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Item # YTI0155

Free to ride.

If you need coverage and technical features that'll see you through dawn to dark rides, the Yeti Cycles Freeland Shorts are your best friend on the trail. Stash pockets are generous and easy to access while riding, preventing any needless dismounts that'll stall you from covering ground. However, that's from from the extent of Yeti's attention to both detail and quality.

The Freeland shorts are constructed from a tough, yet malleable stretch polyester that facilitates excellent maneuverability around the bike. So, negotiating technical sections of trail is now a far more simplified affair. This characteristic is further enhanced by a rear stretch panel and a wide waistband with both tech webbing and silicone grippers. This system comfortably holds the Freeland in position without inciting the risk of either bunching or pinching.

And when the sun heats things up, you needn't worry, as Yeti took ample measures to keep you cool. The shorts feature zip venting at the thighs and stitched rivet vents to accomplish this goal. Adding to this, the shorts' fabric was selected for its lightweight and breathable characteristics. In terms of pedaling comfort, Yeti enhanced the material by incorporating glide patches that reduce, if not eliminate, irritation. In addition to this, Yeti has also treated the shorts' material with a DWR finish. So, with its added water-repellency, you'll remain protected when the weather changes up on the mountain.

The Freeland is also compatible with Yeti's Liner, which features an Italian-made chamois, for those that need the highest level of long-ride comfort.

The Yeti Cycles Freeland Shorts are available in the color Black and in five sizes from Small to XX-Large. Please note that Yeti bases its size from the waist. So, a Small is a waist size 30, Medium is a 32, Large is a 34, X-Large is a 36, and XX-Large is a 38.

  • Adjustable waist
  • Compatible with Yeti’s Liner, sold separately
  • Multiple stash pockets
  • Zippered vents
  • DWR treatment

Tech Specs

[shorts] stretch polyester, [finish] DWR
14 in
2 hand, 2 zippered cargo
2 zippered thigh, inseam rivet vents
Recommended Use:
mountain biking

Size chart

Yeti Cycles

Men's Apparel
Chest 36in
Waist 30in
How to Measure:
For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
Measure around the widest part of your chest.
Measure around your natural waistline, keeping the tape a bit loose.

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Avg. ride time: 1h 15m per week
  • Average ride time is based on Strava activity over the last 3 months. Give your reviews credibility by connecting your account.
5 5

Super material and great fit

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Height: 5' 11"
    Weight: 190 lbs
    Size Purchased: XL/36

As others have stated the material is pretty bombproof and for me the fit was spot on. Definitely a baggy cut but not enough to be catching on your saddle when moving around. Quality and style you expect from a Yeti.

Avg. ride time: 11m per week
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4 5

really well made

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I really like these shorts, they're super well made, have all the features/pockets in the right places and dont ride up or down when you're in the saddle. If these fit your waist, the length and bagginess is pretty sport on. I had to go up a size just for the waist so they're slightly bigger overall than I'd prefer.

Avg. ride time: 3h 44m per week
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4 5

bomber (a ladies' perspective..)

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

So I've taken to buying guys' mountain bike shorts lately, because I'm tall and hate having a gap between my shorts and my kneepads. I also own the Yeti Norrie shorts, which are pretty similar to these in terms of material/construction (although extraordinary circumstances led to their destruction after about half a season of use, thus treating myself to these!) The stretch polyester/DWR fabric combo is definitely my favorite for MTB shorts because it's so bombproof. I have fallen multiple times in these and countless times in the Norries (same material) without much to show for it. Fit-wise, these are definitely pretty "baggy" (but hey, it's not like I expected them to be fitted), and they could be a TAD longer, but they're definitely longer than Yeti's women's shorts. The zippered vents on the front of the thighs are a little weird, I always mistake them for pockets.. and they go straight through to your leg, no mesh or anything. Overall though, these are great shorts and I'd recommend 'em for ladies and guys alike if you want something super durable.
Photo: sending it off a drop with no visible shorts-kneepads gap. Yussss

bomber (a ladies' perspective..)
5 5

Yeti through and through

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Height: 5' 10"
    Weight: 160 lbs
    Size Purchased: large

These are great all-around shorts made from excellent fabric. Slight stretch, and the liner is silky. The front zippers are not pockets, though, they're vents. My clif bar didn't last long in there. The waist adjustment buckles are small compared to competitors, but seem to work well. Other reviewers noted they run small, so I ordered a large. I don't think they run small myself, but the large works fine with my 33 in waist with a lycra liner short. Color choices are great, not the typical euro day-glo...
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5 5

Perform Great, Fit Great and look Great

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Height: 5' 11"
    Weight: 173 lbs
    Size Purchased: Medium

These shorts arrived in 2 quick days and I ripped open the package in anticipation to try then on for fit and prepare my kit for the next day morning ride. The color and Material are outstanding as I chose Turquoise. Fit was perfect in the waist as I wear a 32 and the M I ordered was listed as 32. These shorts sport an athletic fit which I appreciate.

I wore another brand shammy for the first ride and the temps outside were hovering around 104 degrees. The shorts never caught up on the saddle and allowed free movement at all times. Breathability was top notch and I chose to unzip the 2 front leg openings for a little extra cool air. I can safely say these are the best Mountain biking shorts I own and I'll be back to purchase more models from Yeti in the future !

