Giordana Shorts Shorts

3.4/5 (20 Reviews)


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Giordana 8-Panel Shorts


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Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Michael Quentel a Weekend Warrior from Tampa

Date Reviewed: September 20, 2009

Strengths:    Good fabric. Cool in summer months.

Weaknesses:    Crotch area is very tight. Middle seam rubs up against my male parts. Maybe some company will make shorts that actually cups a man's gentials rather than smash and seperate them. The other way to remedy this problem is to wear a thong that actually keeps everything together and up front.

Bottom Line:   
Good shorts....only with thongs.

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Favorite Trail:   Carter

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $65.00

Purchased At:   Bike Barn


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by douggg a Cross Country Rider from duxbury, vt, usa

Date Reviewed: July 18, 2009

Strengths:    fit

Weaknesses:    I bought one pair and rode them several times to prove their comfort. Then I went back to get three more pairs thinking I wouldn't have to shorts shop for at least a couple of years. By the end of the first season the fabric on all four pairs was giving out, showing those patches you see on old shorts where the stretch is gone. The owner of the shop where I bought them contacted Giordana re. warranty, but they would not back them up. $460 worth of shorts down the drain in one season.

Bottom Line:   
I bike alot and I spend alot on biking, but Giordana will not be getting any more of my money.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $115.00

Similar Products Used:   Pearl Izumi, Sugoi


Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Vince Marc a Cross Country Rider from Lakeland,FL

Date Reviewed: July 4, 2004

Strengths:    Price. Comfort.

Weaknesses:    Thin fabric will tear in a fall, but is easily repaired with needle and thread. Crothch area could be designed better to accomidate more comfort and space.

Bottom Line:   
Good price, design could use more thought and thickness to fabric.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   Bent's

Similar Products Used:   Same line

Bike Setup:   Stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jeff E from Laguna Niguel Ca.

Date Reviewed: February 2, 2004

Strengths:    Comfortable,fit well, durable

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
These are some of the most durable, and comfortable shorts I have, the padding isnt too thick, theres just enought to make a long ride feel like a short one, the fit is perfect, great product for the money, these are just as comfortable as my pearls and casstella ?? sorry about the spelling...If you need some great shorts get these...

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Alot of them

Bike Setup:   heckler

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Sean a Racer from Costa Mesa

Date Reviewed: November 12, 2003

Strengths:    Comfortable, fits well until it falls apart

Weaknesses:    Cheap construction, especially with stitching. After only a couple of rides, the stitching holding the chamois started to unravel. Well, i've been able do a little sewing myself to retard this unraveling, but after about a month of use, about one third of the stiching has unraveled. This same thing happened on a previous pair of Giordiana shorts I owned, and although I've noticed a couple of other shorts unravel a little, none has come close to the speed and extent that Giordiana shorts unravel.

Bottom Line:   
These were the most comfortable shorts I've purchased, but only for the first couple of weeks, which is why I purchased them, even though I knew that my previous pair of Giordiana shorts had some workmanship issues. Well, these shorts have the same issues. I don't recommend this brand to anyone who does a lot of riding, because they will fall apart, unless you're willing to do some sewing yourself. Hopefully Giordiana reads these reviews, because this planned obsolescence thing isn't going to work for me, as I will never purchase another pair until they address their workmanship issues. They can get 5 flamin chilis once they fix their hem issues.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   Supergo

Similar Products Used:   Dozens of different pairs, Pearl Izumi, though expensive, seems to be the best.


Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by stan a Cross Country Rider from NY

Date Reviewed: May 28, 2003

Strengths:    Silverline bibs. Front and back padding.

Weaknesses:    Crotch area not wide enough,tapered on sides and long enough.

Bottom Line:   
The bibs are great fitting, until there tried out on the open road. The crotch area seems to pinch, ouch! I would recomend these shorts for short distances only.

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Favorite Trail:   View

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $70.00

Purchased At:   green mountain

Similar Products Used:   Pearls and Fox

Bike Setup:   Trek

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Drew a Weekend Warrior from Los Angeles, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: May 20, 2002

Strengths:    Giordana Silverline shorts
Comfortable; Good fit; Doesn't creep, bunch, bind or bite; Stayed dry and felt cool in hot temps.


Weaknesses:    Used 'em ONLY twice with NO crashes or abrasion and stitching on lower elastic bands on both legs is coming apart! Doesn't seem to have been any kind of lock stitch on the threads' ends. It's not just loose ends though (wish it was); loop and stitch are both coming apart!

Bottom Line:   
May cost less than Pearl or like ilk, but it's still $60!!! and to put together a decent product and then blow it on the stitching is bad business, wasting the customer's time and money. Blame it on oem manufacturers and qc? I don't think so. It's made in Italy, not China (or that's what the label says).

