Gore Fusion shorts review

All-weather comfort

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5
GBP £120.00 RRP | USD $149.95
Gore Fusion shorts

Our review

Unmatched specification and riding comfort. Costly, but they’re a true investment
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There’s no question that the Fusions represent rather a lot of anyone’s money. But from the moment you start to deconstruct them you realise where every penny goes. 

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The liner, for example, is probably better than most of the skin shorts we own – it really isn’t a ‘secondary’ component. With mesh inserts to keep you cool, a stretch pad that snaps into place and doesn’t move, and even hypoallergenic silicone leg grippers, it has a specification more than worthy of good, standalone road shorts.

The outer, with its mix of heavier stretch and lightweight, durable panels, is the best combination we’ve worn of a relaxed ‘freeride’ style and lightweight rideability of out-and-out cross-country shorts. The fit is superb – if you do have to adjust the waist it’s via continuous-loop webbing and buckle adjusters. This meant we couldn’t do our usual trick of catching Velcro tabs and pulling them undone. Hooray.

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Ride and it’s clear attention has been paid to every last detail, because it all just works – from the angle of the pockets across the leg, to the inner grip of the waist-back keeping the shorts in place, to the efficiency of the vents. It’s all excellent.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Fusion shorts (12)
Brand Gore Bike Wear

Description *Sizes available S, M (tested), L, XL, XXL *Inside leg 14in *Liner Yes, separate *Colours available Black, brown/black, light brown/black *Pockets 2 x zipped thigh, 1 x zipped rear
Available In (Mens/Womens) Mens Womens
Fastening Type Stud-and-Zip Fly Velcro
Elasticated Waist Yes