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Fox Racing Ranger Short - Men's $0.00
Come on, man. Nobody wants to see that.
Spandex shorts are fine for roadies. Mountain bikers have a different thing going on-call it modesty. Fox Racing designed the Ranger Short to give you the benefits of spandex shorts without the risk of being arrested for indecent exposure. A removable inner liner provides compression while the included chamois takes care of moisture and padding. two cargo pockets take care of your valuables, and side waist adjusters let you dial in the perfect fit.
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What's the difference between the Fox...
What's the difference between the Fox Ranger and the Fox Ranger Sport shorts? Is it just the inseam? Thanks.
All-Mountain, Not DH
In all honesty these are my favorite shorts to ride in. They're long. Comfortable. And look pretty cool. Sure it's not the most durable material but they're not for lift days. There are those of us that like to ride to the top for the down and these are the pants we wear. I like the additional padding the chamois gives. Good pair o' shorts.
I'm 6'2" and the 34 waist fit fine but the length doesn't work for me. Otherwise seem like a decent pair of shorts for the price. Liner is a bit diaper-like.
I returned them, super flimsy.
I ordered the correct size, but the fit was just bad. They were thin, flimsy and too tight to think about wearing them for pedalling. Even when I took out the included diaper that they call a liner, they felt restrictive and ill-fitting. Sorry Fox, this one doesn't make the grade.
Pretty Good Shorts for the $$
At $69.95, I consider this short to be the lower/middle end of their line. But, if this short is any indication of how they do things, I can't wait to upgrade.
The Ranger short has some really good wicking material on the outer shell and is one of the cheaper retail shorts with a removable chamois. The fit is pretty true (5'11" 182lbs, 33 waist and bigger legs) at a 34. I had myself wishing for belt loops, but at $70 with everything this short does right, it's hard to go wrong by picking it out.
Bueno, el short fox ranger en realidad muy comodo y liviano. La tela es delgada pero super resistente. he tenido varias caidas con el short y sigue entero. Muy bueno en realidad. Se los recomiendo.
Great fit, comfortable in and out of the saddle. True to sizing : I am a 32", these 32" fit perfectly. Haven't had long so no long term review, but stitching and materials look good, pad nice too.
Rangers Lead the Way
I have had these shorts for a while now, and they have a few holes and rips from some crashes. That is to be expected though, not everything is going to hold up through every fall. But the material does seem a little weak for MTB shorts. I did buy an older model from the backcountry outlet site so maybe they have made them tougher.
The model that I got does not have a removable liner, it is integrated in the shorts. The only gripe really I would have is the chamois isn't as thick as some of my other shorts.
Pockets are great, one zipper/ one velcro for the cargo. Velcro side straps to tighten down.
Fox Ranger Short
I like these shorts they are great for riding stick well to the seat. Good buy.
Fit true to size, not to baggy but also not to tight. Shorts are great for casual wear as well.
Pretty decent for the price but kinda hot and sticky
Got a pair of these recently. A size 36 fit pretty true to size, belt loops would be appreciated though. These tended to start riding down a little bit with the adjustment tabs cinched a half inch or so past the end of the velcro, but they never got too horribly low over the course of an 11 mile ride. Cut is pretty good a little to the loose side, never had them bind up any where. I'm somewhere around a 33" inseam and the legs hit just below the front of the kneecap for me. I did wind up catching my pedal once on the leg hole when the minor droop kicked in, but overall not too problematic.
I thought the fabric would breath better than it did. Things started getting a bit clammy about halfway through the ride and once they started getting a bit sweaty they started grabbing on the saddle a bit when trying to make minor adjustments to position, which is a bit annoying. Was only about 82F w/ ~70% humidity. I can't find any inner thigh vents on mine, but they would be a welcome addition IMO. Seems like it should be relatively durable and water and mud spray actually seemed to bead up pretty well on these.
Front pockets are pretty darn tiny, but I don't really use them on the trail any ways. Would be nice if they were a bit larger though for pre/post ride purposes. One nice undocumented feature is the headphone cable pass through on the inside of the left pocket. The cargo pockets are decent sized and placed a little bit up the thighs to minimize stuff banging around in there.
I was pleasantly surprised by the liner. Fit is very good, legs are a little short but not ridiculously so. The waist band managed to keep it in place all the way through the ride. The chamois isn't terribly sophisticated, but actually did a pretty good job.
Overall, pretty decent shorts and liner for the price, but I think the Zoic Ethers are probably a better value for warm weather XC/trail riding personally. Should be pretty good in cooler temps though and they do provide better knee coverage and are arguably more stylish.
Just got the shorts and i gotta say can't be happier!!! The inner liner alone is worth it let alone the amazing combo you get when paired together. It'll be nice to use the liner with other shorts and use the outer with different internal liners. I like that they are very light and breathable. I have a lot of different shorts but these will be the go to for hot XC riding days.
The best part about these shorts is the low-rise in the front. Finally someone gets it. When bent over riding they fit really well and are super comfortable....nice lite weight nylon too. Liner isn't great, but is removable so you can wear any pad you choose.