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The ride of your life.

Mavic's approach to apparel design mimics the attention to detail and quality of the hard goods that put this French cycling manufacturer on the map. This is blatantly apparent with the Stratos Shorts. Top-tier materials, chamois compatibility, and a fit that blends all-mountain looseness with an athletic cut allows you to stay comfortable and focus on the trail.

The Stratos shorts are made from a combination of Mavic's Trail Tech and Trail Tech ST fabrics for the right blend of abrasion resistance and stretch. In fact, the built in stretch compliments the Stratos' semi-baggy cut in order to allow a total freedom of movement. So, by creating a semi-loose fit with the same stretch of an all-mountain baggy, Mavic has ensured that you'll avoid snagging a saddle or having the fabric bunch on you while pedaling.

Also preventing short migration are wide hook-and-loop closures located at each hip. Additionally, this adjustment system allows you to fine tune the fit at the waist. For storage, there are bonded zippers over the pockets on each thigh, and the pockets are just big enough for essentials like keys, phone, and a few gels. And in terms of ventilation, Laser cut Micro Vents at the hips aid in both moisture management and in keeping the ride from getting too hot and sweaty.

And while these are shell shorts, they can be worn solo, or teamed up with Mavic's Stratos liner for added comfort and support in the form a chamois.

The Mavic Stratos Shorts are available in six sizes from X-Small to XX-Large and in the colors Autobahn/black and Black.

  • Trail Tech fabric with Trail Tech ST stretch panels
  • Micro Vent ventilation panels
  • Hook-and-loop waist adjustment
  • Zippered thigh pockets
  • Semi-relaxed fit

Tech Specs

[ventilation] Micro Vent, [shorts] Trail Tech (85% polyester, 15% elastane), [inner thighs] Trail Tech ST (85% polyester, 15% elastane)
36 cm
2 front (zippered)
side vents
Recommended Use:
mountain biking
Manufacturer Warranty:
2 years

Size chart


Men's Cycling Apparel

Mavic Men's Cycling Apparel
Chest 32.7 - 34.3in
34.6 - 36.2in
36.6 - 37.8in
38.6 - 40.2in
40.6 - 42.5in
42.9 - 44.9in
45.3 - 47.2in
Waist 28.0 - 29.5in
29.9 - 31.5in
31.9 - 33.1in
33.5 - 35.4in
35.8 - 37.8in
38.2 - 40.2in
40.6 - 42.5in
Hip 33.5 - 35.0in
35.4 - 37.0in
37.4 - 38.6in
39.0 - 40.9in
41.3 - 43.3in
43.7 - 45.7in
46.1 - 48.0in
How to Measure:
For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
Measure under your arms, around the fullest part of your chest.
Natural Waist:
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.
Measure from the center of your back to your wrist with arms held out.

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look carefully at the sizing chart.

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: med

Mavic sizes run big. I should have ordered a small. I'm a 33 waist so I fall right in-between sizes. However, I feel the shorts are too long and I don't like where they land on my knee. It's annoying when climbing to have the shorts end right at the knee cap. I suspect the small would have landed right above the knee.
I like that they have a high crotch and don't snap on the seat when getting behind the saddle on steep descents. (regardless of the dropper post).
The pockets are mounted too low on the shorts. When pedaling the items in the pocket have more up and down action due to the position on your leg. I like pockets that are positioned higher on the leg so there isn't as much movement of the items in the pocket. i.e. phone, keys, Gu.

Mavic Stratos Shorts

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These shorts are durable, lightweight and well made. The fit could be dialed in a bit as the waist is a bit larger than what the size tag would indicate. Longer Velcro tabs to tighten up the waist would be helpful. I have worn these all year and would recommend them. Would like them even better if the size was dialed in. Worn in variable conditions, lots of miles and they don't need to be washed very often.

Avg. ride time: 1h 6m per week
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does the sizing run true to their size chart?

Hey Shreddy,

Yeah, these do run true to size to the sizing chart.

Been trying to find these Stratos shorts...

Been trying to find these Stratos shorts in size S for a while. Any plans to have that size in stock any time soon? Thnx.

Sorry Jason but we do not have any additional inventory for these shorts coming in within the foreseeable future.

Tre Awesome

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I never notice these shorts while I am riding. The are light, and therefore excellent in the summer, they fit me well (wearing a size large with 33/34 waist) and they have just the right amount of styling to make other people think I know what I'm doing out on the trail. I use the pockets but for lighter weight items. I've also found these to be acceptably durable.

I use a now extinct Swobo liner underneath. These shorts also fit POC's VPD hip shorts underneath them. No experience with kneepads, though.

All in all a solid short.