Troy Lee Designs Skyline Short

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Troy Lee Designs Skyline Short  TLD Skyline Short - Ripstop Black
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    Featured Review

    “Too good to go wrong”

    The Good:

    Very comfortable, adjustable, great sizing, ergonomic for cycling and storing items in the pockets, easy to clean

    The Bad:

    Minimal storage

    Overall Review:

    I have been wearing these shorts for over 3 years. These shorts are perfect for any type of cycling. They are far more comfortable for riding in than any other style of shorts i have tried. The pockets on each side of the thighs are great for holding your items such as a phone, coins, headphones and even a muesli bar. The zip pocket on the rear is also very useful for storing items such as tyre lever or spare derailleur hanger.

    The adjustable waste allows for perfect sizing and comfort around the hips and is useful if you wear padded undershorts underneath.

    The fabric of the short allows for you to glide over your Read More »

    Overall Review:

    I have been wearing these shorts for over 3 years. These shorts are perfect for any type of cycling. They are far more comfortable for riding in than any other style of shorts i have tried. The pockets on each side of the thighs are great for holding your items such as a phone, coins, headphones and even a muesli bar. The zip pocket on the rear is also very useful for storing items such as tyre lever or spare derailleur hanger.

    The adjustable waste allows for perfect sizing and comfort around the hips and is useful if you wear padded undershorts underneath.

    The fabric of the short allows for you to glide over your saddle and keeps you from getting caught on the nose of your saddle.

    There is also the option to cut/shorten the length of the shorts with sewen seems.

    The only negative i can find with these shorts is there only being three pockets, however, these shorts are perfect if you wear a backpack while riding or do not need a lot of storage on you.

    Well worth the money.

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    Vital MTB member FastNate
    11331 FastNate http://p.vitalmtb.com/photos/users/11331/avatar/c50_IMG_5323_1381499179.jpg?1381498894 http://www.vitalmtb.com/community/FastNate,11331/all 10/30/11 5 1 5 56 8

    “Best Shorts I have Used”

    The Good:

    Huge Front Pockets, Lightweight, Keeps you dry, Stretchy

    The Bad:

    not very rugged

    Overall Review:

    These shorts are my favorite riding shorts, and I have tried many others of the same brand and other brands. These shorts fit very well, maybe a little on the small side, but because of the stretchy material they are made of, it is not a problem at all for when you are pedaling or riding. I find myself reaching for these shorts because I am able to keep my phone, wallet and keys in my front pockets which most shorts are not capable of. I have only had them for about a month, but ever since purchasing these are the only shorts I reach for even on the days at the bike part and the DH tracks. They are so comfortable Read More »

    Overall Review:

    These shorts are my favorite riding shorts, and I have tried many others of the same brand and other brands. These shorts fit very well, maybe a little on the small side, but because of the stretchy material they are made of, it is not a problem at all for when you are pedaling or riding. I find myself reaching for these shorts because I am able to keep my phone, wallet and keys in my front pockets which most shorts are not capable of.  I have only had them for about a month, but ever since purchasing these are the only shorts I reach for even on the days at the bike part and the DH tracks.  They are so comfortable and light, and I have had nothing but amazing experiences with this product so far.  Do not hesitate to pick them up!

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    Vital MTB member hobo1337
    27955 hobo1337 /images/default/avatar/c50.png http://www.vitalmtb.com/community/hobo1337,27955/all 10/15/13 1 http://www.vitalmtb.com/community/hobo1337,27955/setup 1 1

    “Best in class”

    The Good:

    light weight, great fit, no liner. Perfect is you wear a liner w padding (Fox launch/Titan)

    The Bad:

    the Velcro fasteners all get unglued after 2 weeks--horrific QC. systemic problem on all shorts, each year--come on TLD...

    Overall Review:

    Still my favorite shorts!

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    Vital MTB member Tim_Jefferson
    12285 Tim_Jefferson http://p.vitalmtb.com/photos/users/12285/avatar/c50_fb_picture_792994300.jpg?1324276463 http://www.vitalmtb.com/community/Tim-Jefferson,12285/all 12/18/11 2 1

    “Well priced Trail Short”

    The Good:

    Well tailored for pedaling, comfortable, and breathable.

    The Bad:

    Minimal pocketing

    Overall Review:

    The Skyline short is a good pair of mountain bike shorts for those riders that do not want a chamois. Why spend money on a trail short w/o a chamois? The answer is comfort. This short is designed for mountain biking and not for walking or hiking around. The cut is generous enough to wear with knee pads but not baggy like a freeride short. It's a chino cut. The stretchy material is comfortable and keeps you much drier than cotton shorts.

    There are basic front pockets (like on your denim pants) and a zippered rear pocket on the waist. Adjustable velcro tabs also help you dial in the fit. I wish there was a single Read More »

    Overall Review:

    The Skyline short is a good pair of mountain bike shorts for those riders that do not want a chamois. Why spend money on a trail short w/o a chamois? The answer is comfort.  This short is designed for mountain biking and not for walking or hiking around.  The cut is generous enough to wear with knee pads but not baggy like a freeride short.  It's a chino cut.  The stretchy material is comfortable and keeps you much drier than cotton shorts.  

    There are basic front pockets (like on your denim pants) and a zippered rear pocket on the waist.  Adjustable velcro tabs also help you dial in the fit.   I wish there was a single side pocket big enough for a phone or gloves.

    In terms of sizing, I believe the skyline short runs a tad small in the waist.  The bottom of the short is stitched such that you can shorten the inseam by an inch by cutting off the bottom.  I think most guys can get the inseam they want on a trail short.

    Treat yourself and get these shorts for trail rides.

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    Vital MTB member Wonny
    396 Wonny http://p.vitalmtb.com/photos/users/396/avatar/c50_983976_10200096380764258_503864650_n_1383441626.jpg?1383441139 http://www.vitalmtb.com/community/Wonny,396/all 08/05/09 1 12 24

    Specifications

    Riding Type Trail, Freeride
    Material 2-Way Stretch, Lightweight, Breathable, 92% Polyester / 8% Spandex Mix Body Material
    Ribbed Spandex Stretch Panel
    Pockets Pedal Friendly Side Pockets with Content Security Panel
    Vents None
    Size Men's 30 - 40
    Colors Ripstop Black, Ripstop Green, Plaid Gray, or Plaid Orange - $75
    Black or Destroy Camo Gray - $70
    Miscellaneous Full Waist and Hip Height Adjustment via Fabric Waist Adjusters
    Lightweight Velcro Fly Opening with 2 Snap Closure
    Price $75.00
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