Protect the ocean so it can protect us

Our future is tied to the ocean. Its shared seas connect us through food, culture and sport. The home of amazing, abundant life, it’s also a powerful climate solution. Yet the practice of bottom trawling threatens to destroy this precious resource—bulldozing our ocean floor, undermining small-scale fisheries and deepening the climate crisis. Let's end this destructive practice, starting with an immediate ban in marine protected areas and inshore zones.

Learn more

Shipping Information

We do our best to process and ship orders within 1-2 business days (Monday-Friday, excluding holidays). We kindly ask that you choose standard shipping where possible to reduce our environmental impact. If you have any questions about your order, you can reach out to our Customer Service team and we will be happy to help.

More Details


Unsure of the right size? Can’t decide between jackets? Our Customer Service team is here to help—the less unnecessary shipping, the better. We have no time limit on returns and accept both current and past-season products.

How returns work Start your return Customer Service


Sign up for product highlights, original stories, activism awareness, event updates and more.

Back to Product

Men's Nether Bike Liner Shorts - 7" Reviews

Write Your Review


Kinda Large

Filter Reviews

  • English
  • Francais
  • Deutsch
  • Italiano
  • Runs Small
  • Kinda Small
  • True To Size
  • Kinda Large
  • Runs Large
  • 145 cm or less
  • 145 - 150 cm
  • 151 - 155 cm
  • 156 - 160 cm
  • 161 - 165 cm
  • 166 - 170 cm
  • 171 - 175 cm
  • 176 - 180 cm
  • 181 - 185 cm
  • 186 - 190 cm
  • 191 - 195 cm
  • 196 - 200 cm
  • 201 - 205 cm
  • 205 cm or above
  • 5'0 or less
  • 5'1 - 5'3
  • 5'4- 5'6
  • 5'7 - 5'9
  • 5'10 - 6'0
  • 6'1 - 6'3
  • 6'4 - 6'6
  • 6'7 or above
Sort By
  • Newest
  • Highest Rating
  • Lowest Rating
  • Most Votes
  • Least Votes

All 41 Reviews

Clear All

Ms Nether Bike Liner Shorts - 7

Kinda Large
September 10, 2023

Terrible. Uncomfortable. Won't ever ride with them.

I bought these for shorter, more utilitarian rides (around town, for groceries, cruise to a brewery, etc), hoping they'd offer some comfort on the bike with a slimmer profile than a regular chamois. I wore them once and the reason they're not in the landfill already is guilt on my part -- so they're relegated to the back of the short... Read Mores drawer. The chamois is indeed thin, but it's stiff as cardboard and is so wide it kinda cuts into your thighs. And because it's thin, it doesn't offer any more comfort and support than a regular pair of boxer briefs. I was tempted by the sale price but don't waste your money. Either get the dirt roamer or a competitor's equivalent.

Response from Patagonia
September 14, 2023

Thank you so much for writing this review and we are very sorry to hear about the issues you've encountered with this product. Please know that you are more than welcome to [return]( your item as we want you to be completely satisfied with all of your Patagonia purchases. In the meantime, please rest assured that we will be passing this feedback along to our Product Design Team.

July 28, 2023

Disappointed - rare for Pata

Least favorite thing I have ever bought from Pata :( I am skinny and leg openings still way too tight compared to other bike shirts or compression shorts, uncomfortably so (and why?). Front part of chamois is too wide and rubs on inner thighs in the pedaling stroke. Even at web specials price, feels like something generic with same quality I could ... Read Moreget from a cheap bike brand or even an off-brand. Avoid and just buy a pair of generic black bike shorts from any budget cycling brand.

Response from Patagonia
July 31, 2023

Hey Jon, thank you for the review. We're so sorry to hear that these were such a disappointment. You're welcome to send them back for a refund or merchandise credit. We recommend checking out the [Men's Dirt Roamer Bike Liner Shorts - 9"]( as a potential alternative.

