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Funkier Active 14 Panel Gel Shorts
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Funkier Active 14 Panel Gel Shorts

This item was discontinued 15th January 2021.

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Code:: 80062
14 panel gents cycling shorts with padded gel insert.


Available in black
80% polyamide, 20% spandex
Weight: 240g
7 sublimation print panels
Anatomic shape for maximum comfort
Lycra fabric technology
Professional gel inserts
Antibacterial double layer
Moisture transference
Anatomic shape
High density foam
SG-6 Gripper:
Super soft
Highly elastic
More flexibility
Mr Jones Excellent quality shorts at a bargain price due to limited size availability. Thankfully the small size available is a perfect fit for my 30" climber's waistline.
junkyjunky Bought these for my son. Chamois feels really good, significant difference between the 10-panel standard chamois and this one.
Mr Elliott Wore these for the first time this morning. Comfortable for the entire ride. Great shorts
MARTIN Excellent value, runs slightly small, very comfortable.
michael look good feel good and well comfortable. good quality product at great price. would recommend and buy again. 😁😁
Mr Spooner Great shorts
Jade Great shorts, very comfortable with good gel support
Mr Schaffer Comfort, design, value: I reach for these shorts every Sunday morning.
Mr bauchop I am a bit of a funny size between medium and small. I bought these in small but after a heart stopping moment this size was fine. No rubbing or chaffing so a thumbs up overall. These are great value shorts and also OK for long distances over 200k. Now have two pairs and will buy again.
david Some have commented about the slightly lower waistband on these shorts but I like it as it doesn't cut into your stomach. The fit seems perfect for me, a thirtyish waist who usually wears size medium. The legs are also fine for my thighs which measure 20.1/2 inches. To sum up a good looking, great fitting and very comfortable pair of shorts.
Lord Gardner Nice quality. Very comfortable and not hot when used as undershorts on warm days
Mr Hamwood These are probably the best quality shorts I have used in decades of cycling. Especially good for long distance rides
Mr Robinson Have worn Funkier shorts for a few years now but these are the best yet
Robert H Good comfortable shorts
Dr Lloyd Like other reviews say these are reasonably tight. I have a 32" waist and the mediums fit okay but a large might have been better. They are really well made though and very well padded.
Mr Flavell Great price. Really comfy shorts - have a pair of Funkier chamois shorts and the gel is better. Quick delivery. Great service.
Bruce Really fine shorts for the price. I wasn't familiar with the brand, but I wanted some gel padding since I routinely go out for 100 mile rides or longer. These have thicker gel pads that are positioned just right. Went for an intense spinning training ride for only 15 miles, but the thickness didn't bother me. They felt very comfortable. I won't hesitate to use them on my next century. I'm 6'2" and 190lbs, and got the XL. just from others' comments. They fit fine, although I'd like them a little smaller in the waist. I bet a plain L would have fit more like I'm used to, since I am a fan of compression. But, you won't find a better short at this price, especially if you're looking for gel.
Tom Best bike shorts for me so far, very comfortable even for long ride, highly recommended.
Mr Pearce Comfortable, well padded, and overall a great purchase for the price!
Mr Clarke Extremely comfy and a good fit. I'll be recommending these to friends. The pad is very thick and in the right places and they stay up well-no need for bibs.
Daniel After reading the other reviews, I bought the L (32"). I am 187cm and 86-87kg and they are pretty tight - wearable if you're a fan of compression but if I was ordering again I would buy XL (34") for sure.
Mr Mees Good fit and great comfort for 5hr ride. Size medium suited 5'11 waist c 30-31in just spot on
Dr Garner Solid build. Excellent chamois. so impressed that I got a second pair.
John Best chamois for the money. I've tried multiple brands. The foam holds up well over time and is thick/comfy.
Malcolm I love these shorts!! I have worn the baggy MTB shorts before and never really liked them and didn't want to try the skin tight spandex shorts...but I gambled on these shorts. I'm glad I did. They are very comfortable. I am 6' tall and 220lbs. I bought the 2XL and they fit perfectly. I mention this because I suggest you go a size bigger than what you normallty wear. I am very happy with these shorts and Merlin Cycles has the best price!
Mr Johnson I have a US 34 waist and the large size is size is slightly on the small size next time I order I will ask for the Extra Large. Padding is great for long rides.
Mr Cartledge Good strong stitches and excellent comfort.
Mr sheeran Order right size. The sizing in these is hips not waist. Normally I'm a Medium @ 33 inch waist, but in funkier shorts I'm L.
Hugh Matthews Comfortable and a good fit. The pad seems really nice. Am going to start using these as soon as it gets warm enough for shorts again!
Mr Campbell Very good product and great service from Merlin. I'm 32" waist, 5'11" and the medium fits well.
Rodriguez Good shorts. Remain comfortable on long bumpy rides. Nice fit, quality materials, stylish looks!
Mark B I prefer shorts rather than bibs during summer to minimise layers of material for the upper body. These shorts are great and very well fitted. I'm 176 tall and waist 34inch, large is a nice fit. Highly recommended.
Mr Thielmann I have previously bought these shorts from a different supplier, but these shorts at the Merlin pricing are absolutely the Best Buy for the Buck of any riding short anywhere. They fit well and provide excellent padding for long and short rides. This is my fourth purchase of these shorts in the last two years and would not consider any other no matter what the price!
Mr Graham So far one of my favorite pairs of padded shorts. The extra smaller pannels make it easier to walk in and feel more natural. Elastic band with silicone on the inside keep the shorts from riding up.
Mr Thielmann These shorts are a cut above my last Funkier shorts and the first time I am trying a gel pad short. They feel comfy, look great and the price was best in the market!
Mr Seifert This is my second pair of Funkier shorts and when I first put them on they seemed a little tighter than my 7 panel. But during my ride they felt very comfortable. I am happy with my purchase.
Kip Nead These are great shorts! I haven't found any more comfortable or better quality shorts for years unless I was willing to pay double or more than the price of these
Mr king Have ridden about 90 miles in these so far,and I find them to be very comfortable I would certainly recommend them.
Mr akrigg Excellent shorts, ideal for long rides, 2nd pair now would not use any others
matthew pantani Very good cutting. The pad is excellent. Very comfortable. This is my first choice for cycling. Will purchase more.
Mr McGoogan These shorts not only look good, but they feel good on. After cycling am not as sore, I find the gel panel comfortable after my cycle, they are well made, and fit for purpose
Mr Price Great padding. Good fit. Now my favourite non-bib shorts.