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ZOIC Ether Short - Men's

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    The disappearing chamois.

    For all their breathability, wicking, ventilation, and performance design features, the removable, chamois-equipped liner may be the strongest argument in favor of Zoic's men's Ether Shorts. The chamois itself is the top-tier Zo-Tech insert, so when you're looking for in-saddle comfort, the Ether Shorts are the obvious choice.

    Equally obvious is the shorts' applicability to general outdoor activities, since — whether you're hiking, climbing, or just enjoying the out-of-doors — the liner and chamois come out and disappear into the ether. Or, you know, the sock drawer. The shorts are shot through with vents for cooling and include a full complement of pockets to properly provision your adventures.

    • DuraFlex material
    • Fusion Gusset inseam
    • Removable Zo-Tech chamois
    • Accommodates knee pads
    • 5 pockets
    • Media pocket with cable routing
    • Item #ZOI002I

    Tech Specs

    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime
    Recommended Use
    all-mountain, trail
    Venting
    Air-Flo mesh
    Waist
    elastic, hook-and-loop adjustable tabs
    Pockets
    2 front
    Chamois
    ZO-Tech
    Removable Liner
    yes
    Inseam
    12 in
    Fit
    regular
    Material
    [face fabric] DuraFlex (95% recycled polyester, 5% spandex), [gusset] 87% recycled polyester, 13% spandex), [liner] 91% recycled polyester, 9% spandex

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    Nice shorts, bit baggy

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium

    I am between sizes-- usually wear a 31 pant-- but they are adjustable and I like the liner. The materials feel nice and are very lightweight. Lots of pockets and clean lines!

    Favorite Pair of Bike Shorts

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: XL

    I picked these shorts up for a trip to Moab, UT and Fruita, CO recently and absolutely loved the fit/performance they offered me. They ended up being a comfortable, loose pair of shorts with the perfect amount of stretch. The padding was also comfortable and helped keep me on the saddle longer.

    I have a size 38 waist and the XL fit me fine. This is an excellent and quality pair of bike shorts for a great price compared to other companies producing bike shorts with padding. I love this company because they are all about biking so they can really focus on the quality of their products.

    Very Durable

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: XL

    These have become my go to MTB shorts - they fit perfect, have excellent pocket configuration and depth, are ultra durable and look great too. I prefer shorts that aren't super baggy and these fit the bill.

    Do you Pizza-Dope? Check these out!

    • Size Bought: Medium

    I was in need of some baggies. There are so many options out there- it could be overwhelming. I tried these on a whim and have been pleasantly surprised!

    - Pockets-WOOHOO (storing things!)
    - A variety of colors for all of your styling needs
    - Stretchy waist band for superb comfort. Accidentally ate a large pizza last night? Competing with Taco Tuesday? No biggie, throw these bad boys on and you're going to shred in style and comfort. 5'11 with fluctuation between 165-175 depending on current pizza intake conditions(CPIC)

    I liked everything but the fit

      Everything functional about these shorts was good, but I found the fit to be to my dislike. They were too baggy and long for my tastes and I know a lot of fans of this style of shorts.

      Great All round Biking/Hiking

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size

      Use these all the times mountain biking. The chamois makes riding a lot more comfortable. Even had a couple spills and they held up, no tears/rips. I've worn them with knee pads on a few descents and they fit over knee pads well.

      Remove the chamois and they turn into great hiking shorts. All around great shorts for outdoor adventures.

      One shorts to rule them all...

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Medium

      If I had to choose one shorts to take with me this will be it. Comfortable for all day riding (XC) and durable enough to handle the rough stuff (Enduro). The shorts are long enough to accommodate my POC VPD air knee pads. The color options are pretty extensive too so you can get a killer look while you climb or bomb down a mountain of choice. Truly amazed that Zoic was able to price it so cheap compared to the other MTB shorts out there (shh!). Don't take my word for it. Buy one to see for yourself that these shorts are the bees knees.

      One shorts to rule them all...

      Awesome shorts

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Medium

      I love these shorts. Lightweight fabric with pockets in all the right places. Only negative is liner padding which is a bit bulky at first but I'm guessing will soften after washing and use. I am 5'11", 165# and the medium is a perfect fit.

      Sham-wow!

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Medium

      These were my first pear of chamois/shammy shorts, and I love them. I wear these shorts for every ride, and they are a solid performer. I even took a digger at 29 MPH, which ripped open my elbow, but the shorts only got a small 1" tear in them. On colder days, I wear the chamois under my long pants: the best solution for maximum comfort.

      Best short ever!

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: Runs small
      • Size Bought: M

      This is my 2nd Ether short, I´m 20-30 waist and the M fits perfect. It would fit a 32 no problem since it is adjustable. Great material, a lot of zippered compartments. Not too short or too large, just at the knee. Very durable and the colors are still as new. The price/value ratio of this short is great. I have some Fox and TLD, but my next short will be another Ether.

      Great shorts

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size

      Bought these for MTB, they're perfect, nice lightweight but durable. I've only had for a few weeks but have worn them over a dozen times. The inner liner padding was a bit weird for me, so I removed it. Would definitely recommend.

      Great quality

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: L

      I order this ones cause they look pretty cool, but my main concern was about sizing, cause usually biking gear tends to be a bit small. I'm usually 33 in everything, but due to that I order a size L to play it safe, and they fit just fine, maybe a bit loose, but with the straps it has on the belt you can adjust it.

      top quality, diverse uses

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: small

      Bought these for my son who uses them as both urban cycling shorts and as active hiking shorts without the chamois. Removable chamois is great and material is high quality. Would purchase again.

      Love Them

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Medium

      Have been a fan of Fox shorts for years; however it seems like their quality has gone down over the last year. Did some research and came across these. The Zoic Ether are my new go to mtb shorts. Lightweight material seems very durable. Love the multiple pockets. These look good on and off the bike too. Was skeptical of the liner based on other review comments; however I think it feels comfortable and does the job intended.

      My GoTo shorts - biking or not

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Large

      I love these shorts, fit is right, true to size too. The pockets even face the right way so when you are riding all your stuff does not fall out. This is my second pair, and I will be buying more.

      Great product

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Medium

      This is a great product, even better for sunny days because it is pretty lightly, there is a lot of pockets, and the straps are great for the perfect adjustment, maybe you want to check one size up, but like i said, maybe. The price is great and i know that im going to use this shorts for a long long time.

      Fantastic trail shorts!

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Medium

      I take these shorts on both road and mountain bike rides (mostly the latter) and can attest that the fabric is breathable while being very tough! I've taken my share of spills while mountain biking through these shorts on all kinds of terrain and have yet to see any frayed or damaged fabric from these shorts. I purchased the medium and the elastic around the waist creates a nice fit as well as the Velcro buckles around the sides. I would definitely purchase these again if I ever wore these shorts out!

      I don't have a problem wearing them in warm temps (read: I've ridden in 85 - 90 degree weather before without a problem) and I tend to be highly affected by heat. That said, the padded shorts liner it comes with may be a bit warm, but if you had another liner with the shorts (or no liner for that matter) these would be great.