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ZOIC Ether Short - Men's

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Item # ZOI0118


The no-chafe, no-diaper solution.

Huck yourself with reckless abandon in the Zoic Men’s Ether Short. The Ether gives you a removable liner for on-the-bike padding and off-the-bike diaperless comfort. Where you put the liner after your ride is up to you, but try to keep it away from your food.

  • Two front hand pockets, 2 side pockets, a hidden back pocket, and a media pocket with a cord loop give you all the storage you need.
  • Waistband has a flat front and elasticized back for comfort without bunching
  • Integrated knit panels provide ventilation

Tech Specs

100% nylon ripstop
12 in
2 side zip, 2 front hand, 1 back, 1 media
Recommended Use:
mountain biking
Manufacturer Warranty:

Size chart

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Is 'brilliant' the red color or blue? Is...

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Is 'brilliant' the red color or blue? Is the tan color you show, not an option?

2 5

Baggy Shorts for Hipsters

These pants can only be considered "baggy" or "mountain" if you have grasshopper legs and wear tight jeans all the time. I have a pair of size L Pearl Izumi Canyon shorts, and a pair of XL Sugoi RSX shorts. The Pearl Izumi fit normal and the Sugoi's are a bit large on me. I normally wear size 36 pants, so I followed the size chart and went with the XL. Since 36 is the low end of the XL range, I was expecting a more baggy fit similar to the Sugoi's. Not really. I felt like I was putting on a pair of spandex shorts. These are kind of in-between the baggy freeride or all mountain style kind of gear and road shorts erring more on the road short side.

5 5

great short

Took these to Moab. Hiked and biked in them. great anyway you use these.

5 5

My Favorite

These are my favorite all day shorts. They breath well and that matters here in the GA. The pocket give you plenty of storage and security for what ever I my need to tote with me. They also look great, so I can it the pub in these also. Function and Style!

5 5


This is the second pair of Zoic shorts I have purchased, excellent quality, very comfortable, and a great value (purchased on sale). I would recommend these shorts as well as Huck and Roll. Speedy shipping and excellent customer service!

1 5

Buttons fell off after 1st wash.....booooooo

This is my 2nd zoic shorts for I find them to have the most bang for the bucks. But on this latest purchase, after washing for 1st time, the button fell off as I just had a light thug of the waist Line to check its stretchiness. My kid's $ 12 dollars pant's buttons are stronger! I cannot imagine why zoic will have such a light duty buttons on their products. Just a fluke? Or a lemon? Now I have to deal with the hassle of fixing or returning for replacement.

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Update: sent notice of my problem to hnr and was satisfied with their resolution, albeit initial response time can be better. Maybe just because its xmas busy time. Anyways, i have my shorts fixed and used it. Chamois feels diapery at first but after a while it molds in n gets comfy. Rode for 3 hrs x country and ass feels fine. This is way better than other padded shorts I've tried.
The shorts is ventilating very well n fits me fine. Does it's job w/ flying colors. Overall shorts deserves hi praise for usefulness. Except for my initial button issue I would have given it much higher star ratings. Finally cannot comment on durability as I have crushed yet n not looking forward to one.

3 5

They Run Small

Ordered the XL and they were too small and I had to return them. I'm tall and thin so I wasn't too shocked that they weren't long enough, but was a bit surprised that they also felt tight in the thighs. Might be fine for someone with a different build, but just sayin'...compared to say, Fox, these run a bit small. Gave them 3 stars because the look, material and pad seemed fine.

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ZOIC offers alot of different products, inseam lengths, leg widths etc.
If the Ethers didn't work for you, try the longer Sovereign model or the new Antidote short that backcountry will be carrying in 2012.

4 5

Good features, okay fit

Elastic is a bit bunchy for me and they weren't quite as slick post washing. glasses wipe is cheap - fox does way better

still nice balance between light but still features

5 5



4 5

zoic shorts

Well made and good fitting!
Lots of zippered secure pockets. The side front pockets are woefully shallow, good for Kleenex and not much else of value as things tend to disappear when you least expect from ones this shallow.
Have yet to put the "diaper" inner pants to a good work out as yet but they appear to be built for the

5 5

Great ventilation and range of motion, few things to improve ...

Durable, great ventilation and excellent range of motion -- use them rock climbing too. The zippers should be improved (using YKK for smother operation). The zipper pull on the back pocket tends to hung up on car seats, etc.

3 5

Wardrobe Malfunction

The seam just below the zipper ripped out 15 minutes into my first ride. We were just about to head out on a bike vacation so I asked my wife to sew them up. Her stitching is lasting so far.
As for comfort, they are top notch. But I am very disappointed in the seam strength.

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Same thing happened here. Wife to the rescue, not sure why that seam is so weak compared to the rest of the short

5 5

excellent shorts!

These were my first mtb shorts and after acquiring a few pairs of shorts and chamois from other brands these still have the top spot for my rides. These are just excellent. They are tough, light, and breathe incredibly well. The chamois liner is great and stays in the right spot. Highly recommend.

5 5

All good

Very comfortable, great fit, and pockets all well located. There isn't anything I don't like about the shorts. I am generally a 32-33 in pants/shorts, and the Medium is a perfect fit.

Im a big guy 6'3 245 - 250 does anyone...

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Im a big guy 6'3 245 - 250 does anyone recommend shorts for my size

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Yeah I would also like to hear what others have to say about this.

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Try any one of ZOIC's shorts. They range from S-3XL, so bound to find your size in there somewhere.
Ether is the best seller.
Black Market is a stretch fabric, so tends to help in larger sizes.

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I'm 6' 3 1/2" and weighed 256 this morning. Wearing a size 38 normally and I'm wearing an xl in Zoic's Reckoning short (got the last pair here) They fit snug, not tight, but just fit, room to move with no stretching or binding, but no bagginess. If you want baggy, go up a size.

5 5

Great MTB shorts

I just got these and took them for a ride. The fit and styling are great, the length is perfect and the liner is super comfortable. They appear to be very well made with some great details. I highly recommend these shorts. Make sure you view their sizing chart before ordering because they are sized slightly differently than other brands.

5 5


great shorts, fit is good,looks good.i weigh between 177-185 and i bought extra large.been thru wash 3-4 times, looks and fits like new.

5 5

Perfect for weekend rider

This are my first bicycle shorts and they fill great.
Look totaly normal when I'm off the bike. All the pockets are very usefull.

5 5

Best short i have worn for the $$

This is an awesome short for $70. The fabric is light but still tough and it comes with a removable mesh liner with a molded CoolMax chamois. I love the cinch on the sides as i can adjust the waist super easily. These shorts are great to just wear around without the liner.

5 5

Great Shorts

Great shorts; just what I was looking for. These are my first MTB shorts, but knew what I was looking for and these filled the bill. I've been wearing them for a month or so, . . . . several hundred miles of wear; they seem well made and launder well. The liner shorts are okay, maybe a little light on the padding, but I wear Pearl Izumi padded shorts under the Zoic Ehter shorts instead. Still, I'm sure the Zoic shorts are fine, just a matter of preference.

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