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ZOIC Ether Plaid Shorts - Men's


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The Zoic Men's Ether Plaid Short uses a blend of technical fabrics and functional storage options, ensuring you're comfortable and ready for anything the trail throws your way. Its DuraFlex stretch shell offers uninhibited flexibility, while standing up to serious use and abrasion on the trail. The Fusion inseam gusset offers full mobility for negotiating trail obstacles and tight switchbacks. Integrated Air Flow mesh along the back waistband and legs actively cools your upper legs as you ride. Plus, there's an elastic waistband for a secure, stay-put fit, further bolstered by its adjustable hook-and-loop tabs.

As Zoic's best-selling trail shorts, the Ether Plaid Short comes with an interchangeable Essential liner with integrated ZO-Tech chamois for extra padding. Anatomically designed with ZO-Wick moisture management fabric, the ZO-Tech chamois adds supple cushioning and moisture-wicking comfort when you're riding rough trails on stifling summer days. And since the Essential liner is removable, you'll be able to wear this liner with your other baggies when these are dirty from riding.

Loaded with a bevy of functional storage options, the Ether Plaid Short offers more pockets than just about any short on the market. You'll find two hand pockets, two zippered leg pockets, and a back zippered pocket, all of which store trail snacks, tools, and riding accessories in harmonious fashion. Furthermore, there's even a Tech pocket with integrated headphone port for seamless audio integration.

Tech Specs

[shell] DuraFlex stretch (95% polyester, 5% spandex), [gusset] 87% polyester, 13% spandex, [liner] 91% polyester, 9% spandex
Removable Liner:
yes, Essential Liner
2 hand, 2 zippered cargo, 1 rear zipped, 1 tech with headphone port
elastic with adjustable hook-and-loop tabs
Air Flow mesh ventilation panels (below back waist, along legs)
Recommended Use:
all-mountain trail riding
Manufacturer Warranty:

Size chart


Men's Apparel

36 - 38in

(91.4 - 96.5cm)

38.5 - 40.5in

(97.8 - 102.9cm)

41 - 43in

(104.1 - 109.2cm)

43.5 - 45.5in

(110.5 - 115.6cm)

46 - 48.5in

(116.8 - 123.2cm)

Elastic Waistband

27 - 29in

(68.6 - 73.7cm)

30 - 32in

(76.2 - 81.3cm)

33 - 35in

(83.8 - 88.9cm)

36 - 39in

(91.4 - 99.1cm)

40 - 43in

(101.6 - 109.2cm)

44 - 46in

(111.8 - 116.8cm)

Fixed Waistband













How to Measure:
For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
Measure under your arms, around the fullest part of your chest.
Natural Waist:
Measure around your natural waistline, keeping the tape a bit loose.

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Nice Material Contrast to Other Versions

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

I actually the cotton like material. Have another pair of these in green and they are plasticky and not very good in hot/humid climate that is this Wisco summer. Look like I had an accident wearing the green version these just breath and are much softer/quieter.

Material too cotton like

    I tried them and the material feels like it is more of a cotton poly than what the tech specs let on. Just worried about the amount of dirt the material will collect and hold. Wet cotton tends to fail after just a small amount of use in my experience. Bought a pair of Zioc cammo Ether shorts and love them. It was motivation for buying these, but Sweaty heavy wet shorts are not what I want to ride in.

    Not sure what short you were reviewing, but it sure doesn't sound like this one. I've been wearing these Ether Plaid shorts for the last year, and they aren't remotely like "cotton" nor "sweaty heavy wet" at all. They are a lightweight, but durable synthetic and they vent really well.