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Gore WearC7 Short Tights+ - Men's
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Item # GWR0012

Pressure relief on long rides.

Using Gore WindStopper Cup Technology, the Gore Wear Men's  C7 Short Tights+ provide optimized protection from windy conditions and pressure relief along your sensitive bits. This innovative technology is comprised of an elongated seat pad that curves up in the front to relieve pressure and block chilly breezes with its WindStopper fabric.

The preformed WindStopper Cup is attached to an Expert seat pad for quick-drying comfort and plush support in the saddle. This seat pad is constructed of an advanced multi-layer construction with unpadded sides for freedom of movement, combined with variable thickness foam to eliminate chafing in the saddle. Open cell foam facilitates quick-drying comfort, so you're not slogging down the road as a sweaty mess.

Delving into the construction of the C7 Short Tights+, the body of the shorts use breathable, supportive fabric with mesh panels for greater ventilation where you need it most. Optimized seam placement alleviates the scratchy, irritating feel inherent to cheaper cycling apparel. Additionally, you'll find a flat hem that won't uncomfortably ride up as you pedal quickly.

  • Advanced cycling shorts with innovative tech to relieve pressure
  • Gore WindStopper Cup for pressure relief and windproof comfort
  • Anatomically shaped cup fused to Expert chamois at underside
  • Expert chamois of multi-density, variable thickness foam
  • Supportive, quick-drying short fabric with mesh panels
  • Flat hem eliminates chafing and remains in place
  • Reflective logo hits for greater visibiltiy
Tech SpecsSize
Tech Specs
64% nylon, 19% elastane, 17% polyester
Expert Road insert with Gore WindStopper Cup Technology
Leg Gripper
flat hem
Recommended Use
road cycling
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

Gore Wear

Men's Apparel

32.75 - 34.75in

(83 - 88cm)

35 - 37in

(89 - 94cm)

37.5 - 39.5in

(95 - 100cm)

39.75 - 41.75in

(101 - 106cm)

42 - 44in

(107 - 112cm)

Arm Length

29.75 - 30.75in

(76.5 - 78cm)

31 - 31.75in

(79 - 80.5cm)

32 - 32.75in

(81.5 - 83cm)

33 - 33.75in

(84 - 85.5cm)

34 - 34.75in

(86.5 - 88cm)


28.75 - 30.75in

(73 - 78cm)

31 - 33in

(79 - 84cm)

33.5 - 35.5in

(85 - 90cm)

35.75 - 37.75in

(91 - 96cm)

38 - 40in

(97 - 102cm)


33.5 - 35.5in

(85 - 90cm)

35.75 - 37.75in

(91 - 96cm)

38 - 40in

(97 - 102cm)

40.5 - 42.5in

(103 - 108cm)

43 - 45in

(109 - 114cm)


30.75 - 31.25in

(78 - 79cm)

31.5 - 32in

(80 - 81cm)

32.5 - 32.75in

(82 - 83cm)

33 - 33.5in

(84 - 85cm)

34 - 34.25in

(86 - 87cm)

How to Measure:
For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
Measure under your arms, around the fullest part of your chest.
Arm Length:
Measure from the center of your back to your wrist with arms held out.
Measure around your natural waistline, keeping the tape a bit loose.
Measure around the fullest part of your body at the top of your legs.
Using pants that fit well, measure the crotch seam to the bottom of the leg.

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Love them

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

These are one of my two favorites. The other being the Castelli Free Aeros. In spite of the difference in weight, I consider them interchangeable. The Castelli's are a little cooler, but too cool down around 50 degrees F. I like the Gore C7's for year-round use. I climb a lot, and have found that the best shorts are the ones that are still comfortable after a series of steep 1-hour climbs. I experience far more pinching and burning when planted in the saddle wearing lesser shorts, like Castelli X2 Endurance or comparable LG's, for example. There are probably others, but nothing else I own comes close to the comfort in the fit and the pad as these two shorts. An added advantage of the C7's is that I find the fit of Gore's to be a tad more accommodating than Castelli's, but I'm fine with Mediums in both the C7 and the Free Aero.

High Quality, Excellent value

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: xxl

When buying cycling shorts/bibshorts I mainly look for a comfortable chamois and durable supportive fabric. These shorts have the Elastic Interface multi density chamois which I've found to provide excellent comfort on 7 to 10 hour rides.

The fabric is supportive in same league with other very high quality shorts and bibshorts. The fabric is this short is a little lighter than in my Oxygen bibshorts, so dries a little faster - better for warmer rides.

The 11" inseam provides good coverage and the hemmed leg (no silicone or elastic gripper) keeps the legs in place.

When purchased on sale at CC, this short provides excellent value.

Gore Wear C7 Chamois Shorts

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

First I will say I am not a "gearhead" trying to promote these I am a real customer. Second, I am not a road biker but a mountain biker. I ride between 10 -20 miles and on serious technical climbing and steep downs and jumps. I purchased these to wear under my MTB shorts and because I can't stand to wear those silly looking bibs! I just can't get myself to do it. Anyway, I normally wear a medium and the mediums were waaaaay too tight! So do yourself a favor and size up. I had to send them back and ordered the large. Even the larges were a bit snug but they will do. The chamois is good and was comfortable for the 5-mile MTB ride I did. I have 20 miles scheduled soon so I will add to this after I finish that one. The chamois is very good but not one of the better ones but it is very thick and will definitely keep you feeling good. I feel the chamois in the Pearl Izumi interval shorts are better even though this chamois is about the same thickness. But the Pearl Izumi intervals are more expensive. These shorts are made of a different material that does stretch but slightly, hence the tightness. They sort of double as compression shorts, which is a good thing I guess because it will minimize soreness. I have not tested or not whether they will block the wind as they are designed to do but that is not really what I bought them for. Good shorts for the price and feel for the price these are spot on at $77 on sale here. I'm bummed because I purchased them at $90 here so for $77 they are a deal.

EDIT: so the chamois has a line right down the middle that splits the padding and that is where it is stitched together on the outside. After miles of riding, you begin to feel that and it's not good. I would not recommend these if you are doing any rides over 5 miles. This middle part will tear you up in the soft tissue area below. The sit bone padding is great but the line down the middle is a deal breaker. I should have just got the Pearl Izumi intervals for this price, much better chamois.

Thank you for this well written and informative review.