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Large Hardwear Max-Lite Short Shorts

4.2/5 (10 Reviews)
MSRP : $79.99

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Large Hardwear Max-Lite Short

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Reviews 1 - 10 (10 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by frank a Weekend Warrior from NH

Date Reviewed: June 15, 2001

Strengths:    Durability, comfort and storage space.

Weaknesses:    Not a single one

Bottom Line:   
First off, I have had these shorts since the begining of LHW time, I bought these when they were just a little ad in MTB action mag. They are completely indestructable and are very comfortable to ride in. Mine are just starting to wear out. its a sad thing since they are hard to find. love these shorts, if you can get your hands on them and you dont like to look like a goof in tights, pick them up. it will be worth your time.

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Favorite Trail:   fire line

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   Direct from LHW

Bike Setup:   Specialized Rockhopper with some minor upgrades

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dan a Cross Country Rider from Jacksonville, FL

Date Reviewed: May 25, 2001

Strengths:    Looks and works good, last a long time.

Weaknesses:    Hard to find.

Bottom Line:   
I purchased these shorts colse to five years ago and they are about beat. They have stood up to everything I gave them, including my share of crashes. I want a new pair but cna not find them anywhere. If you can get them I recommend them.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   Local Shop

Bike Setup:   Hardtail Raleigh

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Neil Cain a Cross Country Rider from London, UK

Date Reviewed: February 19, 2001

Strengths:    They're great! They're tough, have survived numerous crashes and are very comfy. Lots of room in the pockets for carrying crap. Have got normal pockets as well, so when you get petrol, sorry - 'gas', on the way home after a ride, you've got somewhere to put your car keys. Hey, it's the little things!

Weaknesses:    They could have better velcro closures on the cargo pockets. Can get a bit sticky on really hot days.

Bottom Line:   
They rock and roll. They're hardcore and know the score. Infact, if there was a fight between Fred Durst, the Undertaker and these shorts, the shorts would win.

When you first put them on they feel a bit tight over the hips (baby!) and sit round your ass like a nappy. However, as soon as you hit the trail, they disappear underneath you and leave you thinking how good they feel for a pair of baggies. They're nicely reinforced around the crotch and the liner is good and snug, keeping that comfy chammios in place. The liner does wick, but the cotton outer on these babies is thick, and can heat up.

I got mine half price (and my girlfriend at the time still moaned at the price...), but they are still worth the money at full value looking at how well mine are going. Totally, totally recommended.

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Favorite Trail:   That's my secret...

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $45.00

Purchased At:   Bike '99 Show at the Birmingham (that's the big one in England) NEC

Similar Products Used:   Zoic, DC (are they still going? Are LH for that matter?), De Marchi and Castelli skins (Castelli rule in that dept.)

Bike Setup:   '97 Fisher Paragon with ESP 9sl, XT, Contis...

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Sebastian a Weekend Warrior from Ogden, UT

Date Reviewed: March 25, 1999

Comfort, protection, and Durability. Utility pockets.
better looking than lycra too

a little on the warm side.

Bottom Line:   
These shorts are the most comfortable and useful short I have ever ridden in. I wore the same pair for four years straight. I washed them for every ride and threw them in the dryer too. They held up to the abuse. I finally wore out the chamois. I rode with these shorts in El Paso Texas for the for years in 100+ degree summers and in the winter too. The pockets are perfect size for Cliff bars and country wipe if you know what I mean. The cinch belt is rad too. I will definitely be a return customer. For those of you who said they hung up too much, try one size smaller it helped me a lot. Great crash protection too.

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Favorite Trail:   
too many to list

Duration Product Used:   
more than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   
Nema baggies, many lycra shorts

Bike Setup:   
Five years on Specialized Stumpjumpewr FSR with Fox Alps4. Currently on an Outland VPP5.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by D. Ockey a cross-country rider from Calgary, Canada

Date Reviewed: January 1, 1999

Bottom Line:   

These are the best shorts I have used. I purchased my first pair about 5 years ago when the stool pusher lycra was the main stay. They lasted about 3 years till they started to wear out. So a bunch of us purchased about 16 pairs direct from LHW (no retailers carry them in Calgary). They are the best shorts for protection (saved me from numerous Moab tatoos). You have to let them break in to get comfortable. Great for medium to cold weather with leggings. Great customer service too.

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by Dave from cross-country rider

Date Reviewed: November 28, 1998

Bottom Line:   

I paid $70 for a pair of Large Hardware shorts about 6 months ago. After about 100 hours of saddle time the shell started to wear through at the outter edges of the saddle pad. Now they are full of holes in the shell and are almost unusable because the holes get caught on the sadlle. They fit well and look good but didn't last nearly long enough

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Marco Levy a weekend warrior from Ridgecrest,Ca.

Date Reviewed: May 31, 1998

Bottom Line:   

I bought a pair of the original LargeHardware shorts when they first came out about 6 years ago. Didn't wear them that much because I was riding in a high humid/tropical enviroment, and these shorts just didn't cut it in those conditons (the only thing that work is lycra). However, they were great for after ride wear. So back to States, and pull these puppies out and noticed that croutch area pad was pulling away. E-mailed LargeHardwear and to my surprise they said send them in. After a call with Larry at LHW, the sent me a pair of ultra lights in exchange. These shorts work great in 100+ desert conditions and have had no problems to date. Also recall that after 6 years, LargeHardwear stood by their product. So from a customer standpoint. You can't go wrong with their products. I give them a high five!

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by Jeff a cross-country rider from SLO CA

Date Reviewed: March 9, 1998

Bottom Line:   

I bought these because the guy at the store said that they would last forever. He wasn't kidding. They will last forever because they are so UNCOMFORTABLE that I will never wear them again. They were hot and hooked on the seat, and the cheap ass chamois rubbed me the wrong way!! Also they got a near a little water and they gained another five pounds. To wrap it up don't buy these shorts , they are hot, heavy, suck up water, hook on the saddle, ans are just plain uncomfy.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Joel a cross-country rider from America

Date Reviewed: February 6, 1998

Bottom Line:   

These are the best, period. That's all that needs to be said, except that the review needs to be 50 words. They are a little on the warm side when it's like 120 degrees out, but then so is anything else, and it's real uncomfortable to ride nekkid. They are a little spendy, but will really last. Mine are about 3 years old, and the only thing that has happened to them is that the fabric has gotten a little softer and more comfortable. They rock.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by P.Blum a cross-country rider from Memphis, Tennessee

Date Reviewed: January 15, 1998

Bottom Line:   

These shorts are great for hard riding where you need to save your butt during biffs. The 10 oz. twill fabric
is heavier than most shorts and will take a lot of abuse.The softsuede pad is also very comfortable and will be appreciated on those long rides. While these shorts
are expensive at $79, they are worth it if you want to ride hard with minimal road/rock-rash. A terrific

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