DHB Earnley shorts review

Nicely priced but disappointing overall

Our rating 
2.5 out of 5 star rating 2.5
GBP £39.99 RRP | USD $57.99
DHB Earnley Shorts

Our review

Let down by a poor liner and odd sizing, but good value for casual rides
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DHB’s Earnleys come with an integral (sewn in) liner. While we like this sort of construction for the lighter feeling it gives, it’s harder to get right in terms of fit – needing an impeccably cut shell.


At first glance, the simple pocket configuration and mix of lightweight fabric and more durable panels ticks all the right boxes. But the shorts look less flattering on, and are best suited to casual cruising.

They’re fine for short rides, but we found the integrated liner wasn’t particularly comfortable. The surface of the pad is slightly rough and after an hour or so in the saddle this really does start to grate.

We also found the sizing to be overly roomy, with a large being too loose around the waist for a tester who usually needs extra large. It felt to us like only the snugness of the leg gripper was keeping them up.

If they turn out to be too big for you, you’d have to add a belt. There’s no other way to cinch the waist and the elasticated section isn’t enough to keep them up if they don’t fit you absolutely perfectly.


For a mere £40, though, they’re pretty good value for casual riders and there are plenty of pockets to stash your essentials in.

Product Specifications


Name Earnley Baggy Shorts (09)
Brand DHB

Description * 2 pockets on front, 2 zip pockets on thighs and 2 pockets on rear with velcro closures * Elasticated around the back for a good fit * Mesh liner * Shaped pad for comfort while riding * Reflective dhb logo on right thigh * Tough material on inside leg for durability * Leg grippers on liner
Clothing Sizes Available L M S XL XXL
Available Colours Black