Fox Ranger baggy shorts£52.00

Lightweight trail legwear

BikeRadar score4/5

The Ranger is Fox’s cross-country/trail offering, and as such it’s made from a lighter-weight fabric than the company’s more heavy duty all-mountain/freeride/downhill shorts, with legs that end just above the knee when in the saddle, for unimpeded pedalling.

Velcro tabs let you adjust the waist, and there’s a good selection of pockets (four, one zipped). The 100 percent nylon shell fends off bramble thorns effectively, boding well for long-term durability.

Fox’s liners have improved over the past few years but the one included here still isn’t up there with the best on the market – the spandex inner short is comfy enough, but the padding isn’t very generous. For £52 this is a minor grumble though.

CW has been riding mountain bikes for more than two decades now. He's the first to admit he's not the fittest or most skilful rider on the hill, but that doesn't stop him sweating up the climbs to have a blast on the downhills.
  • Age: 37
  • Height: 189cm/6'2"
  • Weight: 70kg/154lb
  • Waist: 32in/81cm
  • Chest: 40in/102cm
  • Discipline: MTB, commuting
  • Preferred Terrain: Big mountains and flowing singletrack
  • Current Bikes: Whyte T-129 S SCR, Stanton Sherpa 853, Pinnacle Dolomite 6
  • Dream Bike: Evil The Following
  • Beer of Choice: Theakston Old Peculier
  • Location: Bristol, UK

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