Empire Bike Short
Park City is known as a world class mountain biking destination, and it's here that Backcountry finds its headquarters. The endless Park City trail network is where we continually strive to hone our skill sets, and is also the main testing ground for the products that we sell. After years of riding some of the best products in the industry, we've decided to offer our own line of mountain bike apparel using the knowledge we've gained. We're happy to present the Empire Bike Short, a technical mountain bike short designed to improve your riding experience by offering exceptional comfort, mobility, and functionality.
One of the biggest gripes we have with mountain bike shorts is restricted freedom of movement. Mountain biking is all about shifting your weight correctly on the bike, and there's really no room for your apparel to hold you back. To address this concern, we've constructed the Empire Shorts out of a lightweight, 4-way stretch material, offering supreme comfort that won't hinder your movement on the bike. Durability is also a big concern, and the material on these shorts is highly abrasion-resistant to avoid damage from trail overgrowth or the occasional tumble. The gusseted crotch further adds to the Empire's durability, and we've also added a DWR treatment that encourages mud and water to shed away, rather than soaking through and causing discomfort. Other standout features include a secure double-snap waist closure, hook-and-loop adjustments for dialing in the perfect fit, laser cut ventilation holes for breathability, and silicone grippers on the back of the waistband to keep the shorts securely in place across rugged terrain.
- Backcountry's flagship mountain biking shorts
- 4-way stretch construction for comfort and mobility
- Abrasion-resistant materials hold up to the test of time
- DWR-treatment sheds mud and water out on the trail
- Zippered cargo pockets for tools, snacks, and essentials
- Laser-cut ventilation holes keep you cool on warmer days
- Silicone gripper on inside of waistband for a stay-put fit
- Double-snap fly closure for additional security