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POC Essential XC Short - Men's


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    4 Reviews


    Steadfast staple for the go-fast crowd.

    One of the most versatile shorts in POC's line-up, the Men's Essential XC Short combines a pre-shaped design that's slightly less baggy than traditional trail offerings with a lightweight, stretchy fabric that's treated to repel light rain showers and puddle splashes on the trail. This pre-shaped design makes it an excellent choice for the swift pedaling of cross-country rides, seeing the rear is shorter for uncompromising movement and the knees are a bit longer to ensure full coverage. Toss them over your favorite padded liner short or pair them with a supportive spandex short for hours of continuous comfort when you're training or just riding for plain old fun.
    • Reliability and comfort for cross-country riders
    • Lightweight stretch fabric for uncompromising movement
    • Water-repellent finish beads off showers and splashes
    • Pre-shaped design allows for swift pedaling movements
    • Hook-and-loop waist adjusters provide a slip-free fit
    • Pockets sealed from the elements with YKK Vislon zips
    • Item #POC00CO

    Tech Specs

    lightweight stretch, water-repellent finish
    pre-shaped with longer knees
    2 zippered pockets
    hook-and-loop waist adjustment
    Recommended Use
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

    Tech Specs

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    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I like the shorts except for the waist. The waist is too large compared to the rest of the shorts and the velcro straps are pretty much useless. I had to sow additional velcro onto to the shorts to get them tight enough. After that I wore them all last season without issue. That being said I expected more from POC and I'll probably stear clear of their products in the future.

    Returned after one ride

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: M
    • Height: 5'11"
    • Weight: 170lbs

    Size medium was too big for my 32" waist. There are no belt loops and the velcro straps on the sides have limited range of adjustment. The fit was slim in the thighs, but the seat and crotch were so loose that they kept catching on the nose of my saddle and pulling the shorts down.