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DAKINE Pace Shorts - Men's

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Item # DAK000S

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Item # DAK000S

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A back-to-basics riding short, Dakine's Pace Shorts pack in all the comfort and performance of shorts that cost three times as much. Dakine built the shorts with a tough polyester and spandex fabric. Since nylon is already abrasion-resistant, Dakine was able to use a light 145-gram weave.

Reinforced stitching throughout key areas of stress ensure long wear, and a four-way stretch back panel and gusseted crotch add durability — as well as an unlimited range of motion. The Pace shorts come with front pockets to take care of valuables.

The Dakine Pace Shorts come in even sizes 30 to 40 and are available in Red, Blue, Camo, or Black.

  • Simple design
  • Polyester, nylon, and spandex
  • Reinforced stitching
  • Four-way stretch back panel
  • Gussted crotch
  • Front pockets

Tech Specs

polyester spandex blend
regular athletic
14 in
2 hand
Recommended Use:
mounting biking
Manufacturer Warranty:
2 years

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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Nice shorts

  • Fit: Runs small

Very nice shorts. I am 6'6" and the came just slightly below my knees, so they are plenty long enough. They do run a bit small, as I usually wear 34 but had to get 36. Comfortable and don't restrict movement.

Too good for just trail rides

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 32

Fits perfectly. Get your usual jeans size. Doesn't come with a padded liner but considering it looks great for just bike rides, this isn't a problem. Comfortable, sturdy, perfect for long rides. Got three pairs and I'm planning on ordering a few more.

These shorts are awesome

    These shorts are very comfortable. They do not weigh very much at all and seem to breathe very well. I have several different models of Dakine shorts and these ones seem to be up there at the top. They do seem to fit true to size as well.

    Light and breathe well!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 36

    Really like these shorts. They are light and breathe really well. I am short, 5'6" so they are a little long for me in my size. I don't have issues with them while wearing my knee pads. They have some good stretch as well. The only thing that I could knock them for is the material kinda makes a swishing sound while you are pedaling. It's not a big deal at all, but that's my only thing I would say that bugs me. I know that's a pretty silly gripe. They have been very durable and not shown any signs of wear. I would buy them again for sure. The adjusters in the waist work well and I don't notice they are there.

    Does it come with a chamois?

    Hey Jason, these will not come with a Chamois. They are unlined. Let us know if you have any other questions.


    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 32

    First time with Dakine stuff, and this is gonna be a nice and long relationship. Awesome feeling while pedaling and it fits awesome and there is nothing to worry while going DH!

    Loose, Light and Stretchy

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 32

    I rode in these shorts twice. The fit rather loosely on me and were plenty long (past my knees). They were far too baggy for my preference so I returned them. They are thin and stretchy so it wasn't a comfort issue.

    Lightweight, breath well,

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium

    Love these shorts. Breath well, decent fit. The fabric feels a bit flimsy if you were to take a massive digger. Would have liked the cut to be a bit longer in size medium.

    A great lightweight, stretchy short.

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 34

    I am 6'1" and about 190lbs. I usually wear size 33 waist jeans and pants and purchased the size 34 in black. I find them to be true to size, despite the other reviews, as they are a touch too big in the waist-I'll wear a thin Patagonia belt.

    I didn't measure the inseam, but I find them to fall just above my knees, but nowhere near "short shorts" territory. I find them to be a flattering, "neutral" cut and they are fast becoming my "go-to" shorts for trail riding.

    The styling is very low-key and I wouldn't hesitate to wear these off the trail as well because they don't necessarily look like mtb shorts.

    Where these shorts really shine, is the nature of the material. It is light and stretchy and breathes very well. All in all, great shorts!

    Snuggly fit but great short

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: 32 and 34

    These are are my favorite Dakine bike shorts but they do fit more snug compared to older Dakine short models. Normally I would fit a 32 but had to upsize to a 34 even while my waist size has shrunk over the last year.

    Snuggly fit but great short

    Like em but don't love em

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: 32

    Probably should have bought one size larger, they fit pretty snug. Wish the inseam was a bit longer as well. If they fit better i would wear them all the time but since they don't I just wear them on the trails.

    12 inch inseam, not 14

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

    Website description says it has a 14 inch inseam. I was do disappointed to get it and realize it only has a 12 inch inseam.

    Other than that, the product has great quality.

    Had to return it though because it was too short for my liking. Good thing, Backcountry has the best customer service. I was able to ship the item back at no cost.

    Simple, stretchy, superduper.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size

    I've been rocking the Pace shorts for the past couple years because of their breathability & stretchtasticness. They end up serving as my go-to hiking/trail running/workout shorts due to their light weight and range of motion. I really dig them while on the bike because they won't get caught on anything...but this does come with a compromise: the inseam is short enough (14") that my knees are exposed..so if you aren't confident enough to show your patellas off, you may prefer the 8Track or Descent shorts ;)

    The lightweight material is also very quick to dry...bonus.