Terry

Bella Short

4.6 stars
4.6 out of 5 stars, 15 reviews
$104.95
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Terry

Bella Short

#TY-610010-301-L
$104.95
#TY-610010-301-L

Terry has cycling shorts figured out to a tee, and the Bella shows it. Offering great coverage while keeping you cool, this 8 1/2" inseam is perfect for summertime rides. With flattering accents and a nice compression, they look great-and fit great thanks to a wide waistband and six sculpted panels constructed with flat seams.

FIT NOTE: Our experience indicates that these shorts are running a bit small. Please check the sizing chart;   if you are between sizes or if you prefer a roomier fit, you might consider ordering the larger size.

size chart See product details & size chart.

fit: form fit
fabric type: synthetic
# of pockets: 0
inseam (inches): 8.50
waistband: no front elastic
grippers: silicone band
number of panels: 6
chamois type: multi-density foam, contoured
chamois suggested use: long distance rides
chamois sizes: one size
country of origin: United States
gender: women's

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details
fit: form fit
fabric type: synthetic
# of pockets: 0
inseam (inches): 8.50
waistband: no front elastic
grippers: silicone band
number of panels: 6
chamois type: multi-density foam, contoured
chamois suggested use: long distance rides
chamois sizes: one size
country of origin: United States
gender: women's

Renata says: This short not only looks and feels good, but it fits me really well! The fabric feels lightly compressive, smooth, sleek, yet light, and the contrast stitching looks stylish. My hips are 36 inches, and the size small fits me perfectly in the waist and the leg openings. It is called a "mid-rise" short, so it's not too high, but on my 5'3' frame, it does come up to my natural waist, and even with the no-elastic-front, it stays put. The leg openings with silicone grippers also lay nicely on my quads without being too tight. The chamois is not overly bulky, yet it offers plenty of protection. This is one of my favorite shorts!

  • whisper-soft Meryl®™ nylon fabric; 74% nylon/26% spandex
  • Terry Flex Air chamois pad
  • sculptured 6-panel construction
  • mid-rise with wide waistband and elastic-free front yoke
  • contrast stitching
  • 8.5-inch inseam
  • silicon leg gripper
size chart
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Terry Sizing Chart Apparel
Size XS S M L XL XXL
USA Dress Size 2 4-6 8-10 12-14 16 18
Bust (1) 32-33 34-35 36-37 38-39 40-41 42-43
Waist 25-26 27-28 29-30 31-32 33-34 35-36
Hip 34.5-35.5 36.5-37.5 38.5-39.5 40.5-41.5 42.5-43.5 44.5-46.5

Arm Warmers - garment measurement - your upper arm circumference will be 1-2 inches LARGER.
Size XS S M L XL
Length (inches) 16 17 18 19 20
Upper Arm (inches) 7.75 8.5 9.75 11 12
Wrist (inches) 5 6 7 7.5 8.25

Gloves
Size XS S M L
Hand width (2)6.5 7 7.5 8

Socks
Size S/M L/XL
USA Women's Shoe Size 6-10 10-14

Notes
(1) All measurements are in inches.
(2) Measure circumference around flat hand at knuckles - do not include thumb.

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reviews

4.6 stars 4.6 for Bella Short by Terry (15 reviews)

4.0 stars 4.0

Love these shorts!

(Avid Cyclist) July 17, 2013

After reviewing some of the comments from previous buyers, I was hesitant to buy the size I usually buy, for fear of it running so small I'd have to return these shorts. Even as I took them out of the package, I thought they might run small. But it turns out that they are perfect! Good stretchy material, and the chammy isn't too bulky and tends to dry out quickly -- a sign of a good short. I've been averaging about 50 miles a ride for these shorts and they've performed brilliantly. I'm hoping they'll continue to do well for even longer rides. Very happy with these -- my first pair of Terry shorts!

Pros
  • Comfortable
  • Dries Quickly
  • Breathable
  • Durable
Cons
Uses
  • Road Biking
  • Warm Weather
  • Long Rides
  • Waist: Feels true to size
  • Length: Feels true to length
5.0 stars 5.0

Like 'em!

(Avid Cyclist) April 13, 2013

I really like these shorts. I love the length and the weight of the fabric. They are my "go to" shorts for riding.

Pros
  • Dries Quickly
  • Good Padding
  • Breathable
  • Good Fit
  • Comfortable
Cons
Uses
  • Road Biking
  • Long Rides
  • Warm Weather
2.0 stars 2.0

Not what I expected

(Avid Cyclist) December 27, 2012

I had high expectations, given all the great reviews, but I am disappointed. The fabric is stiff, feels more like taffeta than lycra; doesn't move with me, even after a couple washes. And, now that I have worn/washed them, I can't return them. I ordered my usual size, and despite the warnings of being a bit small, these shorts are a bit too loose....I am not a small gal, this is never ever an issue for me. I am wearing them for spinning at home and under thick tights for winter rides only. Two stars for a decent pad (despite the horrible color).

Service comments: Excellent delivery! Prompt, sooner than expected. Ya gotta love that!

Pros
  • Good Padding
Cons
  • Poor Fit
Uses
  • Warm Weather
  • Waist: Feels too big
  • Length: Feels true to length
5.0 stars 5.0

My favorite cycling shorts!

(Casual/ Recreational) November 22, 2012

Best feature is the no-elastic segment of the waistband in front! I have some other brand bike shorts whose waistband is constantly getting twisted, etc. -- and with these, you NEVER get that!

So comfortable, wash well. I only wish they weren't so durable, as I could more easily justify buying another pair . . .

Pros
  • Chamois Fits
  • Waistband
  • Comfortable
  • Fabric
  • Washes well
  • Durable
Cons
Uses
  • Spinning
  • Waist: Feels true to size
  • Length: Feels true to length
5.0 stars 5.0

The BEST cycling shorts EVER!

