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ZOIC Ether Shorts + Essential Liner - Men's

$90.00
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Ether Shorts + Essential Liner

The ZOIC Ether Shorts are a mash-up of high-tech features, fantastic comfort, and understated style, and as per all ZOIC offerings, it's made of recycled materials wherever possible. With a strong polyester shell and UPF 50+ rating, the exterior protects for a full day out on trail. The chamois, called the Zo-Tech, is Zoic's highest-quality, multi-level, stretch chamois made with recycled polyester to cushion impact and reduce vibrations in the saddle. The liner is also fully removable to enhance the versatility of the Ether. The Fusion Gusset inseam increases the short's range of motion and eliminates seat hang-ups, while vents below the waistband in the back and down the legs promote airflow so you can stay cool on hot days of riding. The Ether also comes with plenty of pockets — two front, two thigh, and one back — so you have plenty of room for your essentials. There's even a dedicated media pocket for your phone or music player with a headphone cord control grommet and loop to avoid snags.

  • Comfortable baggies plus a removable chamoised liner
  • DuraFlex material protects from trails abrasions and cancels out harmful rays
  • Fusion Gusset inseam enhances mobility so you won't be limited
  • Roomy fit accommodates knee pads without chaffing
  • Ample pockets for stashing tools, tickets, and goodies
  • Item #ZOI002I

Material
[face fabric] 95% polyester, 5% spandex, [insert] 87% nylon, 13% spandex, [liner] 95% polyetser, 5% spandex
Fit
loose
Inseam
12in
Removable Liner
Zoic Essential
Chamois
Zoic Comfort
Pockets
2 hand, 2 zippered thigh, 1 zippered rear, 1 zippered side
Waist
elastic, hook-and-loop
Venting
mesh inserts
UPF Rating
50+
Recommended Use
cross-country, enduro, trail
Manufacturer Warranty
lifetime

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>Rating: 5

Boyfriend Loves These

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
M
Height
6` 0"
Weight
180 lbs

Bought these for the BF because his other pair he's wore to death (same brand). They look really good on him (like a lot of things ;)), they fit him well, and he can take out the liner or wear the liner with a different pair of shorts if needed. So for that, I call it a 2-fer!. Wait there's more... they also provide UPF 50+ protection so they keep my mans skin safer than most shorts.

>Rating: 4

Shorts

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

Shorts are very comfortable, both the baggy shorts and liners. The fastening apparatus needs to be beefed up. One of the snaps broke first time I unsnapped it. Straps on shorts and corresponding loops on liner shorts need to be stronger. Customer service on replacing shorts was excellent and quick.

>Rating: 5

Great Shorts

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
M
Height
5` 9"
Weight
160 lbs

Good fit. Like that liner is removable. Plenty of pockets

>Rating: 5

Good shorts

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

Fits true to size. Comfortable chamois and not constricting. Pockets seem to have plenty of space for phone and other items.

>Rating: 4

My favorite MTB shorts of all time

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
Medium
Height
6` 2"
Weight
180 lbs

These shorts were the first chamois shorts I ever owned, and they have since become the only shorts that I use to ride. The included liner is simple and very comfortable, the shorts are light and fit well, the amount of pockets is ideal and the zippers are key for not losing important items - keys, phone, etc. The only issue I have ever had with these shorts is tearing one of the zippered pockets. The pocket still works, but I have to be careful not to make it worse. I will continue to buy these same shorts in the future. They are my favorite MTB shorts of all time!

>Rating: 2

ZIPPER

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

Fit great. Liked pockets and liner. Zipper sucked. Blew out after a few months

>Rating: 2

Mt

Liked the fit and quality but zippers are poor. After a half season the zíper blew out. Do not recommend

>Rating: 1

hate them

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Height
6` 1"
Weight
195 lbs

too much, non breathable, loose, not flexible material. Get caught on seat frequently. Zippers all seized

>Rating: 5

Great fit & pockets

Size Bought
Medium
Height
5` 11"
Weight
165 lbs

I’ve had these shorts for two years and worn on dozens of rides. Like the fit, not baggy and not too long. Unlike others, I’ve had no problems with the zippers. Substantial, quality material. Padded insert just so so, but what do you expect, Castelli quality padding? I wear road shorts underneath instead.

>Rating: 5

Great value for money

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

Recommend for everyone, very comfortable and great fit.

