Cycling shorts are an essential item of clothing when on the bike. The shorts are designed to help alleviate pressure points caused by the saddle and general cycling. The shorts have a built-in chamois for men and women. The chamois pads are designed differently to suit the anatomy of each gender. Cycling shorts can be purchased in a bibshort or without the bibs depending on your preference. Most mid-range to high end cycling shorts are made with breathable material then enhances comfort for the rider. They are made with grippers on the legs to eliminate rising up and movement in the shorts and come in a wide variety of designs.