These pants feature zip-off legs, so you're sure to stay comfortable on the trail--even if the temperature changes.. Ripstop nylon is lightly coated to be windproof, waterproof and breathable; treated to enhance water- and stain-resistance. Stretchy back panel and crotch gusset allow unrestricted mobility; articulated knees mimic a natural cycling position. Removable polyester/Lycra® spandex inner shorts with seamless chamois and leg grippers provide support and padding. Zip-off legs and removable inner shorts make these pants suitable for off-the-bike use as well. Cargo pockets with hook-and-loop closure and drain grommet can carry an energy bar and tools, plus store removed pant legs. Adjustable drawcord waist and ankles with internal straps keep ankle drawcords from snagging.
a Weekend Warrior
from Washington DC
Date Reviewed: March 31, 2003
Strengths: Strong, ripstop fabric is excellent; versatility, being able to remove pant legs
Weaknesses: Poor color, separate chamois avg. at best, price
These are pretty useful pants, VG for cold weather. I no longer use the chamois, just wear shorts underneath instead. Angle ties allow for pulling up of chain-side leg, avoiding lube. Lots of storage, and good quality material. Saved my butt- literally- during a big pavement fall, got scraped but no tears(rips, I don't mean the crying kind) whatsoever.