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Men's Dirt Craft Bike Shorts - 11½" Reviews

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Kinda Small
September 18, 2023

Runs crazy small

These shorts and liners are great and well thought out - but the sizing is way off. I ordered a 32 that I normally wear in Patagonia - couldn't even button them closed so sized up to a 34, still couldn't comfortably wear these so I finally ended up at a 36! The liner is nice and the shorts themselves are nice - I wish the pockets were a l... Read Moreittle deeper and that the zip pocket was on the right side. I like the idea of the adjustable sizing clips on the side but really they seem unnecessary - or maybe I should have ordered a 38! Ha. A few adjustments would make these really wonderful.

Response from Patagonia
September 20, 2023

We appreciate your feedback and commitment to getting the larger size. We hope it's working well for you on all your bike adventures, but please do reach out to our [Customer Service]( team if you have any questions. We'll be glad to help!

September 17, 2023

. Absolutely love them. Sizing?

I had to size down. Generally size 35 waist. Ordered 36 way too large. Ordered 34 and they are perfect. Absolutely love them.

September 15, 2023

Great shorts. Simple. Functional. Tough

These are great shorts. Durable but light. Pockets are the right size and in the right places. Roomy to move but not baggy. Good length. I got one size up and they're perfect for me. After testing one pair, I got two more pairs.

September 14, 2023

My favorite MTB shorts!

I just purchased my second pair of these and I am still just as stoked as I was on the first pair. I wear a 32 waist in most garments, but I went 34 in these based on reviews. I use the daisy chain adjustment on both sides and the fit is spot on! For reference, I am 6'1-2" and 170lbs. The liner was a pleasant surprise and has me rethinkin... Read Moreg bibs on the mtb. The liner does not provide much compression but they do not slide down, and the chamois provides the perfect amount of comfort without being bulky. The liner and short are cool and comfortable, and the cut on the outer short is a huge win in my book. These stay in place on both my geared mtb and my singlespeed, which has me out of the saddle and mashing on the pedals quite a bit. I'm old school and do not wear pads, but my enduro bro riding buddies like the cut of these and seem to think that they would be fine with knee pads. 5 stars!

September 12, 2023

Great feel & fit

Took advantage of the recent sale to try these MTB shorts. As others have said, they do run small. I have a 32 waist & ended up getting the size 34 as the 33 was just a little too snug. I do like the adjustment hooks/loops to fine-tune the fit. So much better than velcro.

September 8, 2023

comfy and functional

Only been on a few rides so far but they feel great! The padding is just enough and the shorts themselves are great on their own.

September 8, 2023

Dirt craft

Really like how the liner connects to the outer shell. Very comfortable. Had to order 1size bigger than normal.

September 8, 2023

Dirt craft

Really like how the liner connects to the outer shell. Very comfortable. Had to order 1size bigger than normal.

September 6, 2023


My first biking shorts with a padded liner. So nice. Super comfy saddle ride.

September 5, 2023

65 miles, 4500 ft

So Im not a mountain biker, more of an any road rider, and I dont always want to be in typical roadie gear. I have a pair of Dirt Roamers that I love but wanted something with front pockets. These are great shorts and the shammy is really good, so much better than the the other Patagonia options (the thinner ones). However, these run small. (Im 5 f... Read Moret 11, 184 lbs and usually take 34 in waist). They are the same nominal size as my Roamers but with these I have to really suck my gut in to button them up. I seem to have this problem with all Patagonia pants sizings: some fit really well while others are really tight (I go by the hip measurements since for me, the waist seems to be a fictitious number). That said, I do not feel any waistband fatigue on long hours in the saddle, although they would not be my first choice for comfy casual wear. Should you size up? If you typically find that your sizing in Patagonia does run on the tighter side then definitely yes. You can always synch them tighter with the side loop system, not an option with mine since they were already as loose as the system would allow.

September 4, 2023


Fit is perfect very functional.

September 4, 2023

Very Durable and Comfortable

This is my second pair of dirt craft mountain bike shorts. I haven't worn this pair yet but they are identical (except color) to the first so I am expecting the same experience. I ride 4-6 days per week and these shorts are comfortable, just the right amount of roomy and super durable. I highly recommend.

September 2, 2023

Bike shorts

Fit really well. I love that they have a zipper. Padding is just right

September 1, 2023

Baggies that fit like cycling shorts should

Based on a review of the below, I might be one of the few that think these fit just fine. I'm a late adopter of the baggy trend, as the first pair I tried got hung up on the seat all the time, so I stuck with lycra until these came from Santa. I'm on the thicker side of things, and don't have any issues with the fit, which is close t... Read Moreo the body, but with a fabric that is as forgiving as my lycra shorts. I ensure they are pulled up as high as is reasonable to minimize any loose material, and when off the bike, they look like normal shorts. I snagged the accessory bibs that have the pockets so I can carry more stuff when needed. I wouldn't race in them, but I don't feel like I'm making a significant compromise in any way when I wear them.

August 31, 2023

OK COLOR. Better color options would be nive other than a pink, grey and a pattern

Color not great, but ol

August 30, 2023

Sizing that is far out of sync with other Patagonia products

These shorts run very, very small. Far out of line with other Patagonia products (e.g., if you typically wear a 32, you may want a 34 or even larger). I would not buy these online; only do it in a store where you can try these on.

August 27, 2023

Runs small

A word of warning. I have several pair of Patagonia pants size 33 both shorts and long. I decided not to listen to those who said this run small and stick with size 33. I was wrong; I am now returning the product for a size 34 and would recommend that anyone purchasing this product understand that it runs a size smaller than the typical Patagonia s... Read Moreize. On the plus side, I think these will be a great pair of bike shorts when the sizing is right

August 26, 2023

Runs Small For Sure

I am 100% a size 34 in all my pants and ordered the shorts accordingly. Way to tight so I exchanged for one size up which is a 36 which fit spot on. They are great to ride in. Super comfortable and the stretch makes a big difference. The padded part has dense foam which works better than all the standard open cell foam in my other liners at protect... Read Moreing my delicate bits. Thigh pocket is big enough for a standard sized cell phone. Having side adjustments on the waist paired with loops as an option for using a belt is a great idea. They are light (= not too hot) but feel burly.

August 23, 2023

Size Way Off!

As mentioned in earlier ratings, the size was just not close. I normally wear 32-33 and ordered 34 thinking i could adjust because of the belt waist hooks. Could barely button them! Once Patagonia realizes a garment is inappropriately sized, it should add that to the production description, not make people reads reviews to find this out.

