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Backcountry Empire Bike Short - Women's

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    Empire Bike Short

    When you've reached the top of a trail system, looking out over the landscape feels as though you're surveying your kingdom. The Backcountry Empire Bike Shorts are designed to make your reign a comfortable one, by providing the high-performance coverage you need to cruise through berms, crank up steep climbs, and confidently tackle drops and jumps.

    Freedom of motion is key when you're navigating technical terrain, so the Empire features four-way stretch construction that allows you to shift as-needed throughout your ride. The waistband features hook-and-loop tabs which let you customize the waist for a secure fit, while a silicone gripper maintains its position without squeezing. The lightweight material is deceptive, as it allows plenty of airflow yet still withstands the abuse of overgrown trails and the occasional spill. The smooth fabric slides over your skin softly as you change directions, and interfaces with your knee-pads without snagging. Built for riding in varied conditions, the Empire has a DWR treatment to shed splashes of mud and light showers, while laser-cut holes maximize ventilation to prevent overheating in clear weather.

    • Backcountry Exclusive
    • Mountain bike shorts for shredding singletrack
    • Four-way stretch construction ensures freedom of motion
    • Durable weave withstands the abrasive nature of the trail
    • DWR finish sheds splashes and precipitation
    • Hook-and-loop tabs customize the waist fit
    • Laser-cut ventilation holes keep you cool on warmer days
    • Silicone gripper holds the waistband position
    • Zippered cargo pockets for tools, snacks, and essentials
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    Tech Specs

    Material
    88% nylon, 12% spandex
    Fit
    regular
    Inseam
    11.5in
    Pockets
    2 hand, 2 zippered cargo
    Waist
    hook-and-loop tabs
    Recommended Use
    downhill, enduro, trail
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

    Tech Specs

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    Finally a Short That Fits!

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    I am 5’4” and have very athletic legs. I do Crossfit as well as mountain bike and snowboard so finding bottoms (especially bike shorts) that fit my thick thighs but smaller waist is typically impossible. These shorts not only fit me but are comfortable and allow me a full range of motion (which is rare!). I’m excited to spend this mountain bike season in them.

    Everything I want in a bike short!

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    So I have tried a lot of different brands with varying lengths, weights, styles, etc. and these are sure to become my go-to shorts.

    FIT - I am 5'4, 123lbs with an athletic build. I have trouble finding shorts/pants that are snug enough in the waist and roomy enough in the thighs/hips. I have these in a small and the waist is a little loose when I first pull them on, BUT the hook and loop tabs allow me to cinch it in for a perfect, secure fit - no gaping space between my shorts and my lower back. I might have been able to get away with an XS because of the four-way stretch but I prefer the extra room for my quads/hips! SPEAKING of the four-way stretch: It's everything. These allow me to move freely in any direction no matter how hard I'm pushing and they don't ride up my thighs while I'm pedaling either (PET PEEVE). I can climb for miles or squat on the ground to fix my chain without feeling at all restricted.

    MATERIAL - Already covered the four way stretch, but wanted to mention the weight. These are heavy enough to feel like they'll protect my skin if I go down, but not so much that they're too hot for long summer rides. They also have build in ventilation to help with the latter.

    POCKETS - THEY HAVE POCKETS! AND they aren't bulky and unflattering against the outer thigh.

    AESTHETIC - The design is attractive and clean. The fit is flattering and the coral blue is MY FAVORITE.

    Highly recommend. As I stated I've tried lots of different brands and I tend to pick and choose what I'll wear based on weather, duration, etc. - but these seem like they'll do it all. Excited to put them to the test this season.