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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.
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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.
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"](https://www.patagonia.com/product/mens-dirt-roamer-mountain-bike-liner-shorts-9-inch/24677.html?dwvar_24677_color=BLK&cgid=mens-shorts) as a potential alternative.
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.
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
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](https://help.patagonia.com/s/article/Ironclad-Guarantee). We'll be glad to help!
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?
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"](https://www.patagonia.com/product/mens-dirt-roamer-mountain-bike-liner-shorts-9-half-inch/24677.html?dwvar_24677_color=BLK&cgid=root). Go ahead and check them out when you have a moment.
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.
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.
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.
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"](https://www.patagonia.com/product/mens-endless-ride-liner-shorts-for-mountain-biking-9-inch/24675.html?dwvar_24675_color=BLK&cgid=root) as the seaming is less prominent.
As one reviewer has previously mentioned, these liner shorts are sort of a glorified boxer brief. These aren'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.
the Goldilocks of casual chamois
I ride my bike a lot around town running errands and commuting whenever I can. My goods don'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.
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.
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](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) those back to us if you'd like.
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'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'm wishing for 1-2" more material, atleast. Thankfully... Read More these are undershorts and my fellow bikers don't have to witness the "coin slot" that ensues.
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.
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.
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'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!
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