Response from Patagonia
August 29, 2023

Thank you for providing feedback on the sizing of these shorts, James! Feedback from our customers is incredibly helpful so we can get the fit right in future seasons. If you haven't returned them yet, feel free to start a return or exchange [online](

August 23, 2023

Half way there

This is my second pair of these shorts. I have the previous model before they went to a full size run. Ive hit the deck a few times in the old pair and they have proven to be durable but not too heavy. I like the pocket layout. I keep my phone in the zippered thigh so I can quickly grab a pic of the sunrise or some footy for the boys. The front poc... Read Morekets are a little shallow for anything more than a small bar or gu. They downside is the liner. It sucks. I was hopeful with this new pair but theyre just too loose in the leg so the chamois doesnt stay put and rides up your crack. Im a bigger guy with big legs. I wear 2xl in almost every cycling bib and liner I buy and never have this issue because the thigh bands do the job they are designed to do. In the interest of sustainability and cost, just sell the outer shorts and Ill buy a proper Assos liner to go in them.

Response from Patagonia
August 29, 2023

Hi Kai, we're sorry to hear the liner was too loose and we sincerely thank you for your feedback. If you are unsatisfied with your purchase due to this, please know that you are welcome to initiate a [warranty return]( Please don't hesitate to reach out to our customer service team if you have any questions regarding this or any of our other mountain biking shorts.

August 22, 2023


Fit is just right. Makes cycling comfortable. Will purchase another set next year.

August 22, 2023

Waist size is just wrong

Kinda insane how small these run around the waist. A 31 in most other pants is loose on me, and I wear a belt. For these, they were maxed out on the largest belt setting and still tight around the waist. They need to bump every number down by one to stop getting these complaints.

August 22, 2023

Great short

I am a real 34, they fit well and I could perhaps adjust 1 or 2 of the loop adjustments- that said I think they run a bit small- comfortable - I recommend as described

August 17, 2023

Way too small. Size way up.

Runs incredibly small. In comparison my stand up shorts in the same size fit perfect. These were a total loss in my end. Size up.

Response from Patagonia
August 18, 2023

We appreciate your feedback on the fit, sizing and fabric. We're sorry to hear they were disappointing, and we welcome a free [online exchange for size or color, and an easy return](, if you prefer. Don't hesitate to reach out to our Customer Service team if you have any questions or concerns. We'll be glad to help!

August 15, 2023

Best I have found

I own 3 pair of these Dirt Craft shorts (purchased over the last few years) and I still have not found a better product for mtn biking. The new liner/chamois is improved over the older model. I like the length, weight of fabric and fit of these shorts and the stretch is just right. The low-pro waist adjustment works well. I appreciate the zipper po... Read Morecket and it's location - holds a modern mobile phone well... w/ easy access to view a trail app, access your camera phone, etc.

August 13, 2023

Great short; runs small

Another winner from our friends at Patagonia. Smartly designed, the most breathable combo on liner and shorts Ive ever had. Go one, maybe two sizes up as they run small (as many have said.)

July 3, 2023

Versatile, light, stretchy, breathable, adjustable

Well fitting riding short. Fits great after being washed but slowly sags.. fortunately there is a micro adjuster to keep them up. Pocket just fits my iPhone and is easy to access. Light but tough. My go to.

June 12, 2023

Good shorts

These run a little small. I am typically a 31, but needed a 32 for a comfortable fit. The material and construction is solid. The liner has a comfortable chamois. The pockets and waist adjusters are well designed. Personally I would like one more inch in length -- I like the length of the Dirt Roamer shorts for mountain biking.

June 6, 2023

Who made these pockets

Almost perfect design Great fabric Great shorts design But the pockets suck. The hand pockets are way too shallow. Stuff falls out when sitting down. Such a glaring miss. And why is the side pocket on the left? Better yet, why not just make two pockets? It seems like for biking, the pockets on the outdoor everyday short should just be used on this.... Read More Cargo pockets, and zip top pockets. Better yet, why not just give the same pocket design to every short? I can see the design team probably spent a lot of time on these shorts, and tried to gear it to a specific audience like bikers, but I just do not get it. If something works, do not fix it an reinvent the wheel. I have wallet, keys, pepper spray, I finally got rid of the mask, eyeglass cleaner, swiss army, phone. I need to carry stuff, and where are my pockets? I wish there were more companies like Toyota that just stuck with what works for a good product.

Response from Patagonia
June 8, 2023

Hey Quart, thanks for the review. We're sorry to hear that the pockets on these shorts have been a disappointment for you, we'll share your thoughts with our designers. It sounds like you might have been a fan of a past iteration of these shorts. If that's the case, you might be able to find a preferred season on our [Worn Wear website](

May 25, 2023

Runs much too small and shallow pockets

I take a 30 or 31" waist usually and so I ordered a 32 expecting to be able to cinch these down with the adjustment straps. I tried them on and could barely button them. I looked down expecting to see that they shipped with the adjustment straps set high, but nope. They were set to the loosest loops on both sides, so I have to return them. B... Read Moreeyond that, the open pockets are way too shallow to be useful for anything and with a zip pocket only on one size, you'll probably use that one for your phone. My fox shorts have zips on the hand pockets which is where I usually stash my phone to keep it from slapping around on my leg. Material is light and slightly stretchy and length seems just right to cover the gap above your knee pads. Bummed I won't get to use these and they're out of the next sizes up.

Response from Patagonia
May 26, 2023

Thanks so much for your detailed feedback. We're sorry these were a disappointment and recommend taking a look at our [Men's Landfarer Bike Shorts]( with similar length, fabric blend and two thigh pockets. Please reach out to our Customer Service team if you have any questions. We'll be glad to help!

May 19, 2023

Very small, for left handers??

Runs very small, I'm a 32 in everything else but this was way to small. Got the 33 and it seemed the same size. Also, the cell phone pocket is on the left, apparently there are a lot of lefty bikers out there but I am not one of them.

Response from Patagonia
May 22, 2023

Hi Thomas! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review on the Dirt Craft Bike Shorts. We're very sorry to hear about the disapointment with the fit and pocket placement. Feedback like this is crucial to improving products for future seasons so we'll share this with our design team. Please note, your satisfaction is always guaranteed so you're welcome to [return](

May 12, 2023

Dig it

I'm particular about the fit of my shorts, and ultimately bought 3 sizes before finding the right one. I usually wear a 28, and ended up with a 31. Returns were painless. The 30 actually fit pretty well, though the chamois was much to small for me, and I was worried about the adjustment straps not being able to expand enough if I gained weight... Read More. I immediately took these on a multi day Moab trip and did really like them. The adjustments are easy and secure, and the fabric is light and breezy. Felt just like a pair of older stretch baggies I have. The chamois fits well and and offers padding in the right places while not being bulky (I'll likely order more). The front pockets are kind of small, but they hold snacks well enough. One thing drove me crazy, the phone pocket is on the left, rather than the right where I'm used to. My fault for not seeing that when I ordered, but maybe I'll get used to it.

April 24, 2023

Comfy on and off bike

These shorts and liner feel good on the bike. I like having something other than just my road bibs to wear. The fact that the liner is removable is a big bonus. I wear the shorts ALL the time. It's a nice combo. The waist is a tad on the small size for my and I am a pretty standard 32" waist.

