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I bought these shorts because I dislike that most mountain bike shorts seemed to feature obnoxious logo branding, overly trendy styling, and were ridiculously overbuilt. I was not interested in looking like I was racing motocross nor having clunky cargo pockets. When I ride I prefer to go as light as possible. With that in mind, I like that these s... Read Morehorts are understated and functional. They do what they are supposed to. The stretch when I need them to, they keep me cool and relatively dry, the integrate nicely with my older Patagonia padded shorts, and after a full year of riding that are still in great shape.
Comfortable but falls apart too quickly
It is comfortable though I struggled with only one pocket. However, it lasted maybe not more than a few years because it started falling apart along the heat seams. No stitching could fix that permanently as it just continued to tear along those lines.
Hey Marcus, thanks for taking the time to write a product review. We're sorry to hear your Dirt Roamer Shorts began falling apart. This may be something we can [repair](https://www.patagonia.com/repairs/) so we recommend getting this process started and sending them back to us at your earliest convenience.
Excellent Riding Shorts
I have tried many riding shorts and these are my absolute favorite, I own 3 pair. They are light and breathe well, they are stretchy and I like that the back is trimmed shorter than the front. Only thing I would change is make them with an inseam 1-2" shorter, but I knew what I was getting and that doesn't reflect this review. I ride a mi... Read Morex of pedalie xc trails, raced enduro, ride lift service and shuttle in these, I have crashed many times and they hold up despite how thing the material is, wonderful product.
Excellent fit and finish, welded seams not up to task
I want to love these shorts because of the excellent fit and finish, but after mailing them to Reno for repair twice in one year, I have to say save your money and buy something with double stiched seams. The welded seams can not handle the typical wear and tear associated with mountain biking.
Prone to just wearing lycra for simplicity's sake and because overshorts usually fit uncomfortably on me or snag on my saddle, I tried these for a coaching role where I could use a pocket and a less "racer" look. They work great. The material is light and stretchy. The waist has a minimalist adjustment that I like. They don't bo... Read Morether me. And they're snug enough that they don't get hitched on my saddle.
Super comfy, minimalist MTB shorts
Ordered these on whim as a have scoured the internet in search of some minimalist shorts that are comfortable, lightweight, and robust. These checked every box I was looking for. They have 1 main pocket big enough for your phone. Length is perfect for both MTB riding and gravel. The material has just the right amount of stretch. Itll blow your mind... Read More how quickly these shorts can dry. The synch rope keeps them nicely tight. Would definitely recommend.
Great Bike Shorts
These are fantastic. I've worn other bike shorts in the past that always felt stiff and looked way too sporty/techy. These are sleek, understated and super comfortable all around. If they had standard pockets (it does have a super useful side zip pocket) I would absolutely wear these casually. I still do, from time to time! I will definitely b... Read Moree picking up additional pairs in the future.
Great fit, needs more pockets
These sorts are great for warm weather riding. The fit is great and the material is breathable, thin, stretchy and seems pretty tough. One thing Id like to see is more pockets! One thigh pocket just isnt enough for me. I like to have one pocket for my phone (which this one works great for) and another one for all the little bits of trash I find on ... Read Morethe trails I ride.
Not durable, details off
Three problems with these shorts: 1. After less than a year of use, the seams in the butt area came unglued. I suspected this would happen, as there's no reinforcement in this critical, high wear area. 2. Only one pocket! On the left side no less. This not a small inconvenience. When we go out for a day of biking, we carry car keys, phones, a... Read Morend wallets. Very frustrating not to have a place for all these items. 3. The drawcord + button system used to snug-up the waist always loosens during the course of a ride. So if you're a slender fit for the size, or wearing a slippery chamois underneath, these shorts will slip down. Apart from these three big issues, the shorts are great. Sleek, cool in the summer, and light weight. I'll send them back for a seam repair, and keep using them.
Thanks for the feedback on the seams and pockets Ben. We'll pass your suggestions along to our design team. Thanks again!
