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ZOIC Ether Short - Men's

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Go green while getting dirty.

The ZOIC Ether Shorts are a mash-up of high-tech features, fantastic comfort, and understated style, and as per all ZOIC offerings, it's made of recycled materials wherever possible.

The most important feature of the Ether short is its chamois liner. The chamois, called the Zo-Tech, is Zoic's highest-quality, multi-level, stretch chamois. It's even made with recycled polyester so it gives a little back. The chamois cushions impacts and reduces vibrations in the saddle. The liner is also fully removable, which makes the Ether extremely versatile. You can wear the shorts with the liner, then ditch the liner post-ride. You can even wear the liner with other shorts to transform them from casual shorts to riding shorts.

The Ether's list of features doesn't end with its removable chamois liner, though. The whole body of the Ether is made with a stretch material that won't bind or limit your range of motion, and Zoic taped the seams to create a smooth surface that won't cause chafing. The fabric also pulls moisture away from your skin to keep you dry and comfortable. The Fusion Gusset inseam further increases the short's range of motion and eliminates seat hang-ups, while vents below the waistband in the back and down the legs promote airflow so you can stay cool on hot days of riding. The Ether also comes with plenty of pockets — two front, two thigh, and one back — so you have plenty of room for your essentials. There's even a dedicated media pocket for your phone or music player with a headphone cord control grommet and loop to avoid snags.

As far as fit is concerned, the Ether's cuffs fall right at the knee. The leg holes are loose enough that they don't interfere with knee pads. Zoic also included waist adjustments so you can fine-tune the fit. The flat front waistband is secured with a standard zip-and-snap closure.

  • DuraFlex material
  • Fusion Gusset inseam
  • Removable Zo-Tech chamois
  • Accommodates knee pads
  • 5 pockets
  • Media pocket with cable routing

Tech Specs

Manufacturer Warranty:
Recommended Use:
all-mountain, trail
Air-Flo mesh
elastic, hook-and-loop adjustable tabs
2 front
Removable Liner:
12 in
[face fabric] DuraFlex (95% recycled polyester, 5% spandex), [gusset] 87% recycled polyester, 13% spandex), [liner] 91% recycled polyester, 9% spandex

Size chart


Men's Apparel

Zoic Men's Apparel
Chest 36-38in
(91.4 - 96.5cm)
(97.8 - 102.9cm)
(104.1 - 109.2cm)
(110.5 - 115.6cm)
(116.8 - 123.2cm)
w/ Elastic
(68.6 - 73.7cm)
(76.2 - 81.3cm)
(83.8 - 88.9cm)
(91.4 - 99.1cm)
(101.6 - 109.2cm)
(111.8 - 116.8cm)
w/o Elastic
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.
Measure around the fullest part of your body at the top of your legs.

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Very Durable

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

These have become my go to MTB shorts - they fit perfect, have excellent pocket configuration and depth, are ultra durable and look great too. I prefer shorts that aren't super baggy and these fit the bill.

Do you Pizza-Dope? Check these out!

  • Size Bought: Medium

I was in need of some baggies. There are so many options out there- it could be overwhelming. I tried these on a whim and have been pleasantly surprised!

- Pockets-WOOHOO (storing things!)
- A variety of colors for all of your styling needs
- Stretchy waist band for superb comfort. Accidentally ate a large pizza last night? Competing with Taco Tuesday? No biggie, throw these bad boys on and you're going to shred in style and comfort. 5'11 with fluctuation between 165-175 depending on current pizza intake conditions(CPIC)

I liked everything but the fit

    Everything functional about these shorts was good, but I found the fit to be to my dislike. They were too baggy and long for my tastes and I know a lot of fans of this style of shorts.

    Great All round Biking/Hiking

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

    Use these all the times mountain biking. The chamois makes riding a lot more comfortable. Even had a couple spills and they held up, no tears/rips. I've worn them with knee pads on a few descents and they fit over knee pads well.

    Remove the chamois and they turn into great hiking shorts. All around great shorts for outdoor adventures.

    One shorts to rule them all...

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

    If I had to choose one shorts to take with me this will be it. Comfortable for all day riding (XC) and durable enough to handle the rough stuff (Enduro). The shorts are long enough to accommodate my POC VPD air knee pads. The color options are pretty extensive too so you can get a killer look while you climb or bomb down a mountain of choice. Truly amazed that Zoic was able to price it so cheap compared to the other MTB shorts out there (shh!). Don't take my word for it. Buy one to see for yourself that these shorts are the bees knees.