July 9, 2023

Comfortable commuting

I've worn these commuting 21 miles (33km) each way to and from work. These liners work just as well as my regular biking shorts and they might even be more comfortable. They're not very noticeable beneath clothes, so you can walk into stores and get things you need without coming across as an obvious biker.

June 9, 2023

good liners

light, work well under other shorts

May 25, 2023

Light and thin, just like a liner should be.

Brilliant padded liner, I use them for mountainbiking and gravelriding with different hiking shorts over. Breathes well and dries fast. A bit tight in the lower leg, otherwise true to size.

May 3, 2023

Pad is too wide

excited for this product. nice material etc. however, the pad - notably on the front side - is far too wide, making it uncomfortable between my legs. if the pad was more narrow, this would be a killer prodcut

Response from Patagonia
May 4, 2023

We appreciate your feedback, Pete! If a few wash and dry cycles don't improve the chamois for you, please don't hesitate to contact our Customer Service team or your nearest Patagonia-owned store to return them under our [Ironclad Guarantee]( We'll be glad to help!

April 18, 2023

A friend for stealth bikers everywhere

Love these for my #partypace and more casual rides. Really great to be able to go big miles, but then walk into a patio/restaurant without looking like i'm in full cycle kit.

April 17, 2023

Comfort without bulk

Rides have been under two hours but the shorts have felt great each time. Pad is comfortable without being bulky. Liner feels smooth and light.

March 21, 2023

Dont Even Know I Have Them On

The perfect amount of padding in my opinion. Doesn't feel bulky like some of my other liners, and is great to hike a bike in. Rode for multiple 50+ mile days comfortably!

March 6, 2023

great fit

Excellant for warm weather biking

February 27, 2023

Great liner

These are perfect as an under short for mountain biking or as a short for spinning on the trainer. Only issue I had is they are a bit tight on my thigh. I probably could have sized up.

February 14, 2023

Diaper-free riding!

For many rides, I forgo wearing bib shorts because of the thick padding. These liner shorts are the answer. They give just enough pad and protection, but dont feel like a baby diaper!

August 26, 2022

Well vented, breathe well. Run

Well vented, breathe well. Run small. I usually wear 32" waist. These liners come in S, M or L. I needed L pants so ordered liner in L. Fit well. The pad is very good, right up there with another cycling specific brand. Recommend.

August 17, 2022

All day comfort

I love the Nether Bike Liner Shorts, minimalist liner that provides padding where needed.

August 13, 2022

Absolute trash product

What did I just buy? I thought I was replacing my old Patagonia liner but what I got is literally garbage. I wish I could attach a side by side photo to this, but I'm guessing my old liners were the Dirt Roamers which apparently only come in Capri pants sizes now. These liners are perfect for someone who rides 10-15 miles on city roads. If you... Read More ride 50 miles, this is a single use item. The stitches around the pad are the biggest joke. The pad itself looks like it was cut out with scissors, the edges left unfinished. There's very little in terms of construction, very little rubberized sections. I'm not even sure why there is a pad at all. You could've just used R3 fleece and it would've been lighter and more comfortable. The difference in quality between this liner and my previous one is just mind boggling. I'm actually afraid now that Patagonia is pulling out of cycling, which was my suspicion all along. The product line just gets worse and worse. Like, by making shorts with no pockets, for example, you realize you're only catering to the jocks, right? Like this ultra light super performance liner you're selling, it's for jocks, not normal people. Is there going to be a high quality, durable and functional liner again, instead of this cost cutting "minimalist" single use item you're selling? Why is there no 9" Dirt Roamer liner?

Response from Patagonia
August 19, 2022

Hi there, we're so sorry to hear about your experience with the Nether Bike Liner Shorts - 7". Please feel free to begin a return or exchange at any time. Sadly, we do not have a 9" bike short liner, but we do have the [Men's Dirt Roamer Bike Liner Shorts - 9½"]( Go ahead and check them out when you have a moment.