A Perfect Mountain Bike Short With Many Uses
This is my third pair of Dirt Roamers and could not be happier. These are my go to mountain bike short but also a great daily driver for hot summer days, hiking, swimming or travel. The fabric is super lightweight, durable, comfortable and breathable. The padded bike short liner is buttery smooth when paired for riding and makes a great system. Per... Read Morehaps another pocket on these shorts would be nice but not critical. Overall 5 stars.
Crotch blow out
Second pair. Love them, but not durable
Hi Gregory! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're so sorry to hear that both pairs of your shorts tore. This is definitely something we'd consider to be a warranty issue so you are welcome to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) them to us.
Excellent riding shorts
I really like wearing these shorts while mountainbiking. The material is light, stretchy and breathes well, making them incredibly comfortable to wear. The seams are minimal and the waist is easy to adjust. There is only a small stache pocket so keep that in mind if you need pockets, you will likely only want to put your car key in these.
Great for one season... but...
I love these riding shorts - paired with the bibs they are a great combo - extremely comfortable and they look great! But - I am a little irritated that the welded seams simply do not hold up. I have had to stitch up the seams, particularly in the crotch area, and the seams seem to be peeling off. I am a huge fan of Patagonia - but the welded seam ... Read Moreconstruction on these shorts doesnt lend to durability or Patagonia quality in my opinion.
Thanks for the feedback on those seams Jeremy. If these shorts aren't living up to your expectations, please feel free to return them for warranty.
Bizarre waist clinch system
No idea how to clinch the waist and make it stay there. The shorts run big IMO and I need the waist tighter. The design for this is NOT intuitive and doesnt seem to be effective.
We're so sorry the design on these is not intuitive! We have a [video](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHfmIKBgwoI) available for a different product that shows how our OppoSet waist closure works. If they're still not working for you, please reach out to your local Patagonia store, or contact our Customer Service center. We'll be happy to help with product questions, or a return or exchange.
Bought these for Gravel Cycling (Gravel Grinding)
Patagonia will need to update their Mountain Biking category to include Gravel Cycling (Gravel Grinding) and tag these shorts. Quite possibly the best shorts I've ever owned. Work perfectly with the Endless Ride Liner Shorts. Extremely comfortable. Pocket easily holds my Bellroy Slim Wallet and iPhone 11.
Perfect lightweight overshort
I wear these over bib shorts, and the asymmetric hem is perfect and doesn't expose too much leg when pedaling. I'm 5'10" and weight 165lbs, and because they make waist sizes in 1" increments the fit is truly perfect. They're a little too slim fitting to not look weird when wearing knee pads, So go up a size if you'... Read More;re a regular pad wearer, but for all day knee-pad-free pedaling comfort these can't be beat.
Fits well - waist adjuster works
I was suspicious of the waist adjustment system from reading reviews. But it works. I can wear anything from 30 to 32 waist size depending on cut and have Patagonia shorts in both 31 and 32. For reference, the stretchier Patagonia board shorts tend to run big on me even in 31. These shorts fit just a little loose but with the waist adjuster I got a... Read More nice dialed fit. Have had no problems with slipping or catching on bike seat. Very pleased and glad to have these shorts in the lineup with warmer weather coming.
Best mountain bike shorts I have ever owned! The 4-way stretch is great and really comfortable, and the side pocket easily fits my iphone 12 (and would easily accommodate the plus version), wallet, and keys - really all you need for the stop at the brewery after your ride. I was torn between these and the Dirt Craft shorts and am really happy I wen... Read Moret with these. Much more comfortable with 4 way stretch (versus 2 way on the Dirt Craft), and I certainly didn't miss the extra pockets on the Dirt Craft. These also integrated perfectly with the endless liner shorts. Expensive...but well worth it!
Best MTB shorts I've owned
Just bought a second pair of these because the first pair became the only shorts I wanted to ride in. The soft, light, stretchy material of these makes them kind of disappear while riding. Having only 1 pocket was a bit limiting at first, but I'm not sure these would perform as well or fit as well with additional pockets. The material is thin,... Read More so these are perfect in summer temps.
