Ether Shorts without liner
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Ether Shorts

The only shorts you need, in every color

Average: 3.8 (56 votes)

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Our most popular short that is up for any adventure.
Outside"Everything you want in all-mountain shorts."
- Outside Magazine Summer Buyer's Guide 2015 (read the review)

OutdoorGearLabBest Buy Award for mountain bike shorts!
- OutdoorGearLab (read the review)

  • 12" Inseam falls just at the knees
  • Elastic back waistband and hook-and-loop 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
  • DuraFlex fabric stretches when you move and resists abrasion
  • Fusion Inseam Gusset provides superior range of motion, avoids seat hang-ups
  • Integrated Air Flow mesh ventilation panels below back waistband and down legs
  • Active Access pocket placement
    Fabric contents:
  • Shell: 95% Polyester/5% Spandex
  • Gusset: 87% Nylon, 13% Spandex


  • Ether - Golden
  • Ether - Teal
  • Ether Shorts-Atomic & 75 Cents Jersey-Blue Heather
  • Ether - Teal

Ether Shorts review

These shorts are very comfortable with the Carbon Liner for long 3+ hour Mountain bike rides.

The numerous pockets and key clip are really useful and practical.

Besides Mountain bike riding, the Ether shorts are also really comfortable, durable and practical for casual wear.

I've also purchased some as gifts for family members who use them for playing golf, tennis and just general casual wear.
They love them and wear them frequently.

Ether Shorts: Comfortable, Durable, great all around

So, I'm the kind of guy who finds it hard to justify most of the prices for quality, MTB specific shorts. Bought a pair based on decent price, quality of materials, and features. I must admit that these are some of the best shorts ive ever owned, on or off the bike. After over a year of use (almost on a daily basis sometimes) for everything from DH, trail rides, and even just everyday workouts, the zipper finally gave out on me. I'm about to order my second pair, just have to figure out what color. I might even just try to sew a patch of Velcro on the front of my old ones for backups, as they show virtually no wear on the fabric. Awesome job guys!

Ether Shorts

I'm a long time mtn biker but only recently embraced something other then my roadie kit. I bought shorts from many of the other brands like Pearl, Sugoi, Club Ride, etc, etc. None of them fit like this Zoic Ether Short does! I hate mtb shorts with liners so I always wear bibs underneath and these shorts pair with that very well. The fabric is bomber, breathes well and washes well. I have cleaned out my collection of shorts that don't fit and i'm a big time Zoic fan.

Give these shorts a try, they will NOT disappoint.

ZOIC has nailed it.

The Ether is the only MTB short I bother wearing anymore. It ticks every box - loose but not too loose, good ventilation, smart design features and durable, at a reasonable price. ZOIC has nailed it and I honestly can't see what could be done to improve on this short.

Great all around short

I wear these everyday on my commute. Great fitting and durable, an excellent product.

love these shorts

I bought these as kind of a what the hell purchase and they have quickly gone from there to my favorite shorts. The material is fantastic supple, lightweight and tough. Even a dorky faceplant on the rocks day didn't rip or tear them. Great details and pockets. The phone pocket went from me thinking I'd never use it to the only place I will carry my phone. It is a little tight getting an iPhone with a case into the pocket but I have figured it out and the reinforcement around the zipper inspire confidence. The fit of these shorts is great and nothing hangs up when I am moving about on the bike. Bottom line I love them and will buy them again and again.

Great 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 trail shorts

I just got these riding shorts and they seem well made. The lightweight stretch fabric is very comfortable, and aren't too baggy to get caught up on the seat. Attention to detail with the nicely zippered pockets and velcro waist adjustments. I have a pair of Endura singletrack shorts that I really like and the cordura is extremely tough but unforgiving fabric -- they keep ripping out at various seams. The stretch material in these shorts should prevent seam problems. I think they should last a long time.

Either Shorts and Liners

The Either collection are my go to shorts. My son and I have several pairs along with the Ultra Liner. Both shorts and liners are absolutely the best on the market. I've been wearing Zoic clothing since the 90's, and I can't say enough about their product.