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Jett Raptor Shorts

4.83/5 (6 Reviews)
MSRP : $53.99

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Product Description

Lightweight for long cross-country rides, yet tough enough to withstand a downhill wipeout, the Jett Raptor is a durable Micro-Ripstop polyester short featuring zippered, mesh intake and exhaust vents.

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Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Kellen a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: June 29, 2012

Strengths:    Durable, high quality stiching, functional zippers, inner shorts, ventilation.

Weaknesses:    A little over priced but well worth it for the quality.

Bottom Line:   
Raptor shorts are the best mtb shorts I've owned. Jett produces high quality items that are durable and long lasting. The stitching is great, the material is strong and the inner shorts fit great.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mojo57 a Cross Country Rider from San Clemente, Ca

Date Reviewed: March 2, 2012

Strengths:    Well made, great length, vents work well!

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
The best shorts out there, period!

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $70.00

Purchased At:   colorado cyclist

Similar Products Used:   Anything Fox

Bike Setup:   2008 Turner Sultan, Fulcrum Wheels, X9 set up, 2011 Fox 120mm forks, rp23 rear shock.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Critt a Cross Country Rider from Gainesville, FL

Date Reviewed: November 8, 2011

Strengths:    good fit, comfortable, tough and durable

Weaknesses:    none so far

Bottom Line:   
Best shorts I own. Got them on chainlove once and can;t find them again or I'd own more. They hold up well and fit well. Other shorts I've had are cut a little funny or are made crappy and start falling apart right away. These things are bulletproof and have outlasted shorts that I paid a lot more for. Get em if you can find em.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $65.00

Purchased At:   chainlove

Similar Products Used:   lots of different brands

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by jSatch a Weekend Warrior from San Diego

Date Reviewed: May 15, 2010

Strengths:    Lightweight, smooth material

Weaknesses:    Doesn't pedal the bike

Bottom Line:   
Best shorts I own.
Comfy, smooth material doesn't get hung up on seat or pads. Front and rear vents cool for summer rides. Good length. Liner also excellent. Two open and two zippered pockets. Attention to detail- designed by riders. Expensive, but worth it.
Sizing: I take a 33 in Levi's jeans, and a 34 in Fox shorts, but a 32 here.

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Favorite Trail:   Tunnels

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   Lots

Bike Setup:   Santa Cruz Heckler

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by thrasher_s a Weekend Warrior from El Paso, Tx

Date Reviewed: October 6, 2009

Strengths:    Solid construction. Have fended off rocks and cactus needles with no tears yet. Comfortable when walking, sitting, riding, etc. I really like the front and rear zippered vents. Sweet embroidered jett logo. Well made. Comfortable. Breathable. Cool. Very adjustable fit.

Weaknesses:    The chamois is a tad loose in the seat, but good and snug at the waist and thighs so it stays in place just fine.

Bottom Line:   
Almost no product is worth full price. If you can find these shorts on sale, you will be more than satisfied. I drop them 1 chili on value if you have to pay MSRP.

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Favorite Trail:   All of em

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $45.00

Purchased At:   chainlove.com

Similar Products Used:   Nothing special

Bike Setup:   Trek Remedy, Specialized Stumpy 29

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by frontrangedirt a Racer from Denver, Colorado, USA

Date Reviewed: July 15, 2008

Strengths:    Versatility and comfort. This short is by far, the most comfortable short on the market. It is def a high end short, and i paid for that. $120 bucks... but well worth it. It has been very breathable, the vents work great, and the best thing about this short is the thigh panels, no seams on your thigh = no annoying rubbing after 1 hr of riding! super sweet!

Weaknesses:    chamois is good, but i like a tighter fit sometimes... it is removeable as well.

Bottom Line:   
It is the most comfortable baggy short i've yet purchased, Its hard to suck up the $120 price, but well worth it after one ride... then ride them again, and again, and i've forgotten about the price...

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Favorite Trail:   Kenosha Pass in the Fall

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $119.00

Purchased At:   Full Cycle

Similar Products Used:   Fox and Oakley for the past years

Bike Setup:   Ellsworth Moment, Yeti ASR, Blackmarket

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