Give a kid a chance.
Don't send Junior out into the wild in a pair of cutoff jean shorts and expect him to fall in love with mountain biking. That's more than unrealistic; it's just mean. ZOIC scaled-down its best-selling short, the Ether, so that the little rippers of the world would have a chance to ride in comfort. The Ether Jr. is a full-featured mountain bike short that will keep him riding longer and more comfortably and get him hooked on mankind's healthiest addiction.
The whole body of the Ether Jr. is made with a synthetic material that pulls moisture away from your skin to keep you dry and comfortable. A Fusion Gusset inseam further increases the short's range of motion and eliminates seat hang-ups. The Ether also comes with plenty of pockets–two front, two thigh, and one back– so you have plenty of room for your essentials. There's even a dedicated media pocket for your phone or MP3 player with a headphone cord control grommet and loop to avoid snags.
As far as fit is concerned, the Ether's cuffs fall right at the knee. The leg holes are loose enough that they don't interfere with knee pads. ZOIC also included waist adjustments so you can really dial the fit to your exact specifications. The flat front waistband is secured with a standard zip-and-snap closure.
ZOIC Ether Jr. Mountain Bike Shorts come in sizes S through XX-Large. They are available in Black and Castle.
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- Q & A
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- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
The quality of this short seems to be really great. However, the picture shows it coming with a separate liner, and that was not included. The shorts also run very small. Our child weighs 94 pounds- which is technically in the Large category for this short but I ordered the Extra Large to make sure he had room to grow. The XL barely fit. Returning these shorts. It's too bad, I'm having a hard time finding a kids mountain bike short with a liner.