Fashionable, but not functional
By Varaxis February 28, 2011
These shorts, in Blk Sm, have a nice look off the bike and work well in that regard, hanging out casually, but on the bike they totally fail. The slash pockets are not large enough to easily fit a gloved hand into and are far too deep which causes chafing issues, has a single snap fly which comes done all the time (doing a tight crouch, getting low), the crotch is far too low and catches on the saddle sometimes, but fortunately doesn't tear since the snap fly comes loose, the mesh net lining feels cheap (doesn't include a liner with chamois), it doesn't breath well at all, and the waist doesn't feel contoured, maybe because it lacks the stretch panel in the back. It sucks having to stop just to pick up your shorts, which are barely hanging on your waist. Feels a bit too loose, but I use the waist cinches on my Jett shorts to dial in the fit and a XS Royal Race/Stealth short fits perfectly.
This short just makes me appreciate my Jett shorts so much more. This is the most expensive short on the market from what I've seen and it's probably the worst short I've worn for biking. Thank goodness for great return policies.
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