Not very durable but good fit and features
This is my second pair of these shorts and they make a great light duty cycling short but as soon as they meet your tire or a rock they don't fair so well. I've put many other brands through much worse and had them last noticeably longer. The fit is pretty good and they are a nice simple short. They could be a touch longer to cover a knee... Read More pad better. The waist adjustment is my favorite feature on them and works very well.
covering up my lycra to look cool and still go fast
I love riding bikes in spandex as much as the next guy, but there are times when I need to tone it down and these Dirt Roamers are the perfect shorts for that. The fabric is lighter than any other baggy on the market, the design is super minimal and dialed, and the fit perfect for looking good and still being able to move well on, off, and around t... Read Morehe saddle. The waist closure works great, a phone in the pocket is a bit too much weight for the whole setup and I try to avoid that, but it holds a key and a couple small snacks super well. These are my go to xc baggies and I highly recommend them.
Great fit, could use a few more pockets!
Love the fit and feel of the pants just wish they had another pocket or two!
Thanks for your feedback on the fabric and fit of these shorts, Allen! You may want to check out the [Dirt Craft or Landfarer Shorts](https://www.patagonia.com/shop/mens-mountain-biking-overshorts) which are nylon fabric, and have extra pocket features.
Awesome XC short
Favorite short for the days I put in lots of miles (borderline vision quest) on the XC bike. They fit tight... but they move and stretch very, very well. Highly breathable, they stay cool on the hottest of days. Sadly only one pocket, hard to stash phone, keys and snacks. Otherwise would give them 10 out of 5 stars.
Needs a way to tighten the waist
Great pair of shorts for a lot of purposes. But, while "working-it" on the Mnt Bike, i.e. sweating. I'm fighting keeping them on, sliding down the waist, getting stuck on the seat because their baggen out. I bought these specifically for MNT'n biking and wearing an Assos chamois underneath . If I'm casually wearing them, or... Read More a casual riding, hiking or working around the yard, they're super comfortable. They just need a draw-string or light-flexible belt. Otherwise, they're great!
Hey there! Thanks for taking the time to write this feedback. These shorts actually have Mountain Bike-specific OppoSet technology, which essentially is an inner piece of cord in the waistband that has a locking mechanism to keep it in place when you pull it. This allows for adjustability and customized fit while you're working up a sweat. We hope this helps clear that up, but feel free to reach out with additional questions!
Great MTB shorts
Excellent shorts for MTB. They weight nothing, fit tightly, and disappear when you ride. Zero risk of catching your pants in the saddle. Sizing is a tiny bit on the small side. I wear 32 blue jeans and I had to exchange the 32 for a 33 (thank you Patagonia: can't beat a free exchange with a week turn around!). The integrated belt could use a s... Read Morelightly more secure lock system: in size 32 it could not stay tightened, in 33 it works but occasionally the lock slips. No consequence because the paints stay up without tightening the belt, and probably a non existent issue for hiking because one does not bend as much as when biking. They are expensive, but actually in the middle of what shorts cost nowadays.
Great fit for casual biking
Good fit and flexibility for a casual bike rider that doesnt love wearing a full spandex kit. Materials seem durable and should last for a couple seasons of abuse. Pocket will fit most standard phones and a slim wallet. If you want a relaxed fit, you may want to go up one size.
Not the build quality I expect from Patagonia.
When I am actually able to wear these shorts they are great. The fit is awesome and I forget that I have them on, which is exactly what I want from a mountain bike short. They are a minimalist short and I think are very well suited for all day adventures on the bike. The problem with the shorts is the build quality. I am on my third warranty claim ... Read Morein less than a calendar year of owning the shorts (I began wearing them in April of 2020). The way they chose to "weld" the seams in the crotch area just doesn't work. The weld keeps separating and are unreliable. I'm thankful that Patagonia makes it easy to warranty them, but it doesn't help when you rely on the gear and you are constantly sending it back. In closing I'd give the shorts 5 stars for fit and function but a 0 star rating for reliability/build quality. For me that (unfortunately) nets to a one star overall rating.
