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Men's Ether Shorts

Average: 3.6 (370 votes)

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The Ether on Brand Ambassador Simon Bosman shredding Sedona

Outside"Everything you want in all-mountain shorts."
- Outside Magazine Summer Buyer's Guide 2015 (read the review)

OutsideAwarded "Best Buy" for mountain bike shorts!
- OutdoorGearLab (read the review)

    Fit:
  • 12" Inseam falls just at the knees
  • Elastic back waistband and Velcro side-adjuster tabs for a personal fit, secures with snap and zip fly closure
  • Please refer to our Size Chart to find *your* best fit
    Features:
  • DuraFlex fabric stretches when you move and resists abrasion
  • Includes Essential Liner with ZOIC Comfort chamois
  • Fusion Inseam Gusset ensures superior range of motion and eliminates seat hang-ups
  • Integrated Air Flow mesh ventilation panels below back waistband and down legs
  • 6 pockets provide convenient storage
  • Active Access cargo pocket placement
    Fabric contents:
  • Shell: 95% Polyester/5% Spandex
  • Gusset: 87% Nylon, 13% Spandex
  • Liner: 95% Polyester, 5% Spandex

ADDITIONAL VIEWS:

  • Ether Blue & Libertee
  • Ether Short-Atomic & 75 Cents-Blue Heather
  • Ether 2015 Short & Protege Jersey
  • As seen in Outside Magazine


Men's black xl Ether shorts and liner

Found these on llbean,who I had a $70 credit with, so I gave them a try. We'll I'm glad to say that I am very pleased with your product. I am 64 years old and bike approx 60 miles a week. I'm 5'5" 180lbs give or take with a 36" waist. I purchased xl as per your size chart. The fit is perfect. I've had this product about a month now washed about 3 times. The product seems to be very well made and worth the price, which at first, I thought to be high. I am looking forward to many more rides and possibly, trying more of your products

My Favorite Shorts Ever!

When I bought my first pair of these shorts I thought they were kind of pricey. But after the first time wearing them I liked them so much I bought two more pair! Not only are they comfortable, I like the pockets so much for putting my car keys, phone and snacks in that I now wear them for road biking too. And, with the liner removed, they're also great hiking shorts. I also like that they're durable. I recently took a bad spill and my first concern was for my shorts and my bike. They were both fine... but I was more than a little scraped and bruised. I wish my skin was as tough as these shorts.

Awesome shorts!

These shorts are great! Roomy enough for lazy trail/DH riding but light, breathable and flexible to make them perfect for hardcore trail and XC riding. I have never had a seat hang up, which I deplore. I am a 30 waist and the medium is a little too roomy - I have to cinch the waist straps all the way, so I have ordered a small and given my mediums to a buddy. The liner is basic and quite thin. I have never used it as I prefer to use with a quality bib short with substantial padding for logging miles on day rides.

Great shorts!!!

These shorts are awesome!!! They feel great, look great, and the pad is the most comfortable I've ever used. Pockets are well placed and usable. Totally going to buy more of these!

Ether Shorts are SO Comfortable

The Zoic Ether Shorts are a quality mens MTB short. The Ethers and Liners are SO comfortable. I have a 32" waist but my thighs are large for my waist size and it's hard to find shorts that give me enough room so that I don't "feel" restricted while pedaling.The Ethers are both roomy and comfortable. Lots of storage pockets. I would say that these are a great "Cross Country" style short. If you are a downhill type you might want to consider something a little more heavy weight. I am a real mountain biker and this is a real unbiased review. Hope it helps.

Ether shorts are so comfortable

The ether shorts are great. They're super comfortable and have lots of pockets. They also come in awesome colors as well. Probably the best thing though is that they breathe really well on hot days, especially if you wear the mesh liner with the shorts.

Great shorts!

I have owned a black pair for a couple of years now and I find it a step down to use anything else. I have never had issues with the zippers. The adjustable waistband is always fitting well even when I am bloated from too many waffles.

Just well made shorts that move with you and never seem to snag on the seat.

I will be buying more.