>Rating: 5

Not your cheap pair of shorts (updated)

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Size Bought
m
Height
5` 10"
Weight
160 lbs

Having always had cheap shorts these are a major upgrade. What a difference in wicking, breathability and comfort. Also the zippers seem to be flawless, which cheaper shorts always seem to have issues with. Nothing more frustrating than going pack less and worrying about loosing your key. Get a color you can wear while not biking, you'll want to wear them more. I've used for kayaking, biking, and day trips and they have been holding up great. Over 50miles of single track miles on them, look like new. 5-10 160lb 32 jeans and I fit the medium. They have an adjustable waistband but they are snug all the way loose. Length is just above my knee and the pad is the best fitting I have ever worn. Likely going to buy another pair next Backcountry sale. Update after a few years: Still holding up great but looks like the price as gone WAY up. I wouldn't spend 90$ a pair on these. The black ones are preferred as the light brown ones always look like I peed myself after sweating in the summer.

>Rating: 4

Zoic is sending replacement shorts

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

Material is perfect for contact with saddle. No belt loops is a major flaw. . Liner padding is excellent (feels weird until worn on bike)...much better than my old liner. After four rides one of the front pockets already has a hole, Zoic is sending replacement. Outstanding customer service.

>Rating: 5

Highly recommend

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

I love the liner design. Very functional and comfortable. Also I really like the outer shell. Having pockets is a big plus.

>Rating: 5

Favorite bike + shorts.

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

Bought these for biking. Lots of zip pockets for any junk I haul. Took them down to the Green River where we used the bikes for shuttle for a river run. took out the liner and used em as river shorts. Thumbs up.

>Rating: 5

Great Upgrade

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

I originally thought that buying the cheapest mountain bike shorts would be adequate until I bought these. Material is much more breathable and comfortable, doesn't stick to seat yet not too slippery. great pockets, improvement in chamois, true to size, adjustable waist, washes well. Look no further.

Thank you for your review Dan! We really appreciate your feedback. Cheers, Jean

>Rating: 3

Decent, but could be better

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

These are nice pants and reasonably comfortable. Pockets are well thought out and secure. I especially like the front pockets. They are fairly deep and the top access is cut at a more horizontal angle, so stuff doesn’t fall out every time you sit down. I can put my cell phone in there and know that it’s not going to disappear during my ride. I do have a few issues with these pants, however. First, I have the 12” inseam version and wish it was a little longer. I now see that they have come out with a 13” version. So, that issue seems to be resolved. Second, the snap closure on the front of the pants is way too puny. Even though it has a tiny piece of velcro to help reduce stress on the snap and keep it closed, it still comes undone at random times. This situation is exacerbated by my third issue with these pants - NO belt loops! Having a belt would likely reduce the stress on the front snap, so the pants wouldn’t pop open. I don’t think I’ve ever had a pair of pants, that relied solely on elastic for waste support, that actually fit properly and stayed in place. These are no exception. And, if you like to carry something on your belt, while you are hiking/riding (Leatherman tool or whatever), the elastic/velcro system is not adequate. How difficult would it be to include a few belt loops? In fact, I would be quite happy to ditch the Velcro adjuster system for some real belt loops. If there were belt loops, I think I could give these pants 4/5 stars. As it is, the belt loop issue is a deal breaker for me, as far as purchasing another pair of these pants.

>Rating: 5

nice

Familiarity:
I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

The shorts fit awesome and the liner helps on long rides. all the pockets are awesome....

>Rating: 5

Fantastic shorts

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
medium
Height
5` 6"
Weight
135 lbs

I am totally digging these shorts. They are super comfy, especially the chamois. They breath well and are very durable.

>Rating: 5

New favorite shorts

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
3XL
Height
6` 2"
Weight
285 lbs

These shorts are a perfect fit very breathable lots of pockets and a super nice feel. I have bought 2 more colors since. I do a lot of trail riding during the week so there great for what I need them to do.

>Rating: 3

Great short but has size flaw

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
Medium
Height
5` 8"
Weight
157 lbs

This is an awesome short, but the removable chamois is smaller than the short. I love the feel and features of the short, but I had to trade out the removable chamois with one that fits me. The chamois waist was easily an inch smaller than the short waist. Other than that i would order the short again. I gave the chamois to my 15 year old, 125lb son and they fit him fine.

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Do these short have a removable padded saddle liner?

Hey Ron, sure does! Is not a seamless option but does in fact have the padded liner for you that is completely removable.