July 17, 2022

Simple, light and functional

Excellent minimalist bike shorts, perfect for long bikepacking expedition, wash well in lakes and streams and dry quickly. When not in use pack small

June 29, 2022


You wont feel like you have a diaper on. Yet these offer so much comfort.

June 1, 2022

Minimalist chamois

I've only worn these once, and they were good. They cover and protect my "saddle zone," which is what I'd expect. At first I thought they weren't quite "supportive" enough, but after a few miles I forgot about that. I think these will be great in hot weather. I need more miles in these before I can decide whether ... Read Moreto buy more.

December 28, 2021

Perfect for long days

The Nether bike shorts are perfect for those epic rides when time off the bike is as important as on it. The minimalist padding only covers what is needed and allows the other body parts to be free.

October 12, 2021

Boxer with minimal chamois.

Minimal but that's really all I need anymore. Super breathable.

September 17, 2021

Lightweight, minimal design

These are a great lightweight chamois, providing good protection for those hot days.

September 12, 2021

Pants are great

Shorts are great. I appreciate the companys social activism.

August 30, 2021

Perfect light weight bike shorts

I wanted a light weight, breathable undershort with a non-bulky chamois. This is it! Works great. Breathes. The pad is perfect! I havent worn anything else since I bought them. I have generally been riding 20-25 miles of dirt in Northern Arizona. Havent worn them on a big ride yet, but Im sure theyll be great. No chafing and no issues so far.

August 23, 2021

Comfortable and Light Weight

Really happy with these. Not as bulky as other padded shorts I've worn, but offer good protection. Also felt pretty breathable in hot/humid New England summer. Would recommend.

August 9, 2021

Chafe short

Awkward seams cause chafing of the thighs. Padding is stiff. Bike short design needs to communicate with strider run short designer. This is the one product I dont recommend.

Response from Patagonia
August 10, 2021

Hey Andrew, thank you for the review on the Nether Bike Liner Shorts - 7". We're very sorry to hear that the seams have caused chaffing for you, and we've passed the word along to our design team. If you're still in the market for some liner shorts, we recommend checking out the [Men's Endless Ride Liner Shorts - 9"]( as the seaming is less prominent.

July 22, 2021

Amazing piece of gear

I've been cycling for over 20 years and have been happy with chamois. Always uncomfortable not matter the brand. I stopped using them a few years back and went to Patagonia AC boxer brief that work great but now I have the best of both worlds.

July 20, 2021

Great fit, awesome material!

These shorts have just about the right amount of padding, not too much and not too little. The fabric material is very nice and thin, as well a super breathable.

July 8, 2021

Great for rides less than 25 miles

This liner is very comfortable to wear bike commuting or taking shorter bike rides (<25 miles) where a standard chamois feels a bit much. Initially fits a bit smaller than I expected but seems like they will stretch and fit perfect with a more use.

June 30, 2021


Comfy pad, nice waistband, they work well with other over shorts.

May 15, 2021

Super comfortable. Mostly durable.

The comfort of the compression short is amazing. Although the durability of the product is sometimes a concern its still durable enough to wear daily. The versatility tops off this 4 out of 5 star rating because it can be worn for just about any activity.

May 11, 2021

Not worth it

Disappointed. I have the higher-end liners as well and thought these would be a good budget purchase, not worth it. The Chamois is cut jaggedly and to say they are minimalist is an understatement. Barely adequate and overpriced for that they are.

April 12, 2021

Fit really well and super

Fit really well and super comfortable for long distance cycles. Quality is great!

April 10, 2021

Low profile

As one reviewer has previously mentioned, these liner shorts are sort of a glorified boxer brief. These aren&#x27;t meant for intense rides or long days, but rather shorter stints on a bike. Again, others have mentioned the cut is a tad small in the thighs (works for me) while also being roomy in the waist. While formfitting, they certainly aren&#x... Read More27;t higher end chamois and despite thin padding, their feel doesn't disappear when you ride; when lifting off the saddle, the chamois pad can be felt around (but not hugging) the butt, which may feel strange the first few times! These shorts, however, do excel at being very low profile and wearable for hours off the bike if needed.