April 20, 2023

Great shorts

Super happy with the shorts. Like everything else I own of Patagonia it is incredibly well made and durable. Light and functional. Had to size up to a 36 because my thighs barely fit in the 34. Seems to run pretty slim overall so keep that in mind. Pleased with the liner too. Comfortable in all the right spots. Overall great shorts but pretty tig... Read Moreht for a 210lb guy with (I guess) large thighs.

April 8, 2023

Best cycling shorts I've tried

I've owned and have used half-a-dozen different cycling shorts, and these are have down my favorite, so much so that I bought a secured pair. They are not loose, the fabric is stretchy and cool, and the padding provides cushion without being hot or obstructive.

March 17, 2023

Size Up!

I was happy to finally see a green version of these shorts. After reading the recent reviews here I decided to size up from 34 to 36 and Im glad I did. I ordered both sizes and I cant get close to closing waist on the 34s. I have a L from 2016, a L from 2017, and a 34 from 2019 that all fit the same as this 36.

March 13, 2023

Nice Shorts, definitely run small

These are very comfortable shorts to ride in. Glad I read the reviews and ordered two sizes up. I am a 32 waist, however, I ordered a 34 and they fit perfect. I think a 33 would have been too small as well. Initially when I tried them on the padding seemed annoyingly thick. Once on the bike the size, shape and thickness of the padding felt fine. I ... Read Morewill be buying another pair.

March 6, 2023


Great mtbing shorts with chamois liner, Had to go up a size as I usually wear 34 in everything else. Very stretchy and non restrictive

March 2, 2023

IMO these are the best

IMO these are the best mtb shorts Patagonia makes. The fit is good, they are very durable, the front pocket is very handy. I'd prefer they didnt only come as a package deal with the padded shorts. I just dont use them, and typically the fit on those are too snug. But the outer shorts themselves, The Best!

March 2, 2023


Great bike shorts, stretchy and comfortable!

February 27, 2023

Runs small

The bike shorts were well made however they were tight in thighs and waist compared to other brands is same size.

February 26, 2023

Great MTN bike pants

While I love these pants there are a few things I would change. I wish I could adjust the length. I had to size up in waist because they run small, so they are a little long. I would think shorter or adjustable. But these are great pants and love the fact you can take out the liners. Great short for rides in the woods.

February 26, 2023

Size up / good quality

Had a heckuva time getting correct size. Im a 32 quandary pant, 33 canvas work pant, and 34 in the dirt crafts. Consult the size chart its pretty accurate. Patagonia please add corresponding liner short size to the menus. All that said, quality is there! Microadjust elastic is low profile and secure. Front pockets are a hair shallow.

Response from Patagonia
March 3, 2023

Thanks for the review, Nicholas. The size chart on our website will provide general body measurements that should work within a given size; but it does not provide garment measurements. You're welcome to reach out to [customer service](*1geto2j*_ga*MTE3MzgxOTU4OS4xNjQ3NTMxMTc0*_ga_1SYPSJZYJ5*MTY3Nzg1NDc3OS42MDMuMS4xNjc3ODU1MjU2LjAuMC4w) if you ever need garment measurements, we have measurements for the liner as well.

February 24, 2023

Way too small in groin

The waistband is true to size, as are the legs, but the groin area is super small. At first I thought maybe these were womens' shorts because they were so tight in that area.

Response from Patagonia
March 2, 2023

Thanks for your valuable feedback, Gregory! We're sorry to hear the design was disappointing and we welcome a return to our Patagonia-owned store in your area or through our online portal. Please don't hesitate to reach out to our [Customer Service]( team if you have further questions or concerns. We'll be glad to help!

February 18, 2023

Perfectly tailored

What's good: Very comfortable shorts! Worn on a few 3 hour MTB rides without the chamois and they were excellent. I prefer these to my Fox Ranger shorts because these are better tailored around the waist and have slightly more room in the crotch area. What could be improved: The waist adjustment straps. Don't make them stretchy. When r... Read Moreiding or walking with extra stuff in pockets, they stretch, and shorts don't stay in place. The straps on the Fox Ranger's or Dirt Roamer's (not stretchy) are much better for keeping shorts in place.

February 13, 2023

Nice Shorts

The outer shorts are rugged with a nice side zipper pocket. The inner shorts have very comfortable padding and fit snuggly. They are everything I want in a bike short.

February 9, 2023

Runs Super Small

I ordered a 34" felt like a 32" - and it has cool loops to make it smaller - just sent it back and ordered a 36" - How can this be so far off?

February 8, 2023

Nice Chamois; too small

First the good: the Patagonia chamois is great. I use it for both indoor and outdoor rides. However, like the rest of Patagonia's lower body clothing, the sizing seems to have shrunk in the past couple years. I wear a 33/Medium in nearly everything and these were so tight I couldn't even clasp the button. Far from casual MTB sizing.

Response from Patagonia
February 15, 2023

Thanks for this feedback on the Dirt Craft Bike Shorts. If you're still looking for a good pair of shorts that you can pair with the chamois, you can try our [Men's Landfarer Bike Shorts - 12"]( If you're unsure on what size to purchase, reach out to customer service and we'd be happy to send over some garment measurements.

December 2, 2022

Nice Shorts

These are really nice MTB shorts, and the pad for the liner is also really nice. The liners are cut a little low at the waist line, which surprised me, but they worked fine during the rides. I would give them five stars if the liner was cut a little higher, especially in the back.

November 17, 2022

Great shorts , liners are

Great shorts , liners are top notch !

November 15, 2022

First I ordered a 30'

First I ordered a 30' waist. way too small. Then returned for a 32' waist. Didn't fit great. just barley fit. I am usually a 30' waist. Patagonia was good with the return and have to lose a couple of lbs. to make the 32' waist fit. Good quality though.

November 13, 2022

extremely comfortable shorts

This is a well designed and executed M.Bike shorts. The length is perfect although the Patagonia Bike shorts run a bit small. I am normally a 34 but I ended up getting a 36 and its perfect fit. The fabric is just the perfect stretchable material and the waist has an engenius hook adjustment that makes the short the perfect fit without the need of a... Read More belt. SmartPhone pocket which is just the right place and size. The inseam is comfortable with just the right amount of cushioning. So far extremely happy with this short set.

November 7, 2022


Stylish; comfortable; runs kinda small... I'm usually a 32.

October 28, 2022

Good Shorts, Bad Liner

The outer shorts are the best ones I own, but the inner liner is unusable. The shorts seem well made and are very well designed. They fit well. The adjustable waist band that can be left in place and doesn't have to be adjusted every time is great. The use of a real button is great. The lower left pocket is the only pocket on any of my mounta... Read Morein biking shorts that works well for a phone. I normally don't keep anything else in my pockets while I ride, but I like to have my phone handy. I also think it's less likely to be damaged in my pocket than in a pack or bag. With most shorts, a phone will either slap your leg every revolution or get pushed into your pelvis. Not so with these, and the pocket is zippered. Fantastic. The inner liner, though, is too tight. There's no room in the front, and I was in pain by the end of my first ride in them. I won't use them again. It also came with a huge tag on the inside, which is very annoying. These should be tagless. I'm going to buy some liners from another brand and use them with these shorts.

