Great shorts for a ride or to wear around after. Love the stretch in the fabric and the waist adjustment ease. Just the right length at the knee for my preference and the pocket placement is good. I had an old pair of these that finally gave out in the crotch after years of abuse and really like the new ones better than the old. Hope to put many a mile on the new pair. I would buy these again.
My original pair of Ether shorts lasted nearly 6 years and still go out if only a bit thread bare. I bought a new pair and while the fit and material are superior, its lacking in a couple important areas. First off, the velcro cinch tabs are awkward leading to a bunched up waistband and if not aligned perfectly, an annoying scratching on the sides of my torso. Wouldn't be an issue if there were belt loops but alas, there are none. I very much utilized my old pair for live band performances and with the belt could rely on no sag and a spot to hang a body pack. Ether shorts: good for a day ride but not as versatile as previous versions. Bring back the belt loops and Ill buy 5 more pair!
Absolutely terrific shorts. Favorite in my gear bag by far.
Very comfortable, breathe well, and the hanging system makes sure they don't slide down. The length is perfect for mountain biking and the look is good too. I've had multiple shorts with failed zippers that I can't trust with anything important, and so have a few friends that also buy these
I love my new Ether shorts. They are great looking and very functional for riding. You can go from a ride right to the brewery.