Lady Moto-Skiveez Product Review
Moto Skiveez are padded under shorts for rider comfort. They are designed specifically for motorcycle riders with three versions for men depending on the type of bike you ride, and now one available for women.
I first discovered Moto-Skiveez at AIMExpo in 2013, and each year I passed by the booth, I pleaded my case for the product to be available for women, in 2015 they finally had good news for me! The Lady Skiveez had launched! I am all about any product that can help me ride longer in comfort on any bike, and I could not wait to give the Lady Moto-Skiveez a run.
I really like the fabric and the mesh. The polyester spandex blend is soft with a little stretch and the padding is relatively thin with small holes for air circulation. The seams are flat and strong and the mesh lets through light, but you can’t even tell it is mesh by touch, so it should not irritate your skin like some mesh liners. Machine wash without fabric softener and air dry. Wash before first use.
I was not initially happy with the fit, the padding bunched up in the back, even though the short fit well. After washing and repeated use, it has softened up and is less of an issue. You can see the bump in one of the photos below, but it does not show with jeans on.
The wide waistband is nice, and sat just where it should on me, although it could be a little more elastic, it is a little tough getting over my hips (and as you see below, I don’t have much).
Sizes from Moto-Skiveez.com :
- small (waist: 26″-28″ hips: 34″-36″)
- medium (waist: 28″-30″ hips: 37″-39″)
- large (waist: 30″-33″ hips: 40″-42″)
- x-large (waist: 33″-36″ hips: 43″-46″)
- xx-large (waist: 36″-40″ hips: 47″-50″)
I am 5′-0″, 102 pounds wearing a small. Click photo to enlarge.
Shown here under low-rise jeans (I usually wear under my Kelvar riding jeans, but used these for demonstration purposes)
So time to hit the road and see if these Skiveez keep the rear-end happy.
Day one 200 miles, wore them
Day two 80 miles did not wear
Day three 150 miles wore them
I wanted to see if I could really tell a difference, and I to my surprise, I really could. Day one and three were much more comfortable, even though day two was a shorter distance.
I was still able to move around on the bike and forgot I was even wearing them. They might start to bother me if I did a lot of walking around between rides.
The padding was in the right places as I sat on the bike, although, maybe too high in the back, not needed. The padding comes low enough to help with the inside edge of my legs against the edge of the seat.
My only suggestion would be a bit more padding right on the bone that you sit on (I looked it up, its the Ischial Tuberosity ).
Description from MotoSkiveez.com
The LADY Moto-Skiveez® employs the latest in bicycle pad technology. Developed in Italy, this new technology creates a multi density pad using only a single layer of proprietary foam. The pad is attached to a breathable, lightweight undergarment specifically designed for the female anatomy. This garment is comprised of two different fabrics. The first fabric is chose to provide moisture wicking. The second is a mesh fabric selected for its breath-ability. The use of different fabrics creates a base garment that is optimized for moisture management and breath-ability. This universal LADY design is engineered to improve comfort in most riding positions.
$64.95 at time of review
I am thrilled that Moto-Skiveez now has an option for women. If you do a lot of distance riding or have a bike that has a bit of a hard seat, but you do not want to change the look, then I would recommend giving these a shot. They are well made and will last, if you follow the easy care instructions. I was surprised how unobtrusive they are while riding, yet really made a big difference at the end of the day.