Response from Patagonia
November 2, 2022

Hey Thomas, thank you for the feedback. We're glad to hear that you're loving the shell of these shorts, but are sad to hear the liner is not cutting it. We do sell liners separately if you think a size up could fix the issue. You could check those out [here](

October 9, 2022

Very Comfortable

The dirt craft mountain bike shorts are awesome. The liner is extremely comfortable and the outer shorts fit perfectly when riding or hiking. Great product. Glad I read the review about sizing. I normally wear a 32 and the 34 fits perfectly.

October 7, 2022

Nice, but...

I am 5'9", 152lbs, wear Levi 501's with 31 or 32" waist. I had to go up to 34" waist on these for proper fit. The liner for the 34" pant is size large, too big for me. Once I got the sizing correct, these are very nice shorts for cycling. Patagonia was good to work with on getting this right.

September 21, 2022

Well done....again

Bought these shorts and was a little nervous, I'm used to wearing bibs underneath my mtb shorts. These liners are super comfy and breathable. The shorts are the same. Good on both long XC rides and doing party laps off the chair. Another zipper pocket would make these shorts perfect. Thanks for another exceptional product.

September 20, 2022

Runs small and extra long

I'd heard good things about these shorts so I decided to give them a shot. I'm normally a 34 waist but after reading reviews, I ordered a 36. They were still a bit snug and I would probably be more comfortable in an even larger size, but the length fit way longer than the images shown. I'm tall with long legs and they still sat below... Read More my knees. I wish Patagonia offered different lengths and more accurate sizing for these shorts.

September 14, 2022

Light, Comfortable but only One Zipper

Everything is awesome about these shorts. Adjustments, breathability, comfort etc. However there is only ONE zipper pocket on the side. Yes, the pocket is large but zipper pockets are crucial for storing MTB goods, especially on shorter rides when not wearing a pack. Hope the next model has at least zipper pockets on both sides.

Response from Patagonia
September 27, 2022

Thanks for your valuable feedback on the features of these mountain bike shorts, Adam!

September 6, 2022

So light you forget you are wearing them

These are great shorts for biking and then enjoying a beverage in the parking lot afterward. I've purchased about 10 pairs. They are very comfortable and allow for a wide range of movement for technical riding. The built in belt also works really well as you start to lose weight during the riding season. Only downside is they could really lose... Read More some reinforcement in the saddle area. Great shorts.

September 1, 2022

These are some expensive shorts!

These are some expensive shorts! But they're also the best shell/liner combo shorts that I've tried. The fit is to the inch and you also have a unique tightening system that is non bulky and works well. The material is nice and stretchy and light/breathable. I have no complaints other than the price and maybe color. The "grey" ... Read Morethat I bought are more like powder blue. If you're a mtn biker that is picky about thier equipment give these a shot, I doubt you'll regret it

August 23, 2022

Great cycling shorts and liner

I'm 5'7" ~165 lbs. and the size 32 fits me well, although a tad small at the waist. The 11.5" inseam sits just above me knee, which is what I was looking for. I'm using these shorts primarily for mountain biking, but also just took them on a 5-day gravel bike packing ride where I was riding for 8-10 hours/day. I'm happ... Read Morey to say that the liner/chamois really stood up to the test and kept me comfortable. The chamois pad is covered with excellent material that reduced friction, which is sort of key for staying comfortable when you're on the bike for long periods of time. The pad also strikes me as just right - enough but not too much padding, and the right density. Nice work with these Patagonia!

August 19, 2022

Nice shorts, excellent line. Runs small

For gravel riding.I wear 31 or 32" Levis 501s. I tried these shorts in 32, 33 and finally 34 until i got a proper waist. Nice fabric, good venting. Pad in liner is excellent.

August 16, 2022

Gravel biking shorts

The waist size runs at least 2" small. I wear 31 or 32" Levis 501's. I weigh 152#. I ordered these shorts in 32", then 33" and finally 34" which fit well. The liner has an excellent pad, as good as my pro bibs. I use these gravel riding, not a choice listed above.

July 27, 2022

I wear every day without chamois

They run a bit small. Wore 1st pair a size up without chamois as casual short almost every other day for 9 months. I like the side cinching loops, instead of belt. Hiked in Nepal with them. Would order again without chamois. Plus, back pockets would be nice. Maybe make a tweaked version as all-round shorts?

July 14, 2022


Love these chamois/shorts! They breathe well, aren't too long on my 29" inseam legs, and are burly to boot! I crashed pretty hard at Snowmass yesterday, bruising my thigh and ripping my phone case through the shorts pocket! The shorts themselves? Not a scratch.

July 4, 2022

Runs on the small size.

Bought a pair of dirt roamers in size 30 and they fit perfectly. Had a previous pair that were 30s and slightly too large and unfortunately fell apart after 1 season of use. Ordered the dirt craft hoping they would be a bit more robust which they seem to be however they seem equivalent to a 28. I love patagonia but damn can you get your qc under co... Read Morentrol? Otherwise I love those dirt roamers while they last!

Response from Patagonia
July 6, 2022

We're truly sorry to hear this sizing discrepancy. We have passed your thoughts along to our Design Team. Thank you so much for your feedback.

June 29, 2022

Perfect for the trail

Great fit, and make sure if you are between sizes to size up since the liner runs small. The material breaths better than any shorts I've had before. Great for any trail condition.

June 29, 2022

These shorts fit well and

These shorts fit well and dry off fast when riding in the rain. The only thing is that the material is a little thin for hard mountain biking, I've ripped and had to repair these shorts a few times.

Response from Patagonia
June 29, 2022

Hey Christopher, thank you for the feedback. We're sorry to hear about the rips in your shorts! While we do make these to withstand some rough and tumble, they can definitely degrade over time if you have some hard falls. We recommend taking advantage of our warranty if you're not satisfied with their performance. If you purchased the shorts within the year from our website, you can receive a refund back to the original payment method. If you purchased elsewhere, we'd issue a merchandise credit. Feel free to [get in touch]( for more information.

June 15, 2022

Overall Good

the shorts are great, the fit is awesome, but there arent enough pockets. The front two pockets are a bit too shallow to safely hold a multi tool or snack when ripping down a trail at high speeds. One or two zippered rear pockets would be fantastic.

June 7, 2022

best. shorts. ever

These are my go to mtn biking shorts. I have four pairs in the rotation so I get freshies every ride. Pocket design is perfect. Waist belt is spot on. Rode two pairs until the seat stitching come undone. Patagonia fixed those too!

June 7, 2022

Should have read the reviews

Seem like a great pair of shorts, but like everyone else said, they run small. I wish the description and size guide made it clear what the next size up for the liner is. I bought a 32. The liner for size 32 is medium and I would like to move up to a large. Would that be a 33? 34? Cant find that info, which would dictate which size I exchange for. ... Read MoreOther than that the shorts seem great.

