Kristina Fischerwrote a review of Backcountry Empire Bike Short - Women's on July 16, 2019
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
These shorts are amazing! I have two pairs now and are always the first ones I pull out when getting ready for a ride. They are light and breathable, but still feel durable that if you take a spill they wont get beat up. The venting/pockets on the side and lazer-cuts on the bottom of the short make sure you don't overheat when it gets toasty on the trail. Overall, my favorite spec of the shorts are the grip dots that line the waist band -- they make sure the shorts stay in place while you are flying down the trail. As for sizing, I will say for me these shorts ran slightly large...I am almost always a size XS (which I bought), but I found that the waist here a little big. Not a total deal breaker for me since you do have the ability to tighten the waist a with the adjustable velcro tabs -- once I made the adjustment I found they fit perfectly! I highly recommend these shorts!