ION Products Cargo Short Transit  2014 Mountain Bike Review

ION Products Cargo Short Transit 2014

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At A Glance

Another pair of shorts from ION packed with features. The Transit shorts are aimed at the rider who likes his gear to look stylish, whilst still remaining extremely functional. They are made from hard wearing Cordura, double stitched, and feature a two way stretch to the fabric giving you extra comfort. The cut is below the knee and they are comfortable to wear with kneepads. Integrated waist fasteners use Velcro to ensure a good fit and there 2 zip pockets on the front and 2 Velcro pockets on the back and one on the leg. There is also a large ventilation panel on the back hidden under a flap.

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On The Trail

Perhaps our favourite feature on these shorts, and you can call us geeky if you like, is the neoprene phone cover, which is stitched into one of the zippered pockets. It offers excellent protection for your phone while riding and also keeps it firmly in place over rough terrain. The cut is loose and comfortable and the stretchy material gives a good range of motion when pedalling and riding the bike. The large ventilation panel helps to keep you cool whilst the flap over it ensures any dirt and water stays out. Clever stuff.


A technical pair of shorts from ION, packed with features and we really love the neoprene phone protector. Casual enough to wear off the bike, and comfortable enough to wear on all day mega rides!

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This review was in Issue 27 of IMB.

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By Rou Chater
Rou Chater is the Publishing Editor of IMB Magazine; he’s a jack-of-all-trades and master of none, but his passion for bikes knows no bounds. His first mountain bike was a Trek 820, which he bought in 1990. It didn’t take him long to earn himself a trip to the hospital on it, and he’s never looked back since. These days he’s keeping it rubber side down, riding locally and overseas as much as possible.

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