June 1, 2022

My new favorite MTB shorts

First and foremost, you NEED to order a size larger than you normally would. I wear 34 or Large in every other brand, but I couldn't even button them up. I needed 36. Now I feel fat. But aside from that, these shorts are GREAT. Once I got the right size, the proportions are perfect. The shorts are comfortable. Front and zippered pockets are ju... Read Morest right. The "belt" adjusters are unobtrusive. The chamois is "supportive" and not at all uncomfortable. The chamois loops and the snaps on the shorts are just a bit toward the rear, which keeps everything in place when you're moving around on the bike. I can't wait to wear out some of my other shorts so I can justify buying more of these.

Response from Patagonia
June 3, 2022

We really appreciate your thoughtful and detailed feedback on fit, sizing, fabric and design features of these shorts. The fabric on these MTB shorts is 100% nylon so they have little to no stretch, which is likely why customers often feel the need to size up. Thanks again for your review, Rob! Please don't hesitate to reach out if you need anything at all from our Customer Service team. We'll be happy to [help](!

May 7, 2022

Hella spendy - but a two for one

So far so good I have ridden in these a few times now and they do exactly what I would expect. Comfortable nice length, love the cut and yes pockets! I bought these to ride in and as casual shorts. I am very pleased. I wish they came with a no linnet option.

May 2, 2022

Good Short in Need of Pocket Update

I like them enough to have bought two pairs. A few reviews said to size up but I found the sizing to be accurate compared to other clothing. They're all around comfortable with a very smart belt/sizing system that's comfortable and out of the way. One improvement needed - change up the phone pocket. It's too low and deep to the point... Read More that as my foot comes up in the pedal cycle, it briefly rubs on the back of my calf. If you need to throw a key fob in there too, then things can get bulky in a hurry since there's only one secured/zipable pocket. These would be perfect with a higher pocket up towards the hip and a separate key fob location similar to what running shorts provide - if you don't carry these things on your person, then they are perfect. I'm a bigger guy at 6'1" 260lbs so it may be that the leg is baggier on me with size 38 causing more slop in the pocket than most people will experience but I'd still prefer a higher pocket that keeps my phone tighter to the body.

Response from Patagonia
May 5, 2022

Hi Brian! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're sorry to hear about the disappointment with the pocket placement. Feedback like this is crucial to improving products for future seasons so it's much appreciated. We'll share this with our design crew.

April 27, 2022

Bike shorts

I had to return a pair and get a size larger. It was very easy and simple for a non- computer person to due by mail. The fit is great with the bigger size and like how it covers the lower back for riding.

April 12, 2022

Nice all around MTB shorts

These are light and comfortable but still seem durable. The fit is a little smaller than my Dirt Roamers, but have a more casual look and POCKETS! Would love to be able to buy these without the liner, but the liner is awesome too.

April 10, 2022

Fit Change

I have two previous pair of the Dirt Craft mountain bike shorts size 30 and the shorts themselves have become my go to shorts for mtn biking either with the original liner or over a regular bike short. Each of those pair fit slightly differently with the newer ones (2 years old?) being slightly roomier. The liner itself is fairly minimalist but I l... Read Moreike it for mtn or gravel biking, especially in the hot weather of July and August due to the mesh in the legs; the mesh is somewhat fragile and one pair developed a tear. The new pair, however, in both the short and the liner were too small in every way except I would say the length was as stated. The sizing was so different I couldn't fasten the adjustable waist band to even the first slot. Consistent sizing year to year of bike shorts seems to be a problem in many brands which is frustrating and makes buying online a hassle except when I can return to a brick and mortar locally. Patagonia made the process of returning as easy as it could be though there was a return shipping charge. The quality seemed high as usual and I support Patagonia's mission and values as a company.

April 8, 2022

Perfect shorts for the trail but size up

These are great short. They are not too baggy but allow a good range of motion. Also, and I ride in Arizona so this is important, they are light and have good airflow. Critically, they also have good pockets. The phone pocket is placed just right so the phone doesn't bang my knee and the other pockets are also just right. 5/5 stars but for go ... Read Moreup one size (I wear a 33 in all other Patagonia shorts but the 34 Dirt Craft Shorts fit comfortably snug on me).

March 30, 2022

Size up

Haven't ridden in them yet (Its march, in NVT... still waiting for the snow to melt) but I originally ordered a 36, which is my size in most brands, including Patagonia. But had to return for a 38. I could fit into the 36... but they were really tight. looking forward to trying them out as soon as the trails dry.

March 19, 2022

Great quality shorts!

Nice MTB shorts, been looking for some time and finally found ones that fit well and I know will last.

March 16, 2022

Very nice shorts and liner.

These are a top notch product that seems well made but the fit was too tight and the shorts are too long for me. I am 5'9" with a slightly muscular build and these seem a size too small. The shorts were a bit longer than I prefer. Definitely give them a try though.

March 12, 2022

This is my 3rd pair!

I love these for Mountain Biking. I like the length, the pockets and the fit. I went up a size from what I normally wear because I can adjust the waist size smaller if I need to tighten them up. I like the lightweight liner it comes with too. This is my go to Mountain Biking short.

March 5, 2022

Didnt work

The design doesnt work. The shorts do not stay connected to the liner.

Response from Patagonia
March 14, 2022

Hi Michael, thank you for taking the time to write a review. We apologize for the frustration with the snap closures on your Patagonia Men's Dirt Craft Mountain Bike Shorts. If you find that the issue is too bothersome, please feel free to begin a [return or exchange]( at your convenience.

February 22, 2022

Well built-good function

This is my second pair of these. I really like the fit, comfort and performance. The leg pocket is perfect for my phone.

January 31, 2022

Too small

They felt too small in both the waist and the thighs, and the material felt thin.

Response from Patagonia
February 2, 2022

Hey Tom, thanks for leaving us a review on the Dirt Craft Mountain Bike Shorts. These shorts were designed to be lightweight and breathable for mountain biking, but they should still be very durable! If you'd like to check out a similar pair of shorts with a thicker material, we recommend the [Men's Landfarer Bike Shorts - 12"](

January 3, 2022

The do it all mtb shorts.

This combo has been great to me, I got them about a year ago and I put them to the test, from short rides near home to enduro style riding, I even have bike paled with them and they just kept on going. Worth every penny!

January 1, 2022

fit and look great

Pleasantly surprised how these fit coming from a company not especially known for its cycling wear.

December 17, 2021

Great shorts

Great shorts, comfy liner, they run a tad small, I guess more incentive to stay fit!

December 9, 2021

great bike shorts

These shorts were purchased as a companion pair to ones I've had for a couple of years. The inner short padding is a new design and a bit more cushy; very nice. They are a comfortable, durable and functional. I wear them year round, just adding tights when weather turns cold or snowy. I won't need any more biking shorts for quite some tim... Read Moree - perfect Patagonia design / product that will last and last!

November 3, 2021

Most comfortable on the bike!

These are the ONLY shorts I'll wear mountain biking - out with the guys for 2 - 7 hours. Thank you Patagonia - I finally found the shorts that are light, comfortable, and protective!