Light yet durable
These work great with the bib liners. Ive not found a better mtb shorts/liner combo for hot weather anywhere. Summer in S. Florida is hot and humid and these have become my only choice for hot weather riding. Fit is good. I went on other customers advice and got the size 30 but wish I had gone with the 31 as they are true to size and I wear 31 in ... Read MorePatagonia board shorts. Im just waiting for the Blue color to come back in stock and wish there were more color options. Not sure whos idea it was to offer there in black, dark grey and other dark grey. How about some more color Patagonia?
Hello Joe! Thanks a ton for your review and we're sorry to hear that the sizing wasn't quite right for you. If you'd like to exchange for an alternate size, you can do so [here.](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) We recommend checking back in Spring as color selection should be updated then.
Dirt Roamer/Dirt Craft....BEST yet
The Dirt Craft is my go to shorts and I have since replaced my Quandary shorts with these. Now I'm wearing the Roamer and i gotta say....amazing. The length is perfect, not too long or short. I wear a 33 but both of these are a 34. They run a hair small. Adjustable and perfect fit sizing up to a 34. The fabric is the best, Lightweight, stretch... Read Morey and so soft but durable and water repellent. The side pocket is just right and the button closure is reinforced. Seams are sealed inside shorts, what more could you ask for? Well.......one more side pocket would be it. If I could have the Dirt Craft made hybrid with the Roamer I would be set for life. You cannot go wrong with either short. They both fit excellent are top quality with a lot of thought put into them. The Roamer is a lighter sleeker Dirt Craft. Regardless, worth the money and the iron clad warranty.
I was looking for a pair of riding shorts with minimal pockets and seams and these seem to fit the bill. I wore them three weeks straight on the Great Divide Route and they were flawless. This was the only pair of shorts I brought on the trip, so I lived in these things the whole time and there is zero signs of wear. The size was spot on and I lost... Read More a bit of weight on the trip and the simple waist adjustment kept them fitting properly. I will be riding in these shorts for years to come.
Great Light-Duty Trail Shorts
Bought these for summer riding in California and they have been great for it! The material is very light and stretchy, I haven't take a good fall on them yet but they seem like they will hold up over time. Super happy with them so far. My 2 suggestions would be: - Lighter color options. I ended up with black ones which doesn't make a t... Read Moreon of sense for the summer riding im using them for. - They are a little long. I know this is generally so the cover the top of a kneepad, but these feel very much like XC / Trail shorts and I probably would pick a beefier short to ride Enduro / DH with pads anyways. Also I think if they were a little shorter I would use them for more things like hiking and yoga too.
Great fit, but simply not durable
I bought these earlier this summer and after a a handful of mountain bike rides they've managed to wear a large hole in the right backside. I'm not sure if they snagged on my bike seat or what, but the material is so thin they just can't stand up to any abuse it seems. Bummer cause I really liked the fit.
We're sorry to hear that the shorts haven't been durable but we appreciate your feedback on fit and fabric. We'll be happy to help you return these under our [Ironclad Guarantee](https://help.patagonia.com/s/article/Ironclad-Guarantee). In addition, you may prefer the Men's Dirt Craft Bike Shorts.
I used these shorts for less than an entire season of mountain biking and they failed. The seams separated which made them entirely unusable. I am extremely disappointed with the build quality.
Hi Rocco, we're so sorry to hear your bike shorts have come apart at the seams. Please feel free to [return](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html) them back to us under warranty. Your feedback has been passed along to the appropriate team.
Great.. Until they fell apart.
Really enjoyed the short for any ride. The stretch fabric is perfect and the fit is about like a snug stretchy boardshort. Unfortunately the glued seams are all starting to fall apart after about two months. Needs some better adhesive maybe?
