ZOIC Ether Plaid Mens Shorts-DO NOT USE - Road Bike Shop
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ZOIC Ether Plaid Men's Shorts-DO NOT USE
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From lightweight, paper-thin shells with a bulky, un-removable chamois to freeride-focused bottoms that feel like cut-off firefighter pants, the designers at ZOIC have witnessed trends come and go. And, instead of blindly following the zeitgeist, ZOIC has chose to apply what trail riders really need into the Ether Plaid Shorts with removable liner. First of all, they're tough, but not heavy. This is due to a 100% ripstop nylon shell with spandex gussets. This allows for a total freedom of movement, while also preventing the shorts from snagging on the saddle. Flexibility is further enhanced at the back of the shell, where an elastic waistband with hook-and-loop adjuster tabs let you dial-in fit without interfering with hydration pack straps. At the front of the Ether's shell, the waistband is wide and flat in order to prevent pinching. It's secured with a snap closure and zipped fly to simply and effectively hold them in place. ZOIC took the time to add multiple pockets, and to place them where their contents won't interfere with pedaling. Two front pockets keep essentials at hand, while two zipped leg, and a rear zipped pocket, provide safe storage for valuables. But that's not the extent of the Ether's pockets, ZOIC also incorporated one for cell phones or music players with a grommet and loop for a headphone cord. All of the zippers are locking, so they stay shut while riding. Even better, the logo'd tabs make them easy to use with gloves on. ZOIC even provides a microfiber sunglasses wipe that's secured with an elastic strap inside one of the pockets. The Ether's shell is tag'less in order to avoid irritation, and its cut is relaxed enough that you'll find yourself quite often enjoying these shorts sans bike. But, when in the saddle, the liner will provide all day comfort. This is due to its wicking polyester and stretchy spandex constriction. Flatlock seams tie everything together, and the chamois is expertly designed to support and cushion. The ZOIC Et...