Helenca TRADITIONAL shorts

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Helenca Traditional Shorts:

For all cyclists of the 70's and 80's this was the riding short. This fabric is not made anymore. We found some fabric and decided to make some shorts. This short will last for years and years! It wears like iron and breathes like a wool garment.
Material: Helenca is a poly/nylon which breathes nice and wicks like wool. The short has a rear pocket and an elastic drawstring and shorter legs, no grippers. The pad insert is our foam padded #1 Multi Density Pad (standard pad good for 50 miles plus rides). If you are looking for a gel pad, when ordering you can upgrade to the #2 Pad, or for the riders that like a real chamois, you can upgrade to the #6 Real Chamois (see the pull down on the ordering form). If you want to see other pads that we carry, go to the Repair Section on the opening page for more details.

  • X-Small fits a 25-28 waist with a 5 1/2" inseam.
  • Small fits a 29-31 waist with an 6" inseam.
  • Medium fits a 32-33 waist with an 6" inseam.
  • Large fits a 34-35 waist with a 6" inseam.

We only have size Large.

Back in the 70's the inseam was short and that is how these Helenca shorts are built.

Pad Details:

Returns Policy

You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).

You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).

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