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Backcountry
Slickrock 9in Bike Short - Women's

4.071428571428571 out of 5 stars
14 Reviews
$99.00
Color:Bistre

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Why We Built The Backcountry Slickrock 9in Bike Short

"When temps are high, these are my go-to shorts. I love how light and stretchy the fabric is." —Gearhead® Expert Jo


Drawing inspiration from the miles of sandstone trail right in our backyard, our Backcountry Slickrock 9in Bike Shorts are built for hot weather rides that demand maximum mobility. The lightweight, 4-way stretch fabric helps wick away moisture to keep us dry on our all-day singletrack adventures, and laser cut ventilation along the inner thigh gives us some extra airflow when the pace and the temps start to climb.


Details

  • Lightweight trail shorts for desert adventures and post-work loops
  • Stretchy recycled fabric won't restrict movement through techy sections
  • DWR treatment helps fend off water, mud, and dust
  • Close-to-the-body fit reduces saddle snags and matches body movements
  • Articulated hip and high back rise offer coverage and comfort in the attack position
  • 9in inseam provides extra protection against trailside brush
  • Integrated belt and waistband gripper lock in a secure fit
  • 50+ UPF rating helps protect our legs from the sun's harmful rays
  • Item #BCCZ2QG
Responsible Collection
[face fabric] bluesign® APPROVED, Recycled/Repurposed
Material
[bistre, kalamata, black] 85% recycled nylon, 15% spandex, PFC-free DWR treatment, [other colorways] 85% recycled nylon, 15% spandex, C6 DWR treatment
Fit
slim
Inseam
9in
Pockets
2 zippered hand
Waist
integrated belt, internal silicone dot gripper
Venting
inner thigh laser perforations, rear waistband laser perforations
UPF Rating
50+
Claimed Weight
6.1oz
Manufacturer Warranty
limted lifetime
Activity
cross-country, trail

Overall Rating

4 based on 14 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 0 reviews
2 Stars - 2 reviews
3 Stars - 3 reviews
4 Stars - 1 reviews
5 Stars - 8 reviews

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5 out of 5 stars

July 10, 2024

Cute and comfy

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Size Bought:
S
Weight:
120

Love these shorts! They fit well and are flattering. They are higher waisted than some of the other shorts I tried on which I like. They have a little belt you can adjust but they are pretty snug on me already. The only slightly weird thing about them is they have lots and lots of holes for breathability which are a little awkward if you don't wear a chamois underneath. I'll buy more when they come out with more colors.

Rachel G
4 out of 5 stars

June 3, 2024

Runs very small

Size Bought:
M
Height:
5' 6"
Weight:
155

I’m a true medium and couldn’t not even get these to button. It seems every year they redesign these shorts and they get smaller. Nice material and better clasp than years past, but size up.

malloryhoots m
3 out of 5 stars

May 19, 2024

I want these to work

Size Bought:
M
Height:
5' 5"
Weight:
150

I love these shorts. Except not for me. Not purchase every time. I have tried this same style on on three seasons in a row, hoping the fit would change. I love everything everything about them, except for the fit on me. I’ve never bought a pair bc they aren’t right. Fabric (lightweight, stretchy, seemingly durable) and design are so awesome. Fit: more for someone with hourglass figure. The waist is too tight, or the hips are too large. @Backcountry: could you make same short with alternative fits?

Dan4871293 D
5 out of 5 stars

March 3, 2024

lightweight

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Size Bought:
XXL
Height:
5' 8"
Weight:
220

These are the lightest and most comfortable pair of mountain bike shorts I have ever owned. Will be buying them in other colors. Sizing was perfect

MEGAN S
2 out of 5 stars

December 20, 2023

Ride Up

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Size Bought:
m
Height:
5' 7"
Weight:
140

These are cute shorts and fit well. But when riding, they ride up your leg and bunch up. So not comfortable. I hate to send them back, but I can't ride with shorts like this.

Kristine A
3 out of 5 stars

October 11, 2023

Runs Small

Size Bought:
Small
Height:
5' 3"
Weight:
129

The Small feels like an XS. Definity size up in this size, but the material isn't as nice as the 11" version, there isn't as much strech/give to the fabric when moving your legs around. Will be returning.

Amanda M
5 out of 5 stars

September 9, 2023

These are great shorts I love them!

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Size Bought:
l
Height:
5' 10"
Weight:
165

I love these shorts. They are the best of the summer! I love the colors - I get compliments on all of them. Yes I said "all of them" because I have bought three pairs, and now plan to go buy the other two I didn't buy yet. I love the pockets, my phone and small wallet and keys fit! And when they are zipped, the shorts look sleek. I mostly wear these shorts for Pickleball, and I also ride Mountain Bike, hike, boat, kayak. These are great for all activities. I read another review of someone that matches my size and she found they didn't fit her. I bought size L (I'm 5-10 and weigh roughly 165). yes they are tight around the waist but hey I need to drop a couple of pounds and it doesn't impact the comfort. I was hesitant at first because of the little bumps they put in the back but I've not even noticed them.

barbara H
2 out of 5 stars

August 25, 2023

Wanted to love them

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Size Bought:
XL
Height:
5' 10"
Weight:
170

I loved the green color. I am usually a large in most pants but based on reviews I ordered the XL. I was able to get them on, but talk about camel toe! There is so much extra fabric in the crotch area! Like, maybe more for a man? So I went out on a limb and ordered the L. I could barely get it over my butt, and once I attempted to button them, no way! There is no stretch to these at all. Bummed but I had to send both of them back. Will have to try a different brand!

Whitney M
3 out of 5 stars

August 14, 2023

Oddly Big in the Legs

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Size Bought:
L
Height:
5' 9"
Weight:
165

I really wanted to like these based on the other reviews. I'm 5'9'' and 165 pounds. I normally go between a size M and L, but based on the previous reviews I went with a L. They fit great around the waist, and were snug but not tight, but the legs were huge! I don't have big hips, and it's almost as if these were built for people for much bigger hips and quads (women specific things tend to have this hip room, I know), but the leg room was excessive. It felt like the waist was a M and the legs were an XL. It might just be the fit for me and my body, but if you have a slender build, beware! They did seem like really quality shorts though!

lat4992288 l
5 out of 5 stars

August 7, 2023

Love the Fabric!

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Size Bought:
Medium
Height:
5' 6"
Weight:
140

I bought these shorts on four colors, just on a whim, and I’m glad I did! They wear really well all day on a bike. Love the stretch fabric and the cut; even the high waist is comfortable, and the 9 inch length is just right. The legs stay in place and don’t hike way up as I pedal. I appreciate the well-placed series of vent hikes too. So happy with these shorts I wear them off the bike too!

Beth M