Lets start with some key problems associated with your typical cycling shorts and bibs such as chafing and sweating in the seat area, specifically the groin area that the chamois cover.
Why are PumpShorts and PumpBibs Different?
PUMPSHORTS' signature patented, "Inflatable Pads," target the rider's anatomy, specifically their SIT BONE DISTANCE. Our unique innovative design puts the INFLATABLE AIR BLADDERS behind the chamois just like the placement of your saddle.
• CHAFING - Definition: To make or become damaged or sore by rubbing.
• PumpsShorts AIR BLADDERS are not sewn into the chamois of the cycling shorts and bibs we make. In fact they are completely separate from the Chamois. Our shorts and bibs are sewn better and the material is better than other manufacturers (Italian Lycra). The pad are inflatable and adjustable, and located in a way, that they minimize friction and rubbing. Our shorts not only have all these qualities but our chamois are ventilated so air can pass around the pads and keep your seat dry while cycling.
• Our revolutionary design places the air bladders behind the shorts and bib Chamois much like a saddle would be located. Air can pass around the AIR BLADDERS flowing into and through the chamois for cooling and wicking. Wicking fabrics (a textile term) draw moisture away from the body. Our Chamois have these wicking and ventilation properties.
PumpsShort's air bladders are completely removable!
Saddle manufacturers love to talk about how their saddle will work the best for cyclist. They say too much cushion is bad and leather saddles are good. The truth is no saddle can relieve you saddle soreness all of the time and in most cases the pain returns after prolong sitting. Here are what the experts say causes saddle soreness;
Long periods of exercise/activity for the legs
Prolonged sitting (particularly on hard surfaces).
Its almost impossible to avoid these two points when cycling. You have to sit for a while and exercise your legs. That is what cycling is all about!
Pump Shorts and Pump Bibs take a medical and anatomical approach to this cycling issues of pain and discomfort. By giving the rider the ability to change dynamics of the pad shape and giving relief to the surrounding nerves of the sit bones. This way the pressure points can be changed, giving more or less cushion to those areas when needed.
All on the fly while sitting on your saddle.