October 31, 2021

Great pants.

Great pants. I really like the way these pants fit and the pocket locations are great. Very comfortable.

October 30, 2021

Great Piece, Runs Small

These are great, not only do I use these on the trail but also on my morning commute to work. My only complaint is they fit a little small, I'm pretty much always a size 30 but had to swap these for a 31. Other than that I'm very happy with them

October 27, 2021

Nice short

Very nice shorts. The fit is a bit tight out of the box but with a couple wears and a wash is perfect. Chamois is also tight but the same applies.if you have large thighs, size up

October 19, 2021

Love this shorts

I always get compliments when I have these shorts on. I love the fabric and where the pockets are located. The do run a bit small so I went up one size and was glad I did. I would buy these shorts again for sure.

October 13, 2021

Great shorts

I like them so much I bought a second pair.

October 11, 2021

Mt bike shorts

Normally I wear a size 34 but my recent Patagonia orders felt slightly big. I probably should have bought 34s for these shorts. Other than that, I'm very happy with them, typical Patagonia quality. I expect to get years of use.

October 6, 2021

Excellent MTB shorts

These are my favorite MTB shorts I own. I have the Dirt Roamer shorts, and those are also great. But what sets Dirt Craft above is the adjustable waist straps, the front pockets and the seemingly more durable material. Although, I haven't had any problem with the Roamer material, but they are thinner. I've backpacked in these shorts and I... Read More've even wore them out and and about town. My only hang up on these shorts, is how they are sold. For whatever reason, they are only sold with the removable padded liner, and the padded liner runs a little more snug in sizing then I would like so I never use them. The shorts sizing is spot on. I am hopeful Patagonia will start selling these by themselves so I can stock up on multiple colors.

September 30, 2021

Great mountain short

I have been a size 33 waist for years. I originally purchased a 33 and the liner (chamois) was a Medium, very tight on a cyclists legs! Also the short itself was very tight. I exchanged for a 34 and the liner (chamois) was a large this time which was way more comfortable if you have cycling thighs. The 34 fit me perfect. On the trail it was str... Read Moreetchy and comfortable. I wish it had a second right hand zip pocket. It would be great to know what size liner came with the applicable waist size short. Perhaps even being able to specify a M or L liner. Thanks again for a great product I will use for decades.

September 30, 2021

Super comfortable

I really like these shorts so I bought a second pair. My only complaint is that the chamois is not working for me so I took them out on both pairs. I prefer to wear a bib any way. I wish this short was offered sans liner at a lower price point. The material of the shorts stretches for easy movement but holds form after a long day in the saddle. I... Read More love the placement of the zipper pocket on the left leg it holds my larger IPhone XR and it stays put while peddling, no jostling around. Im super pleased with another high quality Patagonia product.

September 26, 2021

Fictional mtb shorts

A functional short with pockets in the right spots. A nice fabric stretch with micro adjustable in the waist tabs to accommodate brews at the pub. These are my go-to shorts. Keep the pattern designs coming.

September 23, 2021

Great Short....Fit is different than prior years

3rd pair I have owned. Feels like size / fit is smaller as I have 34's and they were too small, so this new pair up'd to 36. In general, a great short, durable and functional. My Go To MTB short

September 16, 2021

Great MTB Short!

These shorts are super lightweight and comfy! Unfortunately, mine were a little tight, so I exchanged them for a size bigger than I usually wear. That solved the trick for me! The chamois is one of the most comfortable I've every ridden with. Super thick!

August 24, 2021

Great Bike Shorts. Legs are a little too long.

Great shorts. Liners are the best part. But the legs of the over shorts seem a little too long trapping heat in my legs. I found rolling up the legs to the length of the liner was much cooler during warm weather riding.

August 13, 2021

Quality All the Way

Highly recommended. Pricey but falls under the category of, "You get what you pay for."

August 6, 2021

My go-to MTB shorts

I work as a MTB guide in Arizona so its not uncommon to spend many hours in the saddle. Whether its an all day adventure or a shorter tour these are my go-to shorts and liners. The liner has excellent padding and the mesh makes them comfortable even on the hottest days. I especially like the adjustability with the elastic hooks at the waist which g... Read Moreive you a perfect fit. I have three pairs of these so I always have a pair available! They are very durable as well.

July 22, 2021

Does what it's supposed to!

I've been on a few rides with these now and they're great. First off: Zero chafing, very comfortable. I haven't noticed the shorts or liner at all while riding, which, to me, is the most important feature. I ate it a couple times (nothing too crazy), and I don't even see a mark on the short. The cushioning of the liner works wel... Read Morel and is comfortable. Again, I haven't notice anything while riding. It was HOT where I rode, and these breathed well. Pockets are also designed well. I had an iPhone in one and a gopro in the other. Both easily fit, and were never in any danger of falling out. Zipper pocket also has plenty of space. Overall, just a really well designed article. Classic Patagonia.

July 8, 2021

Runs small, no way to customize the liner

The materials are great but I just dont think Patagonia shorts ever fit me right. Even sizing up the cut doesnt fit great. You also cant customize the inner liner so sitting on the cusp between sizes is difficult. I ended up returning the pants and just ordering the liner instead. The liner is great and super comfortable.

July 4, 2021

Light and Comfortable

These shorts feel amazing! Love the ruggedness and style very much. Pockets are perfect and easy to reach. Fit is a bit snug, so went with one size larger than normal. My second pair!

June 25, 2021

Great MTB Short

I'm 5'9" 155, typically a 30/31 in size. I moved up to the 32 and feel like that is the perfect size. Move up 1 size than normal and you'll be happy you did. Liners are great quality and comfortable. Over-shorts could easily be worn around town. I can't speak to their durability yet, but all signs point to a long term partn... Read Moreer to my future mountain bike trips. Very pleased.

Response from Patagonia
June 30, 2021

Thanks for your detailed and thoughtful feedback, Michael! The Dirt Craft Shorts' nylon fabric naturally has a bit less stretch to it than a polyester blend. We're glad you found one that works for you. Happy trails!

June 24, 2021

Nice shorts

These shorts pair well with the Endless Ride liners and have been very comfortable on 15+mi rides. The only addition I'd like to see would be a zippered pocket for securing valuables.

June 22, 2021

Great shorts!

Very lightweight, it's like I'm wearing nothing when I ride in these. The tightening system took me a minute or two to figure out but it works.

May 17, 2021

Not durable

Where I ride, there are thorns. These shorts are great when youre in a wide open trail, but when youre going through any underbrush, theyll tear on even little brushes with tiny thorns. If they were made out of Ripstop material, I might buy more, but Ive found other brands make a more durable and equally as light and breathable mountain biking shor... Read Moret.

May 17, 2021

Great Mt Bike shorts.

These are great mountain bike shorts. This is actually the second pair that I've purchased. I'm not a lycra guy so I use these for gravel biking as well. I highly recommend you shorts.