    One shorts to rule them all...

    Awesome shorts

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

    I love these shorts. Lightweight fabric with pockets in all the right places. Only negative is liner padding which is a bit bulky at first but I'm guessing will soften after washing and use. I am 5'11", 165# and the medium is a perfect fit.


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

    These were my first pear of chamois/shammy shorts, and I love them. I wear these shorts for every ride, and they are a solid performer. I even took a digger at 29 MPH, which ripped open my elbow, but the shorts only got a small 1" tear in them. On colder days, I wear the chamois under my long pants: the best solution for maximum comfort.

    Best short ever!

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

    This is my 2nd Ether short, I´m 20-30 waist and the M fits perfect. It would fit a 32 no problem since it is adjustable. Great material, a lot of zippered compartments. Not too short or too large, just at the knee. Very durable and the colors are still as new. The price/value ratio of this short is great. I have some Fox and TLD, but my next short will be another Ether.

    Great shorts

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

    Bought these for MTB, they're perfect, nice lightweight but durable. I've only had for a few weeks but have worn them over a dozen times. The inner liner padding was a bit weird for me, so I removed it. Would definitely recommend.

    Great quality

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

    I order this ones cause they look pretty cool, but my main concern was about sizing, cause usually biking gear tends to be a bit small. I'm usually 33 in everything, but due to that I order a size L to play it safe, and they fit just fine, maybe a bit loose, but with the straps it has on the belt you can adjust it.

    top quality, diverse uses

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

    Bought these for my son who uses them as both urban cycling shorts and as active hiking shorts without the chamois. Removable chamois is great and material is high quality. Would purchase again.

    Love Them

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

    Have been a fan of Fox shorts for years; however it seems like their quality has gone down over the last year. Did some research and came across these. The Zoic Ether are my new go to mtb shorts. Lightweight material seems very durable. Love the multiple pockets. These look good on and off the bike too. Was skeptical of the liner based on other review comments; however I think it feels comfortable and does the job intended.

    My GoTo shorts - biking or not

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

    I love these shorts, fit is right, true to size too. The pockets even face the right way so when you are riding all your stuff does not fall out. This is my second pair, and I will be buying more.

    Great product

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium

    This is a great product, even better for sunny days because it is pretty lightly, there is a lot of pockets, and the straps are great for the perfect adjustment, maybe you want to check one size up, but like i said, maybe. The price is great and i know that im going to use this shorts for a long long time.

    Fantastic trail shorts!

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

    I take these shorts on both road and mountain bike rides (mostly the latter) and can attest that the fabric is breathable while being very tough! I've taken my share of spills while mountain biking through these shorts on all kinds of terrain and have yet to see any frayed or damaged fabric from these shorts. I purchased the medium and the elastic around the waist creates a nice fit as well as the Velcro buckles around the sides. I would definitely purchase these again if I ever wore these shorts out!

    Hi - are these light weight shorts, good to wear in warm to hot temps? Thanks!

    I don't have a problem wearing them in warm temps (read: I've ridden in 85 - 90 degree weather before without a problem) and I tend to be highly affected by heat. That said, the padded shorts liner it comes with may be a bit warm, but if you had another liner with the shorts (or no liner for that matter) these would be great.

    Tough Shorts

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size

    These shorts have a very forgiving fabric willing to take on any terrain. Comfortable fit - breaths well.

    Durable comfort for the trail

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Searching for the right short can be a battle. This item hit the mark for me and runs true to size. The removable liner allows for easy cleaning. I was very impressed by the chamois pad in this short. It is thick enough for longer rides and resists packing out. Best of all it doesn't feel like a diaper. The exterior baggy short allows for maximum air flow and has a variety of zippered security pockets. There is also a media pocket with an earphone port for easy access. I would recommend this to anyone looking for an affordable mountain biking short.

    Avg. ride time: 49m per week
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    Love these shorts

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

    These are my 2nd pair of these shorts and I love them. Just the right length for me. I am a large is most things, but the XL fits better in these shorts without being too big. The Large was doable but a little tight at the waist and very tight over my thighs

    The liner that comes with them is adequate for shorter rides, but overall unimpressive. But I usually use a separate set of bib shorts under them, so I wasn't buying them for the chamois.

    Get them on sale and plan to use the chamois as a backup

    Do these short have a removable padded saddle liner?

    Hey Ron, sure does! Is not a seamless option but does in fact have the padded liner for you that is completely removable.