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Gear Review: Moving Comfort Spin Shorts

Having a chamois (seat padding inside bike shorts) for spin class is a must, but classes are generally an hour or less, making them considerably shorter than half-day rides out on the road. This means you don't need all the bulk on your bum. The Spin Short ($55) by Moving Comfort softens my seat while biking inside.

Know for its sports bras, Moving Comfort is moving on to other types of apparel. These spin shorts are shorter than my usual bike shorts, but since spin class is usually hot, I appreciated the cooling effect. I particularly liked the zippered pocket in the back of my shorts. It's perfectly sized for my ID and gym card. I found these shorts really comfy and had no issue with seam chafing, and they wash up quite well; just make sure to hang them to dry.

To see how these shorts are sized


I think these shorts are correctly sized; I took a medium true to form. However, I did find the elastic used at the leg opening to keep the shorts in place a bit aggressive. It didn't irritate my skin, but it squeezed my legs a bit, creating a small sausage roll effect. This is enough to keep me from wearing them my spin classes, keeping my thick chamois bike shorts clean for my long weekend rides. You can get a pair a directly from Moving Comfort.

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carolynbe carolynbe 8 years
I've done a century back in the day and appreciate a nicely padded pair of shorts but I don't use them for spin class. As you said, the class is only an hour long and the majority of the time we are standing. When I first started spinning my bottom was a bit sore but it went away after a couple of weeks.
urban-chic-101 urban-chic-101 8 years
i had a gel seat when i first, but once I started going consistently I found I didn't really need it any more. I need to find it again...
amybdk amybdk 8 years
tlsgirl - I got myself a gel seat as well. Lifesaver! I have a few Moving Comfort bras - they are my favorites - so I might consider getting a pair of these shorts. I wish they made some capri-length ones though.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Butt cushions?
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
I always take my own gel seat to spin class, no matter what I'm wearing. I like being able to feel my lady bits the next day.
urban-chic-101 urban-chic-101 8 years
I've never worn bike shorts to spin class. I always wear a breathable pair of capri pants. But I have to say... when I went back to class after a 3 month hiatus... my girly parts and butt would have thanked me. Holy painfulness!
Spectra Spectra 8 years
Bummer about the leg elastic. I guess it prevents them from creeping up your legs, but I'm also not a huge fan of the sausage-roll effect. I don't do spinning, but I'd definitely want to be comfortable throughout the class.
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