Aquabelle Xtra Life Lycra Bike Short
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Aquabelle Xtra Life Lycra Bike Short
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Aquabelle Xtra Life Lycra Bike Short

STYLE # 130804
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  • This is a swimsuit bottom and does not include a top for a full set.  Shop separate tops to make a complete set.
  • Aquabelle's exclusive nylon fabric is made with Xtra Life Lycra spandex which resist chlorine 5-10 times longer than ordinary suits. Chlorine resistant & colorfast, retains fit, shape and looks new longer.
  • 5" inseam
  • Bike short swim bottom fits true to size
  • 82% Nylon / 18% Xtra Life Lycra spandex
  • Hand wash.
  • Flat dry.
  • After every use, the garment must be hand washed. Harmful elements such as suntan lotions, salt, chlorine, and body perspiration can cause discoloration and spandex breakdown. Since laundry detergents are too harsh on the spandex and the color, use mild hand soap made without added moisturizers. Do not wring the swimsuit to remove excess water. Lay it flat on a towel and roll the towel up and squeeze gently. Remove it from the towel and lay it flat to dry. Do not hang it to dry as that will stretch out the fibers in the fabric. Avoid using washers and dryers as damage can occur due to agitation and excessive heat. It is also important to let your suit "rest" between uses. This allows the spandex to bounce back (called recovery) to its original size and maintain its fit longer. If you wear a suit without letting it recover, it will lose its shape and fit more quickly. It's recommended to let the suit rest for 24-36 hours between uses. Always remove excess moisture with a towel and lay flat to dry indoors or in the shade. Also note, direct sunlight will fade your suit. It is always a great idea to have more than one suit.

Aquabelle is our revolutionary chlorine resistant swimwear collection available in sizes 8 to 26. Both our Xtra Life Lycra fabric or exclusive Poly/Spandex fabric blend swimsuits are constructed to endure repeated chlorine exposure and will still look brand new, swim after swim! All Aquabelle swimsuits are designed to resist chlorine longer than ordinary swimwear, and they won’t weigh you down in the water. Our sporty-chic one piece suits are created with tummy-control Power Mesh lining to keep your midsection feeling firm and smooth. Lightweight molded wire-free cups shape without sacrificing comfort for a secure fit. Dive in!

