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Voler shorts are sssoooo comfy...(12 posts)

Voler shorts are sssoooo comfy...keith m.
Jul 19, 2001 5:44 AM
I know that a few of you on this board have been touting the comfort of Voler shorts so I thought I'd give them a try. Just used them on my morning 25 miler and all I can say is this is without a doubt, the most comforable chamois (their cantara pad) pad I've used. Thanks to all who recomended them.
re: Voler shorts are sssoooo comfy...Lone Gunman
Jul 19, 2001 6:03 AM
Amen. Voler, Santini, Nalini....I know now what not to buy in shorts, anything with liquid or gel to ooze out is a waste of loot.
re: Voler shorts are sssoooo comfy...TomS
Jul 19, 2001 6:29 AM
I have to agree - I was kinda nervous because according to their sizing charts I was exactly between sizes according to their sizing guidelines. But I went for the small and they fit great! I had been trying to save money with a couple of pairs of performance shorts, but they never seemed to fit right. Before I heard about volers I was all set to splurge and spend twice as much on PI ultrasensors.

Also velowear.com put a handful of tootsie rolls in the shipping bag :-)
I'll trade you...Kristin
Jul 19, 2001 6:46 AM
You're Tootsie Rolls for my after shave. Perhaps they should make the product sampling a little less random.

I hope receiving aftershave with my shorts isn't a hint or anything. Or worst yet...an omen. :-)
I'll trade you...2SteveS
Jul 19, 2001 9:32 AM
Kristin, I just received a pair of Voler shorts, jersey, and gloves along with my tootsie rolls, a candy I never cared for. Hope that is not an omen for the shorts, I would be very disappointed. However, I would be happy to swap for your aftershave.
Bibs too short for meSteve Davis
Jul 19, 2001 6:51 AM
I just bought two pair of their bibs based upon recommendations read here. Unfortunately, they don't fit me nearly as well as the Performance Elite Bibs I currently use. I'm going to have to send them back.

I'm 6'2" and have a 34 inch waist. The large fit okay in the seat and legs, but are too tight over the shoulders. Too bad for me as they seem really well made.

I liked the tootsie rolls though...
Man...I didn't get anything with my order!?Jim Burton
Jul 19, 2001 7:23 AM
But, I don't like tootsie rolls and I don't use aftershave! I think that most of the riders, like myself, who like the fit of Voler Shorts are smaller riders. Performance seems to size for large guys and then just make the waist skinnier for smaller guys. Performance shorts always run long on me. Maybe Voler makes shorts for small guys and then just makes them roomier for the larger sizes. Who knows?
I like Voler - 5'9", 176 lbs, 34" waistyoung
Jul 19, 2001 10:22 AM
I wear medium, although I could probably wear their large as well. I will agree that their medium bibs have straps that are a tad shorter than Santini CXs, for example. But, all in all, they work fine. Volers fabric is nowhere near as good as Assos, for example, but they are a lot of bib for the money. The Cantara pad is really good. Pretty much a toss up with the Santini CX "Top" pad.
no trade!TomS
Jul 19, 2001 1:09 PM
Well, I like tootsie rolls, so no trades! :-)

Anyway I think you're right, the thing I don't like about my performance shorts is that if they fit around the waist, they run a little too long, almost down to my knees, so the grippers on the end always ride up. They also go up too high at the waist and can bunch up there. At 5"7' I think I'm shorter than average for a guy.

I just got the volers yesterday, so I've only rode with them once, but I did notice that the grippers seemed looser than they should be. But everything else was just right, so I figure I just need to train more and bulk up my thighs a bit!
Which do you order from: Velowear.com or voler.com? nmBrian C.
Jul 19, 2001 9:58 AM
Velowear.com (nm)PaulCL
Jul 19, 2001 11:28 AM
re: Voler shorts are sssoooo comfy...Skip
Jul 19, 2001 12:04 PM
The Voler's are OK, the price is right, but Castelli's are far superior. Castelli's pad is much more comfortable, the stretch of the fabric is much more supple, and almost sensuous, and the fit is better. The Voler leg bands stretch out, and don't return to their original size; only removing their baggy stretch after positioning them back on the thigh, in the same place that stretched them out to begin with. Besides,you can get Castelli's at a reasonable price through Zonibici; although still more than Voler's, IMHO it's well worth it. Cheers.