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Royal Racing Drift Shorts

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Born out of necessity, Royal Racing is the result of riders needing more than 'baggies' or a heavy motocross kit for mountain biking. With gear designed for a specific purpose, like the enduro-focused Drift Shorts, the benefits become immediately obvious.

Supporting this ideology is the Drift shorts' 600D Cordura fabric. Not only is it tough, but Royal Racing also went to great lengths in order to provide as much ventilation as possible. In fact, it took two years for Royal to develop sonic perforations that allow incredible air flow for excellent temperature regulation.

A mesh internal liner also assists in wicking perspiration away from the skin for an increased cooling capacity. And in addition to this, the mesh is also soft against the skin, further reducing friction from the pedal motion. In order to keep the Drift secure during pedaling, the wide, non-pinching waist features hook-and-loop TRP adjusters located at the hips. This prevents bunching at the front when saddled, and also keeps the adjusters from interfering with hydration packs.

Another nice feature for those who frequent trails with multiple water crossings, is a waterproof back panel. And for storage, the Drift Shorts have two hand pockets, one waterproof reverse hip pocket, and one thigh pocket.

The Royal Racing Drift Shorts are available in five sizes from Small to X-Large and in the colors Olive Green/dark green, Ash/black, and Electric Blue.

Tech Specs

[shorts] 600D Cordura, [liner short] mesh
Removable Chamois:
side vents
2 hand zippered, 1 reverse hand zippered, 1 thigh zippered
Recommended Use:
enduro mountain biking
Manufacturer Warranty:
1 year

Size chart

Royal Racing

Men's Apparel
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.

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Avg. ride time: 6h 23m per week
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Well made product but...

  • Gender:Male
  • Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

The material is stiff, and the wind blows right up yer knickers. Annoying to say the least; they make that "swishing," sound like bad 70's corduroys whilst one pedals as well. So, good well made shorts, I can see how they may appeal to some, but too bulky and cumbersome for my type of riding which is definitely more on the road side of things...


Pretty awesome

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit:Runs small

I really enjoy these shorts. I've ordered a few other pairs from brands like Alpinestars but didn't like the way they fit. These have a good fit, not great but they aren't meant to fit like normal shorts (their waist is true to size but the thighs are tight). They have portions of the short which are elastic/stretchy to allow the heavier bomb proof sections to move freely while you ride. I also like that the back right pocket has a zipper and located off the right hip instead of on your butt.

Pretty awesome

A nice basic pair of shorts

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit:True to size

Its a pair of shorts... you cant really go wrong here. They stay cool and I'v taken a few falls in them and they have not ripped yet, so a good pair of shorts