Ground Effect Double Happys Shorts

4.5/5 (10 Reviews)
MSRP : $111.00


Product Description

Rugged, baggy and brutally handsome shorts with an integrated liner provide all day riding comfort for serious pedal heads. Loose fitting but not excessive - so you won't get tangled with your seat on those steep descents ... but still maintain your composure when ordering up a short black.


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by jon

Date Reviewed: April 13, 2014

Strengths:    These shorts are very comfortable, even on long rides. They look really cool. The pockets are nice. The shorts stay cool even on hot days with many hours in the saddle.

Weaknesses:    They lack durability. I wore mine for only about a dozen rides over the course of a year, and the seams have already ripped in two places. For the price, I expected something much more durable.

Bottom Line:   
Great fitting and performing, but the lack of durability is a deal-breaker, especially for the price.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by kick a Weekend Warrior from Austraila

Date Reviewed: March 4, 2011

Strengths:    Comfortable and long lasting.

Bottom Line:   
Very comfortable for longer rides and also cool in summer.Chamios rides well with the loose fiting short and performs great. Used these for 4 years and still in good condition. Tough wearing and only been machined wash with normal load. Highly recommended and from great company that puts alot of cash and grants back into Mtb trails.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $120.00

Purchased At:   web site

Similar Products Used:   Various other shorts and knicks, Nzo ,netti,


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Doughnuts a Weekend Warrior from Brisbane, Australia

Date Reviewed: April 22, 2009

Strengths:    Very comfortable, quality padded insert

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
Have found these shorts to be more comfortable than wearing knicks with shorts over top. I ordered the large size and am normally 92cm/36inch waist and they fit perfectly. A spare tube repair patch is sewn inside the left pocket and easy to remove, but you dont know it's there when riding, if fact the shorts do not restrict your movements at all so they perform pretty much like knicks. They are also cool with the lycra mesh insert!

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Favorite Trail:   Nutcracker

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $70.00

Purchased At:   OnLine

Similar Products Used:   NETI Knicks and Columbia hiking over shorts

Bike Setup:   All Mountain

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mark Lyndon a Weekend Warrior from AKL New Zealand

Date Reviewed: April 11, 2008

Strengths:    Comfort, durability

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
Very comfortable short, the inner is really good and with the mesh on the top of the thigh they run cooler than full lycra in summer nad dont hold as much water in winter/rain.
Never had a problem with rash etc even on 6 hr rides
Buy them you wont be disapointed.I will buy again
Nice length above the knee so no interference with seat etc
Check out thier Merino tops just got the summer short sleeve job and it is great even in 25 deg plus temps.

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Favorite Trail:   Hot X Buns, Gordies Gully

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   Ground Effect

Similar Products Used:   Krank wear shorts similiar, but with no mesh inner, bit more style tho

Bike Setup:   Yeti 575 race

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by graham a Cross Country Rider from christchurch, new zealand

Date Reviewed: January 16, 2007

Strengths:    Last forever - I've had mine for 4 years and ride 2 - 3 times per week.
Lots of pockets with strong sensible zips to keep or your valuables in!
Look Good


Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Get them

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Favorite Trail:   croesus knob

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $55.00

Purchased At:   www.groundeffect.co.nz

Bike Setup:   Heckler

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rob Story a Weekend Warrior from Perth, Western Australia

Date Reviewed: April 21, 2006

Strengths:    Very comfortable, cool enough for Summer in WA yet indestructible. Still going strong after riding twice a week for 3 years and eating dirt or hugging a tree most rides......"you do the math" as you Americans love to say:
2 x 52 x 3 = 312.


Weaknesses:    Conservative colour options

Bottom Line:   
Excellent shorts: really well designed and made.
Even better value than usual given crashing Kiwi dollar.

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Favorite Trail:   Tom's Crossing

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Purchased At:   groundeffect.co.nz

Similar Products Used:   Will never wear lycra again

Bike Setup:   Yeti 575

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by NuMexJoe from New Mexico, USA

Date Reviewed: April 15, 2005

Strengths:    Good quality construction & materials. Easy, straightforward ordering from Ground Effects, and didn't take long to ship from Oz to USA. Well vented and comfy for baggies.

Weaknesses:    Ground Effects seems to have spared no expense making these shorts, so I'm puzzled as to why the bottom hem of the liners has no siliconized elastic grippers. The liner rides up in the first few minutes, and makes for a less-than-comfortable ride. Also, they could be just a bit longer.

Bottom Line:   
Fine product, but the lack of the gripper thread on the legs means these pretty much stay on the shelf.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   Ground Effects

Similar Products Used:   Nema Crown Jewels (outstanding), cheap Canari baggies (barely worth what I paid), & classic Swobos (wistful sigh...)

Bike Setup:   n/a

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Brewha a Cross Country Rider from South Jersey

Date Reviewed: February 16, 2003

Strengths:    Exellent pad and inner short, Ventilating pockets, very comfortable, very light nylon that is durable Did I say comfortable?

Weaknesses:    Have not found any

Bottom Line:   
I have been searching for the ultimate shorts.I found them. If you want a baggy,Functional,comfy pair of all day comfort get these.When I first received them, I could not believe how easy they went on.The belt keeps them secure and I forgot they were on.I have no resrtictive movements with them. They are realy comfy.I will be getting other products from the guys Down Under.Looks like the line of products were designed by MTbikers. The inner short is not too tight and my package is not crushed from all day epics. Before I would change my shorts immediately after. Not any more.Heaven.I will be getting the "Frosty Boy" long sleeve shirt and the "Ranchsliders" pants. Check out thier site and you will find something that fits your riding style.I never reviewed shorts before , but now I must spread the joy.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $70.00

Purchased At:   Ground Effect website

Similar Products Used:   Nema Sugoi zoic

Bike Setup:   Wheels, seat

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Guy D a Cross Country Rider from Melbourne Australia

Date Reviewed: July 9, 2002

Strengths:    Tough, good chamoais, zip pockets, not too bad in the Oz heat

Weaknesses:    stitching can be a bit ordinary

Bottom Line:   
value, especially for all you poms and seppos

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Favorite Trail:   Samaria

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   web

Similar Products Used:   Netti ShyShorts

Bike Setup:   huh??

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Agam Sharda a Cross Country Rider from Phoenix, AZ

Date Reviewed: May 16, 2002

Strengths:    Inner mesh

Weaknesses:    -

Bottom Line:   
Best shorts ever. Inner mesh will keep the boys happy

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Favorite Trail:   National Trail - South Mountain

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $58.00

Purchased At:   on-line

Similar Products Used:   name it


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