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Backcountry Slickrock Bike Short - Men's

$79.95
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Why We Built The Slickrock Bike Short

When we're riding technical lines in Moab or Sedona, we need a short that won't restrict movement and that can keep us comfortable through the tightest sections. We built the Slickrock Bike Shorts using a stretchy synthetic blend, providing excellent freedom of movement so we can maneuver through the Porcupine Rim Notch, or just the line for a post-ride burger and shake.

  • Backcountry Exclusive
  • Lightweight and flexible bike shorts ready for any trail
  • 4-way stretch fabric keeps you moving while wicking moisture
  • Silicone waist and built-in belt lock in a secure fit
  • Two zippered hand pockets keep important items nearby
  • Strategic ventilation fights back against overheating
  • Non-baggy performance fit is ideal for long days in the saddle
  • Item #BCCZ29C

Responsible Collection
Recycled/Repurposed
Material
4-way stretch (85% recycled nylon, 15% spandex), DWR treatment
Fit
performance
Inseam
10in
Waist
internal belt
Claimed Weight
[medium] 1lb 6oz
Recommended Use
cross-country, trail

Tech Specs

What do you think about this product?

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>Rating: 4

Almost perfect

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size

Lifelong roadie here, these were my first pair of MTB shorts after my riding buddies wouldn't stop making fun of me showing up to the trailhead in lycra... I like everything about them, except they are about 1" too long for me (the Zoic Ether 9" are perfect in that sense). And I also don't love the velcro waist closure instead of a button. Other than that, they are well-made and lightweight, and they have been comfortable and durable. I used my actual measurements for waist and hip and they fit true to size. Highly recommended if you are looking for some nice shorts that won't break the budget!

>Rating: 5

Shorts made from Magic Material

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Small
Height
5` 5"
Weight
145 lbs

I was given this product by Backcountry, but this review is my personal opinion. I got to demoed last year's version of this bike short and this version they improved it by fixing the 1 bad thing about the previous version. The added built-in belt-lock has helped tremendously with the fix. Once again, the short's material feels amazing (I can sleep in this material) and really light weight. The material dries really quick, so when I got wet on my ride, I was dried by the time I got back to my car. I rode in the mountains early in the MTB season when there was still some snow and mud. When my ride was over, I was covered in mud all over my skin and shoes, but no mud was found on these shorts. I was amazed!

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>Rating: 5

Lightweight and breathable

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
large
Height
6` 3"
Weight
190 lbs

Big fan of these, material is stretchy and very lightweight. Full on summer isn't here yet but I rode on an 85degree day and they felt a lot better than the other heavier shorts I own. slightly shorter inseam fits a little above the knee on me. measured 10in inseam on size large. only issue I could see is the pockets don't feel super durable, if you ride with your phone or something heavy in there. will see how they hold up

>Rating: 4

Nice Shorts

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
medium
Height
5` 11"
Weight
175 lbs

I took a chance on these shorts since it seems I constantly need a new pair. The fabric is great. Stretchy and light. It will not protect when you crash but it will be really nice on the marathon XC rides on hot summer days. The fit is excellent and seems to match well with the sizing chart- at least for the medium shorts. (I wear a size 34 in Fox Ranger and a size 32 in the TLD skyline shorts for reference). I like the style. The pockets are nicely done and my giant phone fits well. the zippers are reasonable quality. Stitching looks good. The silicone keeps the shorts in place at the back of the waist. So far so good but-- A couple of thoughts. Since stretchy MTB shorts often fail at the buttons, Backcountry opted for a velcro closure where a button usually sits. No buttons. No big deal- just wasn't expecting that. There is also an integrated woven belt with a very flimsy feeling (but so far effective) plastic clasp. Looks like it came off my Jansport backpack from middle school. Also no big deal for me since it still looks OK (Jansport is cool) and the shorts fit me so well that the belt is not needed to hold things in place. As long as the velcro / plastic buckle closure system lasts I have an awesome pair of shorts. I'm very happy with the purchase and performance and at this point I would buy them again. But I took off 1 star because I'm a little concerned about the long-term durability of the closure system. I'll try to circle back in 6 months with a longer term review

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What’s the length of size large?

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what to order fro 31-32" waist size

Hey there, the small should work for you. the fabric is very stretchy.

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Do these come with a liner?

Hey Andrew, These shorts do not come with a liner. We do make a covert liner bib short that you could buy to compliment the slick rock bike short.