Tested reviews of the Eleanor Short, Aster Shirt, Deckard Short, and Garrett Shirt
We could spend days telling you about the technical fabrics and purpose-built designs of our summer trail collection. But we're also a little biased. So don't just take our word for it. Thanks to Pinkbike, you can read in-depth reviews from testers out on the trail.
Pinkbike reviewed (scroll down a bit in the story) our women's Eleanor Short, saying it "was designed with mountain biking in mind but will pull duty in multiple activities. It has enough stretch to accommodate single track ninja moves without binding, and room for snacks in the hip pockets. There’s also a pocket on the lower thigh for your phone, internal waist adjusters, and belt loops for customizing your fit."
The best part, according to tester Nikki Rohan? "For $90, I'd put these shorts as the best bang for your buck. It's hard to find a well-designed, relaxed fit short for this price and these appear to check all the boxes.
Explore the Eleanor Short
Paired with a chamois, the flattering Eleanor Short is a tour de force mountain biking short.
The tough, breathable fabric on the Eleanor Short has enough stretch to handle hours in the saddle. This short is purpose built for lady mountain bikers—a low-profile waist stays put, taffeta-lined knees make for easy pedaling, and a long inseam offers full coverage. But you can also sport the Eleanor under a climbing harness or over a swimsuit. It’ll accommodate three-sport days no problem. Stash a snack in the hip pocket and you can still access it with a backpack on, and your phone fits perfectly in the lower thigh pocket that everyone loves but not all shorts have.
-Intuitive™ IQ MTB fabric
-Low-profile, no-bulk fly w/ Velcro closure
-Moisture-wicking, adjustable waistband
-Offset inseam for no rub
-Two zippered pockets
-Taffeta lined knees
The Garrett Shirt and Deckard Short Also Received Reviews
Pinkbike also reviewed (scroll about halfway down the story) our men's Garrett Shirt and Deckard Short. "If you are looking for a pair of shorts with minimal bike nerd styling that breathe well, are reasonably lightweight, and with a more downhill oriented fit, these should be at the top of your list," writes reviewer Pierce Martin. About the Garrett Shirt, he wrote, "The breathability of the jersey was sublime and the material is almost mesh-like. Especially in the neck and along the sides—you can really feel the air flowing when up to speed."
Check out our full trail collection for men and women.
Explore the Garrett Shirt & Deckard Short
For mountain biking, you need a short-sleeve tech T built for active use. The Garrett Shirt is that and more.
Whether you’re a downhill biker, a cross-country rider, or someone who commutes to work on their bike, the Garrett Shirt has you covered. With Polygiene treatment for anti-stink, this wicking, stretchy fabric moves with you and could go multiple rides without a wash. It has mesh panels on the side and neck for air flow and breathability and streamlined style lines to work better with a pack. For the simplistic design of this shirt, we drew inspiration from the DH world to make it tough, durable, and ready to descend. Bonus: Check under the hem for a hidden, microfiber lens cloth to clean your glasses.
-Body fabric: 92% polyester, 8% spandex
-Mesh panels: 88% polyester, 12% spandex
-Polygiene for anti-stick
-Opaque mesh panels for air flow
-Drop tail for coverage
-Sunglasses wipe underneath wipe
-30.5-inch center back length
The downhill mountain bike short that can still climb but is in it for the descent.
In enduro mountain bike racing, you’ve got to ride uphill, but the race itself is all about the down. That’s the same ethos we used when designing the Deckard Short, a mountain bike short that can climb but is really made for the descent, thanks to a long 13.5-inch inseam, plenty of stretch, and a super tough fabric. Hand pockets are rotated to the back slightly, so whatever’s in them doesn’t get in the way of the hip crease, three zippered pockets securely store your phone or sunglasses, and a sleek adjustable waist system gives them a custom fit. These shorts are built with mechanical stretch, which means the stretch is inherent in the weave, without adding spandex. This gives you the performance of stretch, but in a quicker drying and lighter-weight package.
-Intuitive™ IQ MTB fabric
-Moisture wicking and quick dry
-3 zippered pockets for sunglasses or phone