Everybody knows that carbon is stiffer and lighter, but not many are aware that it makes an awesome liner short, too. Just kidding — Zoic's Carbon Men's Liner Short doesn't actually use carbon, but it does rock an Italian-made Cytech Elastic Interface MTB Performance chamois that helps your undercarriage stay comfortable on long rides and races. It's designed to be stretchy, moisture wicking, and anatomically padded, with different foams in different places for extra comfort and an ergonomic profile made for long days in the saddle. The chamois is sewn into a spandex mesh shell for stretch and breathability, and Zoic finished the Carbon off with little touches including reverse stitching to prevent chafing, a plush waistband, and gripper elastic inside the hem to keep the legs from riding up.
- Item #ZOI002D
- Q & A
- Fit: Runs large
- Size Bought: Medium
I can typically get a medium in most all shorts and end up with a solid fit. I ordered a medium in these(I wear a size 32 short usually) and they fit great in the waist, but they were loose on my thighs. I don't have massive legs but they aren't twigs by any means. I have a pretty athletic build. No bragging intended here but I can squat over 300 lbs if that gives you any reference that my legs should not be this skinny for these to not fit. I decided to not order the small because I think it would be too tight on my waist. Aside from that, the quality seems top notch and they look like a super comfortable liner.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: XL
Well made liner with high quality chamois. To date, this is the best liner I have tried in regards to breath-ability, comfort, and cut. I ordered the XL based on the size chart, I probably could have got away with a L (I'm a 36 waist) however the elastic does a good job at both the waist and quad of keeping everything in place.