Hi Casey, we're really sorry about the seams falling apart. At this time we aren't taking items in for free repairs, but you're welcome to hold on to your shorts until we reopen our Repairs Center. Alternatively, you can return them under warranty for merchandise credit. Thanks for your review!
Light weight but tough.
I've done about two dozen rides with these and they still look like new. I went down hard once while wearing these shorts and I can see no signs of damage from sliding across loose gravel. They're very light weight and have felt good in the high summer temps 80's and 90's. It's a minimalist design which it optimal in my opi... Read Morenion.
Light weight but tough.
I've done about two dozen rides with these and they still look like new. I went down hard once while wearing these shorts and I can see no signs of damage from sliding across loose gravel. They're very light weight and have felt good in the high summer temps 80's and 90's. It's a minimalist design which it optimal in my opi... Read Morenion.
Pretty Much Perfect!
I've been wearing these for 14 months and it's my go to set of shorts for every MTB or gravel ride. Great for XC/trail use as the length is not too long over the knee (I'd recommend a longer short if you plan to wear with knee pads). The fabric is super light and smooth against the leg and the cinch system for tightening the shorts a... Read Moreround the waist works great. I work in the bike industry for one of the biggest companies in the world and I still prefer this short over the many options I have access to. Highly recommend!
Pulling the bike trailer
I've been pulling my little one around in a bike trailer. I don't feel comfortable wearing bike shorts around town, so I purchased these Roamers. What great solution. They're so light and comfortable that I forget I'm wearing something over bike shorts. Highly recommended.
Best MTB Baggies Ever
Best MTB baggies I have ever used. Tried numerous others over the years. Key though was getting right waist size. I generally wear a 34 in Patagonia pants/shorts, but based on the reviews went with 33 and the size is perfect. Don't even have to cinch the waist. Nice slim fit doesn't snag on seat, which is important since I still don'... Read Moret use a dropper post.
Perfect minimalistic shorts for biking/hiking/work
Because these shorts have an elastic waist, you might consider getting a size smaller than your actual waist-circumference. I have a 32" waist, but got a 30" for these shorts, and they are perfectly snug as a result without being too tight either.
A perfect cycling short
My wife doesn't like the look of the tight traditional cycling shorts and who doesn't want to keep their spouse satisfied in times like these? I love the feel and function of these shorts. They fit perfectly over cycling shorts or liners. They never catch, or pinch, super comfortable and good looking. Just perfect!
Great shorts for Bikepacking/Touring/Hiking
Great shorts for riding. These shorts held up incredibly well on a 42 day bike packing/bike touring trip to New Zealand (worn every day, all day). They were comfortable over padded bike shorts and equally so over underwear. The cinching system held the shorts up as I got skinnier. They clean up beautifully either in a washing machine or by a quick ... Read Morerinse in a lake or stream. The material has a few small snags after some hard use, but otherwise they are still in great shape.
I love these things, great material, slim fit, no up front pockets, super stretchy. I'm 6 foot tall and these are slightly longer than I really want. They would be great if they came in a 10" or 10.5" length. Hopefully they read these reviews and make that an option in the future. Cheers!
Restrictive for those with big quads
Seem well made and durable. Waist adjustment isn’t intuitive but works. Material is stretchy. Not made for muscular thighs. If you have smaller cyclist or runners legs they will probably fit fine. Big quads not so well. Seems restrictive when pedaling due to combination of length and leg circumference that doesn’t seem to work well for me.
We are sorry to hear that the material and fit isn't working out for you. We appreciate you providing your helpful feedback for other shoppers and for our designers. If you'd like to [send](https://www.patagonia.com/returns.html#searchterm=return) these back to us, please feel free to do so.
Stylish and functional
Use these primarily for MTB rides, also wear them for hiking, climbing, and gym sessions. Really stretchy and breathable. Favorite shorts I’ve owned for biking by far. Great with the endless ride liner. Haven’t taken any falls yet, but durability might be the only concern in a crash.
