I was optimistic to try something different but am so far feeling let down. Firstly the belt tensioner needs to be flipped in order to prevent the belt from slowly working itself loose. This is particularly troublesome once the shorts become sweat soaked of when I put literally anything in my pocket . How this buckle design made it past the prototype stage baffles me. More significantly however, after only a few rides the stitching under my ass is already coming apart. This is frustrating as I own several shorts from other brands that I have abused for well over 5 years that have yet to show any wear in this critical area. Notable as well is that all of these shorts were also cheaper. At this point I can’t imagine they will even make it to the end of the summer and I can’t help but expect more stitching to fail else where. I bought the pants as well but haven’t had a chance to wear them riding yet. Since they feature similar construction I can’t imagine that they will fair any better and feel like a tool since I have already thrown out the tags. Hate to leave such a negative review but at this this price point good looks alone aren’t enough.
The fabric is great. Stretchy and durable, will protect if you crash but but still moves well. Overall a great short, with lots of attention to detail.