Hardly the weather to talk about riding in shorts, but Zoic gave me some gear to review at Interbike, and I would be remiss if I didn’t say some nice things about them.
- The knees are articulated for freedom of pedaling, and they have a zippered mesh segment in the leg opening for knee pads.
- Gusseted inseam allows for range of motion and prevents seat hang-ups.
- There is a tech pocket on the right leg with a headphone cord grommet and a loop to wrangle unruly cords.
- A microfiber sunglass wipe is attached by a elastic cord inside one of the pockets.
- Locking zippers on the leg pockets and fly.
- Beltless design with elastic back and Velcro side adjustment tabs for comfort.
- For those days where you are going to be spending a good portion of the day in the saddle, but don’t want to “lycra up”, the shorts come with a removable mesh liner with chamois pad.
I’ve spent a good portion of the early fall riding in these shorts (in fact, they were the shorts I had on when I went over the hood of that car a few weeks ago – so I guess you can say that they have been “crash tested”) and I really like them. They are comfortable, durable, and don’t look out of place when you are off the bike
In my opinion, everyone needs a pair of knickers for fall/early spring riding (hint, hint, Christmas gift idea!).