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Singletrack minded.

Short of screen-printed hoodies and outsourced race-wear, Yeti Cycles' left the mountain-bike clothing business to those who do it best. The problem was, 'their best' didn't fill the expectations of the passionate crew from Golden, Colorado. So, Yeti took the next logical step and enlisted the help of established apparel designers, resulting in the production of Yeti's first mountain-specific clothing line. And with pieces like the cross-country-dedicated Teller Shorts to fill those lofty expectations, we're sure that we'll be seeing plenty of Yeti on the trail this spring.

And, if the Teller shorts are anything to go by, Yeti's on the right track. These shorts feature an ultra-light stretch polyester composition, making them the optimal choice for summer XC riding. And with nothing added but the essentials, the Teller shorts promote high-speed, long-distance riding for the eternal minimalist. This is furthered by the material's focus on breathability and moisture management. So, you'll stay cool and dry throughout the day.

Adding to the breathability are inseam vent rivets, however, air flow isn't the only requirement for a quality pair of shorts. In fact, fit is of equal value. But, as we're sure that you know, mountain biking places specific requirements on designers. Aware of this, Yeti designed the Teller to be neither baggy or skinny. Instead, they exist somewhere in the middle. More importantly, though, pre-articulated panels were added in order to encourage a full freedom of movement. In addition to this, the seamless, gusseted crotch ensures miles of pedaling comfort. To secure this fit, Yeti incorporated its new Shok-N-Lok waist adjustment. This lets you quickly and easily adjust the waist band while riding for the perfect fit and feel.

The Tellers, like all Yeti shorts, are also compatible with the Italian chamois-holding Yeti Liner shorts. Additionally, the Tellers feature a key pocket, two hand pockets, and a hidden zip closure for storing all of your ride essentials.

The Yeti Cycles Teller Shorts are available in the colors Black and Grey and in five sizes from Small to XX-Large. Please note that Yeti bases its sizing from the waist, so a Small is size 30, Medium is size 32, Large is size 34, X-Large is size 36, and XX-Large is size 38.

  • Stretch polyester with pre-articulated panels
  • Seamless, gusseted crotch
  • Inseam vent rivets
  • Shok-N-Lok waist adjustment
  • Hand, key pockets

Tech Specs

[shorts] stretch polyester
14 in
2 hand, 1 key
inseam rivet vents
Recommended Use:
mountain biking

Size Chart

Yeti Cycles

Men's Apparel
Chest 36 - 38in
(91.4 - 96.5cm)
39 - 41in
(99.1 - 104.1cm)
42 - 44in
(106.7 - 111.8cm)
45 - 47in
(114.3 - 119.4cm)
48 - 50in
(121.9 - 127cm)
Waist 29 - 31in
(73.7 - 78.7cm)
32 - 34in
(81.3 - 86.4cm)
35 - 37in
(88.9 - 94cm)
38 - 40in
(96.5 - 101.6cm)
41 - 43in
(104.1 - 109.2cm)
Trail Fit Inseam 14in
Race Fit Inseam 15in
Pant Size 30 32 34 36 38
How to Measure:
For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
Measure around the widest part of your chest.
Measure around your natural waistline, keeping the tape a bit loose.

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  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Fits slightly smaller so take it up a size. Lightweight and stretchy. Fits perfect over my bulky knee pads and moves great while riding. Great shorts for warm weather riding.

Measure Acurately Then Size Up

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: 32

These are well made shorts but they run small which makes the measurement for the waste inaccurate. There is no elastic built in to the waste band so there is no leeway to the sizing. I needed a waste size one to two inches larger than my actual size for the shorts to fit accurately.

Great Short, Slightly Small

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: Medium

Lightweight, stretchy, secure zipper pockets. Let me get behind the saddle (and back over) without getting snagged due to the not too baggy fit without losing any freedom of movement.

I wear a 32 and got them in M/32. They're a little on the snug side in the waist, and end right at the knee without being too baggy. If you plan to use them with kneepads on a regular basis or prefer a baggier short you may want to size up.

good short--runs small

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: LG

light weight, longer length, stretch fabric yada yada yada...these shorts check all the boxes for solid bike shorts. Sale price makes them great value. As noted by most everyone, they run small. I wear a medium in everything and needed a Lg in these...

Awesome shorts!

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: 36

Awesome pair of shorts. I wear a 34 in everything but ordered a size larger. They fit great.

Great shorts but the masses are correct

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: 34

Bought mine in spring of 2016, all the reviews that say this short runs tight are true! I wear a 34 in all shorts but these were tight. I kept them but often wished I traded them in for a larger size. Other that that they are great shorts.

Small for XXL

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: XXL

Way too tight for a 38

Nice fit and feel.

  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

I love the adjustment system, the fit and feel of these shorts. Pockets are well designed, and the quality seems good. Much better than a pair fox shorts that are constantly falling down. [I'm not a fan of the low short look.] On my bike, function is all that matters. These work!

