Search and State’s Field Shorts are some of the most robust and hard-to-kill shorts out there. They’re cut from a material called Stay Wax, which is a stain and water-resistant waxed cotton that’s washing machine safe. As in year’s prior, Search and State often releases a limited edition camo colorway in these shorts and this year’s pattern is now in stock. See all the details at Search and State.
Ripton and Co, who make those nifty stretch riding jorts have just announced the perfect color for those who like less hair metal and more black metal. These black “smoke” jorts look like a nicely worn denim vest and will continue to fade and patina with heavy use. They’re available in cut (pictured) or hemmed, for men and women, at a retail of $89. Best of all, they’re shipping today. Head over to Ripton to see more and if you’re curious about what Spencer thought of them, check out his review in the archives below…
With warmer weather on the way, your riding shorts will quickly become your weekend camping shorts, swim trunks, and more. Cascada’s Lakewood Shorts are made of tear-resistant, lightweight, and quick-drying ripstop fabric. They are a stripped-down, bare essentials shorts, perfect for on and off the bike adventures.
-100% Polyamide rip-stop fabric
-4 pockets (two side and two rear)
-Length 19″ outseam
-Packable into back right pocket
-Made in Italy
See more at Cascada.
The Mission Workshop Stahl shorts are some of our favorite do-it-all summer riding and all-day shorts on the market. The newest Stahl are the Stahl LT, which are made with Tweave’s 518C, resulting in a 35% lighter final product when compared to the 520E fabric used in Mission’s classic Stahl short design. Available now in blue, black, and a variety of sizes at Mission Workshop.
$145 shorts aren’t for everyone but if you’re going to spend that kind of money on shorts, it’s good to have them vetted first. I can attest to the durability, fit, and construction of these shorts. Search and State’s products are well worth their price, being made in NYC, of the finest materials, and an exceptional cut. With the pandemic delaying production across the board, it’s nice to see them re-stock their summer staples. Head to Search and State to see more!
These new shorts represent so many firsts for Machines for Freedom. The Essential Cycling Shorts are the first new piece in the Machines’ line to feature their new inclusive size range, extending from X-Small to XXX-Large! They’re also the first cycling short truly designed for the long-distance rider with the same chamois as Machines’ Endurance Bib, graded for 6+ hours in the saddle, bacteriostatic to inhibit infections, and wide enough for most women’s sit bones.
The yoga-inspired waistband is revolutionary: compressive enough to stay up without sagging, but soft enough to eliminate elastic bands that dig when in the riding position. The seamless leg bands keep the shorts in place without overly compressing. The Essential shorts use the highest quality European fabric is compressive, moisture-wicking, and silky soft to the touch.
Head to Machines for Freedom to read more and to see their lifestyle lookbook.
What a world we’re living in. Just the other day I was talking to a friend about riding in Jorts during the Texas summers and he said the only bad thing is the swamp ass… I wonder if he’s seen these Ripton & Co. “Action Jorts?”
These specialty athletic denim jorts are made in Los Angeles and designed to be extremely flexible, breathable, and durable. They retail for $89 and are in stock now for men and women!
Some of my favorite shorts just got a re-up in stock. Search and State’s Field Shorts have become some of my favorite shorts for riding. They’re durable, comfortable, and best of all, have lasted for two years of heavy riding with hardly any noticeable wear. $145 isn’t a drop in the bucket by any means but when a product is resilient and still looks great after countless rides, I’d say it’s worth it. The Field Shorts are made in NYC, come in grey, black, or olive and are available now with a discount code of 20% off. Simply use “Restock20” at checkout.
ORNOT knows not everyone wants to kit up for every bike ride and their latest launch reflects that with a whole catalog of technical tees, sweatshirts, and shorts. Their Merino Sweatshirt utilizes Polartec Power Wool, their Tech Tees use Drirelease fabrics, which dry four times faster than cotton, and their Mission Shorts are constructed to give you plenty of movement while on and off the bike. See the whole impressive, made in San Francisco lineup at ORNOT.
A good pair of shorts goes a long way in the summer months. Pedal ED’s latest launch includes products that are designed for wearing on and off-the-bike. They’re made from elastan and cotton, with four-way stretch tapered for a modern fit.
These shorts are made in Italy, come in denim, black, or olive, retail for $110 and in stock now at Pedal ED.
I’m always on the hunt for a short that looks good on and off the bike and over the years have been damn impressed with not only the style of SWRVE’s shorts but the durability. Mountain bike, tour, or ride dirt roads with their shorts, then hang out all day at the river in them and ride home. These quick-drying and durable shorts have a new cut and look for 2019. Head to SWRVE to read more.
I’ve been wearing Search and State’s Field Shorts on my bikepacking trips and dirt road rides and I absolutely love them. They have the right amount of stretch and inseam length, have been plenty durable, and now they come in camo. These shorts are made in New York and are in stock now at Search and State.
I’m kind of a shorts hoarder. Each year, as the temperatures warm up so that the option for wearing jeans dissipates, I’m on the hunt for a few shorts options. Search and State’s newest apparel fits right into my wardrobe with these new OD green Field Shorts. Made in NYC and backed by SAS’ relentless pursuit of perfection, these shorts are in stock now at Search and State. Oh and they totally come in black too, don’t fret!
If you’re on the hunt for summer shorts, look no further than SWRVE. Their new Camp Shorts are made in Los Angeles from SWRVE’s Heavy Canvas material and are available in a variety of colors and tones. These have a 9″ inseam and four pockets. Check out more at SWRVE.
I wish I could have posted the original pre-order for this rad concept, but alas, Squid will be stocking these custom D***ies shorts with integrated chamois later this week in their webshop, so follow them on Instagram and keep your eyes peeled.
Edit: it looks like you can still order them!
For those riders looking for a less-baggy, more slim-cut mtb short, the Mission Workshop Traverse XC short is just that. The same details that made their Traverse short popular, just slimmed down. Available in black or Sutro camo.
It’s been a while since Patagonia offered mountain bike-specific apparel but their return looks to be triumphant. These new Dirt Craft MTB shorts are just one of their offerings, yet look to be the most bike-specific item on the list. In fact, I’m sure they’d be more than ideal for touring as well. They’ve got all the details you’d want in a resilient short made to take a beating on the bike and best of all, they make them for women too. See the full MTB line at Patagonia.