Ready for the rough stuff.
Presenting itself as the all-mountain Queen of the Yeti Cycles apparel line, the Norrie Shorts focus on durability over weight. As a result, the Norrie shorts are intended for the aggressive rider, not the weekend warrior.
For the construction, Yeti used a heavier weight stretch polyester than what's found in the Caddoa shorts. This material selection provides a tougher fabric that brushes off diggers, while still retaining the freedom of movement that's necessary to confidently maneuver the bike in technical situations. And to be certain that you're prepared for whatever the mountain has to offer, Yeti also treated the fabric with a water-repellent DWR finish. This finish will bead off light to moderate rain without sacrificing the polyester's natural breathability. So, regardless of if you're sweating or getting rained on, you're guaranteed to remain dry and comfortable.
Further separating itself from the Caddoa shorts, the Norrie also has a longer inseam -- 12 inches compared to the Caddoa's nine. This increased leg coverage adds a touch of extra security for the inevitable spills that result from all-mountain riding. To securely hold the short in place, Yeti incorporated a wide waistband with additional silicone grippers. With this feature, the pre-shaped leg panels are free to follow your movements in the saddle without falling victim to either sag or rise. And for further flexibility, the shorts also feature a stretch yolk at the seat panel, ensuring that you're covered in multiple riding positions. For pedaling comfort, Yeti employs internal glide patches and a seamless crotch to prevent any irritation.
To store all of your ride essentials, the Norrie has two hook-and-loop hand pockets and a zippered stash pocket. And like all Yeti shorts, the Norrie is compatible with Yeti's Ruby liner, which features an Italian made chamois.
The Yeti Cycles Norrie Women's Shorts are available in four sizes from Small to Large and in the colors Black or Turquoise. Please note that Yeti bases its sizing off of waist size. So, a X-Small accommodates a waist size of 0-2, Small is a 4-6, Medium is an 8-10, and a Large is a 12-14.
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double nailed it!
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
Love the Yeti turquoise pants, fit great, slim in the hips but have nice stretch. They are just the short with no padded short included. I am also 5'9", 130 but the med. was the better fit, still snug with padded bike shorts underneath.
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: Runs small
Great quality. Solid seams. Fairly thick but stretchy fabric. I found the fit to be a bit small. Normally I fit a 4/6 (never an 8/10) but the S was skin tight on me so I returned them for M. I'm more of a pear shape... 28" at smallest part of waist and 39" around widest part of booty... 5'7" 135lb. The M (8-10) fits perfectly everywhere except I have to cinch the sides quite a bit to eliminate gapping at the waist but that's what the straps are there for. ;) Since I have so much trouble finding mtb shorts that fit properly and look nice, I got both the black and the turquoise. Love em both.
Thank you Yeti for making a women's MTB short that fits and functions properly!
The thigh opening is narrow enough and the fit is tight enough to not get caught up on the seat when getting on and off the bike (maddening) but they don't constrict movement either. The length is flattering, and long enough to cover the awkward knee pad gap and the material is perfect thickness + I love the Yeti turquoise!
For reference I'm 5'9", 135 and the S fit perfect. I am elated to be free of my baggy, dumpy butt NF shorts!
This is more of a rhetorical question for...
This is more of a rhetorical question for Yeti.... Why don't they make an XL?! These shorts look sweet!
Very good question!!!
Have you tried to run that by them for a direct answer? I'd love to hear their 'reasoning'! A lady can be larger than the "average" (whatever that means) female, and still be in great shape...!
Nice streamlined fit
- Gender: Female
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I wore these shorts for the very first time at the Mag 7 Enduro MTB race in Moab. I love them. I found them to be very functional, stylish, and comfortable. These shorts are not as stretchy as the Caddoa. I own both styles of shorts (size medium) and the waist in the Norrie runs a tiny bit on the smaller side in comparison to the Caddoa. If you want a baggier fit, you will need to size up. I plan on wearing these shorts until they fall apart.
i heart yeti.
I am a devoted Tribe Member (on my 2nd yeti mtb) and I love representing my favorite Colorado bike. That aside, I am also very excited Yeti started making women's clothing, as I always drooled over the men's line. These are slim, sexy, durable and light. No chamois included. The Yeti turquoise pops. Order your regular size for a long, slim fit or size up for a baggier, DH look.