It's a keeper

    Thin, stretchy, well built. Everything works, easily adjustable. Size is off though. I wear pants in size 33"-34". Needed to go up to the 36" for these shorts to fit. I also wore these for a weekend of drift boat fly fishing. Versatile.

    Light weight, durable and super comfy

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: XL

    All my shorts are 34" but I wear 36 Levis because I like a loser fit. I sized up and I wear a XL/ 36" in the Teller and Freeland shorts, which makes them a perfect fit for me. The quality, fit, and feel all work for me and I have no need to try any other brand of shorts after wearing these Yeti shorts. Best MTN bike shorts on the market imho.

    Way, Way, way too small!!

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: XL

    I buy 34" in almost everything. Read the reviews and ordered the Xl/36 and wait,,,, they were still too small!!!! Now I have to pay $6.99 to return these obviously wrong sized shorts. Buyer beware!

    Some issues with the best shorts ever!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs small

    I live in these shorts all summer. I have purchased about 7 over the years. I have notices major flaw in the yeti teller's. The biggest is the pockets will fail both front and back over time. The shorts would last years befor the pockets fails. I wish they would address this issue. Also no belt loops is a drag. Also they run small... waist 35 and the Xl is still pretty tight. They are soooo close to perfection but not there yet.

    Teller on the Mountain

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size

    I pretty much lived in these shorts on our last trip to Moab. I've got 2 pairs, a small and medium. My waist is 31", and the smalls fit fine, and the mediums are a little big, but leave better length for use with knee pads. They also have an internal cinch at the wast. The front zip pockets keep anything safe when you're on the bike, and are great for keeping stuff organized pre and post ride. A velcro rear pocket also comes in handy for day to day use. I've even left my wallet back there on a ride and did notice it until I got back to the car.

    Teller on the Mountain


    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs small

    Can't beat Yeti when it comes to purpose-made mtb shorts! I own the Freeland, Teller, and previously women's Norrie shorts (switched to their men's shorts for longer inseam length) and all have been close to perfect for riding in. I've found that the Teller shorts are great for most trail riding, as they're lighter weight and less burly than the Freeland shorts, but the fabric is tough where you need it to be. I don't even notice these when I'm riding which is a huge plus. Agree that the sizing might be a little small but I'm converting from women's sizing which is a little wonky anyway. So far so good!

    Favorite Shorts

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size

    The Yeti Tellers shorts are super comfy and very well thought out. I also wear Fox's Ranger shorts. I do love those, but these are far more comfortable. I love the details like how the material on top of your thighs is tougher, but elsewhere it's soft and more breathable. It's also nice having zippered pockets that also function as vents. I bought them in the Magnet color and they look perfect no matter what shirt I wear.

    As for sizing, I have a 32" waist and I purchased size Large (34). They fit perfectly over my Yeti Como liners in size Medium (32).

    Comfy, go-to shorts with sizing issues

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: Xxl

    First, the material on these things is killer. Breathable, soft and dries quickly. I love the length as they hang down around my knee and at 6'4" that's a rarity. They are nice enough to wear on a night out but also durable enough to wear on your commute or out on the trails without fear of ripping them up.

    Big downside to these is the sizing. I'm a true 38" waist and that's what I bought...but these are really tight. Sometimes with shorts like these you'll get a bit of give in the waist but not these. The waist does not feel like it's going to give at all. I don't understand why they built in the shok-n-lok and didn't make the waist a little bigger given the fact you can easily tighten them up..These are easily 5 star shorts if the waist sizing was proper.

    All that said I do love the shorts and wear them on a regular basis but really wish the sizing was a bit better.

    sizing woes

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: small

    The pair of first generation Teller shorts I bought in 2014 quickly earned the "best baggies I've ever owned" distinction. Breathable, comfortable waistband, perfect length, great colors.

    So I was disappointed to discover the newer iteration dramatically changed the sizing. The small (30") fits more like a 28" at the waist, and the fit in the hips also shrank. What the heck, Yeti? Don't mess with a good thing.

    I'd recommend these shorts to anyone looking for lightweight, minimalist baggies that don't scream "EndurBro" on the trail. Just mind the misleading sizing.

    Comfortable, breathable, durable shorts.

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium

    These have been put to the test on the White Rim trail, Black Canyon trail, Sedona trail system, and more. So comfortable and good looking that I often use them for casual all day wear. After hundreds of miles of use/abuse they look nearly new, no tears, fraying, snagging zippers. I wear 33 in waist when I can find it. These 34's fit as expected, just a little extra room around waist. The Shok-N-lok system works as advertised, is accessible, and is easy to cinch down when active and release when not. Would absolutely recommend.

    Awesome shorts

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size

    I don't usually write reviews, I'm so stoked about these shorts I wanted to share. Haven't had them long, but these guys have become my favorites. I prefer a lighter short, these seem to strike a 'just right' balance of offering protection vs comfort, definitely an XC short tho. They make no noise at all; I read another review reference this fact before I bought them...I thought it was silly till I rode with these and realized how much noise my other favorite shorts (mavic) made. Love these shorts, would buy them again tomorrow.