Waist adjustment is pretty much useless
Switched to baggies recently and tried Patagonia. I own a lot of their products and like the fact that I can buy my waist size (33") since I'm generally between M&L. Having said that, the waist is still a touch large which would be fine if the waist cinch actually worked. It cinches but doesn't stay tight and requires constant ad... Read Morejustment. Otherwise the shorts are nice, not too baggy, minimalist design although one more pocket wouldn't hurt. 4 stars if the adjustment worked and 5 if they added another zip pocket.
Coverage without restriction
Thought these shorts would be too long and restrictive. But I gave them a go and will eat my thoughts. I have used them for gravel rides and MTB rides over the Patagonia bike shorts. Functional and casual look. Can go straight to the store with these babies and wife will not roll her eyes at me. I am 5'8" and got the medium.
So Enduro it’s almost XC
Think slim boardshort feel but with trail features! I typically wear a 32-33” waist I sized up to a 34 to accommodate a liner. Fits just right at the top of the knee cap. Super light stretchy material which is great on all day rides. I have taken a spill or two and the shorts held up even with being so light. Not the short I’d wear to the bike/jump... Read More park, that’s where the dirt craft shorts come in.
Not quite what I had hoped. With a few tweaks they could be amazing
The fabric weight is amazing. They are a bit short, so if using knee pads you will have the dreaded gap. Without knee pads they are good. The waist adjustment is a big negative as it only tightens the front of the shorts. With no cinch going all the way around it leaves the back of the short to sag. I wear 32 in everything and ordered this same siz... Read Moree and cinched the tightener down as far as it would go, and they still sagged down after a little while in the saddle, mainly in the back. Make them longer, fix the waist tightener and they will be perfect.
Excellent Cycling Shorts
I got these shorts for a bike tour as a wear around town pair that I could also ride in. They're super comfortable to ride in and integrate well with a liner chamois. I just wish they had a pocket on the right side too for when I get off my bike and want to carry things with me. As for sizing these, I wear somewhere between 30 and 32 in most ... Read Morebrands and got these in a 31. I was really glad I was able to try on all 3 sizes to get the perfect fit.
Side seam delaminated. Normal wash and wear. Returning to store of evaluation and hopefully credit/replacement.
We're really sorry to hear this happened. Please don't hesitate to [reach out](https://www.patagonia.com/customer-service.html) to us if you have any questions regarding your return or if you need any help with that.
Finally... The perfect baggie short
Having been a competitive mountain biker for 20 years, and riding since I was 4, there's always been an issue with baggies. Fashion over function supersedes the essence of simplicity and the idea that the baggie should feel like it's "not there". Baggies, for me, are simply notorious for constant adjusting, futzing, pulling up, ... Read Moregetting stuck here and there when going off the back, too heavy, too many whistles and bells and useless features, incompatibility with various chamois/ liner materials, etc. I just received my dirt roamers last week, and have ridden them several times, and am so impressed. The lighter weight, tailored leg opening, and simplicity, all basically feel like I am wearing just a chamois. They are perfect. Be nice if they got traditional black color color. And, I'd actually like to see an even lighter weight! Well done product dev. Well done.
I've had two long rides in these shorts using them in combination with the Endless Ride Liner Bibs. The fit is perfect for me, 5'11"/170lb, size M, they come over my knees but don't cling to my knees and inhibit my pedaling, not too much material so they don't hangup on the front of the seat getting in and out of the saddle... Read More. The waist adjustment seems to stay where you leave it. Light weight. Con: The non clinging fabric which is great every where except around my waist, where I want them to cling, they want to slide down. Even using the two side ties attached to the liner bibs I find myself needing to pull them up on climbs. If they had a light band of sticky rubber around the waist or something to give them a little traction there, I think they would be perfect. The bib liners are great by the way.
Best MTB shorts I’ve owned
Extremely lightweight and breathable fabric. These shorts are perfect for the XC rider that wants to wear shorts vs just bibs. There’s only one zipper pocket so if you’re planning a long ride and need to bring calories you’ll want to have some method of carrying them that doesn’t include the shorts.
