Henry H.wrote a review of Backcountry Empire Bike Short - Men's on November 1, 2019
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
These have quickly become my go-to shorts for biking. The material has stood up to some crashes but is comfy with good stretch. The thigh pockets are perfect. They hold a phone or multi tool and you don't notice them bouncing around while riding. The open side pockets are nice while off the bike but otherwise I don't use them much while riding. Fit is great. Sometimes shorts tend to fit too tightly for me in size M or 30". These are great. Slightly baggy but not too much. They fall to my knees and I have about a 33" cycling inseam. Waist adjustment is nice. DWR is great. THE ONE THING these shorts could use is better ventilation for the summer months, on the flip side, they're great in the shoulder seasons and winter. Highly recommend these shorts overall.