Groppler Zorn

Groppler Zorn

Southern California

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Groppler Zorn

Groppler Zornwrote a review of on May 14, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs large

I love the Atom short sleeve and 3/4 sleeve jerseys; they are my favorites and dominate my rotation. They are loose fitting and comfortable, but not baggy.

This is cut differently. It fits the same through the chest and shoulders, but the midsection is nothing short of billowy. That and the lack of the optics wipe in the hem that the short sleeve has keeps this at four stars versus five.

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Groppler Zorn

Groppler Zornwrote a review of on October 25, 2015

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

I bought a pair of these after really digging the Atom short sleeve jersey. I would class these as XC shorts, mostly because they are very lightweight. Not necessarily fragile, but they are thinner than my Fox Sergeant shorts, which have been my current favorites. I am mostly an AM rider, but I do roll XC and commute by bike about 35 miles a day on workdays.

These are lighter and cooler than the Sergeants, although the Sergeants are light and cool enough for me and they are more brush-resistant and sturdy. When I drop my phone in the thigh pocket on these, it moves around a bit and I can feel it through the fabric, whereas the Sergeants hold my phone more firmly and I can't feel it the same way. These have a zipper on the thigh pocket, though, which is more secure than the velcro on the Fox shorts.

These are also longer than any of my other shorts, so be prepared for that look. They fit true to size, I wear a 34 in these and my other shorts. These are loose enough for comfort and movement, but they don't get caught on the seat or anything.

All said, I like these shorts and they see as much action as the Sergeants. When I went to order another pair of shorts last week, I went with another pair of these.

Fall is here and although I'm not as concerned about heat, I just like these better right now, paired with an Atom jersey. But that could change tomorrow...

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Groppler Zorn

Groppler Zornwrote a review of on September 11, 2015

1 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size

I've had at least four pairs of the One Industries Vapor gloves in the past in other colors (including the blue Backcountry models) and loved them. Thin enough for outstanding feel and control, and cool enough for So Cal. But these Competitive Cyclist models have split at the seams in two different places on each glove after only about three rides. No crashes, no abuse, and they are the same size as all my others.

Good thing they were half off, cuz they're total junk.

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Groppler Zorn

Groppler Zornwrote a review of on July 1, 2015

3 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: Runs small

Billabong calls this a relaxed fit, but compared to my normal size in Quiksilver shorts, it feels like slim fit. The two hand pockets are also shallower than I am used to, meaning my stuff doesn't fit in there well. I had to return them (and pay for that privilege). Just one of those times when I despise online shopping.

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Groppler Zornwrote a review of on July 1, 2015

3 5

Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Fit: Runs small

BC wrote this up as "regular fit" when it is in fact "slim fit" (on the Patagonia label on the shirt itself). May not matter to you, but it does to me. I have to return it (and pay for that privilege). One of those times when I despise online shopping.

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