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DAKINE Descent Short - Men's

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Item # DAK3406

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Tough as a pro DH racer.

The folks at Dakine know DH and DH riders. We aren't a delicate crowd. Fortunately, Dakine's DH-specific Descents Shorts aren't delicate, either. Built with tough nylon fabric, a custom ratcheting waist belt, and reinforced stitching throughout, the Descent is ready for all the abuse you plan to dish out.

The first thing you'll notice about the Descent short is the burly nylon canvas fabric. It can stand up to season after season of serious DH abuse. Dakine also used reinforced stitching through key areas, so you won't be explaining any wardrobe malfunctions to angry parents, frightened children, or the police after your next ride. The gusseted crotch and custom ratcheting waist adjustment give you the fit and freedom you need, and special patterning at the knees is designed to fit over your pads.

The Dakine Descent Short comes in sizes Small through XX-Large. It's available in Kelly, Red, or Black.

Tech Specs

[shell] nylon, [lining] polyester mesh
16 in
Removable Chamois:
Recommended Use:
mountain biking; all-mountain, downhill, freeride
Manufacturer Warranty:

Size chart


Chest 38-40in
(96.5 - 101.6cm)
(101.6 - 106.7cm)
(106.7 - 111.8cm)
(111.8 - 116.8cm)
Waist 30-32in
(76.2 - 81.3cm)
(81.3 - 86.4cm)
(86.4 - 91.4cm)
(91.4 - 96.5cm)
Hip 34-36in
(86.4 - 91.4cm)
(91.4 - 96.5cm)
(96.5 - 101.6cm)
(106.7 - 111.8cm)
Inseam 31in
Bike Shorts
Waist 30 - 32in
(76 - 81cm)
32 - 34in
(81 - 86cm)
34 - 36in
(86 - 91cm)
36 - 38in
(91 - 96.5cm)
38 - 41in
(97 - 104cm)
Hip 35 - 37in
(89 - 94cm)
37 - 39in
(94 - 99cm)
39 - 41in
(99 - 104cm)
41 - 43in
(104 - 109cm)
43 - 46in
(109 - 117cm)
How to Measure:
For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
Measure under your arms, around the fullest part of your chest.
Measure around your natural waistline, keeping the tape a bit loose.
Measure around the fullest part of your body at the top of your legs.
Using pants that fit well, measure the crotch seam to the bottom of the leg.

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Here's what others have to say...

2 5

Small and bad zipper fly

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: Runs small

I have another pair of dakine descent shorts (the ones with camo?) and they worked well, so when these were on sale I ordered the same size, ready to stop wearing stanky shorts when riding consecutive days.
When they came, they were much smaller than the very similar, same size shorts I already owned. I had a hard time zipping them up the first time, and the waist and thighs were tight.

Before I decided to return them, I had some smaller friends try them on, to see if they wanted to buy them from me so I wouldn't have to deal with returns. They also had a hard time with the zipper, even though the waist fit them well. Thats when I realized the zipper was busted too. I am sending them now to be returned.
I really like my other pair of dakine shorts a lot though.

do these pants have zippered pockets

do these pants have zippered pockets

Responded on

According to DAKINE, these shorts do have zippered pockets on both sides.

Please let us know if you have any other questions, we would be happy to assist you.
Email: dmyers@backcounrty.com

Is there a way to crank down the waistline...

Is there a way to crank down the waistline so that an XL short can be worn by someone who is really a M?

Best Answer Responded on

There is not, these shorts have a small buckle system to adjust between the recommended waist measurement for the given size but that is about 2 inches per size.

Please let us know if you have any other questions and we are happy to assist,