Made for the days on the trail that inspire stories that are gradually exaggerated over time amongst your ride buddies, Pearl Izumi's Elevate Shorts can handle big rides and even bigger crashes without calling it quits. To ready the shorts for all-day abuse on the trails, Pearl constructs the Elevates with rugged, four-way stretch ripstop nylon topped by a DWR coating for wet, muddy days. The shorts are designed to be easily slipped on over your liner of choice, and Pearl constructed them anticipating they'd be worn with knee pads, so staying protected won't hinder your movements.
A 15in inseam is exactly what you'll want on enduro and downhill rides, but if you're used to the freedom of movement from XC baggies, rest assured: Pearl carefully cut the shorts to sit close enough to your body to prevent them from getting caught on sticks and saddles, but still relaxed for everyday comfort. Features like hand pockets and a zippered security pocket add convenience during long rides, allowing you to take essentials with you on the trails, with an internal waist adjustment system to guarantee you're able to dial in the right fit once you pair the Elevates with your chosen liner.