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Putting a foot down in a section you know you can clean is frustrating, but Sombrio's ultralight Summit Women's Short will give you a helpful boost during those techy climbs and hot trail rides. The Summit has a relaxed fit, generous 13in inseam, and ridiculously breathable Quattro Flex Lite fabric that stretches and helps you stay cool in the saddle. Sombrio also treats it with a DWR finish to repel water when those dusty summer rides turn into soggy fall shreds.
It's not all about the fabric, though. Sombrio ensures that the Summit has all the features you need for long rides, like four zippered pockets, hook-and-loop waist-adjustment tabs, and laser-cut ventilation at the thighs and back to help keep you cool. Finally, the low-profile snap closure is backed up with a hook-and-loop patch so your shorts don't fly open on the descent.
- Item #SOM003N
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
- Fit: Runs large
- Size Bought: medium and large
As with the Sombrio Val, POC, Fox, Zoic, etc....... and all other shorts I have tried for MTB, they all have odd sizing variation. The medium is skin tight and the large is huge. I have simply resorted to riding in shorts too big which stinks for many reasons. I returned these since they were too expensive to have another pair of shorts in the fleet that do not fit right... The plum was beautiful, but they had to go back.
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: XL
Ohh, Thank you Sombrio! Curvy girls love riding bikes, too!
I just picked these up and tried them on, so I haven't used them on the trail yet, but I am SO impressed with the fit, that I had to leave a review immediately.
I bought the XL, and most XL's in the bike industry fit like a medium. I am SO happy to say these fit, and they fit really well, and they don't cause sausage rolls in the waist, and they are even flattering on the backside. I generally wear a 14-16 bottom in women's sizing (depending on brand), and the XL is perfect for me. Needs a little adjusting in the waist, but this is why they offer the adjustment tabs. So it's great!
The fabric here is a bit lighter overall and has a really nice stretch to it (perfect for being active and moving). And the waist has adjustment tabs on both sides for a custom fit.
The pockets will easily fit ID and credit card, and the left front pocket has a lanyard hiding inside it. The pockets are a touch narrow, so not quite as ideal for a phone, but most phones will probably fit.
They also have two pockets in the rear. One plain low profile zipper and one flap style. I think it's more for looks really, but they are both functional if you want to use them.
I also tried on the V'al shorts. They are the same length, with a burlier fabric, and a similar fit, but I liked these Summit shorts just slightly better overall for my purposes (lighter stretch fabric, and overall fit). If you want a more abbrasion resistant fabric, check out the V'al: http://www.backcountry.com/sombrio-val-short-womens