Awesome short for riding in all types of situations. Its heavy duty construction provides excellent protection from the elements, and offers piece of mind from minor scraps and scratches. The shorts ability to stretch in certain areas makes this a perfect fit for DH and XC riding.
This pack is great for any day hike. The 100 oz bladder is plenty on water even on those hotter days. Also the amount of storage is great to bring an extra layer or stash away layers you do not need to ware any more