$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.
Women’s apparel is often overlooked by companies, which is why it’s nice to see Kitsbow with a nod to the ladies. Introducing the new Kitsbow Women’s Base Shorts. Designed for women, with a female-specific chamois and a refined fit. I love the men’s version, so I imagine these are a suitable option for women as well.
Photo by Gideon Tsang
Sure, it’s not technically “bike wear” but I’ve still enjoyed wearing, riding in and camping in the new Topo Designs apparel. With a newly improved fit, the shorts feel better and the flannels are an amazing companion during fall camping trips.
This is all I wore for two days and couldn’t be happier. See more at Topo!
Two of my favorite SF-based brands, Taylor Stitch and Huckberry teamed up to design, develop and produce a new apparel company. Myles Apparel’s first product are four-way stretch athletic shorts. Made from nylon and spandex, these shorts’ pricepoint lands in much lower than other comparable products made from more tech fabrics like Polartec or Schoeller but have similar functionality.
The best part is, they’re priced at $48 for an introductory offer…
Head over to Myles Apparel to pre-order. I ordered black, but I’m thinking I should have sprung for turquoise instead.
One of the reasons why I love Outlier is they’re always looking to make their products better, or at least better-adapted to however you find yourself using them. Their new Runweight shorts are even lighter weight and have no seams at the crotch, making them virtually chaffing-free. Perfect for running, jogging, swimming, cycling, bass fishing and even just sitting on your ass, poolside.
Now if I can just figure out what Lars is running from!
See more at Outlier.
So… I scheduled that Rizzle video for today, thinking it was for yesterday (I’m still in OZ, where we’re about 17 hours ahead of you in the States) and I forgot to mention all the other Team Dream products in stock… Personally, I like the FFF kits, but there’s also CMYK socks, new SWRVE collaboration shorts – these rule – and other products.
See some more photos below and the full scoop at Team Dream!