Great Pair of Shorts (especially for BIG guys)

Just added 2 more pairs to the one i already had and im loving them.
I got them in Orange and Blue. Love that they have Duraflex.
Will definitely be getting more soon.

zoic ether shorts

Bought two pairs of Ether shorts and
initially I loved them,but the zippers are cheap.....I've read the zippers are cheap and have been extra careful when using mine ,and one pair is already junk because of the zipper...it opens up when the zipper is up.....These shorts have maybe 12 rides on them....I wold NOT recommend these to anyone....sad too because I really like everything else about the shorts:(

Ether shorts rock

Bought my first pair of Ethers about a year ago after positives reviews on MTBR.com. I now own a pair in every color. Why? They are perfect for my style of MTBing and after the ride I just remove the liner short and wear them wherever. The shorts are tough but light & flexible, well vented & dry fast, have great pocket locations (esp for phone), come with a great (removable) liner short and (most importantly) they perform well on the bike and look great off the bike.

fantastic shorts

i have had these shorts for some time now and i love them. my only issue was that i had one pair and always had to wash them right away to ride the next day because i dont want to ride in anything else. luckily for me i just got another pair in so that problem is solved! i recommend these to everyone i talk to that is in the market for shorts. they fit great, the liner is great, i love the amount and design of the pockets which are perfect for holding your keys, phone, snacks, anything.

Ether shorts review

Got these shorts in XXL Black. Good looking short with an excellent fit! I am 6'5" and the length is perfect for a tall guy. Adjustable velcro waistband makes them very comfortable. I also love the pocket for my iPhone. I like these so much I wear them without the liner to the gym!

Ether DuraFlex

I have been riding in Zoic shorts for five years now and got the DuraFlex last year. Great shorts. Love the give.

Just bought my second pair.

Just bought my second pair. First pair still wearing well, but now I have color options! Great shorts.

Favorite Shorts

I own a few pairs of riding shorts from other brands and these are by far, my favorite. Very light, and stretchy in just the right places. They are also comfy and stylish enough to wear around town when not biking. Nice job!

Ether short

Absolutely love these shorts! I have many from a few different brands but I keep washing and rewearing these. ...but you'd never be able to tell. They still look brand new.

Zoic ether

Great shorts only short I use now!

GREAT PRODUCT !!

My wife and I do long distance rides/touring and I bought the Ether short as an option to try as opposed to spandex. I bought the short w/o the Essential Liner/Chamois and instead bought the Carbon chamois from ZOIC. GREAT product and I absolutely love it. Very cool, stretchable and most of all, COMFORTABLE. I am ordering another pair and getting rid of all my spandex shorts. The top end Carbon chamois/liner is well worth the small price difference. I will be ordering another carbon chamois/liner as well.

Besides the comfort and airflow of the Ether short, it is VERY functional with the pockets and the overall design. The material dries pretty quickly as well.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

Update: broken pocket zipper

Update: broken pocket zipper shorts replaced within 72 hours. GREAT customer service! No zipper issues so far on new shorts. I love a company that stands behind their product this well!!! These shorts are soooo comfortable on the trail! You have a customer for life!

2nd Pair of Ethers

Liked my first pair of Ethers so much, I needed a second pair. (My third pair of Zoics and my brand of choice). Great looks and quality. Would buy another, but need to save cash for some Zoic winter cycling togs.

Good looking and comfortable

Good looking and comfortable short. Zipper on pocket ripped and is useless after two weeks. Other than that I love this short.

Great Britches

Great looking. Very comfortable with the built in stretch. This is my 2nd pair of Zoic bottoms. Still wearing the 1st with no signs of wear after two years. These seem even more durable.

Ether Shorts

Warning, this may be a lengthy review.....

Just wanted to say THANK YOU! Have been trying to find for the longest time a pair of MTB Shorts that actually fit properly. After several BAD experiences ordering on line from different stores along with Ebay, I had almost come to the conclusion that it was just not meant to be. I am 49 years old, single dad who works 10 hr. days just to make ends meet and have added 40 lbs. of unwanted weight. I decided to get back into riding for a couple of reasons, one so I can start living again and get outside the box I never seem to leave and two to exercise and loose some of this weight.

I came across your site and decided to give it another try and am glad I did. After reading several reviews and liking the selections, I went to your size chart to make sure you had something to fit my 40" (Girth) waistline which by your chart was the XXL 40-43. Going back to the reviews, people had noted that your sizes were true to fit so I went in search of the short I liked and came across the Ether Shorts with the DuraFlex stretch fabric, picked a color (RED) to match my Cannondale then went to pick my size and was disappointed that my size was not available....went back and chose black and this time my size was available.