Fantastic Shorts - choose your size carefully
Outstanding material and construction. Lightweight, not restrictive, cut high enough in the crotch that they never snag (even when i misuse my dropper :-), while maintaining on, and off the bike comfort. The fit (for me) is perfect, the waist adjuster seems to be less than functional, however its not needed in my case. Be sure you get the right wai... Read Morest size, I would error on the small side as there is a fair bit of stretch in the material.
2nd round of ordering these shorts. Last time I got 31 inch waist, considering a chamois underneath. I'm a true 30 inch waist. 31s were a little big, even with the draw string-like to cinch 'em down. 30s are a better fit. Super comfy. Flex with movement. Really pleased they aren't baggies, at all. Get yourself some!
Favorite short ever, so far.
Very light, perfect stretch, and great skinnier fit for the chicken legged among us. Length is perfect for pedaling and staying cool, if not a wee bit short for some pads. The only thing that gave it 4 instead of 5 would be the button in the front doesn’t totally lay flat, and the charcoal color is definitely more green than grey. When I think of c... Read Moreharcoal, I picture dark grey, not green. But maybe if I didn’t have such a cheap computer, I would have noticed the green tint.
Very good shorts
So about these shorts. Great material, leg length and width works well for me. I use them hitched to the liner bibs. Wish they had a better draw or some belts loops. These sag during a ride and, combined with the upper part of bib being too long, shorts and bibs drag down. If either the bib shoulder was shorter/more supportive or the shorts could ... Read Morestay up on their own, would get 4 stars. If both were slightly better it would be perfect.
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Great fit and material. Never even notice them while I’m riding. As a right handed person I wish the pocket was on the right side instead of left since it’d make it easier to access. Also not sure that the waist tightening system on mine actually works. It seems to return to its original state very easily, though that doesn’t bother me since they... Read More fit well without tightening.
I have these and the dirt craft shorts and while I like them both, I would probably wear these all the time if I could. Very light weight and not baggy at all. The only thing I think could be improved is that it would be nice if there was hand pockets, I would wear them everyday then.
New favorite riding shorts
I've got more than a few different pairs of cycling shorts. Most are too floppy, not stretchy, over designed, and just not comfortable. Having only the one pocket is perfect for a phone -- I find that most shorts have other pockets that I just leave empty. That just adds bulk and causes fabric to bunch. These are simple and comfortable. Well d... Read Moreone Patagonia!
My new go-to trail shorts
These are the best all-around trail/xc shorts I have found. They fit me like they were custom-made for me and work well in all conditions. They are incredibly lightweight for how durable they are, and they have definitely hit the ground and some trees and shrugged it all off. Most of the time I wear these without kneepads for general trail riding b... Read Moreut they do work well with low-profile trail kneepads.
I've been working in the bike industry for a number of years which has allowed me to try a handful of brands/styles and I must say these top the list! The fit is perfect and the material is light and causes no irritations. The length is just right, even with knee pads on. I usually end up ditching my chamois after rides and continue to wear th... Read Moreese shorts for other activities. Also double as great hiking shorts or swim trunks. Being right handed, I wish the pocket was on the right side but thats being super picky. Would highly recommend these for anyone or any style of MTB riding. Great job Patagonia!
Finally a short that doesn't drag on the dirt. For years I've struggled to find a short that fit like a true short and not a pair of parachute pants. You knocked this short out of the park. I love the cut and lightweight material. It's perfect in all conditions on or off the bike. My suggestion is to add more color options, and as I ... Read Moresaid in a different review on the Dirt Craft short, do not combine shorts with a liner.