May 17, 2021

Fantastic MTB Shorts

These shorts are great. I've had a pair for about a year and am going to purchase another pair soon. The sizing is spot on, and they are super comfortable. A lot of the negative reviews I've read focus on weird sizing and I can't comprehend why. The liners stay perfectly in place throughout long rides and the over shorts fit great as... Read More well - they cover the tops of knee pads, are super comfy, and have a great side pocket for your phone. I honestly forget I have my phone in the side pocket while riding. The waist adjustment on either side works perfectly for adjusting the fit and also functions really well as a "belt" attachment point for bear spray on casual trail rides when in bear country. If you haven't bought a pair of these already, you definitely should!

May 14, 2021

Great MTB shorts but weird sizing

59 / 180lbs - 34 was too small, 36 too large, like the shorts in terms of feel and they ride great

Response from Patagonia
May 14, 2021

Thanks for your review on our Dirt Craft Mountain Bike Shorts. We're sorry to hear you were unable to find a size that worked for you. We do sell separate liners, such as the [Men's Endless Ride Liner Shorts - 9"]( that you can pair with the Men's Dirt Roamer Bike Shorts or a number of other options. Reach out to us so we can help you land on the perfect fit for your needs.

May 11, 2021

Overall great bike short

Ive worn a lot of different bike shorts. From freebies as a racer to samples from bike companies. These shorts are pretty damn good. Ive owned a couple for 2 years now and theyre quite durable. As for fit. Im in between sizing for most Patagonia wear. I fit into a medium ski pant but cant move my legs, so I wear a large. Which are wayyy to long. So... Read More in the size 34 these shorts are kinda snug around my hips but do give enough room for my quads and knee pads. I am definitely not shaped like the models used in the ads for these. Overall if youre looking for a great bike short Id definitely recommend these.

May 11, 2021

Snazzy function

These shorts are the perfect blend of form and function. The liner is comfortable and the shorts are durable. Great for MTB, gravel, casual road rides and hanging for beers after.

May 5, 2021

Just-Right Fit

Picked these up as overshorts for trail riding and some bikepacking. The fit is cut slimmer through the legs than most baggies, which is great for when your ride involves riding, a coffee stop, maybe a brewery, etc. Still moves nice on the bike, never feel constricting when pedaling.

May 1, 2021


I purchased these shorts with an additional need to also get the accompanying liner. I am supremely happy with the quality of the materials and the manufacturing. I have big thighs and bum, and at 6, 210 I wanted to ensure nothing was too tight. The 38 waist was probably a little too big, but the adjustable side straps provided ample opportunity to... Read More tune in the fit. The length goes to the center of my patella and is ergonomically snug but still baggy. The liner fits as it should as well, the xl was sufficient for bulky thighs. Pockets are deep, the zipper leg spot is also clutch. After a couple rides, I was amazed I had gone this long without a quality set of shorts. Cheers!

April 28, 2021

Bomber Bike Shorts

These shorts are bomber bike shorts for short or long rides. Ample pockets, durable material, freedom of movement, great adjustability in the waist. I wish they made a slightly shorter inseam of this exact short - they are a tad long. I am 62 and 200lbs, ideally I would be a 35, I tried the 34 and they were too tight, the 36 works with the waist ad... Read Morejusters but 35 would have been perfect. Wish Patagonia would make all shorts and pants in 35.

April 21, 2021

Great Shorts, OK liner

Shorts are great, decided to order a size up based on the reviews. They fit just right and give me ample room to loosen or tight the waistband. The liner is the weakest link, they are TIGHT and don't really have a lot of room up front. All in all I wish they sold the shorts separately as I would buy another pair ASAP

April 20, 2021

Great short

From other reviewers who indicated these shorts run small, I ordered a 36 (normally I wear a 34) They are a little big around the waist but easily adjustable to fit perfectly. What I like: The hook and pocket waist adjustment, the button and zipper fly rather than snap and or velcro, and the fabric moves with me but doesn't lose its shape. Wha... Read Moret I don't like: I wish the inseam was shorter, not everyone rocks knee pads, front pockets could be deeper. Small gripes in a great short!

April 14, 2021

Great pair of shorts, liner could use some work

I absolutely love these dirt craft bike shorts- great fit, not too baggy, but not super tight either- just right. The removable liner portion however could use some adjustment. I'm 5'8, slender build, and usually wear size 28 waist pants/shorts. I had originally purchased the size 28 version of these shorts, which fit well too, but the li... Read Morener was SUPER small. I upgraded to the 30" short hoping the liner size would be better. It is, but just barely. I'm hoping with a few washes and use the liner will stretch out a bit, but on first use it is pretty tight.

April 12, 2021

Durable yet light weight

Great movement and stretch in these riding shorts. The material is pretty light weight and abrasion resistant. Bought this short for some cross country rides and they are perfect for longer rides in the saddle.

April 10, 2021

Another fantastic Patagonia product

Great shorts... love the adjustability in the waist, material is light but durable and allows for full fluid movement.

April 8, 2021

MTB shorts

I have a big round butt so my normal size waist 34 was too tight. Big thighs too so went up to a 36 so my fit was better but shorts are a bit long. Be nice if u offered short length options. IE...short standard and long

April 6, 2021

Weird sizing but versatile

I normally wear a 30 in Patagonia board shorts, so when I read that this combo bike short and liner ran small I ordered a few sizes. The 32 was what I felt most comfortable buying though I NEVER get a 32, in anything. If you can get past the weird sizing, the PRO things to consider are: the removable liner means you can take it or leave it (or use ... Read Moreit with another pair of shorts), and you'll still have the lightweight and pretty comfy shorts to kick around in. The zipper pocket on the left side is perfect for a fat iPhone and the adjustable belt loops are, well, ok. But you may not need them if your shorts fit like mine do. The not-entirely-awesome but acceptable NON-PRO parts: the little front pockets aren't really gonna do you any favors, they're pretty shallow. And the liner, though well-padded, is kinda see-thru on the sides. So unless that's the look you're going for, I'd cover them up with something when you hit the trails.

April 6, 2021

Get em

I have four of these. The liners are great. Mesh of sorts on parts of the leg. The outer shorts have little adjustable straps for the waist. Pockets for hands, or hanging out. Side pocket for phone. Use the outer layer for hiking or swimming. Multi usable on a trip

March 18, 2021

Best summer mtb shorts

These have become my go to for all but cold mtb days. Lightweight, but tough, they feel great. The liner is comfortable, and great for long rides. I have 2 sets. Hoping for a third, as I really dont care to use any of my others.

March 16, 2021

Super comfortable, waist size runs kind of small

Super comfortable, waist size runs kind of small!!! Still very happy with my pants!!!

January 28, 2021

Run small but fantastic

Fast becoming my favorite shorts/ liners for long trail rides. I wear a 33-34 pant and had to trade out to an XL in these since they fit small. Wish there were more zippered pockets on them but otherwise 5/5

January 28, 2021

True to fit

These shorts are very comfortable for long rides, are just right in the crotch such that there is nothing to catch the saddle, and are a great length. Although I havent ridden with knee pads, I dont think they would interfere. My only critique is that they are truly a 36 with no give. You can always move the waist band in- but there is no elastic i... Read Moref you want more space. Probably should have ordered a 38. Im 62, 255 lbs with a 36 waist.

