Product review: Altura ProGel Liners


Padded liner shorts are a worthwhile investment for commuters and weekend adventurers alike. As they’re more lightly padded than full-on roadie bibshorts they can be worn unobtrusively under your work trousers or jeans, taking the edge off mid-to-long journeys and also preventing chafing from those annoying seams in the seat area of your strides.

These six-panel Altura liners are pricier than some but the money’s gone on a high-spec insert — this has thicker gel pads under your sit bones and thinner padding elsewhere, and is a million miles away from that ‘nappy’ feeling most of us dread. (By the way, no, you don’t wear regular underwear with them — we get asked this regularly!).

Silicone leg grippers stop them from riding up and waist loops mean they can also be attached to some models of baggy short. Sizes S-XXL; women’s 8-18.

Review: John Kitchiner