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Lusso 10 Panel Pro-Gel 2 Cooltech Shorts


The Lusso 10 panel Pro-Gel 2 shorts are great for long days in the saddle and are packed full of user-friendly features. Made from Cooltech fabric these shorts will keep you comfortable in warmer weather, wicking sweat away from the surface of your skin and helping you stay fresher for longer while the Pro-Gel 2 seat pad has been designed to cushion you while riding in the saddle, eliminating pressure points and encouraging to ride further for longer. A 10-panel construction means that these Lusso shorts are particularly form fitting and allow free movement of your legs without any feeling of restriction. Lusso have also included SC9 leg grippers to help ensure there is no unwanted movement on the thigh leaving you to enjoy your cycling more.



  • 10-panel design
  • ProGel 2 insert for comfort
  • Anti-bacterial
  • SC9 leg grippers
  • Flat seam comfort
  • Cooltech wicking fabric
  • Machine washable
  • Made in Manchester, UK


Mr Roberts Good quality locally made shorts.I have two pairs and wore them every day whilst on a recent cycling trip without any discomfort.Very comfortable!
Gillian My husband was so pleased with the first pair of these shorts that I treated him to a couple more pairs. The service in both cases was excellent, fast and trouble free. A fair price too.
Brian Fit - Spot-on L for 33 Waist Really comfortable; nice and long.
Mr Austin Brilliant - used on 90 miles rides and no issues at all + made in Manchester
Steve These shorts are great fitting, even if you have rugby player thighs! They are well made, and being made in England is a bonus too!. The pad is comfortable and the shorts are made from a material that lets air in and keeps you cool on hot days. Great price from Merlin too! I would recommend these shorts
Mr KINGSBURY Very comfortable
Carlos Great shorts for the price fits perfect
Mr Ward Good fit (some shorts I have needed to be L, I chose M for these....I have 33" waist). Comfortable, nice finish, good value. Definitely happy with my purchase and merlin.
Nick Whitehead Great shorts at a great price. Tried these after buying their Lusso tops. Comparable IMHO with some DHB ones I own. Very nice fit, chamois is very comfy and the 50+ sunscreen is a bonus. Best thing I can say is I just forget I'm wearing them. Oh and their made in Manchester.
Mr Snider My go to shorts, best fit and cushioning I've found in bike shorts
Lake I live in the Middle East where heat and moisture can be problematic to say the least. These shorts fit extremely well and are very comfortable. I will be buying more of these shorts! No need to pay for more expensive brands.
Vincent Great shorts particularly for long rides. Excellent service from Merlin.
Vincent These are terrific shorts. Really comfortable particularly on long rides. Great service from Merlin.
Mr Bubb Replaced a well loved pair. Good sizing guidelines and good fabric and chamois.
Mrs Dahora Great quality shorts, padding thickness is just right, and extra wide silicon grip on legs is perfect
Pete Ward Brilliant bit of kit especially for longer rides - comfortable and durable even after washing after bi-weekly rides including cx [had last pair for 5+ years]
Mr Armour Good Value shorts and this is my second pair. Last ones work for 3 years though pad is now quite worn and offers less support. The new version have a nice design. Best thing is the cooltech fabric that works a treat in hot weather. I have worn in temps up to 40 degrees and legs did not overheat. Great value at normal or sale price.
Brian Very comfortable and well fitting shorts. Look well made and wash well.
Nigel These shorts are very comfortable and well made, and the padding is very good for long rides (over 100km). Also the sizing was accurate for me - I am L and L fits.
Julian Shorts are great, sizing normal. The pad feels a bit bulky but I suppose that comes with the gel.
Mrs Baker This is my second pair of Lusso shorts! They are soooooo comfortable which means I can spend hours in the saddle day after day.
Kiha Really comfortable, but are pretty long compared to most other shorts at the same size.
Stuart I have just completed a 106 km event style ride on Vancouver Island and the shorts were very comfortable and had no issues. I am 5'7" , 146 lbs and usually take 31" waist pants.
douglasjames Very impressed that these are made in the UK, sweatshop free, and still seem better value than others I've had. The pad is very comfortable and the fit is good for me - I'm a lanky 6'2"/ 78 kilos/32" waist and Medium is good on the waist and also length of the leg. The fabric is not super-lightweight but at this price I wouldn't expect it to be, and it appears durable with double/triple-stitched seams.
Richard B My second pair, good fit, slightly different pad which suits me well
Mr Harrison Good quality shorts that are comfortable beyond 100 miles . I go up a size and find that a good fit. So for my 36" waist I buy XL, tight enough in all the right places! I like that they are British made.
Mr Marques Garcia Great quality, very comfortable over long rides and for a great price.
RAMIL NAVARRO Perfect fit and the pad is very good for long ride
Mr LANDSPERGER Seem to be well made. I ordered XL but they are too big so I just ordered Large and will keep the XL for when I get fat. I am 6' and 180 now.
Mr barr Good padding, very high waist, slightly long legs. I'm 14st 5'9" (so a bit chunky) the XL are good fit width wise suspect designed for taller rider (perhaps proving that I'm not overweight, I'm under height ;o) Suspect L would have been a bit too tight. Good product tho
Chukyo Canada Great fit, ordered according to chart, second pair that I've tried from Lusso
Lynn Tight fit at first but eased off after a few rides and washes, good quality
Brown Quality - just done a 100 mile ride in these - no issues and very comfy
Mr Stanley Nice shorts and reasonably comfortable. Large size was spot on.
Mr Andy Great fit and comfy, bit of a bargain really.
John Haren I bought a pair of these a couple of months ago and they were so good that I ordered another pair. The fit for me is good - I am 5'8 and 73 kgs
Detroit Dave I bought these as I want to put miles under my seat and these shorts offered a gel solution. I have ridden about 150 miles in them so far and I would highly recommend them. I will be buying more of these!
Rutherford I've been cycling for over 30 years and having recently returned to the bike I treated myself to a pair of these Lusso shorts. Fantastic fit, comfort and quality.
Mr HARRISON Great fit and very comfortable on shorter distance time trials. Can't justify a full bibset for shorter distances and these do the job fine. Good padding for extra comfort.
Chibuike 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
MCB 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.
BC_Dog 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.
Mr Wood 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!
Boromedic 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.
vmgscot My third iteration of these shorts. Superbly comfortable and another improvement to the pad. Used as liners for mtb baggies
Randy W 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
Mr Lincoln 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.
Murray Brown Very comfortable shorts. Padding in exactly the right places for me. Wish I had bought these sooner.
Mr Sampson Best shorts I have ever used. Did a seven hour mtb ride last week in france with out a problem
Gary 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.
DavidReading 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. .
Mr Armour 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.
Mr Kucuk-kose 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.
Mr Wilkins A premium product at such a low price, best shorts I've worn in Twenty years mountain biking
vmgscot 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.
Mr Patterson 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
Mr T. The size chart is accurate, comfort level is great for long rides, nothing to complain about. Nice product.
Mr willcox Very comfortable pair of shorts with good amount of padding without feeling like a nappy
Tony C 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.
Geoff Ward Quality materials, stylish, effective and made in the Uk. Will definitely consider buying more Lusso products in the future. Merlin service excellent.
Tim Muir 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
Mr MacLeod 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!
Bernardo 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.
Mr Cowan Have used Lusso Pro Gel shorts and bib shorts for several years now. Find them comfortable especially in the heat and good value.
BigMac Really comfy chamois, haven't worn any of my other shorts since buying these!