January 16, 2021

Excellent short. Run tiny or Im thicker than Id like to admit

Great short. Very lightweight. Very durable. Great size adjustability. Great stretch. I wear a 33-34 in most all pants. I have legs and a butt, but am athletic, not fat. The 33 in this short wasnt even button-able around my waist. I went with a 36 and Im I have plenty of room to tighten them as they stretch over time. 35 probably would have been ... Read Moreperfect.

December 30, 2020

excellent, with room for improvement

I don't usually take the time for reviews unless a product is either great or terrible. These shorts are exceptionally tough and comfortable. I purchased them in April 2018 and have worn them nearly every ride since. They've been through wrecks that have bruised ribs and broken bones, and are still going strong today with minimal signs of... Read More wear. The fit is slim (for me)--I could probably get away with a 31, but I have more meat in the hips. The 32 gives me room to move without needing to tighten the waist cinch to the max. The liner is the weakest link, mostly because it doesn't have a ton of room for male anatomy. I'd prefer more of a pouch shape up front. Otherwise, the liner shows only a little more wear than the shorts, and remains functional. Well done. I'll buy another pair if these ever fall apart.

December 15, 2020

Great for trails, could double as casual wear

I could use a bit more cinch from the waistband to counter my middle-aged shape, but the shorts are otherwise excellent. The chamois pads well, the zip pocket holds my cell phone unnoticeably, and they are comfortable to ride in. I've also worn the shorts minus the chamois for casual rides and that's comfortable also. I like the seam arra... Read Morengement, it seems well designed.

December 5, 2020

Great Riding Shorts

The shorts and liner fit great. Going to purchase another pair when the weather warns up. Two thumps up!

December 3, 2020

Awesome shorts

These shorts are great. I wear them for mountain biking & hiking. Super comfy and move well with you. Only complaint is they run a little small. I first ordered a 31 - cause I have a pair of Landfarer shorts in that size that fit perfect - and had to return for a 33.

November 14, 2020

These shorts are great

You know its a great product when you put something on and then dont think about it for the entire ride. These shorts and the liner have been amazing. I've used them at downhill park rides and XC trail rides. I have 2 pairs and will prob buy more next season.

November 9, 2020

Sizing Off

So excited to see my favorite brand start developing clothing for my favorite sport. However I have tried both of their riding shorts and both have serious sizing problems. Neither are close to being my favorite riding shorts, and considering the price that's a real bummer. The Dirt Craft Shorts are too tight. It is frustrating to see a very c... Read Moreool hook and webbing waist adjustment system added to a pair of shorts that are so tight the feature is useless. The shorts are also too tight throughout the entire fit, and makes putting a phone in the pocket uncomfortable while pedaling. Considering the chamois fits well, and even a bit big, the over short being so tight was such a disappointment.

October 10, 2020

Sell separately without the liner!

Great shorts especially compared to the dirt roamer which has an ill conceived waist cinch. Basically it cinches but doesn't stay cinched. But that's another review. The dirt roamer is durable and solid all around and has a much better waist adjustment. The problem is paying extra for a chamois that doesn't fit. Size 33-34" wais... Read Moret and the chamois was waaayyy too tight. Selling them separately would make a lot more sense, no?

September 21, 2020

Order one size up. First ride seems good

Ordered these as a replacement for the poorly made Dirt Roamer shorts (avoid!). They seem much better built and only slightly heavier, so these are the best bet in the lineup, although I feel the three options are not very good overall. Order one size larger than you need so you have room to adjust the waist band in either direction. I ordered my p... Read Moreroper size and there is no room to loosen them if I have too many post ride burritos. Oddly the Dirt Roamers seem to run well larger than size. Positives - three pockets, pretty lightweight, seams are fully stitched and should last much longer than Dirt Roamer. Appears durable enough for the lightweight category. Negatives - Front pockets rather shallow, should be sold w/ out a liner. Liners are a dime a dozen, and I wear the much better Troy Lee's w/ built in hip and thigh pads, so these liners are an extra expense likely many experienced riders don't need. The two front pockets are pretty shallow, so don't put anything in there that you can't afford to lose while riding. Fine for walking around though. Don't want to sound overly negative, but Patagonia are just not managing this category well, and after 30 years of purchasing their products, I'm allowed to be honest if they have my hard earned money. Every mtb short in the Men's category is a miss. You can do much better with a little thought. If I didn't have a credit to burn, I would have asked for a full refund and shopped elsewhere. Will be interesting to see if Patagonia published this review, as they seem to be slow to add the not-so-rosy ones. Happy riding.

September 17, 2020

Great Pair of Shorts

These shorts have been terrific for me. The liner works well and is comfortable. The shorts do run small. I usually wear a 32 inch waist across all of my pants/shorts, but the 32 in these shorts was too small. I went to the 34 and did a little adjusting with the hook and loop system on the side, and the shorts fit perfectly. These shorts are versat... Read Moreile as they wear and look great off the bike without the liner.

September 14, 2020

Perfect for my needs

I love the stretchiness of the shorts, and the fact that they generally stay in place - no worries about catching on my seat as I'm moving around. As others have noted, they run a bit small.

September 13, 2020

Poor sizing

The adjustable belt is useless as the size 30 is exactly 30 inches when the belt is completely open. Had two shipped from the US to Europe where I live as I couldnt find them here. I use them and like them but if I eat a few big meals, they might not fit anymore.....pity.

September 10, 2020

Fits right, looks good

The included liner is well padded and excellent quality. I ride multiple times per week and it is my new favorite. Also has convenient pockets including a secure zipper pocket. You will not be disappointed!

September 2, 2020

Great Shorts

Awesome shorts, ride with them daily. Not only do they stand up to use better than competitors but the chamois is far more comfortable after countless trail rides than any competitor

September 2, 2020

Versatile short

Originally bought for mountain biking but with the liner out these are great climbing shorts and work well for casual days in town.

August 14, 2020

Smiling and Styling

I used these shorts (with some Endless Ride liners) for gravel biking and mountain biking, where I need to be in the saddle for hours of up and down but don't want to look like I'm riding the Tour de France.

August 6, 2020

Awesome MTB shorts but...

I have a number of other Patagonia items that I wear so I was super excited to be able to purchase something specific to mountain biking! The shorts are super comfortable and light with an added bonus that water drips away when wet! The liner feels great and really compliments the shorts! However, after my 6th ride, in noticed the stitching below t... Read Morehe zipper started to unravel, which is where a lot of the movement happens on a mountain bike. For the price point, I would expect these shorts to last longer than it did and it's such a bummer because these shorts are really comfortable.

Response from Patagonia
September 2, 2020

Hi Rex, we're sorry to hear about the untimely wear on your Dirt Crafts. We'd be happy to help out with a repair or return. You welcome to begin either process here,

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