Rebekah Gradwrote a review of Backcountry Empire Bike Short - Women's on October 1, 2019
Familiarity: I've used it several times
I love these shorts!
They have a rubber texture along the waistline that helps keep them where they should be. I also like that the velcro is on the outside. I hate when the velcro is on the inside because it is so uncomfortable.
The vents are great! It is also great for a cell phone. I hate putting my phone in the front pocket while I ride because it just gets too tight. The side pocket/vents get it out of the way and is supper comfortable.
The front clasp is also well designed. I don't like when the pants are being held together by a draw string, velcro, or a button because I feel like it is either going to fall off, or is digging into my stomach. Backcountry combined using velco and a button and it is very comfortable and secure.
From an appearance standpoint, they are amazing! Most shorts get baggy on the butt and just don't look great all around. These fit very well while still being practical. I get complements all the time when I wear these on how cute they are. So... Well done!