performance 7" short (original)
looking for cycling shorts that are as flattering as they are comfortable? our 7” performance shorts are designed for women looking for unique styles and comfort. our construction technology hides the outside chamois stitch lines for a flattering look. made with the highest quality Italian fabrics, our unique prints are designed in-house exclusively for samsara and made with love in Vancouver.
our model is 5’ 7” and wears a small.
we run our prints for a limited time. if you missed out on one of your favourites let us know. there may be potential for us to custom order or bring back popular prints by demand in the near future. in the meantime, check out our new prints.
I love the feel of the fabric and the comfort of the seat. I followed the size guide and measure myself to select correct size. I am 5’2” and 115lbs - I got size S. My shorts are super snug (nearly too tight) in the thighs and loose in the waist, and I wish the waist was a higher rise. Despite the reinforced thicker waist, it still tends to roll down which I find annoying. The sizing issue could very well be my body proportions but I haven’t had this issue in the past (waist loose, thighs too tight).
This is how riding is supposed to feel! Incredibly cushiony without being bulky. No pinching or digging at the waistband or the legs. Flattering style while keeping me cool on my rides. I love these bike shorts!
The material is super soft, not to mention the awesome graffiti pattern in the fabric. The fit is well thought out. For me, there was too much padding in the chamois. Possibly a tri chamois would be a nice option. I am 5’2” @ 110 pounds. I found the 9” short more
Comfortable with the excessive padding. This is my opinion. I would definitely buy these shorts if there was a lighter chamois.
Good quality, great ride - thank you
The legs on these are super comfortable and the material is great. The chamois is also really great. I'm unsure about the waist. They come up fairly high at the front and lower at the back. When I ride the sometimes roll over at the top. Maybe I should have gone a size larger. All my cycling shorts are size L though.
- product features
- materials and care
- our technology
silicone gripper tape at the leg to keep the shorts in place
4-way stretch with medium compression
moisture wicking Italian mesh lining
smooth, wide waistband
UV protection (UPF50+)
soft Italian fabrics
bacteriostatic Elastic Interface® Chamois (11mm thick)
body 82% polyester/ 18% elastane
machine wash cold - do not dry clean
made in Canada using Italian materials
lining: 85% polyester / 15% elastane
hang to dry - do not iron
zero-water sublimation print
chamois: 80% polyamide / 20% elastane
do not bleach
smooth silicone grip
our 7” shorts feature an extra wide, 2.5”, elastic band at the leg with printed silicone to keep your shorts in place. This wide band features light compression and smooths lines to offer a flattering fit. No more sausage legs!