This is a guest post by Sara Tabana. Sara is one of our most dedicated riders and the founder of the group Egyptian Female Athletes. Sara is not only an avid mountain biker, but also a trail runner, scuba diver and rock climber! She knows quality outdoor gear when she sees (or in this case, wears) it.
Product description from the Fox shop website:
- Shell: 98% Cotton / 2% Spandex
- Lining: 95% Polyester / 5% Spandex
- Inner liner features high performance RIDE chamois
- Detachable inner liner makes it two shorts in one
- Adjustable waist for perfect fit – no need for a belt
- Rear stretch yoke for pedaling mobility
- Stash pocket with goggle/sunglass wipe attached to elastic shock cord
- Two cargo pockets, two hand pockets, two rear pockets, and a cell phone pocket
- ‘Audio Interface’ with a custom pocket and internal cord routing for MP3 players
Fox Sergeant shorts, first impressions:
These shorts are great! They come in 4 colors but I went with the the camouflage pattern which I am fond of. The length and general fit is is very nice (just below knee, adjustable waist) and the cut if very comfortable. It has loads of pockets for small item storage (I especially appreciate the sunglass wipe attached to an elastic cord…very useful!) and a detachable chamois liner.
Fox Sergeant short in action:
But the best thing about this short is not the great looks, they also ride very comfortably. The 5% spandex provides just enough fabric stretch for pedaling flexibility. The short’s material is very thin and light yet has a feel of durability to it.
The detachable chamois liner is nice because now I can use the liner with other bikewear I have. The RIDE chamois is comfortable enough without being lumpy. The liner is attached to the shorts with a tiny clip on the inside, (the clip ripped the first time I put the shorts on though). The elastic bands around the lower end of the liner make the liner stay put throughout the ride, but the bands around can be a bit too tight, but not to the point of being uncomfortable.
Did I say that the pockets are grea?t! The cargo pockets have little circular magnets in place of the buttons, they just snap shut (very cool).
Fox Segreant short, final thoughts:
I give these shorts a 4.5/5. They’re made of a great material, look great, ride comfy and priced reasonably. (They’re on sale right now on the Fox shop website. The detachable inner liner is a nice touch but the elastic bands could be more flexible.
Oh, one more thing, these are guy shorts, or so they claim (foxhead). But I think they’re just as good for MTB chicks like myself =)