Hard and thin
The heart of the SQ-Short ONE10 is the 8mm thin pad with a TPE gel.
Out of diapers?
The SQ-Pad 10, has a maximum thickness of 8 mm and initially feels both exceptionally firm and of high quality. Everyone that rides regularly knows that for rides of over 30 min duration, a saddle with thin firm padding is considerably more comfortable than a saddle with thick soft padding. The same is true for a chamois. Most chamois are about 12 mm thick and soft - UNTIL NOW!
The very thin pad becomes more and more comfortable with the increasing distance ridden and adapts wonderfully to the body shape.
No shear forces
The pain originates at the periosteum, whereby the pressure is less the problem, but more the shearing forces caused by the pedalling movement. The slight but constant movement of the pelvis on the saddle causes painful shear forces on the periosteum. The SQ-Pad10 trouser pad has a thin layer of orthopaedic TPE gel. This gel was specially developed to absorb shear forces in the medical field.
TPE shear force gel
The TPE shear force gel can optimally develop its property - to absorb the horizontal movements - on the pad underside.
No pressure marks & extra protection
Due to their taut design, the SQ-Pads retain their shape. This means that they are not pushed uncomfortably inwards during pedalling, as is the case with many high, soft pads.
While width is important for a saddle, a pad for shorts depends on shape. The SQlab pad tends to be wider in the rear area and converges into a very narrow center. The sitting bones thereby seat fully on the maximum shock-absorbing area without creating folds No shortcoming in terms of ergonomics or comfort.
Why is the SQ Pad hard and thin?
A too soft saddle usually becomes very uncomfortable after approx. 30 – 45 minutes on the bike. The sit bones sink in so far, that sensitive soft tissue such as muscle and tendons are aggravated. After approx. 30 – 40 minutes a dull deep pressing pain sets in. The sinking in of the sit bones also causes the perineal area in men and the lower positioned pubic bone arch in women to be subjected to higher pressure. Specifically soft padding will effectively stop the blood flow. The question now is why we ride taut, slim saddles, but make a soft saddle again with the thick, super-soft padding that we often wear in our cycling shorts. The effect of the soft saddle (in this case: hard saddle + super soft pad) then again leads to the serious impairments of sinking, the restricted blood supply and the increased friction.With the SQlab Pad Technology we have succeeded in eliminating the effect of a soft saddle. After a long development time we have developed an ergonomically high-quality pad with the characteristics hard, thin and firm.
Why haven´t tight trouser pads been around for some time?
- Area of use
- MTB TOUR & TRAVEL / TREKKING
- Material Padding
- SQ-Pad 10, max. 8mm thin + TPE gel
- slim (ideal to wear under the pants)
Our ONE10 short is a pure underpants and is optimized for this use.
The SQlab underpants for all who don't like skintight Lycra shorts. True to the motto: No Lycra, No Strava, No Problem.
The SQ-Pad 10 is maximum 8 mm thin and still tight. The pad consists of a dense and at the same time extremely breathable foam, which is equipped with a thin layer of a TPE gel on the underside. This serves for the optimal absorption of the shearing forces arising during the pedalling movement.
- breathable, flatlock stitching, elastic leg cuffs
- Main Fabric: 82% Polyester, 18 % Elasthan
- Machine wash 30°, Do not bleach, Do not tumble dry, Do not iron, Do not dry clean
The SQ Short One10 is made for everyday use and has an ideal cut to wear under your trousers.
If the trousers do not fit please contact our customer service. Cycling shorts are a hygiene article and are generally worn without underwear. Please keep in mind that we cannot take back trousers that have been used extensively.