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POC Essential Enduro Short - Men's

$99.95

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Essential Enduro Short

Perform at your best on hotter trail rides and midsummer race days with the POC Essential Enduro Short. Constructed from a lightweight stretch material that offers effective wicking and quick drying, these shorts keep you cool, dry, and comfortable—even when temperatures approach triple digits. The enduro-specific fit is pre-shaped for optimal comfort with knee pads, and the shorts feature reinforcements at the rear to prevent them from getting shredded in a crash. An elastic waist band with adjustable hook-and-loop tabs ensures a precision fit, while two zippered side pockets provide secure storage of your belongings.

  • Mountain bike shorts made for enduro and trail riding
  • Lightweight, breathable fabrics keep you cool and dry
  • Stretch nylon construction for comfort and durability
  • Pre-shaped fit won't interfere with knee pads
  • Rear reinforcement helps prevent tearing in a crash
  • Mesh liner improves ventilation and comfort
  • Water-repellent treatment helps shed mud and rain
  • Strategically placed seams ensure freedom of movement
  • Item #POC00E8

Material
[face fabric] stretch nylon, [lining] mesh
Fit
relaxed
Removable Liner
no, integrated mesh lining
Pockets
2 zippered side pockets
Waist
elastic waist band with adjustable hook-and-loop straps
Recommended Use
enduro, trail
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

Tech Specs

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>Rating: 5

Nice shorts, ran small for me

Familiarity:
I returned this product before using it
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
S
Height
6` 1"
Weight
163 lbs

Mostly commenting on size. Fabric seems light and tough and they're easy to move in but I haven't owned then long enough to comment on durability. I ordered a small and returned for medium. I'm usually a 32 waist, sometimes a 31 or 30, so that seemed like a good match for small. The shorts would button up but too tight and I couldn't live with the resulting muffin top.

>Rating: 5

Perfect fit

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
S
Height
5` 10"
Weight
150 lbs

Shorts have a great polished slim fit with enough length to prevent any knee gap with your pads. Velcro waist band dials down the fit. The two pockets fit my iPhone Pro Max and a wallet when popping into the store. Perfect!

>Rating: 5

Love the fit and material

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Medium
Height
6` 3"
Weight
185 lbs

I was hesitant to try these because earlier versions seemed to have sizing issues, but the new crop fit bang on. I typically wear a 32" or 33" waist, and the POC mediums are right on the money. Along the same lines, I usually wear 34" inseam pants, and these shorts fall just below my kneecaps. They pair really well with POC VPD Air knee pads, if you're wondering. They don't hang-up at all. The fit and feel are very similar to Pearl Izumi Summit shorts... a nice stretchy and light softshell material with a trimmer cut. Glad I bought 'em!

>Rating: 4

Single-track shorts

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Large
Height
6` 2"
Weight
215 lbs

Well made shorts. Pretty true to size in the waist, but the thighs are slimmer than I would prefer. Length goes to mid knee.

>Rating: 4

Everyday Styling

These shorts look and feel great. I like the tight fit and use them for shorter lighter rides.

>Rating: 5

Great Shorts

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Medium
Height
5` 10"
Weight
155 lbs

True to size fit. Light material. Perfect length.

>Rating:

What's the sizing on the 2020 shorts like? Previous models seemed to run small judging from reviews. I'm a 32-33" waist, so it looks like a medium would fit the bill, but wanted to check...