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   Supergo


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Dave a Cross Country Rider from King George, VA

Date Reviewed: May 18, 2002

Strengths:    Extremely comfotable and they stay extremely dry.

Weaknesses:    None yet. Longevity remains to be seen though. Haven't put a great deal of wear and tear on them.

Bottom Line:   
This review is for Giordana's 8-panel short. Best quality is probably the lack of moisture that builds up on these puppies. Almost bone dry even after a long ride. I personally like the style of the short as the inseam seems to be a little longer than some others. That's just personal preference though. Very good short that is comparable to some high end Pearls at a much cheaper price.

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Favorite Trail:   Lodi Farm

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   Local Bike Shop

Similar Products Used:   Lousy In Motions. You'd be better off wearing Depends.


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Craig a Racer from Ashland, OR, USA

Date Reviewed: May 2, 2002

Strengths:    This review is for the Giordana Bib Knickers - these are not 8-panel shorts. In fact, I think these are 1-panel shorts. Strengths? Let me think about that...

Weaknesses:    Yeah, lots of 'em. The chamois is not bad, no complaints. But the rest of the short? Buy these shorts if you clammy material that does not stretch with your body. I can't believe that these shorts passed any sort of real-world product testing. The fabric is the most uncomfortable feeling stuff I've ever pulled over my skin. And, like I said before, there no panels to speak of. Panels are good things because they allow the short to conform to your body. Hello, Giordana? Have you heard of these things?

Bottom Line:   
The Giordana Bib Knicker is a poorly designed, highly uncomfortable short. Don't buy them.

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Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   online

Similar Products Used:   Over the years I've used almost every brand of short out there. I've even had a pair of Giordana's that I loved and lasted a long time. Perhaps these shorts are unique in Giordana's line - I don't know. But do yourself a favor - buy a good pair of shorts and some knee warmers. Forget about these knickers.

Bike Setup:   N/A

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by zelig a Weekend Warrior from London

Date Reviewed: August 16, 2000

Strengths:    Great fit, well-cut chamois, decent materials and workmanship.

Weaknesses:    Padding could be a bit more generous. The lycra used has changed over the last couple of years so longevity of the newer models remains to be seen. Also, the pricing of the bibs (the only model I've used) has increased over the last couple of years after being $50 for years.

Bottom Line:   
Long lasting and great fitting. If they had a bit more padding, they would be my overwhelming choice over Assos Proline due to the latter's cost. A staple product of my cycling quiver over the years.

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Favorite Trail:   tailwind

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   Assos Proline and PearlIzumi-all bibs

Bike Setup:   Vortex

Overall Rating:3
Submitted by sorebutt a Cross-Country Rider from albuquerque

Date Reviewed: June 18, 1999

Strengths:    
they cover your butt


Bottom Line:   
average in every respect

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Duration Product Used:   
more than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   
from performance to assos



Overall Rating:3
Submitted by ben dillingham from racer

Date Reviewed: March 9, 1999

Bottom Line:   


these aren't themost durable short in the world--under heavy use mine started going threadbare after a couple of seasons. also, the chamois isn't very dense, so you can't where these shorts on rides longer than 2 hours without parts going numb. but, they are cheap and euro-cool.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by John a weekend warrior from Columbia, Missouri, les Etats-Unis

Date Reviewed: January 25, 1999

Bottom Line:   


BEWARE: You may have to go WAY out of your way to locate and purchase Giordana shorts, but if you do, you'll never want any other brand in future. I accidentally bought a pair of their shorts, and now own bibs, Roubaix tights et cetera. The material and construction are excellent, and, most importantly (especially after long rides), they are SO COMFORTABLE!! Cinq étoiles!

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Steve a racer from Montebelluna, Italy

Date Reviewed: January 19, 1999

Bottom Line:   


These shorts, (the Giordana shorts, not the Pearl Izumi shorts pictured above) are the best. The quality, the durability, the comfort, etc. are all incredible. I have their shorts, bibs, knickers and full length Roubaix tights. All highly recommended...

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by john a cross-country rider from Bend, or

Date Reviewed: May 3, 1998

Bottom Line:   


got a pair or the paris-roubais bibs and they are the best cool weatheer knickers ever. well worth the $ for anything under 60 degrees. also after ridding in bibs i will never wear shorts with a waste band again. these bibs are super warm in cool weather but not too hot when it gets warm, have a great pad, nice sholder straps, and after a year+ (i bought them used from a pro who i'm sure put a few miles on them) they still look almost new.

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