Pearl Izumi Quest Versa shorts review

Light, comfortable mountain bike baggies

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £50.00 RRP | USD $74.99
Pearl Izumi Quest Versa

Our review

Excellent value, lightweight, hot weather short
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We weren’t expecting to like these baggy mountain bike shorts. The fabric felt a bit flimsy and the length looked a little on the brief side. But on the bike we found that the outer shell sat really well over the liner and didn’t ride up. 


The pad was superb and the fabric was almost weightless, and despite a bit of puffing up in the groin area they were extremely comfortable. 

The Quest Versas aren’t rugged enough to cope with brambly edges or crashing into the dirt too often – but for long cross-country rides it’s comfortable and great value.


Our only big issue was with the colour of our sample. We’re sure that it looks great on a nicely tanned leg, but on a slightly blue Briton just emerging from winter, it isn’t good. Happily they’re also available in black.

Product Specifications


Name Quest Versa
Brand Pearl Izumi

Description •Floating integrated 8mm padded mesh liner with Pearl Izumi leg grippers •Rear vented pockets •Reflective elements for increased visibility •Rear cell phone pocket •11-inch Shell inseam
Manufacturer's Description This lightweight casual riding short provides on-the-bike comfort and great styling while hanging out sipping espresso at your favorite local coffee shop.
Mesh Inserts Yes
Removabe Liner Yes
Leg Grips Yes
Clothing Sizes Available L M S XL XXL