric and Italian dual-density foam pad is exactly what your butt needs. They can be worn for gravel biking, road riding, indoor cycling, or under your mountain bike shorts/pants for MTB or enduro riding.
Fit: The shorts fit snuggly yet comfortably.
Belly and leg band / label hook: The belly band fabric is incredibly soft and supportive with a slight curve under the belly for maximum comfort. The belly band can be worn up or rolled down to whatever height you prefer. It’s designed to be smooth, wide, and is elastic-free so it doesn’t dig into your belly. The leg bands are also designed to be smooth and wide for the same reason and are also elastic-free. Your legs and belly don’t want uncomfortable elastic digging into them! Plus, the label on the inside of the waistband is designed to double as a hook to hang your sweaty chamois shorts out to dry!
Inseam length: The inseam length is 8”. The length of the shorts come down to mid-thigh for most riders.
Chamois pad: The Italian chamois pad is designed with two-densities of foam and is perfect for all your cycling adventures. This pad is of medium thickness so if you’re used to a really thick road cycling chamois pad, this is a little thinner than that so it’s more nimble and less diaper feeling.
Pockets: There is one pocket on the left side thigh that is designed to fit a smartphone, small wallet, or a snack. The pocket was intentionally placed on the left side so if you’re wearing them with the Pinner Shorts, you won’t have pockets overlapping on the same side.
Tested thoroughly: We tested dozens of chamois pads and fabric to find the very best. These shorts were tested during many hot summer days, chilly fall rides, and indoor training sessions and are great for whatever type of riding you’re doing. The shorts were ridden in by our product designer up until 38 weeks of pregnancy and again postpartum after being cleared to cycle.
Uses: Wear them on their own or under your mountain bike shorts or pants. Perfect for:
- Mountain biking/cross-country riding
- Gravel riding
- Road biking
- Indoor spinning/training/Peloton riding
- Spontaneous swimming holes (don’t worry, the fabric isn’t see-through!)
- Shorts body: 78% Nylon, 22% Spandex
- Maternity belly band: 75% Nylon, 25% Spandex
Fit notes: These shorts run pretty true to size so if you typically wear a medium, choose a medium. If you prefer a tighter compression-like fit, consider sizing down.
Where did the name come from? The Primo Chamois Short was named after one of the ridges surrounding Lake Como in Italy, Mount San Primo. Atop this ridge, you have breathtaking views over the whole Lake Como.
Note: You should talk to your doctor before beginning any sort of fitness regimen during pregnancy.
Studio photo notes: Model is 5'8", 140 lbs., wearing a size medium.