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Nice lightweight pair of riding shorts with no heavy liner to weigh them down. The lightweight, stretchy fabric breathes well & dries pretty quickly. There's no liner short or liner material like Dakine's heavier-duty freeride shorts, so you stay much cooler. They look so good & are so comfy that I tend to wear them much more for casual wear than for riding. Suitable for XC riding in a wide range of temps & would even make a great swim trunk if you found a suitable swimming hole on your ride or hike.
I'm 6' 5" with a 36" waist & the XL fits me perfectly. The 14" inseam is perfect!
I loathe spending anything over $70 for a pair of unpadded MTB shorts. But I gotta tell ya - these are worth the money if you're looking for a very lightweight, comfy, well-designed & constructed pair of MTB shorts. I've worn shorts by Fox, Sugoi, Zoic and Nema over the years, and with few exceptions, have been pretty pleased with all of them. But the Mavics are in a different class completely - they're just so much more comfortable for hot weather riding than anything else I've worn.
The cut is a great balance between baggy & euro-techy. The stretchy fabric is thin & airy, but impressively burly & abrasion-resistant. There's only 2 zippered pockets, but they're where they belong - on the lower outside of the legs (have you ever ridden with stuff in your front pockets? Annoying!). And the length is great for guys like me with longer legs - about 13"-14" inseam on the XL.
If you're looking for a high-quality hot-weather MTB short, these are definitely worth a the $. The French have shorts dialed in.
Oh, I agree with the other reviewers - double check the sizing - theres a Euro & a US size chart - Euro XL equates to a L US size (more french fries, anyone?)
Sugoi makes really well-designed clothing & these shorts are a great example. They're a perfect balance between tough/burly & cool/breathable. - tough enough to endure years of trail riding & light & airy enough for long days in the saddle. They fit a bit closer than some other brands like Fox, but they still offer excellent comfort & mobility. I'm kind of between sizes (36" waist w/ a big butt) - the Larges are just a bit snug & the XL is just too big on me. I wish the Larges had just a bit more room in them.
The detailing & overall quality of these shorts beats anything I've seen out of Zoic or Fox. The liner is really comfortable. I liked the integrated liner so much, I bought the same liner as a separate piece to wear under my non-padded mtb shorts. Give these shorts a shot - you'll be glad you did.
I finally found a MTB shoe that offers some grip when you're off the bike. I can't understand why shoe designers make the majority of off road shoes with friggin' plastic cleats! Zero traction on rocks & wet surfaces. The rubber soles on these offer great traction.
These shoes are an excellent fit for medium volume feet. They cinch down very effectively with the ratchet mechanism & have a pretty stiff sole. Since I've got narrow feet, I use a set of relatively thick Superfeet insoles in mine - very comfy on multi-hour rides. They also have rubber "armor" on the sides to ward off damage from high speed impacts w/ roots & rocks.
I tried on a whole bunch of mtb shoes to replace my trusty old Nikes, and these were the right choice for me. A great all-around trail riding shoe - comfy, burly enough to last awhile, pretty breathable & excellent traction! Get some!
I'm a size 13 & a Euro 48 fit just right.
For you guys in cooler locales, these are close to perfect for a trail/freeride short. The quality is superior to any Fox shorts I've tried; the construction and detailing are top notch. Beefy nylon outers w/ mesh lining (no chamois though - you can throw a padded liner underneath em for longer cross country rides). For hotter areas, these are just too thick & beefy, even with the thigh vents. Extremely comfortable shorts - I use 'em for casual wear the majority of the time. I really like the pockets - both are nice & deep, & the rear pockets have zippers so you won't ever lose your wallet if you rag-doll off a trail. They've got beefy velcro side waist adjusters and belt loops so you can cinch 'em down. I wear a 36-inch waist in pants and shorts - the XL's fit me perfectly. I'm really happy with the length, too - long enough to reach just past my kneecaps (I wear 36 inseam pants). The only issue I have is that the material is so thick at the top edge of the waist that it rubs the sides of my lil love handles a bit.
Did I mention how burly the fabric is? It's tough stuff.
I normally don't wear cotton shorts for riding, other than running errands around town, so these fit the bill for everyday wear with the occasional short urban ride. For "real" riding, I prefer beefier nylon shorts w/ a nicer chamois. The liner & pad aren't all that impressive.
Lightweight cotton fabric for warmer summer temps, long enough to look pretty spiffy around town, and really comfy fit - not too tight & not too loose. If you can get these on sale, they're worth it for a light-duty casual/riding short. I normally wear a 36 inch waist, but always fit a 38 in Fox's sizing.