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Everything about the Dakine 8 Track Short screams DH, and it won't leave you wanting while you lap the chairlift. Dakine thought of everything when it put together this sturdy nylon canvas short, and you'll be loving that all day long—and probably over beers into the evening, too.
The most obvious plus for the 8 Track short is the burly nylon canvas fabric. It can stand up to season after season of serious DH abuse. Dakine also used reinforced stitching through key areas, so you won't be explaining any wardrobe malfunctions to angry parents, frightened children, or other authorities after your next ride. The gusseted crotch, rear stretch panel, and adjustable waist tabs give you the fit and freedom you need, and special patterning at the knees is designed to fit over your pads.
The 8 Track also has belt loops for added security, and there are a ton of pockets to take care of your valuables. The Dakine 8 Track Short comes in sizes Small through XX-Large. It's available in Charcoal, Black, Octane, and Kelly.
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- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
For DH I have used 15" Dickies, Race Face 3/4 DH pants, and variations of Oakley and other shorts. The Dakine 8 track has for sure been my favorite for both feel and durability. The 8 track has survived several diggers without showing damage. Nothing is completely impervious to wear and tear; but, these have been more durable than other products while still keeping a comfy stretchy feel.
I'm a 34" waist. I went with a large. These have a long loose feel to them. I sometimes wear armored undershorts and these fit over just fine. Get an ARCADE brand stretchy belt for these, ski pants and anything else that has belt loops.
To be clear, I have the 2012 version. They look the same other than colors. If there have been any changes made, I can't tell and assume they would be for the better.
Nice Shorts - Run Small
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: Runs small
Make sure you buy a size up these run very small. I wear a size 32/33 and the medium fit like lycra.