These shorts are great with a few flaws. 1. There is only one pocket. On my personal rides this is fine but when I coach I like more pockets for gloves, trash, chapstick, etc.. Samsung S8+ fits in the pocket well. 2. Length. When pedalling they definitely ride above my knee pads (POC VPD Air) and I get about an inch of skin exposed. I always wear... Read More knee pads so this us annoying. I'm 5'10" with a 30" inseam. No comments on durability since I haven't crashed in them. I generally only hand wash mtb shorts and even then only when they get muddy. The integration with the bibs is excellent. I normally wear 33" waist but bought 34s since they can be cinched up or held up with the button loops that attach to the bibs. No muffin top! If you are an XC guy and never wear knee pads (or you wear G Forms that attach higher up) these would work great. They may be my new favorite workout shorts.
Great Shorts for long days in the saddle
As a MTB guide and endurance MTB racer I commonly spend 3-6 hours in the saddle 5-6 days a week. In February I order my first Endless Ride bibs and Dirt Roamer Shorts. Within a week they became my go-to kit so I ordered another set of bibs and Dirt Roamer shorts so they were always available for work and play. The chamois is absolutely the most com... Read Morefortable I have found for mountain biking! I have multiple high-end bibs from Swiss and British manufacturers and while I love them for the road they are not as comfortable as the Endless Ride bibs for MTB which are a great value compare to the high-end bibs even with the Dirt Roamer Shorts. The lightweight design of the bibs and the Dirt Roamer shorts are perfect for riding year round in the Southwest and Summers in the Mountains of Colorado and Utah. The slim cut and lightweight of the Dirt Roamers look great on and off the bike and I frequently get questions from curious customers and friends about the shorts.
Too short for shredding
These look great and are spot on if you are 5'9" or less or have a 31" inseam or less. The inseam is too short outside of that range and to actually work with knee pads. A 11.5" inseam might fit over a pad when you are standing up, but not while pedaling, so that is mis-leading. This is a great casual rider short or if your fit ... Read Morepreference is for a short inseam if you wear baggies on the road but still not an authentic mtb short for me until they have the inseam lengths to accommodate today's style and function.
So rad with one flaw
These shorts are the best. I am digging how they feel, fit and the quality of the parts. These shorts are different than every other mountain bike short and it's great. I have however, had a problem with them in the short while that I have owned them. The tape on the inside of the short (where they tape the seams) is failing off. I have washed... Read More the shorts three times, I have washed them very carefully as well. I washed the shorts in my vent-less dryer which operates on incredibly low heat each time. This is my first issue with a Patagonia product and maybe I got a defected item. The shorts probably won't break down because of this but we shall see how hard it will be to remove all of the tape that is hanging off since it could feel pretty annoying. 28" waist and it's fits great.
Seems solid but more "slim fit" than "regular fit.
I wear a 33 in all other Patagonia stuff. Ordered a 33 and they fit, but are snug. Waist is fine, plenty of room there but through the hips and seat it's bordering on yoga pants territory. They're definitely less formfitting than the "road" variety of biking shorts, and you're probably less likely to take a digger after sna... Read Moregging the nose of your saddle on the crotch of your shorts though. Consider ordering up one size if you like a looser fit, or if you ride where it's hotter and need the airflow.
Best Bike Shorts of All Time
These shorts are a must have for anyone who spends a lot of time in the saddle. Comfortable,breathable,stylish and incredible design. The longer inseam offers great UV protection for your thighs while rippin' around on a hot day. Just got back from a 3 day bikepacking trip on the White Rim and these shorts breathed well during the heat of the ... Read Moreday and made for great swim trunks and comfy camp attire. Don't ever stop making these shorts,please!!!
Best Mountain Bike Shorts
I've been mountain biking in Southern CA for over 15 years and these are great shorts! I combo these with a Ralpha chamois which work well together even on a warmer summer ride. The fabric stretches,breathes and never feels too hot all while not looking shiny like some synthetic fabrics. Pros: 1. the fit,tapered with a more tailored fit than ... Read Morethe wide legged 'bro' Fox shorts 2. the pocket fits my phone perfectly and the position makes it feel non existent 3. water resistant is a nice feature 4. great stretch Cons: 1. could you guys offer a shorter length?
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