Alpinestars Drop 2 shorts review£95.00

Well-tailored enduro focused shorts

BikeRadar score3.5/5

With the word ‘enduro’ printed inside the waist, Alpinestars’ intentions for these shorts are clear from the outset.

The fit is fairly loose but the tailored cut means the legs follow your body’s contours rather than flapping around and looking overly baggy. Movement is free and easy, and the lightweight, high quality material feels great to ride in.

Alpinestars has put some thought into the pockets too, providing open hip pockets that are big enough for a phone and wallet and come in handy off the bike, as well as smaller zipped pockets that sit a little further down the leg. Zipped vents can be opened to allow extra air through, although the thin, stretchy crotch panel and rear waist vent already do a good job of stopping you overheating.

The padded liner supplied with the shorts was an uncomfortable disappointment, but look past that and these are top notch.

This article was originally published in Mountain Biking UK magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

Freelance Writer, UK
Jake comes from a downhill background but now spends most of his time smashing shorter-travel trail and enduro bikes down those same downhill trails. He's well known for pushing components and gear to their limits, and a little further.
  • Age: 27
  • Height: 170cm / 5'7"
  • Weight: 75kg / 165lb
  • Discipline: Mountain
  • Preferred Terrain: Any type of razzing, anywhere, on any bike!
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