Somewhere between cruising through the park and dropping down hills on the European circuit is the way we ride. With a protective 15” inseam, Elevate pumped us up with four-way stretch to twist, turn and push uphill. Sold without a liner short, this model masquerades as a lifestyle piece off the trail; two zippered hand pockets plus one center back made for abundant carrying. Active Junky took them to Chile, finding performance and security with a double-snap waist.
Tester Quote: “Call it good – and beyond – in multiple categories. Fit is cut for movement without getting sloppy, and the adjustable waistband responded to the day’s layering when Andean winds prompted a tuck, long-sleeve base. P.I.’s matching CANYON JERSEY added Direct Vent comfort on warmer days; I’d recommend spending a little more for their well-padded liner.
Size: S - XL
Materials: 4-way stretch ripstop (95% nylon, 5% spandex), DWR treatment