Xtra Life Lycra Bike Short is rated 3.8621 out of 5 by 29.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable! My 2 daughters and I work in the pool multiple days every week, instructing swim and leading adult fitness. After wearing bike shorts from local stores for for the last year, I found these. We have had them for a week, and have found them to be very comfortable. While they do not have a liner, they're constructed so you do not need a suit bottom underneath. The material is soft, so there is no chaffing during activity. We ordered a size 12, which is our regular clothing size, and we have found them to be true to size. My girls and I have different body types, and they are comfortable for all 3 of us. Constructed from polyester, I expect the wear to be similar to the other polyester swim wear we have used, giving us 4-6 months of continuous wear before we need to replace them. We will be purchasing more in the very near future!
Date published: 2016-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice fit I plan on taking this to Florida in March. One of the shorts I will use for my water aerobics. Class.
Date published: 2016-01-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Shorts - comfortable I needed something a little more fitted for scuba diving for over my 1 piece and another pair of shorts for my tankini - they are nice - a little thin I have not yet wore them alone but they defiantly hug all curves - not sure if they are going to hug all the wrong curves - it is lined.
Date published: 2015-11-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Feel Great These are a great fit. Don't be afraid to go up a size. Really hope they are as good in the water as they feel out. I wear slip shorts all the time so spotted these to go with a tankini top. I wear XL in slip shorts. 5' 179#. Most of my clothes are 14-16W or XL. Please Please check out size chart and measure well. They seem thick enough to not feel exposed.
Date published: 2015-10-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from nice fabric - quality but not true to size Every pair of pants I own are a size 22 - these shorts are so small I couldn't get them passed my thighs. I would recommend them for the quality but buy bigger.
Date published: 2015-09-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Runs small I ordered a size larger than I would normally wear and it is still smaller than I would prefer. Too tight around the leg hem...creates extra bulge...even shrunk a little when washed
Date published: 2015-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great coverage This was my 2nd pair of Aquabelle swim shorts in the bike length. 1st pair came from the One Stop Plus catalog, but through SFA. Size 14, fit fine. Then ordered from SFA directly, and they noted "True to size", I ended up with size 20, and polyester instead of nylon. OSP uses "vanity sizing". Makes it hard for us plus sizes to know what to order. My 2nd pair has lasted longer without stretching out. But I took better care of them. The length is perfect for me; I work out at a physical therapy pool 3 X week, with other senior citizens. They are still fine, but I'm ordering another pair, for backup.
Date published: 2015-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very lightweight, comfortable but NOT bike length I love these because they are so lightweight and comfortable. But they aren't very long. Long enough that I'm OK with them ... But just saying. I wear them all the time for anything.
Date published: 2015-09-21
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color, long life, comfort
GINA M on Feb 12, 2016
Chlorine resistant - I swim 5 days a week & like the fit.
mary w on Feb 11, 2016
color, long life, comfort
GINA M on Feb 12, 2016
I have never used bike shorts as swim wear, thought I would give it a try.
Karen H on Feb 12, 2016
Chlorine resistant - I swim 5 days a week & like the fit.
mary w on Feb 11, 2016
I like the longer length to cover more.
sheryl m on Feb 11, 2016
Cover up my thighs
DEEANN S on Feb 11, 2016
Wanted to try the extra support ones.
Lisa B on Feb 10, 2016
Legs need some support
L Y on Feb 10, 2016
DEBRA C on Feb 10, 2016
bought these to where under skirt, especially if it's windy out while walking or swimming at the beach. Don't have to worry about showing to much !
SHARON C on Feb 10, 2016
perfect to wear to store and lounge in the house
Brenda H on Feb 9, 2016
Over 60. Need more coverage.
Patrice S on Feb 9, 2016
They have more coverage than a boy short and Im 46 I like the extra coverage with out having to wear a skirt!
beverly r on Feb 8, 2016
good coverage, but allows for lots of movement
Janie T on Feb 7, 2016
Georgiana P on Feb 6, 2016
Just love the shorts length for my older, not so firm thighs
sharon n on Feb 4, 2016
like the longer length, ordered 2 different sizes as not sure on size
Cheryl H on Feb 4, 2016
Length of the shorts, I think work well for me
SANDRA R on Feb 3, 2016
Great for water aerobics.
Marguerite B on Feb 3, 2016
I burn easily so I like to cover up my legs as much as I can.
Shirley G on Jan 30, 2016
Too old to wear a skimpy swimsuit.
Chris B on Jan 30, 2016
I purchased these to jet ski in.
Cinda C on Jan 30, 2016
I like the appearance of the bike shorts and the comfort.
Janna B on Jan 30, 2016
Chlorine resistance and good leg length of 5"
Kristy L on Jan 29, 2016
Janice P on Jan 28, 2016
Great style, I appreciate the extra coverage in a flattering fit.
Charnia P on Jan 28, 2016
Leslie S on Jan 27, 2016
I love the coverage. I use these for my water aerobics class.
Claudia O on Jan 26, 2016
I didn't purchase this one. Wanted the shorter ones. OH NO!
Sue A on Jan 26, 2016
To walk the beach
Judith R on Jan 25, 2016
wanted to try this style
Jean P on Jan 25, 2016
coverage for water aerobics
Beth L on Jan 24, 2016
Lorri L on Jan 22, 2016
Good coverage for active swimwear
Michelle C on Jan 20, 2016
These extend the life of my suits as I exercise in the water daily, plus the give me more modest covering.
Lucy M on Jan 20, 2016
Goes down to knees and hugs body. These pants are better for Aquqafit compared to the ones I had before
karen h on Jan 19, 2016
Chose this one so that I can have a few options in shorts to wear with my swimsuits. This may be good for those long walks on the beach.
Lisa T on Jan 19, 2016
Style & fit
S J on Jan 17, 2016
Comfort and chlorine resistant
Susan S on Jan 17, 2016
I chose the shorter size (not boy shorts) because I like the idea of the coverage
Nikki C on Jan 17, 2016
I need something to snorkel in and I don;t want to get sun burned.
Mary Sue H on Jan 15, 2016
have leg rug at ocean then get rash, go to beach daily in summer, don't want rash
Cindy D on Jan 15, 2016
something to cover my upper leg
1lizette1 on Jan 13, 2016
Swimming Exercise Class
Melissa O on Jan 12, 2016
Chlorine resistant. Great fit! True to size. NOT as long as them seem on the picture.
Kris A on Jan 12, 2016
I like the swim shorts
Lori V on Jan 10, 2016
Was looking for an alt look vs the traditional loose fitting short for walks on the beach.
Barbara W on Jan 9, 2016
i like the longer shorts
Cathy C on Jan 5, 2016
Feel comfortable wearing them under my suit
Eleanore A on Jan 5, 2016
these are not something I can readily find where I live
Lynda B on Jan 3, 2016
For comfort
Katrina D on Dec 31, 2015
I have never used bike shorts as swim wear, thought I would give it a try.
Karen H on Feb 12, 2016
I like the longer length to cover more.
sheryl m on Feb 11, 2016
whats is the inseam of these?
darcy c on Aug 30, 2014
is the bike short fully lined?
Cheri T on Sep 27, 2014
BEST ANSWER: no its not, but u cant see thru it if thats what vu r worried about. also u might need a larger size than u expect. i ordered a 24 which wd normally fit, but prob need a 26. cheers, glenda.
Do I have to wear an additional bathing suit bottom under these or are these definitely not sheer even when wet so no one will get a 'show?'
A shopper on Sep 4, 2014
BEST ANSWER: no other clothing needed except a top
Will short stay put without "riding up" if large thighs? Read by company in comments, it was not sheer but also read from user it was too see through to wear
Marie U on Jul 18, 2015

Yes, they should.
are these shorts true to size or should i buy a larger size?
Diane H on Apr 22, 2015

Yes, this fits true to size !
Is it lined?
A shopper on Nov 19, 2014
are they black?
Muchelle R on Jul 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, they are black
what is the outer seam on the bike shorts please.?
Karen G on Feb 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I think it is just thread. I never gave it any thought at all.
This bike short is very comfortable and is the only "bottoms" I choose to wear.
My only complaint is that it only comes in blue.
I am a plus size and I love to be in water but I don't like to look like a whale.
What about pink, light green or anything.
Let's make a plain top and printed bottoms?
ooops got off the subject.
Buy a pair ......you will love it
how tight should it fit?
A shopper on Jun 3, 2015

Since the item has a lycra/nylon blend this should be a tight fit.
Can I get these in Navy Blue?
A shopper on May 31, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately, we do not have these bike shorts in Navy blue.
What is the difference between this Aquabelle Extra Life Lycra Bike Short and the Chlorine Resistant Aquabelle Bike Short?
Rene F on Aug 26, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Chlorine Resistant Aquabelle Bike Short is made to hold up to chlorine better.
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