The Daily Bike: Urbanist Chamois Panties

The Daily Bike: Urbanist Chamois Panties

Would you want to walk around all day wearing a chamois under your skirt or jeans? The Urbanist says yes,


urbanist underwearWould you want to walk around all day wearing a chamois under your skirt or jeans? The Urbanist says yes, and so does the $25,000 or so it’s raised via Kickstarter to produce these padded undies, called the Brigitte.

The chamois panties are the inspiration of Christiana Guzman, a product designer in Austin, Texas.

“I go on a lot of social rides here in ATX where we all end up at a show, dancing, karaoke, a bar, or any number of awesome fun things you can think of,” she says. “The rides are often tough, plenty of miles and sometimes more hills than I might like. However, it just ain’t cool to show up in a spandex suit. None of the cycling gear on the market had the versatility or the style I was looking for so I came up with…something I could wear underneath my normal clothes without feeling too bulky.”

Guzman has created two models. The Brigitte (above, $50) has a thicker padding is meant for longer rides. The Bettie (below, $50) is thinner, “sexier,” and has just enough cush to take the edge off.

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Steve Casimiro is the editor of Adventure Journal.
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  • Charles Kelso
    Charles Kelso
    Reply

    … chamois panties… a word pair that I never saw coming. Also, I would like a pair.

  • Sergio Bravo
    Sergio Bravo
    Reply

    Do women need this?

  • Anthony Newsom
    Anthony Newsom
    Reply

    We didn’t Drunkcyclist.com bring this to our attention first?

  • PROEDGEBIKER.COM
    Reply

    What a great idea for the Ladies! They will make Millions!

  • Meisha
    Reply

    I would LOVE to order a pair or two or three of these awesome panties!!! Where? And do they come in PLUS sizes???

  • Nancy Lamb
    Nancy Lamb
    Reply

    I’d wear those!

  • Shawn Frederick
    Shawn Frederick
    Reply

    brilliant. My girls is getting as pair now! thanks Steve- appreciate the share…

  • Kelly Blake
    Kelly Blake
    Reply

    Ummmmmm, so many things to say…..

  • Kelly Blake
    Kelly Blake
    Reply

    Ummmmmm, so many things to say…..

  • Stephanie Pearce
    Stephanie Pearce
    Reply

    ugh

  • Stephanie Pearce
    Stephanie Pearce
    Reply

    ugh

  • Pam Simich
    Pam Simich
    Reply

    Really?

  • Pam Simich
    Pam Simich
    Reply

    Really?

  • Lindsay Petersen Dakota
    Lindsay Petersen Dakota
    Reply

    are we gonna see these as part of Womans Pro team kits next year?!

  • Lindsay Petersen Dakota
    Lindsay Petersen Dakota
    Reply

    are we gonna see these as part of Womans Pro team kits next year?!

  • sloan
    Reply

    Genius!

  • Gordon Wright
    Gordon Wright
    Reply

    Sent that to my friends at SELF. They had the same reaction

  • Gordon Wright
    Gordon Wright
    Reply

    Sent that to my friends at SELF. They had the same reaction

  • Amy C Christensen
    Amy C Christensen
    Reply

    Not sure I’d go dancing in them, but I sure would wear them under other (non-biking) shorts for the riding – especially in the summer.

  • Susan Roussin Busam
    Susan Roussin Busam
    Reply

    I don’t want to walk around with padded undies it would feel like that time of the month all the time

  • Chris Dillon
    Chris Dillon
    Reply

    nice ass

  • Lisa Bella Dae
    Lisa Bella Dae
    Reply

    hooray!

  • Doug Schnitzspahn
    Doug Schnitzspahn
    Reply

    Wait. Is this AJ or Drunk Cyclist?

  • Shannon Walton
    Shannon Walton
    Reply

    Uuuhhhhh, ummmmm, uhhhhh… kinda speechless. And not in a good way.

  • Ana Van Pelt
    Ana Van Pelt
    Reply

    Yessssssss

  • Shabad Chawla
    Shabad Chawla
    Reply

    There’s a bike?

  • Allison Woods
    Allison Woods
    Reply

    No.

  • Ted Gayer
    Ted Gayer
    Reply

    For woman who’s attention needs are being left unmet…

  • Nicole Morgenthau
    Nicole Morgenthau
    Reply

    I feel fat just looking at that.

  • Tanya Kanning
    Tanya Kanning
    Reply

    I just joined adventure journal. This makes me want to “unlike”. Am I the only one?

  • Jason Laviolette
    Jason Laviolette
    Reply

    I would have to say like as well, although I would understand why some would not approve. They are cycling shorts.

  • Tomia Browning
    Tomia Browning
    Reply

    No thanks! I don’t wear diapers when I ride my bike.

  • Tim Hattrup
    Tim Hattrup
    Reply

    Seriously, you should read the article, not just the headline and photo. They’re PANTIES. Designed to be worn under casual clothing. Read up, haters. (I’m getting mine right away!)

  • Allison Woods
    Allison Woods
    Reply

    No, I think we get it. They are ridiculous and there are unspeakable chafing possibilities.

  • Tim Hattrup
    Tim Hattrup
    Reply

    Put many miles in wearing regular panties? I think the chafing possibilities have been there all along.

  • Allison Woods
    Allison Woods
    Reply

    Nope. Above my pain threshold.

  • Kristin Starr Amstrup
    Kristin Starr Amstrup
    Reply

    Um hello these are not meant to be worn out alone! Panties! You wear them under regular shorts/pants to turn them into bike shorts. Or under a skirt. Whatever. Sure, if you’re an exhibitionist you could wear them alone but not for general use.

  • Matt
    Reply

    For those of you who don’t read through the lines, let me make it easier. On the website where you can buy these fin threads they explain things a bit more clearly for you slow ones…” You can wear them under any pants, shorts, skirts, denim cutoffs, or even non-cycling specific work out clothes you already own.”

    If you still don’t get it, perhaps it would be better for you to do us a favor and “unlike” adventure journal.

  • brad
    Reply

    I am astounded that people are unable to comprehend that these are meant to be worn under clothing. These look useful and I how the work as well as the chamois boxer-briefs for men.

    • brad
      Reply

      *hope they work…

    • steve casimiro
      Reply

      By now, I know that any time we post a picture showing a woman’s body, no matter what the context, someone is going to get upset. So, some of the blowback is expected. But I thought the fact that this product was designed by a woman, sold by a woman, and for women, and that, yes, it’s underwear and not bootie shorts, would keep the discussion on whether it’s a cool item or not.

  • josh
    Reply

    Idea has been around for at least 20 years

    Sold 1000s of these to people at the bike shop back in the 90’s.
    http://andiamounderwear.com/

  • Jason Moffat
    Jason Moffat
    Reply

    one sight of these stripes is enough to destroy the concentration of the most restrained cyclo-pervert!

  • JoJoJo
    Reply

    They are designed to be worn UNDER your baggy shorts, or a skort/skirt or whatever.
    IMO, this is possibly the best invention for women cyclists ever — sexy, chamois panties — GENIUS!
    I’m so getting a pair and can’t wait to try ’em out.

  • Kathleen Rock
    Reply

    Now I feel weird for wanting a pair. . . .

    • steve casimiro
      Reply

      Boldly go…

  • Glenn Vitucci
    Glenn Vitucci
    Reply

    how can you not ‘like’?

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