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For 2018, we have brought our range of chamois completely up-to-date and to a higher level of quality.

We re-examined the needs of the cyclist and the way in which we as AGU can ensure that you can be in the saddle for longer and with more pleasure. After careful investigation, development and testing, we came up with three new and improved models that provide an option for every cyclist. Futhermore, each model is available specifically in a men's and a women's variant.

GREEN 95 CHAMOIS

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The new GREEN 95 is the entry-level model for our collection of chamois; and it’s a good example of a chamois that allows you to cycle longer and farther. The chamois is made of rapidly drying, comfortable 10mm foam that offers excellent shock absorption for nearly everyone. With its excellent price/quality ratio, this chamois is the perfect choice for both beginners and frequent cyclists.



RED 120 CHAMOIS

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Our RED 120 chamois extends the boundaries of comfortable biking. On both longer rides and more frequent use, the user profits from the extremely high shock absorption value of the High-Impact Perforated foam. Furthermore, the chamois is equipped with Skyving technology that prevents skin irritation using subtle differences in the thickness of the chamois. This made this chamois our testers’ absolute favourite. Flexible, comfortable and stiff exactly where it’s needed most.


BLACK 320 CHAMOIS

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Especially for our Premium and SIX6 collections, we looked for the ultimate chamois for the most demanding cyclists. This was the BLACK 320, which uses the unmatched vibration-dampening value of the Hybrid Cell System. This padding is thin, light, extremely breathable and sustainably wear-resistant. The top layer of this chamois is made of CoolCube, which prevents irritation and chafing spots and also wicks perspiration away from the skin, keeping you fresh and dry. This chamois keeps providing comfort and support in the most extreme situations, so that you can bike even longer and more frequently without bother.



Chamois Overview

Green 95 zeemGREEN 95 - High value chamois for both the beginner and the frequent cyclist.

Antibacterial: Yes
Anatomocally formed:
-
Top layer: 
Micro Polyester Stripe: rapid-dry, soft polyester
Layer 2:
60 kg/m2 Foam Comfort layer
Layer 3:
90 kg/m2 High Impact Foam. Padding Comfort
Layer 4:
-
Produced in:
Italy
Women's version:
 Yes
Density:
90 kg/m2
Chamois thickness:
10 mm
Technology:
-

Red 120 zeemRED 120 - Extra comfortable chamois for longer rides.

Antibacterial: Yes
Anatomically formed: 
3D Design
Top layer: 
Micro Polyester Carbon Fibre: Rapidly drying comfort layer with carbon fibres for optimum conduction of heat
Layer 2: 
60 kg/m2 Foam Comfort layer
Layer 3:
120 kg/m2 High Impact Peforated Foam. Long-duration padding comfort
Layer 4: 
-
Produced in:
 Italy
Women's version:
 Yes
Density:
120 kg/m2
Chamois thickness: 
14 mm
Technology:
Skyving

Black 150 zeemBLACK 320 - The ideal product for intensive, long and frequent use.

Antibacterial: Yes
Anatomically formed:
Ultra 3D Design
Top layer:
Coolcube: Polyamide and polyester threads combine for maximum comfort and rapid drying capacity
Layer 2:
80 kg/m2 Super Air Foam. Extremely breathable comfort layer
Layer 3: 
120 kg/m2 High Impact Perforated Foam. Long-duration padding comfort
Layer 4:
200 kg/m2 Hybrid Cell Foam. Extremely long-duration padding comfort; highly breathable
Produced in:
 Italy by Cytech
Women's version:
 Ja
Density: 
120 + 200 kg/m2
Chamois thickness: 
14 mm
Technology: 
Hybrid Cell


Chamois Overview Collection Pre 2018

Support in the right places

You would think that: the thicker the chamois, the more comfortable you are on the bike. But that's not the case. The ideal chamois is not the same thickness everywhere, but provides sufficient support in the right places from the various foam layers. The chamois is thicker only in those places where you as a cyclist require support. The chamois is thinner in those places where more freedom of movement is desired. It is also important that the foam layers recoil well. The material must dry quickly, must breathe and must be moisture-regulating.

Cycling frequency and duration

How do you determine which chamois is most suitable for you? You can do this by taking a look at how often you bike and how long you're on the bike each time. Think of a chair as a comparison. If you sit on a dining room chair at dinner time, then it's perfectly satisfactory. But if you were to sit for a longer time on that same chair – as, say, in the office – then you would notice after an hour or so that it's not quite so comfortable. In that case, the desk chair would be better. It's the same thing with a chamois.

Chamois categories

AGU's collection of cycling bibs is structured in such a way that you can determine the most appropriate chamois for you based on these two factors:

- Do you bike once a week for about an hour? Then choose the AGU Base Blue chamois.
- Do you go for a longer tour once each week, such that you're on the saddle for several hours? Then a cycling bib with the AGU Performer Red chamois is the best choice.
- Do you bike several times each week and do your bike rides last for several hours? Then cycling bibs with the top AGU Pro Red or Carbon Orange chamois are really right for you.

Chamois for women

AGU also considers women cyclists, of course. Women can bike with a cycling bib fitted with a men's chamois, but it's not really ideal - since a woman's body structure is simply quite different. AGU has several types of chamois for women in the assortment.

Women's chamois are slightly shorter in the front. The supporting portions of the chamois are positioned in such a way that they align optimally with the female anatomy. Actually, the same principles apply to both women and men: how long you bike and how often – i.e. the intensity of your bike ride(s) – determines the choice of chamois.

- Do you bike once or twice a week for about an hour? Then a women's cycling bid with the AGU Base Blue women's chamois will fit fine.
- Do you go for longer bike rides once or twice each week? The AGU Performer Red women's chamois is very suitable.
- Are you more fanatical and do you bike several times each week for several hours? The AGU Carbon Orange women's chamois is the best choice.

AGU chamois overview

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