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ZOIC Ether SL Short - Men's


Ether SL Short

It's a classic dilemma—you've got a closet full of Lycra and nothing to wear when your friends invite you out for a demo day in the dirt. If only you had a pair of Zoic Ether SL Shorts on hand to slip over your favorite bibs and save you from the inevitable mocking that accompanies wearing the solo super hero spandex suit in a crowd of baggies. You'd also appreciate the lightweight fabric's comfortable stretch that simultaneously protects your legs and stretches for full range of motion as you navigate a technical rock garden that your friends promised would be easy, allowing you to arrive back at the trailhead unscathed and ready to dive into the cooler for a refreshing post-ride bevvie.

  • All-mountain shorts for any day on the trail.
  • SuperLight fabric promotes fluid range of motion
  • Hemline falls right at the knee for optimal coverage
  • Move freely with a gusseted inseam
  • Pocket space for phone and small essentials
  • Adjustable waist band keeps shorts comfortably in place
  • Roomy fit leaves room for body armor and liner
  • Bright color pops and subdued palettes suit any style
  • Item #ZOI005D

[shell] 100% polyester, [gusset] 87% nylon, 13% spandex
2 hand, 1 cellphone
flat back with hook-and-loops side adjusters
lazer cut venting
Recommended Use
mountain bike
Manufacturer Warranty

Tech Specs

What do you think about this product?


>Rating: 1

Doesn't fit

I returned this product before using it
Runs small
Size Bought
6` 1"
200 lbs

Large size is really small

>Rating: 1

Great shorts.....crappy zipper!

It's spring so I busted out my new riding shorts for the first time. They are fit perfect, are comfortable. Except the zipper fly won't stay zipped. they just keep breaking the bead.

>Rating: 2

Nice and light....poor pocket size

I returned this product before using it

These shorts are extremely light and probably feel great on the trail. I am about a 35 waist and ordered the 34. Should have went up a size since they are too small and have to return. Many times the 36 are way to big so darned either way I guess. The back of the shorts have two odd stiches coming out the back which apparently support the only pocket on the shorts...looks weird. The pocket is a SUPER tight fit for an Iphone XR so its a no go for me. I explore new trails often and need easy access for the phone.

>Rating: 5

THE Shorts you have been looking for

I've used it several times

I went through a slew of shorts trying to find a pair that was light and felt like they werent there for when I dont want to wear a full clown suit. They have perfect stretch and fit my medium short inseam needs. Super rad!

>Rating: 5

Comfy, lightweight with no extra junk

I've used it several times

I've grown to like shorts that don't have a metric ton of pockets, like say Zoics regular Ether shorts have. So these Ether SL shorts are great. Baggy enough to fit over knee pads. No issues moving around on the saddle. Good adjustments for the waist band. Hopefully they are durable.

>Rating: 5

Best riding shorts ever made!

I've put it through the wringer

This is my favorite pair of riding shorts that I’ve ever owned! They are so light that it’s like riding in regular xc bibs and it’s the only shorts that i can stand to ride in down in the southern heat and humidity. Zoic did great with these shorts and I’ll continue to wear them until i can’t!

>Rating: 5

Superior lightweight shorts

I've put it through the wringer

Really love these shorts. The fit, is spot on, I'm usually right inbetween a 31/32 and ordered a medium. I fluctuate a few lbs from month to month but the smooth waste band with the adjustable hook and loop straps are probably the best I've had on any short. The lightweight material feels like it's barely there and have loved them especially in warm weather.

>Rating: 5

Nice LW Short

Usually rock some of the lighter weight Troy Lee shorts, but these are compareable. Great for every day trail riding.