Casual trail style.
The Pearl Izumi men's Canyon Shorts bring clean lines, technical fabrics, and functionality to any day on the trail with a relaxed fit for those of us who just can't get on board the shiny, body-hugging spandex train. Made from Pearl's breathable Transfer Dry fabric, these shorts wick moisture and dry quickly to keep you cool and comfortable throughout the ride. Inside, a floating, removable mesh liner incorporates a Tour 3D chamois for all-day padding with Pressure Relief Technology that won't leave you regretting that decision to skip the shortcut.
- Item #PLZ00CX
- Q & A
OK - Not Worth The Price
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
The material these are made of is weirdly soft and absorbent. Mud and just dirt in general soaks right in and doesn't come out. Also, anything you scuff against them that is dark will leave a mark that doesn't come off. I've washed these a few times now and almost every spot where there was even a drop of mud or I brushed against a tire is still there. The butt area is all brown and it looks like I have chronic diarrhea. I don't know why you would make pants designed for mountain biking that doesn't repel dirt better or is at least washable. I bought the orange ones and I can already tell that in a few months they aren't going to be orange anymore and will be completely trashed.
They fit well and are really comfortable. Not as loose and baggy as other mountain biking pants with a little more athletic fit, but by no means tight, which is what I like. If you're going to wear pads under these, they probably won't work. They come to mid-knee when standing and rest just above the knee when riding and don't move much. The waist is velcro adjustable to give you a few extra or few less inches and dial in how you want them to hug your waist. Other than the mud sucking of the fabric, it's actually really comfortable, light, breathable, and ever-so-slightly stretchy.
The chamois isn't great, but it's OK. For some reason it attaches to the shell, but that just makes them fit weird so you can unsnap them and just wear them like underwear. They kind of ride up on me a bit, fit tight around my thighs, and just kind of fit awkwardly all around. Half the time I don't even wear them.
I would have nothing bad to say about these pants if they were $30-40 because that's what they feel like; something cheap you'd buy and deal with being trashed until they die. But for $80+ you should be able to wear them more than once without them looking like you've been wearing them for 10 years. Overall, they are designed well and they have the potential to be great pants, but they're just not. I really want to like these, but every time I look at all the stains I just shake my head in disbelief.