WR Finish For Water & Dirt
Gusseted Crotch & Stretch Panels
External Velcro Adjustments
RideLight Reflective Accents
8 Pockets. 2 Front & 2 Rear Hand Pockets, 2 Zippered Side, 2 Stretch Mesh Pockets
This short is not padded, padded chamois shorts sold separately
Midweight Stretch Double-Weave Fabric
2-Way Stretch & Stretch Panels
95% Poly / 5% Spandex (Body), 92% Nylon / 8% Spandex (Knit Stretch Panels)
For hiking and generally kicking around town, the Club Ride HiFi has been pulled from the suitcase very often. It rides on the body just as well while walking down the trail as it does pedaling up a mountain.
Overall, I’m very pleased with the Hifi shorts. Despite their substantive nature, I neither felt too hot during rides in cooked canyons, nor too chilly in morning mist and fog. They strike that balance of slim enough and just the right length while having comfort that doesn’t flap.
Anthony Smith’s Editor Pick
The 13’ inseam gives you plenty of coverage on the bike even covering the tops of your knee pads to avoid the dreaded pad gap when the trails get rowdy. External velcro adjustment straps keep the shorts where you want them. Lightweight stretchy fabric is water and dirt-resistant keeping you drier while brushing up against the dew-covered bushes on those early morning rides.
My usual waist size is medium, but these shorts have a huge medium and the waist adjuster don't take them in enough. The belt loop kind of inhibit their function. Also, I don't think the back pockets are needed, but the other pockets are great.
I've only had the HiFi shorts for a few weeks, but I've worn them for a handful of rides already and they're quickly becoming my favorite shorts... and as someone who rides my MTB for a living, I've worn a LOT of bike shorts in the last ten years. I thought they'd be too long when I ordered them, but for mountain biking, they seem to be the perfect length. The fabric is softer and more flexible (?) than other shorts I've owned, so they feel more comfortable on trail. I can't comment on durability since I haven't had them long, but I hope they last forever since they're so great!
Gave these to my husband for his birthday and he LOVES them. Says they are the best shorts ever!!!
I wasn't sure I'd like these shorts because I don't usually want back pockets in my biking shorts. I was very pleasantly surprised to notice that I didn't notice them at all during the ride. The zippered pocket on the right thigh was perfect for my cell phone and the mesh pocket in front of that perfect for a go-to snack. They were comfortable in the 50-65 degree weather I was riding and I'm pretty sure that they will serve me well in the mid-to-upper 40's.