These shorts might technically be roadie items, but the thinner, fast-wicking Fieldsensor fabric means they’re very comfy and almost unnoticeable when worn under shorts, too, especially in warm weather.
Detailing is excellent, with the mesh straps having Lycra edging for superb, abrasion-free fit. The back extends high up but the flatlocked seams mean it’s undetectable even with a pack on. A mesh centre panel prevents any clammy sensations.
The multi-density antibacterial pad provides all-day support without bulk. It’s slightly stretchy too, which helps it sit well. It’s well ventilated, meaning less sweat to get uncomfortable. The elasticated leg hems have silicone grippers that prevent movement, but they can dig in ever so slightly.
This article was originally published in What Mountain Bike magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.