Troy Lee Designs Ace Short - Men's $138.95
It's hot out there.
Serious hot weather calls for gear made for serious hot weather. More than just your garden variety, run of the mill shorts, Troy Lee Designs Ace Shorts are made to tackle the hottest of hot days without burning you up. Ace Shorts are generously ventilated, which means you'll be basking in gentle, cooling breezes as you hammer through techy singletrack in the blistering July heat.
Ace shorts are made for the dog days of summer. Welded intake and exit vents at the crotch keep air flowing, and additional thigh-and crotch-ventilation zippers are standing by to increase the airflow at a moment's notice. The chamois pulls moisture away from your skin to keep
you dry and cool while offering some protection. Anyone who has
spent three or four hours in the saddle knows the importance of both of
these functions. Just as important, however, is the fact that the liner
is removable. This means you can take off the liner and go straight to
work, the pub, or wherever you need to go without having to wear your
sweaty chamois. You can also wear Ace shorts as everyday casual
shorts until it's time to ride and then instantly transform them into riding shorts.
The main body of Ace Shorts is made with four-way stretch lightweight breathable polyester, so you won't ever feel it bind as you contort in mid-air. A large stretch panel at the back gives you even more freedom of movement. The fabric lets your skin breathe to regulate its temperature while it wicks moisture away. Pockets are located on the sides of the legs so you can't feel the contents while you pedal. At the waist there are tabs that allow you to adjust the waistband for a perfect custom fit.
Troy Lee Designs Ace Shorts are available in even sizes from 30 to 38. They come in Black, Grey, or Red.
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- How to Measure:
- For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
- Measure under your arms, around the fullest part of your chest.
- Measure around your natural waist, keeping the tape a bit loose.
What community has to say
Probably the best quality shorts
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Honestly, these are some VERY expensive shorts. If you're thinking of getting them be willing to pay even during a modest sale. I got mine when they on sale for $90. With that being said they're put together well and they're TLD - so they look cool. It's a quality TLD product and fits true to size. It comes with it's own chamois and of course with the design (zipper vents) it breaths well. The shorts are made of a material that is lightweight, durable, and "stretchy" like their Skyline short. The Ace shorts are a bit of an upgrade from those shorts.
Comfy Trail Short
I'm a big fan of most of the shorts that TLD puts out. The stretch that they provide in their materials, while still keeping durability a factor, is top notch. I ride these and the SKyline shorts(no chamois) and i will say that the undershort chamois in the Ace shorts is money in the bank. The distal(knee) end of the chamois liner is THE most comfortable leg closure that I have found on a trail short. Many shorts provide a rubber stopper on the inside of the leg end, but these have a silky smooth lightweight stretch material that allows for range of motion, not too tight of a feel over longs rides and still the ability to have the chamois stay in place. I much prefer this to any rubber component down my my knees.
The vents are great, the Velcro closure on the crotch is alright, but a lightweight zipper might have been a better option for a $140 pair of shorts.
They?re called Ace for a reason
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Everytime I go out for a ride I'm looking for my TLD Ace shorts. They really are my favorite shorts to ride in whether I'm riding XC or making lift laps. The material is lightweight, moves well, and can even be ridden with pads on underneath. I'm not someone who is super particular regarding a chamois, but I think TLD got theirs down pretty well and provides plenty of comfort for me. A nice touch to the liner is the lower stretch panels that feel seamless and don't cause any abrasion when the short moves over top. The shorts have 3 pockets to them, two on the hips and one on the center back for keeping a credit card or some cash in. The zippers on the lower legs are meant for ventilation only and I would not suggest keeping anything of value in them as there is a chance you may make a trail donation.
Sizing is pretty true to size. If you are on the edge, size up! There are adjustments on both sides of the waist to cinch it in and work well.
The only downside I have encountered is that the snaps for attaching the liner can come apart in the laundry. It took a season's worth of use before it happened on mine, but a dab of super glue should solve any further issues.