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Louis Garneau Signature Optimum Shorts - Men's

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Louis Garneau designed its new Signature Optimum Shorts for the rider who's starting to take his cycling a little more seriously -- spending longer amounts of time in the saddle and venturing out for rides beyond the neighborhood. They're designed to provide the necessary comfort and support features found in quality cycling shorts, only at a price-point that's still manageable.

The shorts are constructed with nine panels of Louis Garneau's Signature Optimum fabric. This material's flexible, yet supportive stretch knit is composed of a nylon/spandex blend. Essentially, the highly elastic properties of the fabric wrap your muscles in place, providing you with good support that, in turn, leads to a little less fatigue. The fabric is also lightweight and super breathable, which helps transfer moisture off of your skin, keeping you comfortable and dry.

The nine anatomically-shaped fabric panels are joined with flatlock seams, eliminating irritation and reducing chafing throughout the construction. To secure the fit, Louis Garneau incorporated an elasticized drawstring into the waist of the shorts up top. Furthering this idea, compressive Powerband leg cuffs keep the leg panels firmly in place without restricting circulation. And for safety, Garneau has also placed back and bottom reflective accents to increase your visibility to motorists in low-light conditions.

For further comfort, Louis Garneau incorporated its Silvercool3 chamois into the Optimum shorts. This two-way stretch insert conforms to your body and is composed of multi-thickness, high-density foam for a precisely targeted support. The antibacterial Coolmax top sheet wraps the chamois, so you stay cool and fresh for the long haul.

The Louis Garneau Signature Optimum Shorts are available in five sizes from Small to XX-Large and in the color Black.

Tech Specs

Material:
[shorts] Signature Optimum
Fit:
anatomic paneled
Inseam:
9.25 in
Chamois:
yes, SilvercooL3
Chamois Thickness:
variable
Removable Chamois:
no
Bib:
no
Recommended Use:
cycling
Manufacturer Warranty:
1 year

Size chart

Louis Garneau

Mens Apparel

Louis Garneau Mens Apparel
3XS XXS XS SMLXLXXL3XL
chest 32in
(81.3cm)
34in
(86.4cm)
36in
(91.4cm)
38in
(96.5cm)
40in
(101.6cm)
42in
(106.7cm)
44in
(111.8cm)
46in
(116.8cm)
48.0in
(121.9cm)
waist 26in
(66.0cm)
28in
(71.1cm)
30in
(76.2cm)
32in
(81.3cm)
34in
(86.4cm)
36in
(91.4cm)
38in
(96.5cm)
40in
(101.6cm)
42in
(106.7cm)
buttocks 32in
(81.3cm)
34in
(86.4cm)
36in
(91.4cm)
38in
(96.5cm)
40in
(101.6cm)
42in
(106.7cm)
44in
(111.8cm)
46in
(116.8cm)
48in
(121.9cm)
leg length29in
(73.7cm)
29in
(73.7cm)
29in
(73.7cm)
30in
(76.2cm)
31in
(78.7cm)
32in
(81.3cm)
32in
(81.3cm)
32in
(81.3cm)
32in
(81.3cm)
How to Measure:
For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
Chest:
Measure under your arms, around the fullest part of your chest.
Natural 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.

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Good value to quality ratio

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: S

Fits and works really well, but I'm not sure about quality, because they do not appear to be as durable and long lasting as the Louis Garneau Fit Sensor 2 (http://www.backcountry.com/louis-garneau-fit-sensor-3d-short-mens?rr=t)

Best bang for your buck.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Large

I now have two pairs of these and I have to say they are by far the best shorts for long days in the saddle. Great quality at a low price point.

Very nice.

  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Small

Although my order did not aviv when it was supposed to, the shorts fit very well. With the exception of being just a tad loose in the croch are I'm very satisfied with them.

Great shorts for the price.

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

I wore these on a 72 mile ride last weekend (july 2015) and they worked great for me. Pad is very comfortable. I just received a second pair of them from backcountry.com. Great shorts IMHO.
Not trying to contradict Elbar. We obviously have different sit areas.

Worst....shorts....ever.

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

The waist and length are fine (med) but the pad is huge and incredibly uncomfortable. I really wonder how these were approved for production. Buyer beware...

I have a pair of this and being a very experienced rider I can tell there is nothing wrong with its pad. Is very good for long rides. After 6 month of use I can tell the only bad thing of this bib shorts is that they do not appear to be as durable and long lasting as other pairs of shorts I own.