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.
This is my second pair of these older style/fabric shorts and I love them. The chamois is excellent - these are the ones I reach for to do 100k rides. I also love the high quality fabric, the cute prints, and the very sticky leg grip. They do not move around at all, or fall down off my waist ever. No need for bibs that make bathroom breaks more complicated. Bonus that this a local, woman-owned company with the products actually made in Vancouver!
I am doing a fund raiser for Fighting Kids Cancer for Sick Kids abd Samsara set me up with incredible bike shorts! Also a wonderful water bottle. The quality in these shorts is amazing, beautifully designed, the padding is perfect for my bike riding. I will happily tell other bicyclists where to go for bike shorts made for women!
I love my new cycle shorts! the print, the fabric and the way they stay put is amazing! however I have to say this brand does run small. That’s the only train it’s not a 5 star review. you will need to size up! I am usually a size small/medium in most things but the bra in a large was just a touch small- shorts were a medium -they fit good but I do feel like I need a Large -which for one I am not a large. And two large is always sold out.
I do think that you need to make your sizes true so that everybody can enjoy your shorts and bras and not feel body dysmorphia having to size up!
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!
- 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!