5 5

Very comfortable

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Height: 5' 11"
    Weight: 175 lbs
    Size Purchased: 34 / Large

I was concerned about these shorts being too snug based on the other reviews, so I ordered them a bit larger (34 waist when I'm normally a 32 or 33) and they're perfect. So definitely error on the larger size but you don't need to go too far beyond that. Nicely placed pockets that aren't too big but still large enough to hold an iPhone 6, for example, without bugging my leg during rides.

5 5

Sweet shorts!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Height: 5' 10"
    Weight: 180 lbs
    Size Purchased: XL

I usually wear a 34 in jeans and definitely prefer the fit of the XL/36. They have YKK zips, good snaps, clean lines, no velcro BS, no silly lower back pocket, and don't come with a shoddy liner that you're going to replace anyway. I really like the glide patches and the waist adjustments. I could do without the thigh vents since they don't do much but add weight and cost. A couple more color choices would be appreciated, too.

Unanswered Question

Some shorts in the pics include belt loops while others don't. Do these shorts come with belt loops or not?

4 5

Great Features but Slim Fit

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Height: 6' 0"
    Weight: 190 lbs

The material these are made out of feels great: fairly rugged but decently breathable with a little stretch. The features are well thought out with easily accessible zippered cargo pocket and zippered vents that let plenty of air through. The also have mesh pockets that help to vent, but the mesh is burlier than in my fox shorts. The stretch panel on the back is nice and the external waist adjustment is handy for getting the initial fit. I don't find myself constantly wanting to adjust my other shorts, so i don't know that the external vs. internal adjustment really matter though.

The fit can be pretty annoying though. Wearing them while generally heading down feels great. Wearing them on a trail with lots of pedaling causes them to shift uncomfortably. If you have muscular legs (not be be confused with a lack of body fat that shows off muscle) the legs with ride up and cause the waist to move. and fitting bulky DH pads underneath is tougher than with other shorts.

These probably fit great if you're on the skinnier side. if you have bigger legs, ordering the right size waist will make the rest of the shorts tighter than you'd like. Ultimately, i like the fit son my fox shorts more.

Avg. ride time: 1h 36m per week
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5 5

Awesome, durable shorts!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Height: 5' 11"
    Weight: 170 lbs
    Size Purchased: Large

Backcountry reviews are really my bible when it comes to making any kind of biking/hiking/camping purchase. The honest reviews from people just like me separates this site from others! So with that, I thought it was about time to provide a review of my own!

I bought these shorts looking for a durable all-mountain kind of short that wouldn't rip the first time I went down on the trails, which has happened before with a pair of shorts that I own. After reading reviews on the Yeti Freeland shorts, I decided to go with these over the Teller shorts mainly for their durability.

First day out, took a small but noticeable tumble and thought, "Oh great! There goes my new shorts!" To my surprise, not a mark or tear was found on them. The material of these shorts is so durable and really appears to be rip-proof! It does have more of a soft-shell feel compared to the dri-fit feel of other shorts I own. I love the functionality of the zippers for the extra ventilation on long rides as well!

I would size up though. I normally wear a size 32 (medium) in mountain biking shorts, but decided to go with the large in these after reading some reviews. The cinch straps on the side make the shorts fit perfectly.

Here's a picture of my dog and I on the trails from the other day!

Awesome, durable shorts!
5 5

Great versatile short

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

I find myself reaching for these shorts more than any others in my closet. They're so comfortable, starting with the soft-shell like fabric that can take a beating, shed off a bit of water, but are still breathable enough for summer rides in Colorado.
The vents on these things are well designed - zippers on the front of the leg open up a cavity that scoops in air and actually work. The silk type material on the leg fronts make for a comfy ride with no leg chafing, though the material can start pilling on knee pad velcro. The silicone waistband stays put and the nice pull tabs keep the shorts in place where you put them. With all these thoughful (and useful) features, and a versatile fit that is great for XC to AM rides, it doesn't get much better.
Props to Yeti for putting out some great functional clothing!

4 5

Run small

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: Runs small

good shorts, run small, had to return for the larger size

4 5

Good Quality

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

A great quality short with great function. They look the best when riding a Yeti.....Oh Yeah!

5 5


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

I've been really happy with these. They have a soft, stretchy material that is super comfy for pedaling a bicycle. Still durable, I've taken a few falls with no rips, tears, or anything. The front vents open up completely (no mesh) to your leg. I though it was kind of funny at first, but it does make for some great venting when you need it.
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5 5

Great riding short!

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

Very comfortable, just the right number of pockets, while still venting well! Love having the belt loops for an Arcade belt as well.

5 5

Wearing them right now.

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

This is my second pair. I love em. I really like that they don't come with a liner. That way I don't pay for a liner that I'm not going to use. If you wear a liner you can buy the one you like and not be locked into the one that comes with the shorts. The pocket set up works perfect for me. They are indestructible and comfortable. I have looked at a lot of shorts but these are obviously made to ride in by folks that ride. Even though they are totally functional, they also look good. If you need brand status, you can hold your head high wearing Yeti. The name says that you are cutting edge cool, if that sort of thing means anything to you. Most of the other shorts on the market are mostly fashion and very little if any functionality. I could go on and on but just buy em you will be pleased.

4 5

Great shorts but run small

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Great shorts. Built to last, attention to detail throughout, designed with a rider in mind. Only problem is they run small. I got the Medium (32) and they are very tight on the waist. I wear a 32 in everything and usually wear a belt to keep things snug. I can hardly get the snap buttons in the front snapped on these 32's. Other than that, highly recommend. I've read on other sites and reviews that other people are having the same sizing issue...