Gear Review

1 5

watch the zipper

I am SO disappointed in these shorts - yes, they fit great (the sizing is large, get the next size down) & they ride well. But I've just put them on for their 2nd wearing & the zipper is out. These shorts are so well made, but the zipper is one of those cheap plastic ones. When I sat down, it broke open in the middle. So I pulled it down & carrrrrefully pulled the zipper shut again. Sat down, whap, open it came. So then I took the shorts off & once again carefully pulled the zipper pull to try to get the teeth to realign. This time, the pull broke off the zipper pull! So I got out some pliers & used them to pull the zip-pull down & back up. No joy. I'm sure Backcountry will take these as a return, but that doesn't make up for not getting to ride today! I'm never buying Oakley with a zipper (I have some just pull-up kind & they rock) EVER again.