Does biking give you tingly feelings in your pants, but not the good kind? Austin-based cyclist and designer Christiana Guzman has a magical solution. She has created “cycling chamois panties” to, as she puts it, “protect your precious lady parts from the pains of those longer urban rides.”
They’re basically underwear with a maxi pad–like foam insert, but functionally, they’re more like secret bike shorts that you can wear under any clothes.
Here’s Guzman’s pitch:
Unlike traditional riding shorts with a chamois, these panties will fit discreetly under your clothing. You can wear them under any pants, shorts, skirts, denim cutoffs, and even non-cycling specific work out clothes you already own. Urban cyclists and bike commuters can end up riding 20+ miles on any given day. Obviously spandex is not appropriate day-wear in the city, and ‘jorts’ are certainly not comfy long term on a saddle. Ouch! That’s precisely where Chamois Panties come into play. The foam insert alleviates the discomforts of riding while remaining discreet, allowing you to flaunt your own unique style.
If you buy it, she’s got a Kickstarter going. It’s $50 bucks for one pair or $90 bucks for a pair of each of the two styles she’s come up with. We’re intrigued. Ms. Guzman, in the most respectful way possible, we would like to get in your panties.