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

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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 3.7778 out of 5 by 27.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love the coverage I just got mine in the mail and tried them on and I am very happy with these shorts. I have always worn skirt bottoms because I don't like the tops of my thighs and, I'll be honest, I'm not great at shaving that area. I got sick of the skirt bottoms always floating up while I was swimming, so I tried these. These shorts cover very well, but aren't too long. The picture of them looks like they sit below the bellybutton, but mine come up over it which is great. The only thing I take issue with is the sizing. I read in the reviews to order a couple of sizes bigger, and I'm glad I did. I am an 18/20 and I ordered a 22, and it's a good thing I did. The 22 fits perfectly, so they aren't really true to size.
Date published: 2015-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These shorts are the best! I don't know why these shorts received such poor reviews.I absolutely love them and have been buying them for years. The only thing wrong with these shorts is that they seriously are made too small so you just have to buy them in a larger size. I wear size ten in jeans and I bought these in a size 14 which fit but I just ordered them in a size 16 and they are even better. So go ahead and order them, just get them two or three sizes larger than what you need.
Date published: 2014-10-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not chlorine resistant! I bought two suits from this site. The tops are fine. After replacing the looser shorts with the bike short I expected everything to be fine. The bike shorts are fading rapidly, along the seams and where my thighs meet my torso. I have had to pay for 2 other bike shorts from a different company that sells chlorine resistant shorts. Hard to understand why the Aquabelle bike shorts fade so quickly! I had recommended Aquabelle to several of my arthritis class friends as the suits were stylish and reasonably priced. Now I have to warn them not to buy the shorts!
Date published: 2015-07-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Love the length, but these run EXTREMELY small. These run very small. I am not in denial, but I wear a 14 or a 16 in pants/jeans/skirts. Before purchasing this item, I read the reviews and several people said buy these shorts two sizes up. I ordered the 22 and they are still way too tight. They are tight around the thigh and very low in the crotch. I love the length of them, so I am sending these back and getting a 24 or 26. I have the non bike shorts and they run run very true to size and I am thrilled with those.
Date published: 2015-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect protection for my thighs. I'm 5'2" and 225#. That means very round thighs that rub. My family was going to a water park. I didn't want to be left out nor miss on the fun. I took a gamble buying these (size 26) along with a long top. It worked out even better than I imagined. No rubbing, no soreness. All go, go, go. I can walk without any thought, plus they were extremely comfortable. They are out of my size right now or I'd order a backup pair. I've not seen long shorts like this before.
Date published: 2015-07-14
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 4 out of 5 by from exactly what i wanted These swim shorts are exactly what I was hoping to find. I love two-piece bathing suits, but am pretty uncomfortable showing off my upper thighs. I read the reviews, and they were spot-on recommending I purchase a size or two bigger than I normally wear. I typically fit into a 10-12, so I purchased the size 14. They didn't ride up, nor did they cut into my legs. I hadn't been swimming in years, but had an amazing time in these swim shorts.
Date published: 2015-07-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great stretch, great coverage. When I first pulled these out of the package, I thought "there is no way that is going to fit!" They looked like a size 12, not a 22. But, there is amazing stretch to this high-quality fabric. These bike shorts help firm up and camoflage my flabby thighs. They are really cute with the A-line top I bought. I bought these for hot tubbing, and casual swimming, so I don't know how they would be for water aerobics or more strenuous swimming.
Date published: 2014-10-05
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bike shorts work well for swimming
Tambre G on Nov 24, 2015
I always need the tops of my thighs covered. I wanted something tighter on the bottom to balance out my flowy top. Needed an alternative from the swim skirt.
Jill S on Nov 22, 2015
bike shorts work well for swimming
Tambre G on Nov 24, 2015
Rochelle M on Nov 23, 2015
I always need the tops of my thighs covered. I wanted something tighter on the bottom to balance out my flowy top. Needed an alternative from the swim skirt.
Jill S on Nov 22, 2015
a switch up for the winter months and to help with compression.
K A on Nov 22, 2015
Trying this for a carefree day at the waterpark.
Jamie K on Nov 18, 2015
to be able to walk around the resort and be "covered" without wearing a cover-up
Terra F on Nov 17, 2015
I already have one of these, and liked it enough to buy another. I prefer more conservative swimwear, and this longer swim short manages to be conservative in a sporty/tomboy way, instead of implying I'm 40 years older than I am. :)
H E on Nov 17, 2015
Now I am older I am not interested in underwear cut swimmers
Joanne R on Nov 16, 2015
chose the top because your site infers that suitable for woman with larger tummy. chose the bottom because I don't like to top of my legs, I think they are too large, therefore am aiming to cover what I think in the worst part. I hope it all works out.
