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Jett Gear Hornet Bike Short - Men's - 2008 BCS
JETT Gear made the Men’s Hornet Bike Shorts from durable fabric that withstands scraping from rocks, dirt, and branches, and stretches so you can move around your bike saddle freely. JETT Gear gave the Hornet special pockets for your cell phone and sunglasses—whip out that phone to photograph your riding partner’s huck, and use the included lens wipe to keep the grit off your new shades.
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May 22, 2011
Got these about 3 months ago? And I must say they do the trick and then some,
I've gotten other brands that fit funky or rub me the wrong way but these things feel amazing.
I mostly wear them on my way to the gym or when I'm just messing around on my bike and can go hours and still keep ya going strong, The fabric is of top quality and for the price ya just cant go wrong.
One tip: Wash them when needed don't put it off or they start to get a little funky.
August 21, 2010
First off, these are cotton. Unlike many polyesters, these will absorb water, absorb stains, absorb smelly funk, wrinkle, etc. Unlike other cottons, care instructions tell you to only wash cold and do not tumble dry, though not a problem for me since I do that anyways for all my sports wear, but if you leave it in the hamper with other sweaty clothes to accumulate for a bigger wash load, it'll still smell funky after coming out of the wash.
Second, the liner is essentially a cheap version of a spandex biking short with a chamois that fits differently--you get a huge pad for the front of your crotch and has just enough coverage for your sit bones. The liner is attached by a 2 loops on the side that have a button closure. It's cheap and it's a pain in the ass to put on the shorts pre-installed, so I took them out. Thankfully, the inside of the shorts are very lightweight and there's a slick red panel without the extra cuff stitching in front of your quads that cuts down on chafing damage to your skin.
Other than that, the quality is superb. They used a lot more fabric on these shorts than the other Jett shorts. If you need a lot of pockets (6 altogether, 2 being special fleece lined ones) and like a roomier fit these are the best Jett shorts. The camo graphics don't look too gaudy. These are my 3rd favorite shorts, with the Royal Stealth taking top honors and Jett Raptor taking second--the Raptor is more for XC/casual riding and has the slick lining throughout, has a softer brushed polyester microfiber outer, and 2/4 zippered cooling vents (2 can act as pockets), has a more conservative styling that I like, a slimmer fit, and is better engineered overall (such as a built in belt). The Jett Lightning is polyester/nylon, made to be tougher for DH, with a mesh liner along and a similar inner removable short with styling that doesn't fit my tastes.
i really want to buy the jett gear hornet cammo bike shorts but i only seem to find them in size 28, im 5 foot 9 and weigh 180 pounds. although i honestly believe i can fit them i really would like them to reach my knees. does anybody fit my weight and height description and they fit them comfortably?
August 11, 2010
I have these in size 28 and I have a 27" or 28" waist, 5' 7" 135 lbs and they rest comfortably on my hips and reach just above my knees. The cotton exterior is a bit thick, thicker than the Jett Raptor's soft brushed exterior at least, and not stretchy. I'd say the fit very true to size and they do not have velcro adjustment straps on the waist like the Lightning. I've sent mine through the washer machine on cold and hung dried them--they measure 12" inside leg end to crotch and 22" outside leg end to the side of the waistband. I loosely put a string through the belt loops, stretched the shorts, clipped it, and it measured 33 1/2", but it is a contoured cut with a higher back. I figure these measurements should help if you compare them to measurements of similar pair of shorts that you already own.
August 20, 2010
Great freeride/all mountian short
April 13, 2009
These shorts are wonderful. There is so much attention to detail in these shorts. The removable liner is a nice touch. There are two fleece lined pockets for your camera and things of that nature. On the inside of the shorts where your knees would usually rub when you pedal there is a very smooth and soft material that makes it feel like the shorts aren't moving at all. I wear hard-shell knee/shin guards and they never catch and move very freely. I would recommend these shorts to anyone that is an aggressive freeride or all mountain rider looking for a pair of shorts that fit like a normal pair of shorts and not some tiny cycling shorts. They fit true to size and feel great. They are a little longer than I was expecting but that is what I was looking for. I had never heard of this company before and will now be on the lookout for stuff from these guys in the future. Buy them!