German born Maloja, pronounced “Mah-low-yah” was only launched last year, but they hit the ground running with a huge range of stylish and very different clothing. They have clothes for just about every kind of outdoor enthusiast and all their products are feature led. The range for mountain bikers is as extensive as it is well thought out.Buy Shorts on
The TierraM. shorts are a heavyweight freeride style short with a baggy fit that works really well with kneepads. Available in brown, green, blue, grey and the rust colour we have here, the shorts are understated whilst remaining stylish. They could easily be worn down the pub if you don’t get them too dirty!
The shorts are littered with pockets, perfect for those rides when you want to ditch the bag and stick a bottle on your bike; you’ve plenty of room for spares and tools in these. There are mesh vents on each leg, which can be open or closed, and there are riveted vents too. While the nylon fabric used is robust there are stretch panels in the legs and also across the back for the shorts to allow plenty of movement in them.
There is a popper and zip closure on the front and belt loops too, however there isn’t any adjustment in the waistline, so make sure you get the right size! A comfortable mesh liner is stitched to the internals of the shorts to keep the airflow cool and wick any moisture away from your legs.
Whilst the TierraM. shorts are quite heavy duty, they are very comfortable and the stretch panels work well enabling you to pedal easily all day long. Durability wise they should certainly stand the test of time too. It’s a great first offering from a new brand and definitely one to take a look at if you haven’t heard of them beforBuy Shorts on
This review was in Issue 25 of IMB.For more information visit Maloja
By Rou ChaterRou 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.