KAY A on Nov 16, 2015
I hope the shorts are more flattering than really short shorts, if you know what I mean.
Rene S on Nov 15, 2015
These longer shorts provide coverage and reduce "jiggles" that normally make me self conscious when swimming. These bottoms look like active wear rather than more mature looking longer swim dresses.
Valarie P on Nov 15, 2015
kristina s on Nov 14, 2015
Have your capris, thought I'd try these.
Debbie B on Nov 13, 2015
Great for bike riding and swimming.
Iretha P on Nov 8, 2015
I want to try tops and shorts for a cruise I am going on in January. I am hoping I will like the extra length on these for some of our activities.
Linda B on Nov 6, 2015
M A on Nov 5, 2015
The bottoms appear to have lots of coverage.
R G on Nov 4, 2015
fabric is good for the pool
Beverly M on Nov 3, 2015
These are great for exercise classes in the pool. They stay put & stretch so you can workout.
P A on Nov 3, 2015
my thighs are fat
Cherity B on Nov 1, 2015
I like the reviews. I tried swim skirts, (they were like a pair of shorts with a sewn on skirt), but did not like all the additional heavy wet material as I climbed out of the water. They were also uncomfortable because they took longer to dry.These shorts would give my thighs coverage with only one layer.
Jayne C on Oct 31, 2015
love these there long and cover my leg wish you had more
Joan M on Oct 28, 2015
i like it
zulay g on Oct 27, 2015
Love love these bike short.
Daisy R on Oct 27, 2015
nice coverage for beach to street
Joanie K on Oct 27, 2015
Ruth K on Oct 21, 2015
Coverage and chlorine resistant
Esther S on Oct 17, 2015
So my bare thighs don't rub together when I walk
Sheryn H on Oct 15, 2015
tried to change my look but did not work for me
Colleen D on Oct 13, 2015
lynette j on Oct 12, 2015
i ordered this bottom because I want to hide my upper legs and my swimdress gets in the way at swim class.
Roberta S on Oct 9, 2015
to go under a wet suit
HOWARD C on Oct 9, 2015
I bought a similar style and like it so thought I'd try these.
D I on Oct 6, 2015
Cant find them at the price you listed
Fouziah H on Oct 6, 2015
I wanted shorts with coverage of my thighs.
Janet I on Oct 5, 2015
chlorine resistance
Malia K on Oct 4, 2015
I liked the material and more coverage on the bottom for diving and kayaking and other activities
Arpana G on Oct 4, 2015
Olga C on Oct 4, 2015
For modesty and thigh coverage for water aerobics.
Rita Z on Oct 2, 2015
Comfort and cover.
Kathy H on Oct 2, 2015
comfort and durability
D E on Oct 1, 2015
CATHERINE N on Sep 28, 2015
picture in this window does NOT match what I just ordered. please email me for correction
Suzanne P on Sep 27, 2015
Good reviews. I wanted a little more coverage
Rachel s on Sep 26, 2015
Wanted to try lycra in the water
Martha H on Sep 24, 2015
I chose these bike shorts because I am going on a cruise and will be in swimming type attire during a good portion of my time there and I like the longer length.
Julie R on Sep 22, 2015
Looks comfortable to wear. As a older women can't wear the boy shorts. Plus wanted a different look besides my one piece
Kathy H on Sep 21, 2015
Will be long enough to cover my hips and hopefully comfortable to swim in.
Theresa A on Sep 19, 2015
I thought it would look good with a tankini top and I'm on the overweight side.
DaLene B on Sep 18, 2015
I am trying these shorts hoping it will work well as apposed to the swim skirt I am using now with water aerobics.
Christine S on Sep 17, 2015
Rochelle M on Nov 23, 2015
a switch up for the winter months and to help with compression.
K A on Nov 22, 2015
is the bike short fully lined?
Cheri T on Sep 27, 2014
BEST ANSWER: No, in fact it is rather thin. I use it at least once a week in a chlorinated pool. So far so good. I've had it for about two months. We shall see how long it lasts. But if you're expecting a lining, it's not there.
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
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: They are not sheer.
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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