So, you bought your first mountain bike. And you’re looking forward to hitting the local single track trails. Before that can happen, it’s time to stock up on the necessary gear. And while Patagonia isn’t exactly the first name that rings out when it comes to cycling garments, the outfit’s Dirt Craft Mountain Biking Shorts sure seem up to the task.
Unlike most riding shorts, it comes in two pieces – an outer short and a removable padded liner. The former functions much like any rugged single trail shorts, allowing you to rough it up across backcountry dirt, while the latter serves as skin-tight technical boxers, supporting your nether regions while keeping things comfortable. Each piece can be worn separately, with a hook-and-webbing waist adjustment that lets you connect the two for wearing as a single piece.
The Patagonia Dirt Craft Mountain Biking Shorts use a stretchy nylon and spandex plain weave for the outer shorts, with DWR treatment to keep water out and a fit that makes it equally suitable for hiking. The lining, on the other hand, is cut in a polyester and spandex blend, with power mesh panels for breathability and three-layer padding to ensure adequate protection for your delicate areas.
Features include drop-in hand pockets, a zippered pocket on the left hip, reflective logos (one at the side panel and another at the back hip), an 11.5-inch inseam, and articulated knees for comfort. It comes in brown and black colors.
Available now, the Patagonia Dirt Craft Mountain Biking Shorts is priced at $149.