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Gear Review

3 5

Good... But not great.

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

There are pieces of velcro everywhere, zippers to hidden pockets that I never use all over the place... I guess it's useful but I am kind of a less is more person. Would rather have a piece of gear that is well thought out then just has everything thrown together in the hopes that everyone will like at least a couple features. The cargo pockets are pretty well done though, they lay very flat when not in use, but can hold a decent amount of stuff. See picture above for a close up of them.

I am a 32 waist, and these fit great in a medium. I've had issues in the past with Zoic gear feeling too baggy and relaxed, but these shorts are fairly well cut.

The liner also fits well, didn't feel too tight. Breaths well, though honestly it doesn't seem that much different then any of the other liners/padded shorts I own. I usually just grab which ever pair is on top and call it good enough.

The shorts by them selves also work well for hiking and other strenuous activities, though the blue color that I bough is a bit on the garish side.