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Our redesigned Femme 400-Mile short will provide ultimate comfort in the saddle. We increased the pad thickness from 6mm to 14mm and kept all the same great features you loved in the prior model. 

Sizing: Please refer to the size chart button above for sizing guidance. 
Fit Type: Form-Fitted
Fit Note: Please do not assume your size is the same as previous years, please use our size chart and if in doubt, email us at: Bike shorts are meant to fit tight, next-to-skin. This is to eliminate potential chafing. If you’re not comfortable with this type of fit and or are between sizes, we recommend sizing up. Garment will fit the most snug the first time you put it on, it will relax slightly once wet. 

New Features:

  • Updated Femme 400-Mile Pad is now 14mm in thickness to provide supple comfort while in the saddle. Pad is still antimicrobial, moisture-wicking and quick drying. It conforms to your body with 4-way stretch and seams are strategically placed away from contact points to reduce the potential of chafing. 
    • We sewed the pad into the short, versus on top of the short. This allows the pad to stretch more, and float; which means it can be used as a race piece in a triathlon. On the bike, the pad stretches with the short and follows your skin as it moves with every pedal stroke, eliminating the friction that can cause irritation or rashes.
  • Wideband elastic wraps around the backside to keep the short up and soft non-elasticized fabric is placed in the front for complete comfort while in the riding position = 2/3 comfort waistband eliminates pressure on the GI
    • Please see image to the left - the elastic has been extended an inch towards the center so it does not hit the hip bone. We added a drawcord to allow adjustability, but if you prefer the short without it's easily removable. Note - If you like the drawcord we recommend knotting it prior to washing.  

Features and Benefits: 

  • Mobius™ Comfort Compression fabric offers supportive compression without the "squeeze", creating a very flattering appearance
  • You asked, we answered! - We strategically placed Liftfoil™ hydrophobic fabric for long-life durability
  • Two leg pockets to safely store riding essentials with easy, quick access
  • Center back pocket to store larger belongings such as a iphone
  • Microlock™ contrast stitching yield an eloquent appearance while offering great durability
  • Designed and created by women.
  • Made in the USA.
  • Sizes XL and XXL qualify for our Biggest Winner promotion. Buy this item at full price and if you need to size down within 2 years we’ll give you a 50% discount on a smaller size. Read more here - Biggest Winner 

Inseam lengths:

  •      XSmall: 7" (17.75cm)
  •      Small: 7.5" (19cm)
  •      Medium: 8" (20.25cm)
  •      Large: 8.5" (21.5cm)
  •      XLarge: 9" (22.75cm)
  •      2X-Large: 9.5" (24.13cm)

Outseam lengths:

  •      XSmall: 13.5" (34.29cm)
  •      Small: 14.5" (36.83cm)
  •      Medium: 15.5" (39.37cm)
  •      Large: 16.5" (41.91cm)
  •      XLarge: 17.5" (45.09cm)
  •      2X-Large: 18.5" (46.99cm)

Front Rise (measurement from center pad up to the top of the waistband):

  •      XSmall: 9.75
  •      Small: 10.25
  •      Medium: 10.75
  •      Large: 11.25
  •      XLarge: 11.75
  •      2X-Large: 12.25

Rear Rise (measurement from center pad up to the backside of the waistband):

  •      XSmall: 13
  •      Small: 13.5
  •      Medium: 14
  •      Large: 14.5
  •      XLarge: 15
  •      2X-Large: 15.5


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United States United States
I recommend this product

comfortable and flattering

I have been having some serious skin irritation problems from bicycling. These shorts do not chafe at all even on the longer rides. The amount of compression feels just right and I think I look pretty good in them! Great!

Jeanne B.
United States United States
I recommend this product

My third pair of 400-mile Shorts are as great as my first!

I will never buy another brand of bike shorts. Each pair I've owned has lasted me for a few years, a dozen triathlons, and thousands of miles in the saddle. The fit and pad are perfect. My iPhone 6S fits perfectly (and stays put) in the thigh-side pocket. Try them - you won't be disappointed!

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Laura P.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Love these shorts

Thank you for making these shorts, I absolutely love them. I have had previous styles of this short but (by far) this one is my favorite. The pad is thicker than previous shorts but you get used to the difference right away. DeSoto knows how to make great products and these shorts are one of their bests.

Tracie L.
United States United States
I recommend this product

My Go-To Cycling Shorts

I have been wearing these shorts for a few months now and they are terrific. They fit comfortably and have excellent compression throughout, but they are not too tight around my thighs. The chamois offers just the right amount of padding for longer rides without feeling bulky when off my bike. I had been wearing cycling shorts from other manufacturers and experienced nerve pain in my hip on long rides, which I attributed to bike fit issues. However, the pain is nonexistent when I ride with my 400-mile shorts. Thank you De Soto Sport!

Kristen O.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Top Notch Customer Service!

I initially bought 2 pairs of shorts, but had an issue with one of them that was my fault and not due to the design or material of the shorts. I reached out to De Soto, and Tracy De Soto herself explained why the issue happened and what I could do to fix it. She sent me a brand-new pair of replacement shorts despite the fact that the problem was me and not the shorts! De Soto has earned a customer for life!

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