Unfortunately, the only comparison I have are the 'Bicycle line' padded shorts I bought from Halfords 4yrs ago which I felt were great at the time but it would be unfair to compare with these shorts as this is in a different category. These feel like I am sitting on a cloud! Very really comfortable. I am 6'2" and 95kg and usually wear L but glad I went for XL. Sizing guide which came with the product indicates XL for my height but this is not immediately clear from the website
Comfortable shorts with a good quality feel. There is a decent amount of padding that doesn't restrict leg movement. Size of Medium gave a reasonable fit, although as someone of average height but with a very slim build (5'11, ~10st, 30in waist), I can't see myself finding cycling shorts that are either tight around the legs or quite long enough. Material seems very breathable, I don't get much sweatiness. It also gives minimal friction against the saddle.
Good fit with leg grippers that work well, and quality stitching. The only drawback (IMHO) is that it seems like it has twice as much padding required for a comfortable ride.
These are fantastic shorts. I already had one pair but saw them on sale again so decided to get a second set. The latest pair have a mixture of panel fabrics with some appearing like traditional lycra (outer legs/sides) and others (inner leg, central front and central back) appearing to be more ventilated fabric. I imagine this makes them even better in warm conditions and when used under something else. Made in Britain is a nice bonus too!
Comfiest shorts I've worn (although I haven't tried many to be fair), very well made by a UK company as well. What's not to like, bargain. Pad is thicker than some for long distance rides.
My third iteration of these shorts. Superbly comfortable and another improvement to the pad. Used as liners for mtb baggies
Really happy with these. Legs are about an inch longer than my Sugois but the price is right, they are comfortable. The fit guide was right on
I've used Lusso shorts for 10yrs+ and have never been disappointed, Britain design and British made. Excellent value for money thanks to Merlin cycles
Mr C, Isle of Man
Great shorts, pad is quality and fit as per size guide.
Very comfortable shorts. Padding in exactly the right places for me. Wish I had bought these sooner.
Best shorts I have ever used. Did a seven hour mtb ride last week in france with out a problem
Fit well, and good value for money. However, like most shorts, larger sizes made for taller riders so may be a bit long for some.
Great fit and comfy short for the money. Uk sizing so larger than most brands. Good padding for medium to longer rides and a quick efficient service by merlin as always. .
Great quality at this price. Nice thick padding that survives cold wash in the machine well. Really good fit (medium for my 32inch waist) Best of all they breathe and wick well, even in the heat of the Saudian Arabian desert where I do most of my riding I am not getting unbearably hot. Recomended.
Very comfortable, not AS comfortable as I thought it was going to be going by other reviews, but I think this is the pinnacle of what gel insert can offer.
A premium product at such a low price, best shorts I've worn in Twenty years mountain biking
Ain't it great when you find a product that fits you perfect, are extremely comfortable and last...these shorts do that. 3rd pair just bought. Use them as liners under baggies.
Top quality from a British manufacturer. A good pad in great shorts. My 4th pair of lusso shorts- I cannot believe that shorts costing four or five times as much can be that much more comfortable or perhaps the 'label' is more important for some people - personally I prefer comfort
The size chart is accurate, comfort level is great for long rides, nothing to complain about. Nice product.
Very comfortable pair of shorts with good amount of padding without feeling like a nappy
nothing more required than these. Good fitting and do the job. ie you dont think about the saddle or the shorts when riding all day. Good pad , good shorts.
Quality materials, stylish, effective and made in the Uk. Will definitely consider buying more Lusso products in the future. Merlin service excellent.
Purchased these shorts as I had a weeks mountain biking planned in Wales. On the first ride which was > 50km and more than 5 hours they were very comfortable, with the correct level of padding in the right areas. Well constructed, and the large size was a great fit for a 34" waist. The 10 panel design has been well thought out, would highly recommend them
These are very comfortable shorts; the padding seems to be where it ought to be and nowhere else and even on hot days you get a nice level of airflow through the material.
I don't much like leg grippers but I don't notice these at all - they do their job without causing any irritation.
They're even made in Britain - it's nice to know you're buying something that hasn't been made by virtual slave labour in a sweatshop on the other side of the world!
Good fit (British sizes) Made in England and very comfortable to wear (12 hours in the saddle) quality very good and easy to wash. What more do you want! And lastly excellent service from Merlin who put other online retailer to shame.
Have used Lusso Pro Gel shorts and bib shorts for several years now. Find them comfortable especially in the heat and good value.
Really comfy chamois, haven't worn any of my other shorts since buying these!