Monika Gwrote a review of Backcountry Empire Bike Short - Men's on August 8, 2019
Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
I gave these as a gift to my brother, who rides 5-6 times a week. Here's what he had to say:
Excellent shorts! They have a nice stretch, 2 regular pockets, and 2 zippered pockets. They also have a nice silicon band around the waist that helps keep your shorts up when you are flying high speed through brake bumps, roots, and rocks. The zipper pockets can fit a phone, but the regular pockets are angled and placed perfectly were your phone won’t fall out.
In warm weather, they are well vented and don’t retain heat, so you feel cool. The fabric holds up well to trees and crashes too.
For fit, I have a 32” waist and am 6'2" and the mediums fit perfectly.