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Backcountry
Slickrock 9in Bike Short - Men's

4.909090909090909 out of 5 stars
11 Reviews
$99.00
Color:Aspen Green

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Why We Built The Backcountry Slickrock 9in Bike Short

"The lightweight fabric is perfect for the high temps during summer rides." —Gearhead® Expert Jessie


Whether we want to save some precious grams and show a little thigh or go from trail to town without changing our shorts, our Backcountry Slickrock 9in Short sits high atop our list of double-duty bike shorts. The 4-way stretch fabric and close-to-the-body fit give us full freedom of movement for tackling technical high alpine rock gardens and sandstone slickrock descents, while the integrated belt and waistband gripper ensure that our shorts stay put, no matter how rocky the trail gets.


Details

  • Lightweight trail shorts built for staying cool on daily rides
  • Stretchy recycled fabric doesn't limit our range of motion on techy sections
  • 9-inch inseam is perfect for trail-to-town adventures
  • DWR treatment helps fend off the water, mud, and dirt
  • Trim fit ensures that annoying saddle snags are a thing of the past
  • Integrated belt and silicone gripper dots hold waist in place
  • 50+ UPF rating provides protection from the sun's harmful rays
  • Fit to pair with the Backcountry MTB Liner Short
  • Item #BCCZ2QU
Responsible Collection
[face fabric] bluesign® APPROVED, Recycled/Repurposed
Material
85% recycled nylon, 15% spandex, PFC-free DWR treatment
Fit
semi-fitted
Inseam
9in
Pockets
2 zippered hand
Waist
integrated belt, internal silicone dot gripper
Venting
inner thigh laser perforations, hip laser perforations
UPF Rating
50+
Claimed Weight
6.9oz
Manufacturer Warranty
limited lifetime
Activity
trail, cross-country, gravel

Overall Rating

5 based on 11 ratings

Review Summary

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5 out of 5 stars

June 6, 2024

Great MTB/Casual shorts

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Size Bought:
M

I'm happy with my purchase, the fit is great, and I could wear the shorts even if not for mountain biking. They're so comfortable and breathable.

TK11
5 out of 5 stars

June 4, 2024

Best riding short!

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Size Bought:
Large

Love these shorts for mountain biking. The pockets in the front zip close so you can store your car keys without fearing loss. The waist clip is infinitely adjustable so you can get the best fit. Also, the fabric survives crashes, to which I can attest. I have had them for two years and the still look new.

Best Riding Short
5 out of 5 stars

May 13, 2024

Great shorts

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Size Bought:
Large
Height:
5' 10"
Weight:
200

I've used these a few times now and am quite happy with the shorts. I'm not a fan of long, really baggy shorts so these fit the bill perfect for me. Stretchy enough to be comfortable, but not so stretchy that they snag on the saddle. I really like the integrated belt on them too. The Aspen Green color is fantastic!

J. T73
5 out of 5 stars

May 4, 2024

The Perfect bike pants

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Size Bought:
Xl
Height:
6' 3"
Weight:
225

I have purchased a few of these and they are awesome. Well made with quality materials, great feel and fit. More importantly, they fit just right, not too tight and not too loose for my preference. These pants were earlier in the $40 to $50 range, however, they are $100 now. That would be my only mark against these bike shorts.

Admore W
5 out of 5 stars

April 12, 2024

Comfortable Shorts

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

I am 5'10", 150 lbs, size 31" waist and the Small size fit well. Shorts are very comfortable and seem to be well made. I like the way the belt works. Would recommend.

Dgeobiker
Competitivecyclist.com

Originally reviewed on Competitivecyclist.com

5 out of 5 stars

July 24, 2023

Great short

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Size Bought:
L
Height:
6' 2"
Weight:
205

Perfect short would like one more pocket in the rear

Matthew W
5 out of 5 stars

July 7, 2023

Great summer riding pants

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Size Bought:
L
Height:
5' 10"
Weight:
205

Posted the review just to help people out on fit, as pants for me are a nightmare. I'm 5'10 205 with 27" legs, so in a skinny pants world it's almost impossible to find a good fit. I have 32" waist butnsized up to large just for more room in the thigh, and the choice was right. The fit is good. Rides 2" above my knee and my inseam is 31" Material is very thin, like swim trunks. Stretch is excellent. Which is fine as I'll be riding in hot summer weather. Pockets are small but I only ever put a car key in them, and they zip shut, so I'm fine with it. Just fyi, the vents in the fly area come up pretty high, so if you're not wearing 5" or longer underwear you'll see some skin

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matt s
5 out of 5 stars

June 21, 2023

new favorite mtb shorts

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

I'm 5'8" 155 lbs, so the 9" inseam are perfect for me. These shorts are lightweight and comfortable. I went with a size small. I have two pair of these (10" inseam) in the previous style from Backcountry which I also like.

Steve C
Competitivecyclist.com

Originally reviewed on Competitivecyclist.com

K K20Gearhead
5 out of 5 stars

June 4, 2023

Great Shorts

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Size Bought:
Medium
Height:
5' 11"
Weight:
175

Super light weight and breathable. These shorts feel great and look just as good. There is plenty of room for a chamois but still high enough that you won't catch the crotch on your saddle. I will for sure be buying more of these in the future.

5 out of 5 stars

May 20, 2023

Great mtb shorts

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Size Bought:
s
Height:
5' 5"
Weight:
145

I’m very pleased with these shorts. They’re thin and light, and—most important to me—while they’re not form-fitting, they’re tidy enough to not get caught on the saddle nose, etc., when moving around. I’m between a small and a medium, bought both to try and stuck with the small for that reason. I think they’re nice looking. The snap-and-belt system at the waist is convenient and effective. It’s great that you can order them at any leg length you prefer—7, 9 or 11 inches. The zippered hip pockets are very well done. I try not to have anything in my shorts pockets when riding, but if I do put something in a pocket, I’m plenty happy to know it’s secure there. A back pocket would be convenient for after riding, but I can respect the decision to skip it for aesthetic, weight and functional reasons.

Paul L