April 8, 2021

the Goldilocks of casual chamois

I ride my bike a lot around town running errands and commuting whenever I can. My goods don&#x27;t feel too great if unprotected and swinging free, but sometimes a full serious chamois is too much and can be super uncomfortable walking around the grocery store or sitting at a friends house drinking a beer. These Nether Bike Liner Shorts are the ans... Read Morewer I didn't know I was looking for and have a permanent place in my cycling wardrobe. Highly recommended.

March 30, 2021

My first patagonia meh

I would say this is one of the first Patagonia products I have been unenthusiastic about after receiving. If I had to guess I would say these are Patagonia boxer shorts with a pad sewn in. Do not feel like the same quality as usual. Size feels too big, but I am guessing Patagonia sized-up so the pad does not rub. Also the thigh hem elastic is surpr... Read Moreising tight and definitely gets your attention. Have ridden them a handful of times now, they are fairly comfortable and do stay cool. In the end idk...these shorts are not expensive for a patagonia product or bike shorts, but neither are they stunning.

Response from Patagonia
March 30, 2021

Hey there, thank you for taking the time to write us with that helpful feedback. We are sorry to hear that these missed the mark in ways and that you aren't totally satisfied. Please feel free to [return]( those back to us if you'd like.

November 30, 2020

Comfy Pad - but rear cut is too short

I find myself picking these shorts over my Pearl shorts as I like the lower bulk liner for shorter rides. I&#x27;ve found the liner to be top quality and very comfortable. My dislikes are the rear cut on the shorts is much too low and when you move into a lean forward riding position I&#x27;m wishing for 1-2&quot; more material, atleast. Thankfully... Read More these are undershorts and my fellow bikers don't have to witness the "coin slot" that ensues.

November 17, 2020

Color match 2

Different color variety but limited

November 14, 2020

Light weight bike liner

The liner is great on shorter rides but on anything longer than a few hours the chamois doesn't provide enough padding. That being said, the shorts are comfortable and don't ride up. Thanks, Patagonia!

June 19, 2020

Never disappointed from Patagonia!

I feel like Pro Athlete, Patagonia makes absolutely perfect fit for me. No matter what, underwear, mid layer, jacket. I am nearly 61, 150lb, everything fit me precisely. Anyway, these bike liner feels great where they shall, as mentioned fantastic fit, color and it is minimalist light design. Thnx Patagonia, keep making stuff for me.

June 5, 2020

Thin Quads only

I was disappointed with the fit of this product. I ordered the Small based on the size guide and found the leg openings to be way too small for anyone with any sort of cycling musculature. Very tight around the quads. The chamois/pad is really small also seems placed too far forward so the edge of the chamois hits the crease of the leg while pedali... Read Moreng. Fit of the waist, depth, etc was spot on. Leg length/inseam was perfect for a liner to be worm under shorts. Very light, excellent waist band comfort and these will also stay cool in warmer climates. If you have thin legs, give these a go. Quadzillas need not apply.

April 22, 2020

Comfortable and lightweight

The material is great- Super comfortable and breathes well in the heat, looks good, I definitely found myself forgetting I was wearing it! Which leads me to my only comment- I live in Austin Tx, (which has some serious hills) and bike around 20 miles a day. The chamois helped for sure, but if you bike that much on hilly terrain you&#x27;re still go... Read Moreing to "feel the burn" with this item to a degree. I'm still very happy with it though, it was advertised as such, sacrificing some bulk for comfort. Given how hot it gets here and how comfortable and breathable these have been, I'm happy to make that trade!

Sorry, no reviews match your criteria. Clear or modify your filters and try again.

Popular searches