Kayleewrote a review of Assos Trail Cargo Shorts - Women's on June 26, 2019
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
WOW. What a utility piece. I anticipated the high quality and comfort, but what i did not anticipate was needing to buy another pair just so I can have another pair (or two) to share the saddle time. I wore these shorts for 6 days straight and can't say enough good things about the fit, function and overall last. i am most impressed that they fit me on day 6 the same as day one. Stretchy but hold the shape amazingly well.
The fit on these shorts is out-of-this-world. I wear an EVOC Hip Pack and was regularly fussing about my shorts - the button, zipper, Velcro, whatever - always being in the way. I was not able to get the pack to fit me as well as i wanted and/or i was just less comfortable. The Assos Trail Short Changed that for me. The waistband is like that of your favorite yoga pants, and over a slick pair of Rally shorts I am protected, super comfy, and ready for the long day on the dirt.
I am between a S and M for most bottoms but often feel best in the M for my baggies. I went with a M and am really happy with the overall length and fit. I do wear a S in the bibs for reference, but feel best in the M with my top layer.
Solid choice if you wear a hip pack, or ditch it for a super sleek and aero feel, that's up to you! Just get the shorts.