Men's Foundation Short

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Foundation is an innovative undershort, designed to deliver maximum freedom of movement, comfort and ventilation beneath baggies for fast- paced trail sessions, or extended bikepacking adventures.

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I was between medium and

I was between medium and large according to the size chart, ordered large, and they're as expected. Quality is excellent, I'm happy with the chamois and would order again.
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Randall | Sep 30, 2022
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Liner padding is thin but

Liner padding is thin but comfortable, very "airy" feel due to materials used. I will probably try the next size up next time as they feel a little too tight.
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Adam | May 22, 2022
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Great trail short. A little

Great trail short. A little lightweight for my taste for gravel or road and perfect for trail riding where the saddle is a little less of a factor. This also means the pad is a bit lighter and easier to wear after the ride. My GF calls these "lingerie for men" - the mesh sides are well ventilated and super comfortable and apparently pretty damn good looking. Worth every penny. Thanks, 7mesh!
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Gavin | Apr 6, 2022
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Bought these for trail riding.

Bought these for trail riding. They are very comfortable for wearing under a mountain bike pant or shorts and do not interfere with knee pads. They are cool in summer, but you will need an additional warmth layer overtop when cold-weather mountain biking. Bought the medium, but I am sized more between medium and large as my hips are 105 cm and thighs are 55 cm. I would buy these again.
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Michael | Jan 20, 2022
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Easy to get back in

Easy to get back in the saddle the next day after a long ride. No pain, no swelling no problems like that anymore. Will not buy any other branded pair of under-shorts now that I’ve tried these. How can you put a price on pain-free. And they look good around the campfire too.
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Lee | Dec 23, 2021
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The Foundation Shorts are the

The Foundation Shorts are the finest undershort I've ever seen. First off, the chamois is a legitimate top quality long distance/ultra distance riding chamois, not the crap chamois used in every other undershort I've seen. The mesh sides make for cool riding and the real innovation of having a cutaway in the front of the chamois means your man parts don't get crushed or chafed like nearly every other short. Instead your stuff is cradled is super soft, stretchy lycra! This makes for a comfort level unlike any I've experienced. Especially on ultra distances, the chances for crushage and chafing of your junk are gone. Pure bliss. I suggest 7Mesh use the same approach for all their bibs and shorts. Sizing is interesting. I wear a medium in nearly every other brand of shorts, but the 7mesh recommendation is for a small, which I got. It's fine, but I think I might be between a small and a medium in their system. However, the sheer comfort of the Foundation Short means you can get away with slight deviations on size. This is a holy grail cycling short for me and while expensive, it's worth every cent.
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Bc | Dec 6, 2021
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My best riding chamois. They

My best riding chamois. They are my most comfortable and most breathable and my choice for longer rides or short ones if I'll have time to wash them before going again. I followed the fit guide and they are quite snug at the thigh and waist but the pad stays in place better than my other pairs. Definitely recommend.
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Mitchell | Oct 17, 2021
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Confortable sous des pantalons Bien

Confortable sous des pantalons Bien aéré Idéal pour vos sorties urbaines
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Martin | Jul 10, 2021
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I picked these up to

I picked these up to go under my Farside shorts and my winter riding pants. I found my MK3 bib shorts were too bulky to wear underneath pants but these are ideal. Also more comfortable than other chamois when you're off the bike and walking around.
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Ben | Mar 31, 2021
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I have ridden in these

I have ridden in these now 1/2 dozen times and they are very supportive, very comfortable and fit well. I was apprehensive of the cost as you can get what look to be well padded chamois for $50. However, these have not given me any problems with rubbing or chaffing like the lower cost ones I have. I will be buying another pair.
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Hafez | Mar 15, 2021
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