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Louis Garneau Optimum 7 Short - Women's

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$37.46 $49.95

Item #LGN00FM

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Tech Specs

Material:
Signature Mat, Quantum, Mesh
Season:
3-season
Fit:
form-fitting
Inseam:
7in
Chamois:
AirSport Women's
Leg Gripper:
compressive powerband
Reflective:
accents
Recommended Use:
road cycling
Manufacturer Warranty:
1 year

The optimum choice for entry-level cyclists.

You've decided to add cycling to your hobby repertoire, and eager to jump in you've already got yourself kitted with a bike, shoes, and helmet, but after a few spins around the block its become apparent that you'll need to pack on some padded shorts to take the sting out of your saddle, so reach for a pair of the Louis Garneau Optimum 7 Women's Shorts and get your hammerfest on. These light and breathable shorts are perfect for diving into the sport, offing just enough compression and support on your muscles, and a price that doesn't spoil your mid-season upgrade budget.

Crafted from three different fabrics, these shorts feature Signature Mat for total stretch and comfort, mesh panels for ventilation, and Quantum fabric that's embossed with matte finish to elevate your style as you ride. To keep your sit bones fully supported, Louis Garneau employs its AirSport Women's chamois that soaks up vibrations from the road with multi-density foam, while wicking away sweat. The top of the chamois is finished with a super-soft microfiber that brushes against your sensitive skin, and offers generous stretch to move with you while you ride. On top you'll find a flattering HugFit waist that has a knack for staying in place without pinching, while your hems are locked in place with a lightly compressive powerband for fuss-free riding.

  • Supportive shorts to get you through your first cycling endeavors
  • Three different fabrics combine for compression and breathability
  • Flattering HugFit waist locks into place without pinching
  • Compressive hems keep your legs secure for fuss-free riding
  • Stash your keys in stash pocket at rear waist
  • Flatlock seams reduce irritation and chaffing
  • Take the sting away from rough roads with supportive chamois
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Not Sure Yet

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: Medium

I usually wear a large in shorts but I purchased the medium since it was said to run large. The medium fit perfectly. I noticed when I put them on you could hear threads ripping when pulling the waistband. That's not a good sign. The shorts are comfortable but no real compression in the legs. It has a nice pocket in the back if you use those.

I've only worn them once for a 25 miler and they worked fine. I'm not sure how long they will last. I liked the price but have to see how many wears/washes it can take.

Comfortable Short

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: Large

Not necessarily an entry level short. I’ve been riding for 35 years, some of that competitively on road, cyclocross , and MTB, and I spend a lot of time on the bike. I’ve learned over the years that paying a huge amount for shorts doesn’t mean they are necessarily better. These are a good compromise. They do run a bit large but they fit my quads and the waist is a little big but the design is such that it stays up and doesn’t restrict breathing. They are also flattering. I’ve only washed a few times as I bought 2 more pair after receiving the first. The pad is fine for riding. Not concerned about how it is off the bike. Happy so far with purchase.

Nice short for the price!

    I'm 5'7", 129# and ordered a medium. Not a "distance" short but really fine for shorter rides and at that price.

    Runs large

    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: small

    Never bought this brand before so I ordered my usual small. These run very large or it's mislabeled. It also feels like you got something extra on your behind. Material is nice and I like the longer length. Unfortunately I have to return them.

    Great comfy shorts--true to size

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: lg

    I ordered an XL based on my experience with another pair of Garneau shorts. I'm a 31 waist, and the XL was WAY too big. The LG fits, but I think the medium would have been good too and provided a bit of compression.

    Louis Garneau

    Women's Apparel
    Slim & Standard Fit
     XSSMLXLXXL
    Chest

    31 - 33in

    (79 - 84cm)

    33 - 35in

    (84 - 89cm)

    35 - 37in

    (89 - 94cm)

    37 - 39in

    (94 - 99cm)

    39 - 41in

    (99 - 104cm)

    41 - 43in

    (104 - 109cm)

    Waist

    26 - 27in

    (66 - 69cm)

    27 - 29in

    (69 - 74cm)

    29 - 31in

    (74 - 79cm)

    31 - 33in

    (79 - 84cm)

    33 - 35in

    (84 - 89cm)

    35 - 37in

    (89 - 94cm)

    Hips

    34 - 36in

    (86 - 91cm)

    36 - 38in

    (91 - 96cm)

    38 - 40in

    (96 - 101cm)

    40 - 42in

    (101 - 106cm)

    42 - 44in

    (106 - 111cm)

    44 - 46in

    (111 - 116cm)

    Inseam

    29in

    (74cm)

    30in

    (76cm)

    31in

    (79cm)

    32in

    (81cm)

    Relaxed Fit

     

    XS

    S

    M

    L

    XL

    XXL

    Chest

    31 - 33in

    (79 - 84cm)

    33 - 35in

    (84 - 89cm)

    35 - 37in

    (89 - 94cm)

    38 - 40in

    (96 - 101cm)

    41 - 43in

    (104 - 109cm)

    44 - 46in

    (111 - 116cm)

    Waist

    26 - 27in

    (66 - 69cm)

    27 - 29in

    (69 - 74cm)

    29 - 31in

    (74 - 79cm)

    32 - 34in

    (81 - 86cm)

    35 - 38in

    (89 - 96cm)

    39 - 42in

    (99 - 106cm)

    Hip

    34 - 36in

    (86 - 91cm)

    36 - 38in

    (91 - 96cm)

    38 - 40in

    (96 - 101cm)

    41 - 43in

    (104 - 109cm)

    44 - 46in

    (111 - 116cm)

    47 - 49in

    (119 - 124cm)

    Inseam

    29in

    (74cm)

    30in

    (76cm)

    31in

    (79cm)

    32in

    (81cm)

    How to Measure:
    For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
    Chest:
    Measure under your arms, around the fullest part of your chest.
    Waist:
    Measure around your natural waistline, keeping the tape a bit loose.
    Hip:
    Measure around the fullest part of your body at the top of your legs.
    Inseam:
    Using pants that fit well, measure the crotch seam to the bottom of the leg.