Best budget women's bib shorts 2024 – comfort without the cost

A good set of cycling bib shorts doesn't need to be an expensive investment. Here's our thoughts after reviewing some of the cheaper and more affordable women's bibs.

Best cheap women's bib shorts
Best cheap women's bib shorts
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As comprehensive as it is, there’s one snag with our “best women’s cycling shorts” Buying Guide: the shorts in it range from £80 to more than £200. That’s a lot of money for a pair of shorts especially as you’re likely to want to buy more than one set and – of course – there’s always the risk of crashing and putting a hole in them on your first ride. 

(It’s always worth checking out the ‘best deals’ tabs at the end of the our other guide though, at time of writing there were some shorts available at less than half price).

Rachel has been writing about and reviewing bike tech for the last 10 years. Cynical by nature, Rachel never really trusts the marketing hype and prefers to give products a mighty good testing before deciding whether they're worth buying or not. 

Rachel's first riding love is mountain biking where she's been European and UK 24hr Champion on more than one occasion. She's not just confined to the trails though and regularly rides - and occasionally races - on gravel and road too.