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PEARL iZUMi Sugar 5 Short - Women's

$65.00

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Why We Like The Sugar 5 Short

Whether we're enduring scorching temperatures indoors at spin class, or powering through unrelenting heat in the peak of summer, we're sure to crave a little respite. Meet the Sugar 5in Short from Pearl Izumi. This short-short provides lightweight fabric that's designed to usher away perspiration, and a shorter inseam for a little less coverage when we crave feeling the wind on our thighs.

  • Pearl's shortest short for scorching summer sprints
  • SELECT Transfer fabric is stretchy and highly breathable
  • Power mesh stretch pockets offer storage small essentials
  • SELECT Escape women's chamois cushions sit bones from jarring roads
  • BioViz elements provide a reflective boost for low-light rides
  • Wide waistband elevates comfort
  • Item #PLZO89C

Material
SELECT Transfer
Fit
form-fitting
Inseam
5in
Chamois
SELECT Escape 1:1
Reflective
BioViz accents
Claimed Weight
[medium] 4.7oz
Manufacturer Warranty
lifetime
Activity
road cycling

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>Rating: 4

Run small

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
Medium
Height
5` 7"
Weight
125 lbs

I really like these shorts but they do run small. I ordered a medium after reading other reviews. I would not want these a millimeter smaller. I have a pair of traditional Peral Izumi bike shorts in a small and the medium Sugar 5 Short is snugger than the small pair. My guess is a large would be too big, but the large was out of stock so not an option when I ordered. I like the shorter short as I don't end up with a weird tan line gap when I wear regular shorts.

>Rating: 5

Cycling Shorts

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
XL
Height
5` 6"
Weight
170 lbs

I really like these shorts but did order the size up from what I usually wear. They fit just right. The pad is nice and cushiony for the bumpy roads I ride on. They stay in place and I have not had any issue with them riding up on me.

>Rating: 5

Cycling Shorts

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
XL
Height
5` 6"
Weight
170 lbs

I really like these shorts but did order the size up from what I usually wear. They fit just right. The pad is nice and cushiony for the bumpy roads I ride on. They stay in place and I have not had any issue with them riding up on me.

>Rating: 2

Meh - I thought i would love them

Size Bought
L
Height
6` 1"
Weight
163 lbs

I have an older model of these in black same size which i love. I got the same size again and hate the feel and fit of these ones in blue. I kept having to pull my shorts down the entire ride as they would ride up constantly. They felt tight and not right. it felt like I had on booty shorts - am i doing this wrong?! I wasnt impressed and miss the old model of sugar shorts :(

>Rating: 5

Great biking shorts

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size

I love the shorter length option for biking shorts as they look cute and are very functional! Excellent padding and no chaffing or riding up. I would air on the side of sizing up if you are between sizes.

>Rating: 5

Good length

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
Small
Height
5` 9"
Weight
126 lbs

I was really concerned when I ordered these right before a trip that they would be too small, but they fit well. I had an older pair of bike shorts from this brand in a size small and so that's what I went with, not sure if that was the right choice based on other reviews. It's always confusing to gauge the correct size if you're even a bit tall because size charts scale the weight up too, hence me leaving a review in the event it helps someone. (Just double-checked the size chart and if I just based my size off of that (waist/hips) I would have ordered the XS, so I guess measure yourself after a large meal, or go up one size.) I like the length of these – long enough that your legs don't rub against the saddle, but short enough to be stylish, as stylish as padded shorts can be. Hah. And they stay in place. The little credit card mesh pockets on the sides could be redesigned. Maybe a bit deeper or some sort of snap/velcro at the top. Somehow I didn't end up losing any cards, but way too many times I looked down after riding for a bit and realized I forgot to put them away and they were about 50% out of the pocket. So, if you're easily distracted, just don't use the pockets.

>Rating: 4

Runs small

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
Small
Height
5` 7"
Weight
125 lbs

I should have listened to the other reviews because these definitely run small. I always wear a small for shorts and I have pretty thin legs so I didn't want the shorts to be loose. However they were much too tight and very uncomfortable, especially around the waist. Bummer cause they seem nice otherwise!

>Rating: 5

Best cycling shorts ever!!

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
Medium
Height
5` 4"
Weight
120 lbs

I ride mountain bikes and have lots of different types of shorts and pants. These are by far my favorite shorts. They are so comfy, never ride up or bunch up, and have plenty of cushioning. I also love the length, much more flattering than the traditional long women’s bike shorts. I am so glad I found these and have two pairs. I hope they keep making them forever! I normally wear a XS or Small, but ordered the Medium and they fit perfectly. Please order a size up! Backcountry has always been a great, reliable company to order from too.

>Rating: 5

Best shorts... size up!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
Med
Height
5` 4"
Weight
125 lbs

Glad I read the review to size up. Never do I ever order a medium in anything. So happy I did with these shorts. In love. Hard to find 5 in shorts that don’t bunch and have great padding. These fit the bill. I’m 5’4” 125 and will be reordering more! Excellent customer service and fast shipping. Win!

>Rating: 3

way too small

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
m
Height
5` 7"
Weight
136 lbs

disappointed that a medium is too small because I typically wear a medium in shorts. now there aren't any shorts left in my size. will be returning.

>Rating: 5

So comfy and cute!!!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
Runs large
Size Bought
medium
Height
5` 7"
Weight
150 lbs

I love these shorts for super long rides!!!!! I got a new saddle and that still wasn't enough so I purchased a pair of these and I refuse to wear anything else now!!! I'm ordering 4 more pairs!!!!!!! I love the look also. I hate long grandma shorts and these are adorable!