by Marcus Leach
The rise of Kickstarter as a genuine means for raising funds to finance creative projects has seen all manner of fantastic products come to market. In a new series we will be examining a selection of the best cycling related projects, some that have already raised the required funds, and others that are still hoping to reach their goal.
The Project: URBANIST Cycling Chamois Panties
What Is It: Versatile, vintage inspired cycling underwear for women. Sexy, comfortable panties with a chamois (foam insert) sewn in for riding.
The Brains: Texas born and Tucson raised designer Christiana Guzman is the brains behind this product. Having studied Product Design at Arizona State University, and with more than a keen interest in cycling, she spotted a gap in the market and came up with the idea for chamois panties for the lady cyclist.
In-Depth: Chamois Panties are stylish, comfortable cycling underwear for women. They are great for spin class at the gym or a ride downtown. They have a foam insert sewn in for added comfort while riding. Unlike traditional riding shorts with a chamois, these panties will fit discreetly under your clothing. You can wear them under any pants, shorts, skirts, denim cutoffs, and even non-cycling specific work out clothes you already own.
Urban cyclists and bike commuters can end up riding 20+ miles on any given day. Obviously spandex is not appropriate day-wear in the city, and ‘jorts’ are certainly not comfy long term on a saddle. Ouch! That’s precisely where Chamois Panties come into play. The foam insert alleviates the discomforts of riding while remaining discreet, allowing you to flaunt your own unique style.
Target: Christiana smahsed her target of $25,000 finishing with an incredible 956 backers and $64,602 raised.
To order a pair of panties for yourself, or a loved one, click here.
Images courtesy of URBANIST