(Competitive Cyclist) August 5, 2012

I compete weekly in local crits and in road races as well as my regular training during the week and long rides on the weekend. These shorts are awesome! The chamois is perfect for both racing and long (75+ miles) rides. They are comfortable and look good too. LOVE 'EM! :)

Pros
  • Good Fit
  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Good Padding
Cons
Uses
  • Long Rides
  • Road Biking
  • Waist: Feels true to size
  • Length: Feels true to length
5.0 stars 5.0

Fantastic

(Avid Cyclist) August 4, 2012

This is a wonderful cycling short, after reading other reviews on sizing I did order a medium instead of small and it fits great.

Pros
  • Comfortable
  • Dries Quickly
  • Good Padding
Cons
Uses
  • Road Biking
  • Length: Feels true to length
5.0 stars 5.0

Versatile Short

(Avid Cyclist) August 4, 2012

I usually buy inexpensive or sale cycling shorts. A friend who works at a cycling shop suggested buying high end shorts, I did andI love these shorts! I can justify the expense by not having to use chamois cream. I made it throuh a week long touring ride without a sore rear end and without slathering on chamois cream.

Pros
  • Good Padding
  • Good Fit
  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Dries Quickly
Cons
Uses
  • Long Rides
  • Warm Weather
  • Road Biking
  • Waist: Feels true to size
  • Length: Feels true to length
4.0 stars 4.0

Great Cycling Short

(Avid Cyclist) August 4, 2012

Very comfortable bike short for long rides.

Pros
  • Good Padding
  • Durable
  • Good Fit
  • Dries Quickly
  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
Cons
Uses
  • Long Rides
  • Warm Weather
  • Road Biking
  • Waist: Feels true to size
  • Length: Feels true to length
  • This was a gift
5.0 stars 5.0

Second pair - same high quality

(Avid Cyclist) August 1, 2012

Last year, I reviewed the first pair of Bella shorts that I purchased. Had to have a second pair because these shorts are all I want to wear. Excellent for long and short rides. Terry's shorts are durable and outlast other brands I have worn over the years.

Service comments: I love buying from TE! Prompt delivery. The products I want shipped out quickly.

Pros
  • Comfortable
  • Dries Quickly
  • Breathable
  • Good Fit
  • Durable
  • Good Padding
Cons
Uses
  • Long Rides
  • Warm Weather
  • Road Biking
  • Waist: Feels true to size
  • Length: Feels true to length
5.0 stars 5.0

EXACTLY what I wanted!!

(Avid Cyclist) June 14, 2012

your sales team is AWESOME, they helped me pick these shorts - thank you!!

Pros
  • Comfortable
  • Good Padding
  • Dries Quickly
  • Durable
  • Good Fit
  • Breathable
Cons
Uses
  • Wet Weather
  • Road Biking
  • Warm Weather
  • Long Rides
  • Waist: Feels true to size
  • Length: Feels true to length
5.0 stars 5.0

Comfy Shorts go the Distance!

(Casual/ Recreational) May 16, 2012

It was reccommended to me.

Pros
  • Good Padding
  • Good Fit
  • Dries Quickly
  • Comfortable
  • Breathable
Cons
Uses
  • Road Biking
  • Long Rides
  • Waist: Feels true to size
  • Length: Feels true to length
5.0 stars 5.0

Team Estrogen and Terry rock

(Casual/ Recreational) December 29, 2011

Terry products rock

Pros
  • Dries Quickly
  • Good Fit
  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Good Padding
  • Breathable
Cons
Uses
  • Warm Weather
  • Long Rides
  • Road Biking
  • Waist: Feels true to size
  • Length: Feels true to length
  • This was a gift
5.0 stars 5.0

The Maserati of cycling pants

(Avid Cyclist) December 29, 2011

These shorts are just as wonderful as the Bella Knickers. I am totally spoiled now and just cannot wear any others. I like the longer length short for my longer rides. They fit amazingly well and are not binding or uncomfortable at the thigh area but also don't ride up.

Pros
  • Good Padding
  • Comfortable
  • Good Fit
  • Dries Quickly
  • Breathable
  • Durable
Cons
Uses
  • Long Rides
  • Road Biking
  • Waist: Feels true to size
  • Length: Feels true to length
5.0 stars 5.0

My new Terry favorite

(Avid Cyclist) June 21, 2011

Have been cycling for 25+ years and am a long-time fan of the Terry T-short. I decided to splurge and step up to the Bella. Instant love! The fabric gives nice compression; the silicone-band grippers are really comfortable and don't leave marks on my thighs like the T-short elastic grippers; and, no elastic on the Bella waistband to bind in the front. Nice flattering fit. A medium fits me well (38" hips). Looking forward to buying a second pair.

Pros
  • Good Padding
  • Comfortable
  • Good Fit
  • Breathable
Cons
Uses
  • Long Rides
  • Warm Weather
  • Road Biking
  • Waist: Feels true to size
  • Length: Feels true to length
4.0 stars 4.0

Bella short is a keeper

(Avid Cyclist) November 20, 2009

I have two pairs of Bella shorts. I've ridden them for two seasons. They are the most comfortable riding shorts I've ever had. Have been riding for fourteen years and have tried many brands and styles. I'd say that the Bella is at the highest end of chamois technology currently out there. I ride moderate and long distances on a road bike. 25-100 mile days. The Bella is my go-to short for a daylong ride.

Pros
  • Good Padding
  • Comfortable
  • Great Fit
  • Breathable
Cons
Uses
  • Road Racing
  • Road Biking
  • Long Rides
  • Waist: Feels true to size
  • Length: Feels true to length
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