These shorts became a firm favourite during a recent DH trip to the Alps. They not only look great, but they’re totally functional and comfortable as well. The length of them is absolutely spot on; covering the top of your knee pads, but not catching on them when riding, thanks to the stretch material in the knee area.Buy Shorts on
There are plenty of stretch inserts in key areas such as across the rear, at the sides and at the crotch to allow plenty of movement when on the bike. They are a baggy style short and the stretch material used in these areas ensures you never feel restricted when riding, even when wearing padded shorts underneath.
Two Velcro adjustable fasteners at either side of the waist enable you to get the fit just right, and the Lycra roll-over edging around the waistband prevents any unwanted rubbing or discomfort.
There are two hand pockets which are open, but deep enough that a lift pass and phone won’t fall out whilst you’re riding, at least they didn’t for us! (We can’t be held responsible for losses to belongings should you crash though!)
Fully mesh lined and made from breathable material these shorts will keep you from overheating on even the hottest of mountain days, whilst still being sturdy enough to withstand hard riding and the knocks that come with it. Multi-stitched security seams hold everything together and the rubber tabs and detailing add to the overall plush finish.
If you want a pair of shorts that will stand up to some serious downhill riding, be comfortable, look great, and make you feel like a pro then put these on your shopping list!Buy Shorts on
This review was in Issue 25 of IMB.For more information visit iXS Sports Division
By Mary BoothMary Booth has been a keen mountain biker for decades; she grew up on the Purbecks in the South West of England and has spent thousands of hours on the trails in that area. She moved to the South East to work in the IMB office and regularly gets out to the Alps and the Surrey Hills where she loves to ride the more technical trails…