Pearl Izumi Divide review

These shorts feature a sewn-in liner and they look great, with clean lines and a stretchy cut that's halfway between baggy and skin-tight lycra shorts. There's something nice about easily pulling on the whole lot in one go, and they feel super-light and comfy.

Our rating 
2.5 out of 5 star rating 2.5
GBP £83.99 RRP
Better for the beach, than the bike.

Our review

Good-looking style that’s more beach cruising in substance
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These shorts feature a sewn-in liner and they look great, with clean lines and a stretchy cut that’s halfway between baggy and skin-tight lycra shorts.

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There’s something nice about easily pulling on the whole lot in one go, and they feel super-light and comfy.But on the bike it becomes clear that this style is more suited to beach cruising than tearing up the trails.

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Unless you ride very upright, the pad’s in the wrong place, exposing your tenderest parts to very close saddle contact, and the legs ride up into an unbecoming hot-pants styling that gives more than the odd flash of the liner. Keep them for nipping to the pub or riding around town. A women’s version is also available.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Divide Shorts
Brand Pearl Izumi

Clothing Material Chamois
In-Seam Length 9.5
Clothing Sizes Available L M S XL XXL
Available In (Mens/Womens) Mens Womens
Pocket Types Side
Lining Fabric Mesh