Kyle Smythwrote a review of One Industries Ion Shorts - Men's on August 31, 2014
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
This is my second season on these shorts and simply put, they are badass! I have enjoyed them so much that I picked up a fresh pair in another color for this season. At first touch, I was a little concerned that the light fabric and massive mesh vents would not hold up to abrasion for a season worth of riding... I was wrong. From crashes, long days in the saddle, and full days of lift access in the bike park; these shorts are certainly my go-to short. They are highly breathable on the warmer days or the days you want to jump on the XC bike, but still offer enough coverage for your standard trail ride. This season, One Ind. has added a second front pocket that is a nice to keep random small items in and the rear pocket is generous in size while offering a media hole for your head phones. The rear pocket fits a iPhone 5 in a Lifeproof case snugly (although I would not recommend riding with your phone in this pocket as it sits a little low and you will likely sit on it). The chamois is certainly better than most that are included in Mtb shorts; but lets face it... that is about the same as saying " Utah has the best beer on tap". After riding with bib shorts, I pretty much take the removable liner out of every short in favor of my favorite bib shorts, but it is certainly nice to have the option and nice to see a company that is including an option that really isn't too bad.
After riding several items by One Industries, I am stoked on the brand and would highly recommend looking at their entire line up. Doesn't hurt that they are run by a great bunch of individuals that love to get outside and put their products to the test! Do yourself a favor and pick up a pair of these shorts! I am 5' 11" 175lbs with a 33" waist and went with a 34" although I could likely go with a 32" as they have great adjust-ability in the waist and I currently have mine cinched down.