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albeantwrote a review of on September 2, 2016

Excellent shorts
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I haven't had these for more than a couple of months, but I wore them on a two-week bikepack this summer, so I've ridden quite a lot of hours in them. So far, they're the best shorts I've owned.

The fit is excellent--basically, they're loose enough around the legs to be comfortable, but you don't get bogged down in a lot of fabric, and they don't catch easily on the saddle nose. The fabric is very lightweight but tough, and it all adds up to shorts that pedal more freely than any other baggies I've worn, but are also perfectly suited to rowdy descending. Great pockets too.

That said, the fabric--while light, tough, and quick-drying--isn't especially air permeable. The super light weight fabric and wide leg openings allow the shorts to breathe ok, but for riding in hot/dry conditions, it would be cool if 7M had a version of this short with some kind of perforation or mesh panels that would allow more air to circulate around the chamois area. Of course, then the shorts would be less ideal for mixed conditions and mud (and adding zippered vents would likely ruin how lightweight and free-pedaling these are).

I took some time out to pull a rad pose to round out the review.