Crossing my fingers, I ordered the pair of shorts for $80.00 which I would never normally pay but thought maybe the cost would justify quality and fit. Added the 15% discount you so generously provided and the order was placed. Two days later I got the shorts in the mail opened the package put hem up to my waist for a quick sizing and with a big grin ran to my room discarding clothing along the way eager to try them on. As I started to put them on I noticed right away this was going to be a good fit and when I got them around my waist and buttoned them with no problem I let out a victorious HELL YEAH! I did several stretches, squats and deep knee bends and they were everything I wanted with what seems to be a quality product.

So in conclusion, I just wanted to say thanks and I will be putting these to the test next weekend. If they work out I will order a second pair hopefully in RED.

Chris D
Chatsworth, Ca.

Zoic Ether Review

I love the Ethers, and Zoic customer service! I had a pair of Ethers I wore for a few months, and one day the crotch area of the shorts tore open when I threw my leg over the bike. I sent them back for repair, and the tear unfortunately happened again. Zoic customer service is top notch though, and they upgraded me to the new stretch Ethers, and sent me the new shorts...I had them in my mailbox 2 days later. Not only are there shorts great, but the company is really looking out for its customers.

Ether shorts

The liner is great with thicker padding and zippered pockets are well constructed. Best shorts out there and great for my road bike because I refuse to wear spandex. Would have got five flames but tightening tabs for waist need more adjustment.

Awesome shorts

Just recently started mountain biking, primarily downhill. Had to get all the essential gear of course. Tried a couple different shorts and these are by far the best. Super comfy, plenty of pockets, lightweight but durable and a clutch chamois. Highly recommended.

Zoic Ether Shorts

After years of wearing heavy DH MTB shorts I stumbled onto a pair of Zoic Ether shorts at R.E.I.

I gave them a try and I LOVED THEM !!!!!!!!!! The next day I ordered a 2nd pair I liked them sooo much :)

SUPER comfy and light.
The stretch fabric works great, and the elastic waist on the back of the shorts basically hold them in place no matter how much you are moving while riding, without being too tight:)

I'm a 35 waist and the XL are perfect.

I can't comment on the chamois because I do not use them....

GREAT LOOKING SHORT.....VERY COMFY...WELL MADE....AND PRICED RIGHT :)

What more could you ask for??

Very Pleased!

Bought for mountain biking, but after trying on, I could even use for casual wear. Great, functional design (zippered pockets, not too baggy/not too slim and catchy designs). The stretch fabric is a game changer for activities that need a comfortable range of motion without sacrificing fit. The liner is a nice add-on because it's removable and can be used with other shorts. It's a good buy for the price. Fits true to Zoic sizing chart (I bought Large - 5' 11' 200lbs 34" waist). There is lee-way with sizing due to the elastic, adjustable waistband. Coming back for a second pair! Very happy with the purchase.

Ether stretch shorts

I've ridden with zoic clothing for over 15 years and find the products durable and well thought out for mountain biking purposes.
These new "stretch" version of the Ether short allow for just a touch more on the bike maneuverability and the smooth face fabric doesn't attrack trail side vegetation to grab you as you zip past.

Excellent shorts...

I get many goood comments on these shorts. Certainly unexpected...but very positive unsolicited comments from my fellow group riders. Very comfortable, I wear on road rides n group rides. I'm not a mountain biker but the 3 pair I have r excellent! I don't use the liners...very comfortable without the padding.

My new Favs

I purchased these to wear biking obviously but when I tried them on my wife (who is very picky) said something I never expected - "Those shorts look better on you than the ones you wear around town - you should wear them every day not just for biking!" Boy that blew me away.

So I wore then on a weekend ride and then to the grocery store and got positive comments both places. They are certainly great on or off the road - comfortable, unbelievably easy to adjust and needless to say good looking. The length is perfect. I can't imagine wearing anything else while riding and with all the pockets they are great around town also (an add plus if my wife loves them)

I'll be back to buy additional pairs soon - perhaps I'll suggest my wife get me some for Christmas....

These are my go to shorts!

These are my go to shorts! They provide what I look for comfort,durability & style..,.good job

Quality and Fit

There is no question these are worth the money. The fit (refer to sizing chart) is excellent and easy to make adjustments. I'm definitely glad I got the inner line with the padding also it will help on those long rides. These shorts alleviate the stereotypical "bike guy that wants to look like a tour pro" look. The world doesn't need to see my package although it should. I'm buying more NOW

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