Santic 4D COOLMAX Loose-Fit Men’s Bicycle Shorts

Last updated date: May 31, 2022

DWYM Score

8.6

Santic 4D COOLMAX Loose-Fit Men’s Bicycle Shorts

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Overall Take


In our analysis of 35 expert reviews, the Santic 4D COOLMAX Loose-Fit Men's Bicycle Shorts placed 10th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Broadcloth. Imported. Pull On closure. Hand Wash Only. This cycling shorts size chart is US size Please choose the size based on our size chart before order the bike short (Try reference with weight/height ).If you have doubt for size , please send message to us,30-DAY MONEY BACK SUPPORT. SANTIC SPORTS can be returned for any reason with a 30-day, full-refund support. The mountain bike shorts are made in lycra and polyester.It is breathable in that it lets water vapor and perspiration move away from the body Seat cushion with top 4D COOLMAX,riding transit can provide good protection,to avoid injuries caused by riding.

Expert Reviews

Expert Summarized Score

9.3
3 expert reviews

User Summarized Score

8.2
4,532 user reviews

What experts liked

The construction of these shorts is 12-panel, from a blend of nylon, spandex, and lycra that confer the user with a spectacular fit and at the same time wick away that moisture keeping you bone-dry even in heavy-duty action. The resultant stretch is formidable. Breathable mesh on the legs at the bottom spike up the ventilation.
- Gear Bikes Review
These shorts are loose fitting and baggy. This helps bigger riders to have a full range of motion, especially when they need to pedal fast, stand on the pedals, bend and squat.
- Mountain Bike Report

What experts didn't like

Pocket zippers are not of high quality.
- Gear Bikes Review

An Overview On

While cruiser bikes often have large, comprehensive, padded seats, road and mountain bikes have smaller, harder ones known as saddles. Sitting on the latter for a short time might not feel uncomfortable, but anyone who rides on mountain and road bikes will tell you that padded bike shorts or padded bike pants are mandatory. This sportswear cushions the bones used for sitting and protects the genitals and bottom from the pressure of the body on the saddle.

The pad, also called a chamois, creates a thick cushion between the saddle and your body while helping wick away sweat. The padding is usually made of gel and foam and may have a soft fabric cover with anti-microbial properties. The thickness varies, and the ones made for longer rides will be heavier and heavier.

You can buy bicycle short liners that include the padding, and these are worn under biking pants and shorts that don’t have padding; you wouldn’t want to wear padding in both because it’d be too bulky and awkward.

Bike shorts also come in different styles for road cycling and mountain biking. Road biking shorts should fit snugly and may or may not have elasticized bands on the bottoms to hold them in place. Mountain bike shorts are looser and often have pockets; they usually have padding, which also helps protect you from all the bouncing around and vibrations.

Thinner padding can be fine for a short ride, but if it is too much, you will feel sore after riding. On the other hand, if it is too thick, it will be uncomfortable, and you may feel like you are wearing a diaper.

Look for bike shorts with more panels, as they conform to the body better than other styles. Another good feature is flat-seam stitching so the shorts won’t rub against your body. Also, remember that bike shorts come in different lengths. Some are mid-thigh or even shorter, and others come to just above the knee. The shorter ones are good for hot weather but show more leg.

The Buying Guide

  • You can also wear padded bike shorts and liners to spin class.
  • Many bike shorts and liners are unisex.
  • The elastic waistband on the bike shorts should feel snug but not too tight or uncomfortable.
  • Bike shorts that come with built-in shoulder straps are called “bibs.”
  • These shorts often run small, so check the sizing chart and read the product reviews.
  • Wash your bike shorts in cold water and air dry them to prevent shrinkage.