Built for the ride.
Sure, cutoff jeans are economical and work just fine for short-distance rides, but when you're in the saddle for more than a few minutes at a time, shorts actually designed for the rigors of riding make all the difference. That's where Chrome's new Folsom Shorts come in.
These shorts are made from the water-resistant, durable 4-way stretch Everest fabric, which means that they're going to pull sweat away from your skin and repel moisture at the exterior. In other words, you're going to stay dry, cool, and comfortable throughout your ride.
In terms of construction, Chrome cut the Folsoms specifically for riding. There's a five-bar webbing U-Lock holster, the rear pockets are "floating" to prevent chafing, the crotch is double-gusseted and seamless, and the shorts are sewn with a three-needle flatlock stitch throughout in order to prevent irritation. Your skin will thank you for leaving the cutoff dungarees in the closet.
Note: Chrome has updated the fit this season to be more true-to-size. So, if your old pair of Folsoms fit fine, you'll want to buy one size smaller this go-round.
- Casual style meets cycling-specific performance
- Everest 4-way stretch fabric moves with you
- Water-resistant for unpredictable weather
- Slim fit offers modern style
- Seamless double-layer crotch for comfort and durability
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- Q & A
Fit not quite right for me.
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 32"
- Height: 5'9"
- Weight: 165lbs
First, these seem like a really well-made pair of shorts. No complaints about the quality, and the "ink" color at least looks really good for a softshell material.
Not super pleased with the fit though, and writing this to help others out. First, the hips are kinda poofy. People mentioned this in reviews of previous versions of the shorts and it still holds true. It's because the front of the pocket doesn't lay flat. Minor but worth mentioning.
I'm 5'9" and the hem hits me in the middle of the kneecap with the 32" waist. More of a boardshort look than I was hoping for. Waist is pretty true to size... I wear 165 and 31" in Levi's, and the 32 is loose on me.
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
- Fit: True to size
I got these for my guy for biking to work in the summer, and he loves them. They have a nice, forgiving stretch to them, while still holding plenty of structure. You can tell they are made to last. He ends up wearing them casually all the time, since they're so stylish and comfortable. The perfect summer shorts!